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The Calling of God Is Paramount

With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. —2 Thessalonians 1:11

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Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little." —Luke 7:44-47

Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?

When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? —John 5:6

The Precedent for the Unprecedented

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. —Hebrews 11:7


"By faith Sarah herself also received the ability to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised."
—Hebrews 11:11, MEV
Sept. 1Ezek. 15-16; Ps. 70; Rev. 6
Sept. 2Ezek. 17-19; Rev. 7
Sept. 3Ezek. 20-21; Ps. 111; Rev. 8
Sept. 4Ezek. 22-24; Rev. 9
Sept. 5Ezek. 25-28; Rev. 10
Sept. 6Ezek. 29-32; Rev. 11
Sept. 72 Kin. 25; 2 Chr. 36; Jer. 40-41; Rev. 12
Sept. 8Jer. 42-44; Ps. 48; Rev. 13
Sept. 9Lam. 1-2; Obadiah; Rev. 14
Sept. 10Lam. 3-5; Rev. 15
Sept. 11Dan. 1-2; Ps. 87; Rev. 16
Sept. 12Dan. 3-4; Ps. 81; Rev. 17
Sept. 13Ezek. 33-35; Rev. 18
Sept. 14Ezek. 36-37; Ps. 110; Rev. 19
Sept. 15Ezek. 38-39; Ps. 145; Rev. 20
Sept. 16Ezek. 40-41; Ps. 128; Rev. 21
Sept. 17Ezek. 42-44; Rev. 22
Sept. 18Ezek. 45-46; Luke 1
Sept. 19Ezek. 47-48; Luke 2
Sept. 20Dan. 5-6; Ps. 130; Luke 3
Sept. 21Dan. 7-8; Ps. 137; Luke 4
Sept. 22Dan. 9-10; Ps. 123; Luke 5
Sept. 23Dan. 11-12; Luke 6
Sept. 24Ezra 1; Ps. 84-85; Luke 7
Sept. 25Ezra 2-3; Luke 8
Sept. 26Ezra 4; Ps. 113,127; Luke 9
Sept. 27Hag. 1-2; Ps. 129; Luke 10
Sept. 28Zech. 1-3; Luke 11
Sept. 29Zech. 4-6; Luke 12
Sept. 30Zech. 7-9; Luke 13

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Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 3:13-14

God's Church Includes Everybody

When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors. ... invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. —Luke 14:12-14

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But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ ... that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. —Philippians 3:7-8, 10, NKJV

A Sound From Heaven

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. —Acts 2:2

A Clear Path to Intimacy

For if you forgive men when they sin against you , your heavenly Father will also forgive you. —Matthew 6:14

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Then three of the thirty chief men ... came to David at the cave of Adullum. ... And David said with longing, "Oh, that someone would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!" —2 Samuel 23:13, 15, NKJV

Giant Killers

David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam-.-.-.-And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; —1 Samuel 22:1-2

God as an Enemy

Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. —James 4:4

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Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 3:13-14

Lord, Open Our Eyes

And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass.-.-.-.-Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. —Luke 24:14-16

Humility of Attitude

For as he thinks within himself, so he is. —Proverbs 23:7, NAS

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"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." —Isaiah 55:8-9

Put Your Past Behind You

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 3:13-14

The Blessing of an Unhappy Employment

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men ... .It is the Lord Christ you are serving. —Colossians 3:23-24

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To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. —Jude 24-25

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