Monday, June 28, 2010

Once Upon a Marriage: “Hosea & Gomer”; Unfailing Love

2 In the beginning of the LORD’S speaking to Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea:
Go, take a harlot wife † and harlot’s children, for the land gives itself to harlotry,
turning away from the LORD.
3 So he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim; and she conceived and bore him a son.

Hosea 1:2-3

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Once Upon a Marriage: “ Ahab & Jezebel”; The Original Passiv

25 Indeed, no one gave himself up to the doing of evil in the sight of the LORD as did Ahab, urged on by his wife Jezebel.

1 Kings 21:25

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Once Upon a Marriage: “Abraham & Sarah”; Faith-less or Faith

1 The LORD said to Abram: “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.
2 “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great,
so that you will be a blessing.

Genesis 12:1-2

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Once Upon a Marriage: “Jacob & Leah (and Rachel); Never Sati

16 Now Laban had two daughters; the older was called Leah, the younger Rachel.
17 † Leah had lovely eyes, but Rachel was well formed and beautiful.

Genesis 29:16-17

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Doubters Anonymous: “I Doubt God Will Do It For Me”

17 Someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I have brought to you my son possessed by a mute spirit.

Mark 9:17

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Doubters Anonymous: ”Doubting God’s Goodness”

17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? † No one is good but God alone.

Mark 10:17-18

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Doubters Anonymous: “A Bout and Doubt”

1 † But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb;
3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them.

Luke 24:1-4

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Absolute Community LifePoint: “A Place to Become Significan

6 God gives the desolate a home to dwell in;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity;

Pslm 68:6

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Absolute Community LifePoint: “A Place to Make a Difference

34 Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,
36 naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’

Matthew 25:34-36 (The Great Compassion)

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Absolute Community LifePoint: “A Place to Become Significan

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

1 Peter 4:10

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Absolute Community LifePoint: “A Place to Connect with God”

35 and one of them (a scholar of the law) † tested him by asking,
36 “Teacher, † which commandment in the law is the greatest?”
37 He said to him, † “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the greatest and the first commandment.
39 The second is like it: † You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
40 † The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:35-40 (The Great Commandments)

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