1 Samuel Series: Consequences of Poor Leadership

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1 Samuel 14:24-26 New American Standard Bible Saul’s Foolish Order 24 Now the men of Israel were hard-pressed on that day, for Saul had put the people under oath, saying, “Cursed be the man who eats food [a]before evening, and before I have avenged myself on my enemies.” So none of the people tasted food. […]

2 Corinthians Series: Grace Giving Part 2

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2 Corinthians 8:9 New American Standard Bible 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. New American Standard Bible (NASB) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 […]

1 Samuel Series: An Unexpected Victory

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1 Samuel 13:15-14:23 New American Standard Bible 15 Then Samuel set out and went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul [a]counted the people who were [b]present with him, about six hundred men. 16 Now Saul, his son Jonathan, and the people who were [c]present with them were staying in Geba of Benjamin […]

2 Corinthians Series: Grace Giving

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2 Corinthians 8:1-8 New American Standard Bible Great Generosity 8 Now, brothers and sisters, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, 2 that in a [a]great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. […]

1 Samuel Series: A Test of Obedience

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1 Samuel 13:1-14 New American Standard Bible War with the Philistines 13 Saul was [a]thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for [b]forty-two years over Israel. 2 Now Saul chose for himself three thousand men of Israel, of whom two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in the hill country […]

2 Corinthians Series: Godly Sorrow

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2 Corinthians 7:5-16 New American Standard Bible 5 For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts on the outside, fears inside. 6 But God, who comforts the [a]discouraged, comforted us by the arrival of Titus; 7 and not only by his arrival, but […]

1 Samuel Series: Final Words

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1 Samuel 12 New American Standard Bible Samuel Addresses Israel 12 Then Samuel said to all Israel, “Behold, I have listened to your voice for all that you said to me, and I have appointed a king over you. 2 Now, here is the king walking before you, but as for me, I am old […]

2 Corinthians Series: The Dangers of a Divided Heart

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2 Corinthians 6:11-7:4 New American Standard Bible 11 Our mouth [a]has spoken freely to you, you Corinthians, our heart is opened wide. 12 You are not restrained [b]by us, but you are restrained in your own [c]affections. 13 Now in the same way in exchange—I am speaking as to children—open wide your hearts to us, […]

1 Samuel Series: Credible Leadership

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1 Samuel 11 New American Standard Bible Saul Defeats the Ammonites 11 Now Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a covenant with us and we will serve you.” 2 But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “I will make it with you on […]

2 Corinthians Series: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10

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2 Corinthians 6:1-10 New American Standard Bible Their Ministry Commended 6 And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain— 2 for He says, “At a favorable time I listened to you, And on a day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is “a favorable […]