2 Samuel Series: The Favor of God

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2 Samuel 3   New American Standard Bible     The House of David Strengthened 3 Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David became steadily stronger, while the house of Saul became steadily weaker. 2 Sons were born to David in Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam […]

1 Peter Series: How to Use Your Time

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1 Peter 4:1-11 New American Standard Bible Keep Fervent in Your Love 4 Therefore, since Christ has [a]suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because the one who has [b]suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no […]

2 Samuel Series: 2 Samuel 2

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2 Samuel 2   New American Standard Bible David Made King over Judah 2 Then it came about afterward that David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up to one of the cities of Judah?” And the Lord said to him, “Go up.” So David said, “Where shall I go up?” And He said, “To Hebron.” 2 So David went […]

1 Peter Series: 1 Peter 3:13-22

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1 Peter 3:13-22 New American Standard Bible   13 And who is [b]are blessed. And do not fear their [d]sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a [f]and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who disparage your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 17 For it is better, if [h]suffered for sins once for all time, […]

2 Samuel Series: A Time of Transition

2 Samuel 1 New American Standard Bible David Learns of Saul’s Death 1 Now it came about after the death of Saul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, that David stayed two days in Ziklag. 2 And on the third day, behold, a man came from [a]Saul’s camp with his clothes […]

1 Peter Series: 1 Peter 3:8-12

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1 Peter 3:8-12 New American Standard Bible 8 [a]To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, [b]loving, compassionate, and humble; 9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you would inherit a blessing. 10 For, “The one who […]

1 Samuel Series: A Tragic Ending

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1 Samuel 31 New American Standard Bible Saul and His Sons Killed in Battle 31 Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from the Philistines but fell fatally wounded on Mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines also overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines [a]killed Jonathan, Abinadab, and […]

2 Kings 5:1-15

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2 Kings 5:1-15   New American Standard Bible     Naaman Is Healed 5 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man [b]waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 And she said to her mistress, “If only my master were [d]Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “The girl who is from the land of […]

Back to School

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Acts 9:21-30 New King James Version 21 Then all who heard were amazed, and said, “Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?” 22 But Saul increased all the more in […]

1 Peter Series: 1 Peter 3:1-7

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1 Peter 3:1-7 New American Standard Bible Godly Living 3 In the same way, you wives, be subject to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won over without a word by the behavior of their wives, 2 as they observe your pure [a]and […]