Posts from May 2020

Posts from May 2020

Philippians

Phillippians 3:4b-6

May 29, 2020 – Friday                                                                                          Philippians 3:4b-6   NIV  4b If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:  5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the…
Luke

Luke 19:41-44

May 28, 2020 – Thursday                                                                                                 Verses from Why I love Bible Studies (Part 3 of 3) Luke 19:41-44     NIV 41 As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it  42 and said, “If you, even…
Zechariah

Zechariah 9:5-8

May 27, 2020 – Wednesday Verses from Why I love Bible Studies (Part 2 of 3) Zechariah 9:5-8     NIV 5 Ashkelon will see it and fear; Gaza will writhe in agony, and Ekron too, for her hope will wither.  Gaza will lose her king and Ashkelon will be deserted. 6 A mongrel people will occupy Ashdod, and I will put an end to the pride of the Philistines. 7 I will take the blood from their mouths, the forbidden food from between their teeth.  Those who are left…
Luke

Luke 19:11-14

May 26, 2020 – Tuesday – After Memorial Day In taking Memorial Day off, I decided to deviate for a few days and share some information discovered during Bible studies that I hope you will find as fascinating as I did. A quick note, much of the information was not something I discovered and brought to a particular Bible study, but was from other participants. ENJOY !!! Verses from Why I love Bible Studies (Part 1 of 3) Luke 19:11-14 NIV 11 While…

Galatians 6:12

May 22, 2020 – Friday Galatians 6:12     NIV 12 Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. Comment As Paul comes to the end of his letter to the Galatians, he again brings up the subject of circumcision and persecution. He considered his final remarks so important he prefaced them with the…

Galatians 5:11

May 21, 2020 – Thursday Galatians 5:11     NIV 11 Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.  Comment This chapter is about the great disagreement between the Jews preaching circumcision being required for salvation and those (Paul and others) who preached circumcision was not required. The only thing required is to accept the wonderful grace offered through Jesus which also frees…

Galatians 4:28-31

May 20, 2020 – Wednesday Galatians 4:28-31     NIV 28 Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. 30 But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” 31Therefore, brothers and sisters,…

Galatians 1:13

May 19, 2020 – Tuesday Galatians 1:13 NIV 13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. Comment Paul in his letter to the churches in Galatia pulls no punches when he describes his prior life as a persecutor of the church of God which he was intent on destroying. In this letter he is admonishing those same churches because he was  6 … astonished that…
2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 12:10

May 18, 2020 – Monday 2 Corinthians 12:10     NIV 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Comment How seemingly odd to have Paul boasting or delighting in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. Then to make such a following statement For when I am weak, then I am strong. What are we to make of…
2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

May 15, 2020 – Friday 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NIV 8We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. Comment The introduction to these two verses says  7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  Here the phrase jars of clay may also be translated as earthen vessels and in both cases…
1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 15:9-11

May 14, 2020 – Thursday 1 Corinthians 15:9-11 NIV 9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.  10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.  11 Whether, then, it is I or they,…
1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 4:12-13

May 13, 2020 – Wednesday 1 Corinthians 4:12-13 NIV 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;  13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment. Comment Interesting verses from Paul. If you read the surrounding verses, especially those preceding these, you will find Christians in Corinth are doing well. Paul, however, wants…
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