Promise 66: 1 John – 62

1 John John the Beloved perhaps understood Jesus more than any of His close followers during the time of Jesus’ earthwork. After the resurrection, John carried an innate understanding of the scope of redemption: [1Jo 1:9 KJV] 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to […]

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Promise 66: 2 Peter – 61

2 Peter In Peter’s second letter, he emphasizes that God’s will is that we aspire and prosper in natural things as well as spiritual things: 2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain [not only to] godliness but to life [in general] as well. Again as in […]

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Promise 66: 1 Peter – 60

1 Peter The Apostle Peter was charged with the leadership and burden of the church in its infancy. He understood something about the concern, the needs of hurting people, and life’s challenges. In his first letter, he writes a simple admonition and encouragement: 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your care upon God, for He cares […]

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Promise 66: James – 59

James The letter of James makes a powerful case for the practical application of divine truth in our lives. For James, who Jesus is to us is not merely mystical truth but a life-transforming reality in life’s challenging “here and now.” James 1:4 Let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and […]

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David Cuts Saul’s Garment, Part 1

There will come a time in your life that the Lord will deliver your enemy into your hands. Those who have persecuted and lied on you. Those who have prayed for and openly sought your hurt and destruction. Time and circumstance will conspire by the hand of God to give you the opportunity to retaliate. […]

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Promise 66: Hebrews – 58

Hebrews The book of Hebrews is believed to have been written by a woman named Priscilla, who with her husband traveled with Paul in his missionary work. Priscilla’s name means “eagle’s wings,” and she certainly had a soaring estimation of the power and love of God when she wrote: Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the […]

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Promise 66: Philemon – 57

Philemon The letter to Philemon was Paul’s effort to intercede for a runaway slave with his Christian master. In this letter, Paul reminds the offended former master of Philemon the slave that God’s grace and peace is a gift freely given: Philemon 1:3 Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord […]

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Promise 66: Titus – 56

Titus Titus is another trainee of the apostle Paul. This man’s teaching so impacted him that he brought Titus in to take over the church at Crete, the most difficult work that Paul undertook in his missionary journeys. To young Titus, Paul emphasized the transforming power of God: Titus 3:3-6 We were foolish, disobedient, and […]

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Promise 66: 2 Timothy – 55

2 Timothy In Paul’s second letter to his young protege Timothy, he seeks to encourage his young intern with a declaration of the imparted Spirit of God into our lives: 2 Tim. 1:7 God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind. That word […]

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Promise 66: 1 Timothy – 54

1 Timothy St. Timothy was Paul’s traveling companion from a young age. Paul mentored Timothy and trained him to walk humbly and expectantly before God. In 1 Tim. 6:6 Paul teaches Timothy that the Father desires not only that we live godly lives but also to understand that God longs for us to know contentment […]

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