Never Give Up on New Life

Matthew 28:1-10 New Living Translation (NLT) The Resurrection 28 Early on Sunday morning,[a] as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. 2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. 3 His face shone like […]

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Never Give Up on God’s Son

Luke 20:9 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Evil Farmers 9 Now Jesus turned to the people again and told them this story: “A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and moved to another country to live for several years. 14 “But when the tenant farmers saw his son, they said to each other, ‘Here […]

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Luke 15:25-30 New Living Translation (NLT) 25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house, 26 and he asked one of the servants what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother is back,’ he was told, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf. We are celebrating because of […]

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Never Give Up on God’s Love

Psalm 51 For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Nathan the prophet came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me, O God,     because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion,     blot out the stain of my sins. 2 Wash me clean from my guilt. […]

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Never Give Up on Faithfulness

Malachi 3:6-12 New Living Translation (NLT) A Call to Repentance 6 “I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed. 7 Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says […]

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Never Give Up on Following Christ

Jeremiah 18:1-6 New Living Translation (NLT) The Potter and the Clay 18 The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, 2 “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.” 3 So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. 4 But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had […]

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BLESS: Share Your Story

Matthew 24:14 New Living Translation (NLT) 14 And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations[a] will hear it; and then the end will come. Acts 5:42 42 And every day, in the Temple and from house to house, they continued to teach and preach this message: “Jesus is the […]

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BLESS: Eat with Others

Psalm 103 New Living Translation (NLT) Psalm 103 A psalm of David. 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord;     with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;     may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3 He forgives all my sins     and heals all my […]

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BLESS: Listen with Care

Acts 8:26-39    New Living Translation (NLT) Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch 26 As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south[a] down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and he met the treasurer of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under the Kandake, the queen of Ethiopia. […]

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Saddle Up the Horses: Begin with Prayer

Luke 6:12-16 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles 12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles. Here are their names: 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), Andrew […]

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