1 John 3:3King James Version (KJV) 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 1 John 4:4King James Version (KJV) 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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Becoming Like Nineveh

1 John 3:3King James Version (KJV) 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 1 John 4:4King James Version (KJV) 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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The Futility of Running

Jonah 1:1-17New International Version (NIV) Jonah Flees From the Lord 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to […]

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Jonah 1:1-17New International Version (NIV) Jonah Flees From the Lord 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to […]

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Counterfeit Happiness

Philippians 1:18-26New International Version (NIV) 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus […]

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腓立比书 1:18-26Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 18 那又怎样呢?无论他们传福音是真心还是假意,基督的福音毕竟传开了,因此我很欢喜,而且欢喜不已。 19 因为我知道,借着你们的祷告和耶稣基督之灵的帮助,我终会得到释放。 20 我殷切地期待和盼望:我不会感到任何羞愧,而是放胆无惧,不管是生是死,都要使基督在我身上得到尊崇。 21 因为对我来说,活着是为了基督,死了也有益处。 22 如果活在世上,我可以做工,多结果子。我真不知道该怎么选择! 23 我处在两难之间。我情愿离开世界,与基督在一起,那实在是再好不过了。 24 可是为了你们,我应该活在世上。 25 我既然对此深信不疑,就知道自己仍要活下去,继续跟你们在一起,好使你们在信仰上又长进又充满喜乐。 26 这样,我再到你们那里的时候,你们可以因为我的缘故更加以基督耶稣为荣。 Philippians 1:18-26New International Version (NIV) 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19 for […]

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Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:16-26New International Version (NIV) 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have […]

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Around the Table

1 Corinthians 11:17-34 New International Version (NIV) Correcting an Abuse of the Lord’s Supper 17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. 18 In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent […]

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Prophecy and Tongues

1 Corinthians 14:13-25New International Version (NIV) 13 For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also […]

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