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Breaking Up With The “Selfie” Life

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 16 New ideas and new activities demand the invention of a new vocabulary. The word “selfie” describes the 21st century cultural phenomenon of taking a digital self-portrait and editing it immediately...

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The Knowledge That Says "NO" To Sin

The ONE YEAR® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 15 "Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect and the acknowledgement of the truth which accords with godliness" (Titus 1:1, emphasis added)....

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Church Conduct

Paul’s letter to Timothy, the pastor of the church at Ephesus, provides a number of guidelines that, when not followed, result in personal defeat and communal disgrace upon the church. Among these issues, Paul addresses church conduct: “These things I write to you,...

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Church Conduct

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 14 Paul’s letter to Timothy, the pastor of the church at Ephesus, provides a number of guidelines that, when not followed, result in personal defeat and communal disgrace upon the church. Among these...

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Suffering And Submission

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 13 "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you" (Jas. 4:7). Submission, the despised "S" word, is a training issue. Once our intellect understands the value of submission, faith...

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Faith Goes The Distance

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 12 Actions are belief-driven. They do not produce beliefs; they reveal beliefs. Perseverance, on the other hand, reveals and matures faith. “Bailing out” reveals immature faith or downright unbelief....

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A New Epicenter

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 11 Three epicenters exist from which all people operate or navigate life: Moralists operate from an epicenter of legalistic righteousness. The Apostle Paul formerly pursued righteousness by keeping the...

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Characteristics of Pride

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 10 Like slices of bread, two commands sandwich Paul’s description of Christ’s humility: “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others...

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Before And After Conversion

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 9 Before and after pictures. We've all seen them. They demonstrate the effectiveness of aesthetic medical procedures, home makeovers, weight loss, etc. Paul often uses such "before and after" pictures...

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Warfare Mentality

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 8 A terrorist entered the garden of Eden to capture the heart and soul of man. Adam and Eve succumbed to the enemy when they failed to appropriate God's Word, lift up the shield of faith, and stand...

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Shacking Up With The Devil

The ONE YEAR® Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 7 Paul transitions from doctrinal teaching to practical application in Ephesians 4:1-3: "I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were...

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Their Story, Our Story

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 6 Early in the Bible's metanarrative, in Genesis 3:15, God promised Adam and Eve (the originators of all humanity) a coming Redeemer. Many generations later, He isolated Abraham from all the men upon...

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God Speaks

The ONE YEAR® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 5 Paul doesn't have a hope-so faith but a know-so faith. He has a word from God: "Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you"...

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Evangelism That Makes Men Tremble

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 4 The apostle Paul's preaching and witness to the Jews eventually bring him to be arrested by the Jews and imprisoned by the Romans. His opponents seek to kill him, so the Roman soldiers charged with...

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The Unruly Gospel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 3 Religious disputes are as old as the human race. Often those seeking to defuse a dispute only increase its intensity. That's what happens when Paul arrives in Jerusalem. Jewish-background believers...

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God’s Methodology

The One Year\'ae Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 8 "Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus...

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New Covenant, New Community, New Commission

The One Year\'ae Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 7 \ Since the Fall, all of humanity exhibits a heart problem\'97a sinful default that disbelieves God\'92s goodness and the veracity of His word. God promises, and activity from the Creation Era...

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Story-driven Truth

The One Year\'ae Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), October 19 \ Jesus uses stories to unpack truth. Simple stories. Stories with which anyone may\'a0identify. \ \ In response to the Pharisees\'92 attitude of superiority toward tax collectors and...

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Don't Worry, Be Peaceful

The One Year\'ae Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), October 16 \ "Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing" (Lk. 12:22-23). \ \ Advertising exists to...

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Looking for Faith

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 30 Everywhere Jesus goes He looks for faith. He doesn’t find it where it should abound; instead, He finds it in the most unlikely of people. And He wrecks the theology of the religious crowd in the...

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Missing the Messiah

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 29 Isaiah sees the scope of the Messiah’s ministry five hundred years before He walks upon the earth and begins His earthly ministry: “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has...

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Two Guilty Verdicts

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 28 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (Jn. 3:19). Some parade their evil deeds publicly by...

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The Last Adam

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 27 The first Adam was created in the image of God from the dust of the earth. Once formed by God, he was filled by God, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his...

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Assessing Faith, Evaluating Ministry

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 26 John the Baptist was a fireball of a preacher with an unusual ministry. The Gospels provide a number of details regarding John and his ministry: John the Baptist was rough around the edges, “Now...

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