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Matthew 5:1-48 — Chapter 5 THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (Matthew 5:1-48) As we have already seen, Matthew has a careful pattern in his gospel. In his story of the baptism of Jesus he shows us Jesus realizing that the hour has struck, that the call to action has come,
Matthew 6:1-34 — Chapter 6 THE REWARD MOTIVE IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (Matthew 6:1-18) When we study the opening verses of Matthew 6:1-34 , we are immediately confronted with one most important question-- What is the place of the reward motive in the Christian life? Three
Mark 1:1-45 — Chapter 1 THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY (Mark 1:1-4) 1:1-4 This is the beginning of the story of how Jesus Christ, the Son of God, brought the good news to men. There is a passage in Isaiah the prophet like this--"Lo! I send my messenger before you
Luke 22:1-71 — Chapter 22 AND SATAN ENTERED INTO JUDAS (Luke 22:1-6) 22:1-6 The Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near, and the chief priests and the scribes searched to find a way to destroy Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. And
Acts 27:1-44 — Chapter 27 THE LAST JOURNEY BEGINS (Acts 27:1-8) 27:1-8 When it was decided that we should sail for Italy, they handed over Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Cohort Augusta called Julius. When we had embarked upon a ship of Adramyttium,
Romans 3:1-31 — Chapter 3 GOD'S FIDELITY AND MAN'S INFIDELITY (Romans 3:1-8) 3:1-8 What, then, is the something plus which belongs to a Jew? Or what special advantage belongs to those who have been circumcised? Much in every way. In the first place, there
2 Corinthians 7:1-16 — Chapter 7 GET YOU OUT (2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 2 Corinthians 7:1) 7:1 Do not allow yourselves to become joined in an alien yoke with unbelievers. What partnership can there be between righteousness and lawlessness? What fellowship can darkness
Ephesians 2:1-22 — Chapter 2 THE CHRISTLESS LIFE AND THE GRACE OF GOD (Ephesians 2:1-10) 2:1-10 When you were dead in your sins and trespasses, those sins and trespasses in which once you walked, living life in the way in which this present age of this world lives it,
1 Timothy 1:1-20 — Chapter 1 THE ROYAL COMMAND (1 Timothy 1:1-2) 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, by the royal command of God, our Saviour, and of Jesus Christ, our Hope, writes this letter to Timothy, his true child in the faith. Grace, mercy and peace be
1 Timothy 6:1-21 — Chapter 6 HOW TO BE A SLAVE AND A CHRISTIAN (1 Timothy 6:1-2) 6:1-2 Let all those who are slaves under the yoke hold their own masters to be worthy of all respect, in order that no one may have an opportunity to speak evil of the name of God and
Hebrews 1:1-14 — Chapter 1 THE END OF FRAGMENTS (Hebrews 1:1-3) 1:1-3 It was in many parts and in many ways that God spoke to our fathers in the prophets in time gone past; but in the end of these days he has spoken to us in One who is a Son, a Son whom he destined to
Hebrews 10:1-39 — Chapter 10 THE ONLY TRUE SACRIFICE (Hebrews 10:1-10) 10:1-10 Because the law is only a pale shadow of the blessings which are to come and not a real image of these things, it can never really fit for the fellowship of God those who seek to draw near
Hebrews 5:1-14 — Chapter 5 AT HOME WITH MAN AND GOD (Hebrews 5:1-10) 5:1-10 Every high priest who is chosen from among men is appointed on men's behalf to deal with the things which concern God. His task is to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins, in that he himself
Hebrews 7:1-28 — Chapter 7 A PRIEST AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK (Hebrews 7:1-28) We come now to a passage of such paramount importance for the writer to the Hebrews and in itself so difficult to understand that we must deal with it in a special way. Hebrews 6:1-20,
Hebrews 9:1-28 — Chapter 9 THE GLORY OF THE TABERNACLE (Hebrews 9:1-5) 9:1-5 So, then, the first tabernacle, too, had its ordinances of worship and its holy place, which was an earthly symbol of the divine realities. For the first tabernacle was constructed and in it
James 2:1-26 — Chapter 2 RESPECT OF PERSONS (James 2:1) 2:1 My brothers, you cannot really believe that you have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, and yet continue to have respect of persons. Respect of persons is the New Testament phrase for undue and
1 John 1:1-10 — Chapter 1 THE PASTOR'S AIM (1 John 1:1-4) 1:1-4 What we are telling you about is that which was from the beginning, that which we heard, that which we saw with our eyes, that which we gazed upon, and which our hands touched. It is about the
1 John 3:1-24 — Chapter 3 REMEMBER THE PRIVILEGES OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (1 John 3:1-2) 3:1-2 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God--and such we indeed are. The reason why the world does not recognize us is
1 John 4:1-21 — Chapter 4 THE PERILS OF THE SURGING LIFE OF THE SPIRIT (1 John 3:24 b-1 John 4:1) 4:1 This is how we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he gave to us. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if their source
Revelation 7:1-17 — Chapter 7 RESCUE AND REWARD (Revelation 7:1-3) 7:1-3 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, restraining the four winds of the earth so that the wind might not blow upon the earth, or upon the sea, or against any tree.

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