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    Tue, Sep 30th - 11:58AM

    Hebrews 13



    Hebrews 13

    A disciple loves others and shows hospitality to others. He cares for those who are in prison and those who are being mistreated. 

    1Let brotherly love continue. 2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

    A disciple honors marriage and is not sexually immoral or adulterous.

    4Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

    A disciple does not love money and is content with what God has blessed him with.  

    5Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6So we can confidently say,

    “The Lord is my helper;
    I will not fear;
    what can man do to me?”

    A disciple remembers his leaders and does not allow himself to be led away by false teaching.

    7Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.

    A disciple seeks the city that is to come and offers praise to God.

    10We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

    A disciple does good and shares what he has with others.

    16Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

    A disciple obeys his leaders and a leader watches over the souls of his charges with joy and without complaint. 

    17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

     

     



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    Mon, Sep 29th - 12:10PM

    Hebrews 12



    Hebrews 12

    A disciple shakes off the weight of sin and runs the race that is set before him.

    1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

    A disciple does not grow weary or fainthearted in his struggle against sin.

    3Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. 4In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

    A disciple endures the discipline of God.

    5And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

    “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
    nor be weary when reproved by him.
    6For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and chastises every son whom he receives.”

    7It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

    A disciple lifts up his hands and strengthens his knees. He makes a straight path for his life. He strives for peace with others and holiness. He avoids bitterness and he is not sexually immoral or unholy. 

    12Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; 16that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 17For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

    A disciple is grateful for being included into the Kingdom of God and worships God with reverence and awe.

    28Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29for our God is a consuming fire.

     



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    Fri, Sep 26th - 2:39PM

    Hebrews 10



    Hebrews 10

    A disciple is part of a local church and meets with other believers to worship God together as a congregation.

    19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21And having an high priest over the house of God; 22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.



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    Mon, Sep 22nd - 12:04PM

    Hebrews 6



    Hebrews 6

    A disciple grows into spiritual maturity. 

    1So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. 2You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding. (NLT)



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    Sun, Sep 21st - 8:22AM

    Hebrews 5



    Hebrews 5

    A disciple grows spiritually and becomes spiritually matured. 

     11Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. 14But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.



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    Sun, Sep 14th - 10:37PM

    Titus 3



    Titus 3

    A disciple submits to rulers and those in authority. He speaks evil of no one, he avoids quarreling, he is gentle, and shows courtesy to everyone. 

    1Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. (ESV)

    A disciple avoids foolish controversies and quarrels and has nothing to do with a person who stirs up division. 

      9But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, 11knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. (ESV)



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    Sat, Sep 13th - 10:22PM

    Titus 2



    Titus 2

    The older men in the church are to be sober, dignified, self-controlled, faithful, loving, and steadfast.

    1But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. 2Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. (ESV)

    Older women in the church are to be holy and not false accusers or drunks but teachers of good things. They should teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husband and children and to be discreet, chaste, to keep their home and obedient to their husband.

    3The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (KJV)

    Younger men in the church should have self-control.

    6Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. (ESV)

    A leader in the church should be a model of good works and his teaching should show integrity, dignity, and sound speech. 

     7Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. (ESV)

    A disciple renounces ungodliness and worldly passions and lives a self-controlled, upright, and Godly life while he waits for the return of Christ. 

    11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.15Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you (ESV)

     



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    Fri, Sep 12th - 11:33AM

    Titus 1



    Titus 1

    A leader in the church must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, his children must be believers who are not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. The leader must not be arrogant, quick-tempered, a drunk, violent, or greedy. He must be hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the word as taught so that he can give instruction in sound doctrine and rebuke those who contradict it. 

    Titus 1:5 This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— 6if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. 7For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, 8but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. 9He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. (ESV)

     



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    Tue, Sep 9th - 10:32PM

    2 Timothy 2



    2 Timothy 2

    A disciple does not quarrel over words but rightly handles the word of truth and he avoids irreverent babble.

    14Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. 19But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” (ESV)

    A disciple cleanses himself from that which is dishonorable.

    20Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. (ESV)

    A disciple flees youthful passions and pursues righteousness, faith, love, and peace. He has nothing to do with foolish and ignorant controversies that lead to quarrels. A disciple is not quarrelsome but is kind to everyone and able to teach and corrects his opponents with gentleness. 

    22So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. (ESV)



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    Sun, Sep 7th - 8:16AM

    1 Timothy 6



    1 Timothy 6

    A disciple follows after righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness. He fights the good fight of faith, he lays hold of eternal life, and makes a good profession of the faith before many witnesses. 

    11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 13I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. (KJV)

    A disciple is not conceited and does not put his hope in riches but in God. He does good works with what God has given him and he is generous and ready to share.

      17Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 18Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed. (NASB)

    A disciple avoids Godless and foolish discussions with those who oppose us.

    20Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge. 21Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness.

    May God’s grace be with you all. (NLT)

     

     



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    Thu, Sep 4th - 7:43PM

    1 Timothy 3



    1 Timothy 3

    A leader in the church must be above reproach, have only one wife, sober, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, and be able to teach. He must not be a drinker, violent, quarrelsome or a lover of money. He must have control over his own house. He can’t be a new convert and he must have a good reputation with others. 

    1The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,  sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? 6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. (ESV)

    A deacon must be dignified, not double-tongued, not a drinker or greedy. They should be tested and found to be blameless. They must be able to manage their house, be the husband of only one wife and their wives should be dignified, sober, and not slanderers. 

    8Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.



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