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1 John 2:15-16

“For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.” (1 John 2:16, ESV) I know that I promised a verse per week; but this one needs context. So if you can get the whole section you’ll be better off: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world,…

Genesis 3:1

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”  (Genesis 3:1, ESV)   This may seem an odd verse to choose for our memory project. But if we can remember this historical account we can also be mindful of the way that sin so often…

Colossians 1:16

“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.” (Colossians 1:16, ESV)   Paul wrote his letter to the Colossian church to combat heretical teaching that was going on in the day. It is difficult to determine the exact…

Psalm 90:1-2

“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:1–2, ESV)   Followers of Jesus are described in 1 Peter as sojourners and exiles in this world (2:11). We are like refugees: living in this world, speaking the language,…

2 Timothy 3:16–17

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16–17, ESV)   Can the Bible really be trusted? What is it good for in my everyday life? Why do you think so many people play the Lottery? Why are…

Psalm 119:11

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11, ESV)   This verse comes from the lengthy chapter of Psalm 119, a text many have memorized in its entirety to their great profit. William Wilberforce, the British statesman who was largely responsible for the abolition of the slave trade throughout the empire, wrote in his diary in…
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