Category Archives: Repentance

2 Corinthians 7: Make Room In Your Hearts

Reading for Wednesday, Sept 26: 2 Cor 7 Paul does some pastoral work here in this chapter. He references his previous letter and some of the harsh words he had for the Corinthians. But he’s happy to have the relationship … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 5

Reading for Friday, Aug 31: 1 Cor 5 1 Corinthians 5 is considered one of those “hard teachings” in the New Testament. Paul addresses one of the proofs of the lack of spiritual maturity among the Corinthian believers: “It is … Continue reading

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Hebrews 10

Reading for Wednesday, Aug 1: Hebrews 10 Notice the all-sufficient nature of the sacrifice of Christ: v4: “For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” But this only highlights the sufficiency of the … Continue reading

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Matthew 5

Reading for Friday, June 15: Matthew 5 Now we turn to the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ invitation into the Kingdom of God. In these powerful words, Jesus gives us insight into what a life of repentance looks like in … Continue reading

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Matthew 4

Reading for Thursday, June 14: Matthew 4 In the desert, Jesus experiences temptation. The imagery is familiar: the wilderness provided the context for Israel’s great temptation with idolatry during the Exodus. But where Israel fails, Jesus will succeed, relying on … Continue reading

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Matthew 3

Reading for Wednesday, June 13: Matthew 3 In Matthew 3, Matthew introduces us to the ministry of John the Baptist, who calls Israel to repentance in light of the Kingdom’s nearness. John emerges as a wild figure, with camel’s hair … Continue reading

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Acts 8

Reading for Tuesday, April 17: Acts 8 V1 – “And Saul approved of his execution.” Of all the testimonies in the scriptures about the power of God to reverse fortunes and set people on new trajectories, none stands out quite … Continue reading

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Acts 3

Reading for Tuesday, April 10: Acts 3 After the wide-angle lens of 2.42-47, Luke shifts to an episode rife with particularity: two disciples (Peter and John) in a specific location (the Beautiful Gate) sharing Jesus with one individual in need … Continue reading

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Acts 2

Reading for Monday, April 9: Acts 2 It’s hard to overstate the importance of Acts 2. Pentecost celebrates the giving of the Law at Sinai 50 days after the Passover. And now, God bestows a new gift: the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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Luke 3

Reading for Wednesday, March 7: Luke 3 This chapter focuses in on the ministry of John the Baptist. John’s central message: “Bear fruits in keeping with repentance,” (v8). Luke associates John’s ministry with the fulfillment of Isaiah 40, “the voice … Continue reading

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