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Read Through the Bible – Day #47 – Luke Chapter 3

John the Baptist Preaches Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #47 – Luke Chapter 3

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Read Through the Bible – Day #46 – Luke Chapter 2

Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #46 – Luke Chapter 2

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Read Through the Bible – Day #45 – Luke Chapter 1

Introduction Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #45 – Luke Chapter 1

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 10 – Futility and Death

Things Destined to Perish Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 10 – Futility and Death

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 9 – Division in the Body

Finding the Sacred Everywhere Can you meet God anywhere? Even in an uncomfortable setting - perhaps something different from what you grew up with? Or, when visiting another church fellowship, are you so distracted and annoyed by the furniture, the different worship style, the theological differences on small, non-central issues, the way people dress, or … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 9 – Division in the Body

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Read Through the Bible – Day #44 – Mark Chapter 16

The Resurrection When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #44 – Mark Chapter 16