Posts from October 2019

Posts from October 2019

Acts

Acts 16:4-5

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 31, 2019 – Thursday  Acts 16:4-5  NIV 4 As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.    5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers. Comments This occurred during Paul’s second missionary journey when he was traveling with Silas. The beginning of this chapter shows he…
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Acts 7:39-40

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 30, 2019 – Wednesday  Acts 7:39-40  NIV 39 “But our ancestors refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt.  40 They told Aaron, ‘Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who led us out of Egypt—we don’t know what has happened to him!’ Comments Yesterday we ended up in this chapter where Stephen was…
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Acts 6:7

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 29, 2019 – Tuesday Acts 6:7  NIV 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. Comments At the start of this chapter we discover while the number of disciples was increasing there was a group of Hellenistic Jews (Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture) who complained…
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Act 5:29-32

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 28, 2019 – Monday Acts 5:29-32  NIV 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging Him on a cross. 31 God exalted Him to His own right hand as Prince and Savior that He might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of…
John

John 17:6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 25, 2019 – Friday John 17:6  NIV 6 “I have revealed You to those whom You gave Me out of the world. They were Yours; You gave them to Me and they have obeyed Your word. Comments The above occurs during Jesus’ prayer to His Father where He begins to pray for His disciples. He continues 7 Now they know that everything You have given Me comes from…
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John 15:18-25

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 24, 2019 – Thursday John 15:18-25  NIV 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant…
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John 14:23-24

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 23, 2019 – Wednesday John 14:23-24  NIV 23 Jesus replied, Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make Our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love Me will not obey My teaching. These words you hear are not My own; they belong to the Father who sent Me. John 14:23-24  TPT 23 Jesus replied,…
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John 8:48-52

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 22, 2019 – Tuesday John 8:48-52  NIV 48 The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?” 49 “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor My Father and you dishonor Me. 50 I am not seeking glory for Myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Very truly I tell you, whoever…
Luke

Luke 23:55-56

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 21, 2019 – Monday Luke 23:55-56  NIV 55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how His body was laid in it. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment. Comments Just to make it clear, this is shortly after Jesus’ crucifixion and the removal of…
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Luke 17:6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 18, 2019 – Friday Luke 17:6  NIV 6 He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” Comments What was Jesus replying to in the verse above? It was the apostles crying out to Him Increase our faith!  Which brings up the next question, why…
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Luke 11:27-28

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 17, 2019 – Thursday Luke 11:27-28  NIV 27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”   28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Comments Three initial reactions upon reading the two verses above. First, what were the things Jesus was saying? Next,…
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Luke 8:24-25

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 16, 2019 – Wednesday Luke 8:24-25  NIV 24 The disciples went and woke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” He asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and…