Ephesians 1:1-10
Ephesians

Ephesians 1:1-10

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful[a] in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual Blessings in Christ 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with … Continue reading

Esther 1-2
Esther

Esther 1-2

The 3 books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, which cover about 100 years (538 -432B.C.), form the closing section of Old Testament history. They tell the story of the Jew’s return from Babylon, of the rebuilding of the temple and Jerusalem, and of the reestablishment of the Jewish national life in their homeland. The last … Continue reading

Romans 10
Romans

Romans 10

1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 For … Continue reading

Romans 9
Romans

Romans 9

“I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 … Continue reading

Romans 8
Romans

Romans 8

1. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (What is it there for?) In chapter 7 we discussed why we are now able to live apart from the law and no longer be bound to it. Because of this freedom given to us by God, those who are in … Continue reading

Psalm 119:33-40
Psalms

Psalm 119:33-40

He 33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,     that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law     and obey it with all my heart. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands,     for there I find delight. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes     and not toward selfish gain. 37 Turn … Continue reading

Romans 7
Romans

Romans 7

(ESV) Released From the Law, Bound to Christ Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? 2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but … Continue reading

Romans 5
Romans

Romans 5

English Standard Version (ESV) Peace with God Through Faith 1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. … Continue reading

Romans 4
Romans

Romans 4

English Standard Version (ESV) Abraham Justified by Faith What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted … Continue reading

Romans 3
Romans

Romans 3

Romans 3 (ESV) God’s Righteousness Upheld 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means! Let … Continue reading

Romans 1
Romans

Romans 1

Introduction: The book of Romans was written by the Apostle Paul between 57 – 58 AD. During this time, Paul was in transit from Corinth to Jerusalem to deliver the gifts that the gentile churches had put together to help the poor Christians in Jerusalem. Romans contains the oft-cited ‘Roman’s Road’ verses that can be … Continue reading

Psalm 17
Psalms

Psalm 17

A prayer of David. 1 Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;     listen to my cry. Hear my prayer—     it does not rise from deceitful lips. 2 Let my vindication come from you;     may your eyes see what is right. 3 Though you probe my heart,     though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have … Continue reading

Luke 1:57-80
Gospels / Luke

Luke 1:57-80

The Birth of John the Baptist 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him … Continue reading

Psalm 16
Psalms

Psalm 16

1 Keep me safe, my God,     for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;     apart from you I have no good thing.” 3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,     “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.” 4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and … Continue reading