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Holy Scripture Reading, Romans 1: 17, NASB.

Verse of the Day
August 19
Romans 1:17
17 “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”
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*The genesis of Paul’s Gospel is always Jewish and from the Old Testament or Covenant.

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Holy Scripture Reading, Philippians 1: 21, NIV’11.

Philippians 1:21

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“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

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*Death for the Christian is the presence and personal coming of Christ for His Beloved One… full Redemption & Salvation!

Holy Scripture Reading, James 1: 27, NASB.

Verse of the Day
August 18
James 1:27
27 “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”

*The World, i.e. “the World” system, fallen & broken is never the friend of the Christian. By position ‘In Christ’, the true Christian is “dead” to the world!

Holy Scripture Reading, 2 Corinthians 10: 17-18, NIV’11.

2 Corinthians 10:17-18

New International Version

‘But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.’

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Holy Scripture Reading, 1 Corinthians 13: 12, NASB.

Verse of the Day
August 17
1 Corinthians 13:12
12 “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” (NASB)
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Holy Scripture Reading, John 3: 1-21, NASB.

Today’s Bible Reading
August 17
John 3:1-21; NASB

1 “Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2 this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? 11 “Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. 12 “If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 “No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. 14 “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 “But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

*The New Birth & Regeneration, and note water baptism is but a sign & seal of this, but NOT the very essence! See verse 8.

Holy Scripture Reading, 2 Corinthains 7: 1, NIV’11.

2 Corinthians 7:1

New International Version

“Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”

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