Your Delight

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Delight yourself
in the Lord;
and He will give you
the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4 NASB

The Giver

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Give thanks
to the God of heaven.

His faithful love
endures forever!

Psalm 136:26 NLT

Count Your Blessings!

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Bless the Lord,
O my soul,
and forget none 
of His benefits.

Psalm 103:2 NASB

The End

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But according to His promise
we are looking for
new heavens
and a new earth,
in which righteousness dwells.

2 Peter 3:13 NASB

Get Out of Your Seat!

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“If anyone wants
to come after Me,
he must deny himself,
take up his cross daily,
and follow Me.”

– Jesus in Luke 9:23 NASB

Greater Than

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Greater is
HE
who is in you
than
he
who is in the world.

1 John 4:4b NASB

You Are Worthy!

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Yours, O Lord,
is the greatness
and the power

and the glory
and the victory
and the majesty,
for all that is in the heavens
and in the earth is Yours.
Yours is the Kingdom, O Lord,
and You are exalted as head above all.  

1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV

Hope-Bearers

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But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy,
always being prepared to make a defense
to anyone who asks you for a reason
for the HOPE that is in you;
yet do it with gentleness and respect…

1 Peter 3:15 ESV

The Last Laugh

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Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and
against His Anointed, saying,

“Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.”
The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.

Psalm 2:1-4 NIV

Our Rescuer

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With every bone in my body I will praise Him:
“Lord, who can compare with You?
Who else rescues the helpless from the strong?
Who else protects the helpless
and poor from those who rob them?”

Psalm 35:10 NLT

Watch & Pray

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In the morning, O Lord,
You will hear my voice;
In the morning
I will order my prayer to You
and eagerly watch.

Psalm 5:3 NASB95

Heart Transplant

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And I will give you a new heart,
and I will put a new Spirit in you.

I will take out your
stony,

stubborn
heart

and give you a
tender,

responsive
heart.  

Ezekiel 36:26 NLT

Yes & No

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If You, O Lord, were to keep track of sins,
O Lord, who could stand before You? 

But You are willing to forgive,
so that You might be honored.

Psalm 130:3-4 NET

It Bites!

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PUT ON
the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make
NO provision
for the flesh,
to gratify
its desires.

Romans 13:14 ESV

Pass the Salt

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Let your speech
always be gracious,
seasoned with salt,
so that you may know
how you ought to answer
each person.

Colossians 4:6 ESV

Living in Exile?

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Let us think of ways
to motivate one another
to acts of love and good works.
And let us not neglect
our meeting together,
as some people do,
but encourage one another,
especially now that
the day of Jesus’ return
is drawing near.

Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT

Abide

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“I am the vine,
you are the branches;
he who abides in Me
and I in him,

he bears much fruit,
for apart from Me
you can do nothing.”

Jesus, John 15:5 NASB95

Shine with Joy!

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The whole earth is filled
with awe at Your wonders; 
where morning dawns,
where evening fades,
You call forth songs of joy.  

Psalm 65:8 NIV

Come Home!

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I will go home to my father and say,
“Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you,
and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.
Please take me on as a hired servant.”
So he returned home to his father.
And while he was still a long way off,
his father saw him coming.
Filled with love and compassion,
he ran to his son,
embraced him,
and kissed him.

Luke 15:18-20 NLT

Never Changes

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Jesus Christ is the same
yesterday
and today
and forever.  

Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Back Pain?

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“Come to Me,
all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you
and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.”

Jesus in Matthew 11:28-29 NIV

The Fruit of Praise

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Though the fig tree
should not blossom,

nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 ESV

Freedom

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“So if the Son sets you free,
you are truly free.”

~ Jesus in John 8:36 NLT

Your Table

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Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
who walk in obedience to Him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house,
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table
.

Psalm 128:1-3 NIV

Just like your Father

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Be kind to one another,
tender-hearted,
forgiving each other, 
just as God in Christ
also has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32 NASB95

Rejoice!

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“Haven’t you read,” Jesus replied,
“that at the beginning the Creator
made them male and female?”

Matthew 19:4 NIV

Masterpiece

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For we are God’s masterpiece.
He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things
He planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:10 NLT

Sacrifice Doesn’t Use Words

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We know what real love is because
Jesus gave up His life for us.
So we also ought to give up our lives
for our brothers and sisters.

1 John 3:16 NIV

Pick and Choose

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“Choose this day
whom you will serve…
as for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15 ESV

Speak the Truth

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For they exchanged the Truth of God for a lie,
and worshiped and served the creature
rather than the Creator,
who is blessed forever. Amen.

Romans 1:25 NASB95

Past Tense

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For those God foreknew He also predestined
to be conformed to the image of his Son,
that He might be the firstborn
among many brothers and sisters.
And those He predestined, He also called;
those He called,He also justified;
those He justified, He also glorified.

Romans 8:29-30 NIV

a Mother’s Heart

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But Mary treasured
all these things,
pondering them
in her heart.

Luke 2:19 NASB

Not the Children!

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“Whoever receives one such child in My Name receives Me,
but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin,
it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck
and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”

Jesus in Matthew 18:5-6 ESV

The Mirror

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Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV

Take a Knee

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Therefore
God has highly exalted Him

and bestowed on Him 
the Name that is above every name, 
so that at the Name of Jesus 
every knee should bow,
in heaven
and on earth
and under the earth, 

and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.  

Philippians 2:9-11 ESV

Sonrise

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And the angel said to the women,
“Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking
for Jesus who has been crucified. 
He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said.
Come, see the place where He was lying. 
And go quickly and tell His disciples
that He has risen from the dead;
and behold, He is going ahead of you to Galilee.
There you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”  

Matthew 28:5-7 NASB95

Canceled!

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You were dead because of your sins
and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away.
Then God made you alive with Christ,
for He forgave all our sins.
He CANCELED the record of the charges against us
and took it away by nailing it to the cross.

Colossians 2:13-14 NLT

Riches in Christ

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For you know the grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ,

that though He was rich,
yet for your sake He became poor,
so that you through His poverty 
might become rich.  

2 Corinthians 8:9 NASB

Be Bold

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The wicked flee
when no one is pursuing,
but the righteous
are bold as a lion.  

Proverbs 28:1 NASB

Eyes on Jesus

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Jesus said, “Come.”
Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus.  
But when he saw the strong wind he became afraid.
And starting to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him,
“You of little faith, why did you doubt?”  

Matthew 14:29-31 NET

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