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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, March 7

Romans 1:1-12 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, March 6

Acts 28:17-31 17 Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. 18 They examined me and wanted...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, March 4

Acts 28:7-16 7 There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days. 8 His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his...

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Friday Stories: Self-Sufficiency is Not an Option

A brick sits on my sternum. I rest hand against bone and cracked heart and coach myself to breathe deep. In for four, hold for seven, out for eight. The daily Twitter feed is relentless, my personal life decisions needing to be made are cloudy, and I’m feeling helpless. I want to stress eat cookies....

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, March 3

Acts 27:39-28:6 39 When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they saw a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could. 40 Cutting loose the anchors, they left them in the sea and at the same time untied the ropes that held the rudders....

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, March 2

Acts 27:21-38 21 After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. 22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, March 1

Acts 27:9-20 9 Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Day of Atonement. So Paul warned them, 10 “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also.”...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, February 28

Acts 26:28-27:8 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” 29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, February 27

Acts 26:15-27 15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me....

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, February 25

Acts 26:2-14 2 “King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, 3 and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently. 4 “The Jewish people...

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