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  • January 18: Genesis 1:26–27; John 17:2; Romans 5:14; Romans 5:19; 1 Corinthians 15:45–48; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Hebrews 1:1–3; Hebrews 2:9; John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 2:9–10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–14; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 1:19

    Morning: Genesis 1:26–27; John 17:2; Romans 5:14; Romans 5:19; 1 Corinthians 15:45–48; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Hebrews 1:1–3; Hebrews 2:9

    The one who was to come.

    But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.—One has died for all.—For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.—Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.—Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.—But in these last days [God] has spoken to us by his Son…. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature.—“You have given him authority over all flesh.”

    The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.

    Genesis 1:26–27 (Listen)

    26 Then God said, “Let us make man1 in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

    27   So God created man in his own image,
        in the image of God he created him;
        male and female he created them.

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:26 The Hebrew word for man (adam) is the generic term for mankind and becomes the proper name Adam

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    John 17:2 (Listen)

    since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

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    Romans 5:14 (Listen)

    14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.

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    Romans 5:19 (Listen)

    19 For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.

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    1 Corinthians 15:45–48 (Listen)

    45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”;1 the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.

    Footnotes

    [1] 15:45 Greek a living soul

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    2 Corinthians 5:14 (Listen)

    14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

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    Hebrews 1:1–3 (Listen)

    The Supremacy of God's Son

    Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

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    Hebrews 2:9 (Listen)

    But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

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    Evening: John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 2:9–10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–14; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 1:19

    “Write therefore the things… that are to take place after this.”

    But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.—“When the Spirit of truth comes,… he will declare to you the things that are to come.”—Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

    But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep…. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

    John 16:13 (Listen)

    13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

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    1 Corinthians 2:9–10 (Listen)

    But, as it is written,

      “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
        nor the heart of man imagined,
      what God has prepared for those who love him”—

    10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

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    1 Thessalonians 4:13–14 (Listen)

    The Coming of the Lord

    13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

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    1 Thessalonians 4:16–17 (Listen)

    16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

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    Revelation 1:7 (Listen)

    Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail1 on account of him. Even so. Amen.

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:7 Or mourn

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    Revelation 1:19 (Listen)

    19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.

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  • January 17: Psalm 30:2–3; Psalm 40:1–2; Isaiah 38:17; Jonah 2:7; Micah 7:18–19; 1 John 4:9–10; Psalm 119:105; Romans 13:12; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 2:8; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 John 2:18; Jude 17–18; Revelation 1:19

    Morning: Psalm 30:2–3; Psalm 40:1–2; Isaiah 38:17; Jonah 2:7; Micah 7:18–19; 1 John 4:9–10

    But in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction.

    God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

    Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities under foot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.—O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.—“When my life was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.”—I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock.

    Psalm 30:2–3 (Listen)

      O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
        and you have healed me.
      O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
        you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 30:3 Or to life, that I should not go down to the pit

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    Psalm 40:1–2 (Listen)

    My Help and My Deliverer

    To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

    40   I waited patiently for the LORD;
        he inclined to me and heard my cry.
      He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
        out of the miry bog,
      and set my feet upon a rock,
        making my steps secure.

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    Isaiah 38:17 (Listen)

    17   Behold, it was for my welfare
        that I had great bitterness;
      but in love you have delivered my life
        from the pit of destruction,
      for you have cast all my sins
        behind your back.

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    Jonah 2:7 (Listen)

      When my life was fainting away,
        I remembered the LORD,
      and my prayer came to you,
        into your holy temple.

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    Micah 7:18–19 (Listen)

    God's Steadfast Love and Compassion

    18   Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
        and passing over transgression
        for the remnant of his inheritance?
      He does not retain his anger forever,
        because he delights in steadfast love.
    19   He will again have compassion on us;
        he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
      You will cast all our1 sins
        into the depths of the sea.

    Footnotes

    [1] 7:19 Hebrew their

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    1 John 4:9–10 (Listen)

    In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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    Evening: Psalm 119:105; Romans 13:12; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 2:8; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 John 2:18; Jude 17–18; Revelation 1:19

    “Write therefore the things… that are.”

    For now we see in a mirror dimly.—At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.

    And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.—Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

    But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.”—Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.

    Children, it is the last hour.—The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

    Psalm 119:105 (Listen)

    Nun

    105   Your word is a lamp to my feet
        and a light to my path.

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    Romans 13:12 (Listen)

    12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

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    1 Corinthians 13:12 (Listen)

    12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

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    1 Timothy 4:1 (Listen)

    Some Will Depart from the Faith

    Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

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    Hebrews 2:8 (Listen)

        putting everything in subjection under his feet.”

    Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.

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    2 Peter 1:19 (Listen)

    19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

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    1 John 2:18 (Listen)

    Warning Concerning Antichrists

    18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.

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    Jude 17–18 (Listen)

    A Call to Persevere

    17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18 They1 said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:18 Or Christ, because they

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    Revelation 1:19 (Listen)

    19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.

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  • January 16: John 1:16; John 3:35; Romans 14:9; Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9–11; Colossians 1:16; Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:10; Luke 24:39–40; John 19:35; 1 Corinthians 2:5; 2 Peter 1:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 1:3; Revelation 1:19

    Morning: John 1:16; John 3:35; Romans 14:9; Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9–11; Colossians 1:16; Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:10

    For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.

    The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.—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.—Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.—For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

    For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.—And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.—And from his fullness we have all received.

    John 1:16 (Listen)

    16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.1

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:16 Or grace in place of grace

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    John 3:35 (Listen)

    35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.

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    Romans 14:9 (Listen)

    For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

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    Ephesians 1:21 (Listen)

    21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

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    Philippians 2:9–11 (Listen)

    Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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    Colossians 1:16 (Listen)

    16 For by1 him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

    Footnotes

    [1] 1:16 That is, by means of; or in

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    Colossians 1:19 (Listen)

    19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

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    Colossians 2:10 (Listen)

    10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

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    Evening: Luke 24:39–40; John 19:35; 1 Corinthians 2:5; 2 Peter 1:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 1:3; Revelation 1:19

    “Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.”

    Men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.—That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

    “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.—He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe.

    For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.—That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

    Luke 24:39–40 (Listen)

    39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.

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    John 19:35 (Listen)

    35 He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe.

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    1 Corinthians 2:5 (Listen)

    so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men1 but in the power of God.

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:5 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women

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    2 Peter 1:16 (Listen)

    Christ's Glory and the Prophetic Word

    16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

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    2 Peter 1:21 (Listen)

    21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

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    1 John 1:3 (Listen)

    that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

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    Revelation 1:19 (Listen)

    19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.

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Today's Bible Verse

  • Matthew 5:11-12 18 Jan 2019 | 1:01 am

    "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."