Clean Hands, Dirty Heart

Psalm 119:169-176 169 May my cry come before you, Lord;     give me understanding according to your word. 170 May my supplication come before you;     deliver me according to your promise. 171 May my lips overflow with praise,     for you teach me your decrees. 172 May my tongue sing of your word,     for all your commands are righteous. 173 May your […]

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Do Not Commit Adultery

Matthew 5:27-32 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to […]

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The Danger of Grumbling

Exodus 16-17 The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to […]

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Words of Encouragement

Acts 20:1-12 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia. 2 He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece, 3 where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him […]

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Who Is Really In Jesus’ Family?

Matthew 12:46-50 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are […]

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Take Up Your Cross

Matthew 10:34-42 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person’s enemies will […]

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