Category Archives: Journey through the Bible

March 9: The Perfect Sacrificial Lamb

Read 1 Peter 1:18-20 For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a … Continue reading

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December 12: The New Jerusalem

Read Revelation 21:1-22:21 How do you envision eternity?  If you are a follower of Jesus, you will spend forever with God.  But what will that be like?  Compared to the alternative, a lake of burning sulfur, any alternative may sound … Continue reading

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December 11: The Throne of Heaven

Read Revelation 4:1-7:17 On Christmas day, we will celebrate One born and placed in a manger.  But the story does not end there. Who is this One who commands the attention of heaven?  Whose throne is the very centerpiece?  Who … Continue reading

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December 10: The Coming of the Lord

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 I missed a bus once.  I was at college in Cleveland and decided to come home on the Greyhound on a Friday night.  That all went well enough.  It was the return trip that was problematic.  … Continue reading

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December 9: All Scripture is God-Breathed

Read 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8 The Bible.  The Word.  The Holy Scriptures.  The sixty-six books from Genesis to Revelation.  Thirty-nine Old Testament books and twenty-seven in the New Testament.  Every book, every chapter, every verse, every word, every iota and every … Continue reading

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December 8: The Supremacy of Christ

Read Colossians 1:1-23 I took a walk one early spring day among the trees in my backyard woods. The forest was preparing for its budding, its blooming, its flourishing. I heard a woodpecker working his way through a tall dead tree trunk. … Continue reading

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December 7: The Jerusalem Council

Read Acts 15 Change comes hard sometimes. Especially when you’re talking about tradition that dates back almost to the beginning of time. This was particularly true for the Church in Acts under the new covenant, which Christ had instituted. The … Continue reading

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December 6: The First Missionary Journey

Read Acts 13-14 Not just chosen but set apart by God’s Spirit. “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them’ … Continue reading

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December 5: Sharing the Word

Read Acts 8:1-40 Serve food…That was all that Philip signed up to do.  That was all the church had elected and commissioned him to do.  It was his ministry to provide oversight to the food ministry to widows in Acts … Continue reading

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December 4: The First Martyr

Read Acts 6:8-8:8 Although most anyone would be able to deliver food, the early church was very selective when it came to the character of those who helped in that ministry.  Stephen was one of the men chosen.  But his … Continue reading

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