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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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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

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 8 – Works and the Wisdom of Men Replace the Spirit

Fruit vs. Root As Christians (either reborn believers or Christians in name only), we often make the mistake of striving to replicate or copy fruit (works) rather than the seeking the root (the Holy Spirit) of those works.* We take the fruit (some good, some bad) of our forefathers - writings, ideas, theology, creeds, and church practices - the … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 8 – Works and the Wisdom of Men Replace the Spirit

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Read Through the Bible – Day #43 – Mark Chapter 15

Jesus before Pilate Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate. Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him, “It is as you say.” The chief priests began to accuse Him harshly. Then Pilate … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #43 – Mark Chapter 15