Category Archives: relationships

December 15th-Paul’s words serve to keep the peace among friends and even family who are now divided by their faith.

Hebrews 13: 1Let love of the brethren continue. Paul encourages the Hebrews to love one another, which , on the surface seems like a typical phrase seen elsewhere in the Word. But, looking a bit deeper, he is talking to … Continue reading

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December 10th-the change that Jesus has made in our lives far surpasses any change we could see in the outward appearance of anyone’s life.

Philomen 1: 10 I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. 12 I have sent him … Continue reading

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December 9th-To be ready for good works, to maintain peace, and to treat all men as equals

Titus 3: 1Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, 2to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. 3For we also once were … Continue reading

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December 8th-We need to raise up others who can teach as well.

2 Timothy 2: 2The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Paul sums up the education of disciples brilliantly. By describing … Continue reading

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December 5th-The actions are directed at various people in different situations, but the last one, patience, is for all situations

1 Thessalonians 5:14We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Paul describes some of the desirable Christian behaviors and these for the most part are actions. The actions are directed at … Continue reading

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December 4th-Paul is teaching his teachers to treat newer believers as you would children, with plenty of exhortation and encouragement.

1 Thessalonians 2:9For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10You are witnesses, and so is … Continue reading

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December 3rd-Here we have Paul setting a great example of how to pray for others.

Colossians 1: 9For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and … Continue reading

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