Posts Tagged ‘Ecuador’

To Pray Good Friday

They stripped off his clothing and placed a scarlet robe on him to make fun of him. Then they braided a crown of thorns and set it on his head. After placing a reed staff in his right hand, they knelt down before him and irreverently mocked him, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” Then…

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To Be Saved

This is what God had in mind all along, to crush his servant with pain. The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin so that he’d see life come from it— life, life, and more life. And God’s plan will deeply prosper through him. When his servant sees all that is…

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To Believe You Are Loved

Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, not our fears…

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To Love Deeply

Your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. But remember that they will have to face God, who stands ready to judge everyone, both the living and the dead. That is why the Good News was preached to those who…

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To Cry Out For Their Rescue

With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it. My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief for my people, my brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed— cut off from Christ!— if that would save them. They are the…

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To Develop Endurance

Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.…

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To See God Everywhere

They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made,  they can clearly see  his invisible qualities— his eternal power and divine nature.  So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Yes,…

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To Take Refuge In God Alone

Let all who fear the Lord repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Yes, the Lord is for me; he will…

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To Give God Your Heart

O my child, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight  in following my ways. A prostitute is a dangerous trap; a promiscuous person is as dangerous as falling into a narrow well. They hide and wait like a robber, eager to make more people unfaithful. Who has anguish? Who has sorrow? Who is…

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With A Safe Place To Run

Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating. The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips. Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart. A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things. The name of the Lord  is a strong…

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