Author: Susan Thomas

Luke 1:1-4

Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us,  it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an…
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Joshua 4:9

Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood; and they are there to this day. Joshua 4:9 When Israel miraculously crossed over the Jordan River on dry ground into the promised land, Joshua set…
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Matthew 6:3-4

“But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”   Matthew 6:3-4 Jesus here introduces the Christian sleight-of-hand. In other words, don’t even dwell on…
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Exodus 12:5-7

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts…
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Ecclesiastes 7:13

Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what He has made crooked? Ecclesiastes 7:13 God does not make mistakes. Let me repeat, “Our God does not make any sort of mistakes, no matter how big or trivial they may seem.” All too often, and I am guilty of this myself, we tend…
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Acts 5:22-23

But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported, saying, “Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!” Acts 5:22-23  The morning after the apostles had been thrown into the…
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Matthew 4:1

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:1 With John the Baptist was imprisoned, Jesus picks up his message and preached, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” calling men to turn from their sins and turn to God, for…
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2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?  And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living…
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Matthew 5: 43-44

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.‘” Matthew 5: 43-44  The word used here for…
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Matthew 5:43-45a

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father…
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