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[On Sabbath] Sabbath Privileges (Hosea)

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Today’s PassagesHosea 2:8-13

The second chapter of Hosea accuses Israel of violating the first commandment: “You shall have no other gods before Me” ( 225 more words


Jeremiah 42: Fears Becoming Reality

(24 verses, 1:58 to read)


What I am about to READ

  • To fear God and stay in the promise that He will fight for them or fear Babylon and flee and be overtaken by those fears, anyway…
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Jonah 1


  • God tells Jonah, “Get up and go to Nineveh, the capital city of your dreaded national enemies the Assyrians, and tell them to repent because their evil badness is getting really bad in my opinion.”
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2 Kings 17-20 : A short reprieve

The king of Assyria becomes a pretty big player in this next set of chapters, but we also see Isaiah for the first time here. After  reading through these, I feel like Hezekiah is one of the more underrated Old Testament kings and his story of God’s helping is equally underrated. 729 more words

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Scripture meditation: Psalm 51:5

Psalm 51:5 (ESV):

“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”

Yep, Psalm 51 again. There is a certain freedom in accepting our own total depravity. 258 more words


Offering: Promises & Signs


There are many signs we claim for our faith but ultimately it is our active love that reveals who we worship. As the plate comes around commit to give of your whole selves. 70 more words

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Genesis Forty Three

Genesis 43:1-34

Fear. Fueled by guilt. Driven by self-preservation.

Jacob fears being found-out by his father, Isaac. He fears Esau’s wrath…and revenge. He fears the disapproval of the Canaanite and Perizzi people. 407 more words