Month: May 2015

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Micah 2:6–11 — The Remnant Preacher

6  “Do not preach”—thus they preach—“one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us.” 7  Should this be said, O house of Jacob? Has the Lord grown impatient? Are these his deeds? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly? 8  But lately my people have risen up as an enemy; you strip the rich robe from...

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Mark 10:32–45 — Why Christ Came

32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of...

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Micah 2:1–5 — When Is Enough Enough?

Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. Therefore thus says...

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Mark 10:17–31 — Inheriting the Kingdom

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder,...

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Micah 1:8–16 — National Hysteria

For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will make lamentation like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches. For her wound is incurable, and it has come to Judah; it has reached to the gate of my people, to Jerusalem. Tell it not in Gath; weep not at...

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Micah 1:2–7 — The Judge Comes Down

2  Hear, you peoples, all of you; pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it, and let the Lord God be a witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. 3  For behold, the Lord is coming out of his place, and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth. 4  And the mountains...

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Mark 10:1–12 — The Two Shall Become One Flesh

10 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. 2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did...

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Mark 9:43–50 — The Extent of Discipleship

43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two...