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The Unruly Gospel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 3 Religious disputes are as old as the human race. Often those seeking to defuse a dispute only increase its intensity. That’s what happens when Paul arrives in Jerusalem. Jewish-background believers are disputing with Gentile-background believers over the role of circumcision and the Law. The Jews […]

Warning to Pastors

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 2 Paul is a pastor to pastors. He bypasses Ephesus as he hurries to arrive in Jerusalem in time for Pentecost, but he requests that the elders of the Ephesian church meet him at Miletus. He who has “kept back nothing that was helpful” (Acts 20:20) […]

A Gospel-happy Life

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 1 Paul’s encounter with the resurrected Christ has changed him forever. The former self-righteous and religious Jew has become a passionate servant of Jesus Christ. No distance is too far to travel or cost too great to pay to take the good news of Jesus Christ […]

Mental Warfare

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 30 The Apostle Paul teaches that spiritual warfare begins in our minds—with our view of God: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge […]

Living Fragrant Lives

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 29 Women have been known to send their lovers perfume-scented letters which leave the recipients with no doubt whatsoever regarding the contents of the letter. The fragrance communicates love and affection. Paul uses the analogy of a fragrance or an aroma to describe the witness or […]

Bible Literacy and Correct Ideas About God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 28 “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Rom. 15:4). The stories of Noah, Abraham, Hannah, Josiah, and many other individuals who walked with God in the Old Testament […]

The Narrative That Transforms

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 27 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that […]

Grateful for Israel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 26 “. . . My brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of who are the fathers and from whom, according to […]

Spiritual Gravity of Sin and Righteousness

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 25 Without gravitational forces, man would float off into space and into death; without the forces that keep the spheres in their places, the stars of heaven would bombard and destroy the earth. Life could not exist without the mystery of gravity. Spiritual forces also exist. […]