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The Christ of the Book of Proverbs

This is a very informative and thorough look at the Book of Proverbs, especially in how Christ is prefigured in personified Wisdom. From Feeding on Christ………….

https://feedingonchrist.org/the-christ-of-the-proverbs/

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Bible Christian Jesus Walking with Christ

What Do Think Will Make You Happy?

This short devotional reminds us that Jesus wants to quench our thirst.

“What do you think will make you happy? Even if you are looking for happiness in all the wrong ways, you are included in Jesus’ invitation. Jesus does not say, “If you thirst for the right things, come to me and drink.” He simply says, “If anyone thirsts.” From OpentheBible.org…………

https://openthebible.org/open-the-bible-daily/what-do-you-think-will-make-you-happy/?s=09

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8 Promises of God’s Protection in Psalm 18:2

God is our Rock, our strong Tower, a place of refuge! From Crosswalk.com………..

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/8-mighty-promises-of-gods-protection-in-psalm-182.html

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How Did Jesus Define Discipleship?

What did Jesus intend for his “disciples”?

After Jesus had completed all that he intended to do on earth “in the days of his flesh,” he left his little group of apprentices or “disciples” to keep on doing what he had been doing while he was with them, but now they were to do it worldwide. He told them to “make disciples of all nations” (all kinds of people) and to “teach them to obey everything” he had commanded them (Matt. 28:18–20). He told them to go to all the world (Greek kosmon) and announce the good news to all creation (Mark 16:15). The vision and the task were now cosmic.How are we to think about this task that Jesus set before his little troop?

The greatest danger for us now is that we will think too small, that we will think about it in terms of what we know from contemporary “visible” Christianity—churches, denominations, and so forth—and in terms of the political organization of the current world.

Above all, perhaps, we must not think of the task as one of making adherents to a particular brand of Christianity now current. If we do, we will then lose the cosmic viewpoint and see the task only in terms of religious organizations and political realities. Quite a very different type of enterprise!

From Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge. Copyright © 2009 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
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Can We Find the Gospel, Even in the Darkness of Judges?

As this title indicates, the Book of Judges shows a very dark period in the history of the Israelites. So dark, it is hard to find any light or encouragement there ( When was the last time you saw a quote from there in an online meme? ). But this article serves as a reminder that the gospel can be found even there. From BibleStudyTools.com……….

https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/can-we-find-the-gospel-even-in-the-darkness-of-judges.html

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Comfort in the Valley

This article again reminds us that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who walks His sheep through the valleys and gives rest and safety. From PlaceforTruth.org……….

https://www.placefortruth.org/blog/comfort-in-the-valley

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7 Elements of Jesus’s Parable of the Weeds

This is an excellent little article about the parable of the wheat and weeds given by Jesus in Matthew 13. From OpentheBible.org……….

https://openthebible.org/article/7-elements-jesus-parable-weeds/?s=09

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Steps to Better Understand Your Bible

This article suggests becoming a better Bible reader and interpreter through some guided exercises from any of Paul’s letters in the New Testament. From Patheos.com…………

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/theestuary/2021/07/how-to-understand-your-bible-more-easily/

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Steps to Better Understand Your Bible

This article suggests becoming a better Bible reader and interpreter through some guided exercises from any of Paul’s letters in the New Testament. From Patheos.com…………

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/theestuary/2021/07/how-to-understand-your-bible-more-easily/

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Sin Shaming

This article is all about comparing the sins of others to ourselves, and we always come out ahead! “We have no business condemning or judging unbelievers, or those outside of Christ. That’s not our job (Rev 20:12-15). God’s Word and God Himself will judge the unsaved, but this doesn’t mean we don’t share Christ with them.” From Christian Crier via Patheos.com……….

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2019/06/07/sin-shaming/