The Outsiders: The Worthy Luke 7:1-10 Common English Bible (CEB) 7 After Jesus finished presenting all his words among the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 A centurion had a servant who was very important to him, but the servant was ill and about to die. 3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to […]

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Free to Change

Galatians 6:1-10 Common English Bible (CEB) Caring and sharing 6 Brothers and sisters, if a person is caught doing something wrong, you who are spiritual should restore someone like this with a spirit of gentleness. Watch out for yourselves so you won’t be tempted too. 2 Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law […]

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Free to be you

Galatians 5:1-6 Common English Bible (CEB) 5 1 Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don’t submit to the bondage of slavery again. Arguments against being circumcised 2 Look, I, Paul, am telling you that if you have yourselves circumcised, having Christ won’t help you. 3 Again I swear to every man who has himself […]

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Can you see it?

Romans 1:1-17 Common English Bible (CEB) 1 From Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for God’s good news. 2-3 God promised this good news about his Son ahead of time through his prophets in the holy scriptures. His Son was descended from David. 4 He was publicly identified as God’s Son with power […]

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Creating Space

Matthew 21:1-17 Common English Bible (CEB) 21 When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus gave two disciples a task. 2 He said to them, “Go into the village over there. As soon as you enter, you will find a donkey tied up and a colt with it. Untie them and bring them to […]

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You’re not wearing that, are you?

Matthew 22:1-14 Common English Bible (CEB) 22 Jesus responded by speaking again in parables: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding party for his son. 3 He sent his servants to call those invited to the wedding party. But they didn’t want to come. 4 Again he sent other servants and said to them, ‘Tell those who […]

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Left Handed Power

Matthew 13:24-46 Common English Bible (CEB) 24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the stalks sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The servants of the landowner came […]

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