Monthly Archives: April 2011

Acquiring Peace and Zeal for Perfection

The Eleventh Chapter Acquiring Peace and Zeal for Perfection WE SHOULD enjoy much peace if we did not concern ourselves with what others say and do, for these are no concern of ours. How can a man who meddles in … Continue reading

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Avoiding Idle Talk

The Tenth Chapter Avoiding Idle Talk SHUN the gossip of men as much as possible, for discussion of worldly affairs, even though sincere, is a great distraction inasmuch as we are quickly ensnared and captivated by vanity. Many a time … Continue reading

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Matthew 27

27 (New International Version, ©2011) Matthew 27 Judas Hangs Himself  1 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed. 2So they bound him, led him away and … Continue reading

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resurrection of Jesus

Matthew 27:53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. Matthew 27:52-54 (in Context) Matthew 27 (Whole Chapter) Luke 20:27 [ The Resurrection and Marriage ] Some of … Continue reading

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Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24   Commentary on Psalm by Nancy Koester   On Easter Sunday, the church proclaims, “O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 118:1). Jesus Christ is risen. And in … Continue reading

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Obedience and Subjection

The Ninth Chapter Obedience and Subjection IT IS a very great thing to obey, to live under a superior and not to be one’s own master, for it is much safer to be subject than it is to command. Many … Continue reading

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Shunning Over-Familiarity

The Eighth Chapter Shunning Over-Familiarity DO NOT open your heart to every man, but discuss your affairs with one who is wise and who fears God. Do not keep company with young people and strangers. Do not fawn upon the … Continue reading

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