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  • Jesus Is the Ultimate Prophet, Priest and King

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    Jesus Christ has existed from eternity as God the Son. But He came to earth to make sinful people right with God again. His salvation work can be described in three key words: He is the ultimate Prophet, Priest and King — not just during His earthly ministry, but forever. This reading plan takes 11 days to discover what these three ‘offices’ of Jesus imply.

  • Hindrances to Prayer: Reasons God May Not Answer Your Prayers

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    Sometimes we pray for something and feel there are no answers from God. There are things in our lives and hearts that may cause God to not hear our prayers. Join us in a scripture study that highlights key verses to give you confidence and help you remove any hindrances in communication between you and the Lord.

  • Make Every Effort: Peter's Fervent Pleas

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    Nearing the end of our life, irrelevant and petty things fall away, leaving only essentials. Peter knew his life was soon to be taken from him, and passionately wrote his second letter to pass on the most important lessons learned from his precious Lord and Savior. Join us in exploring what it means to "make every effort" to grow in our Christian life.

  • Fear the Lord and Fear Not; Awe and Reverence for God

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    Scripture sometimes tells us NOT to fear, and then it tells us TO fear God, in the same Scripture passage. What are we to do with these; how do we reconcile them? This plan helps us understand the balance of awe and reverence we must hold toward our Holy God, helping us to be both humbled and encouraged through life’s events.

  • Living Water

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    The Gospel of John shows us who Jesus is. In chapter 4, we read how Jesus reveals Himself in a conversation with a Samaritan woman at a well. This story contains many lessons for us. John has written it down for us, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31)

  • Triumph Over Trouble

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    We would love a stress-free life, but that’s not what happens in this sin-sick world. We all experience trouble and trials, and if we serve Jesus with our whole hearts, we will suffer persecution. So, what about all these troubles that plague us? Jesus told us we would face trouble, so is joy possible in the middle of trouble, and could these troubles be something for which we thank God?

  • Fight the Good Fight of Faith

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    The Bible blesses peacemakers, but also exhorts us to “fight the good fight”. This last phrase is not an exhortation to attack other people, but to resist the devil and our own sinful desires. This reading plan presents seven Bible verses about this topic. It can be combined with our other Reading Plans: “The Great Battle” and “The Battle Is the Lord’s”.

  • Thankfulness

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    Thankfulness is a recurring theme in the Bible. Christians are exhorted to “give thanks in all circumstances”, and they have so much reason to! Over the next few days, let’s read what the Bible has to say about this topic — and let’s practice thankfulness.

  • Hosanna to the King!

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    David is the most famous king in the Bible. Rulers that came later are compared to him, often to their disadvantage. But God promised the coming of “the Son of David”, a perfect king who would bring freedom and restoration. Ever since David died, people were longing for him. But when he came, many did not recognize him… Do read with us to discover who he is!

  • Walking in the Truth

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    The Bible is a multi-faceted book that covers many different topics. One topic that stands out, is “truth”. Many people are seeking truth or debating whether ultimate truth exists. This Reading Plan studies what the Bible says about truth, and what implications this has for our daily lives.

  • The World's Empty Promises

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    We are constantly bombarded with promises of success, joy and happiness if we just follow certain people, purchase certain products, or engage in certain activities. We easily get betrayed by these empty promises; because they cannot fulfill in us that which only our Creator can satisfy. This plan explores the purpose for which we were created, and how truly empty all of these promises are.

  • What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

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    “I have decided to follow Jesus…”, a well-known Christian hymn sings. Jesus Himself says, “Whoever does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me” (Matthew 10:38). But what does this phrase mean? How can we follow Jesus? What are the costs and what are the benefits of doing so? This reading plan helps you to answer these questions, and more.

  • Brokenness, the Path to Glory

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    Serving God with your whole heart, and yet experiencing devastating trouble? These devotions explore why God allows heartaches and afflictions to enter the lives of godly people. God’s express desire, for each of us who love Him, is to produce spiritual brokenness in us. It describes every useful man and woman of God in the Bible. Are you ready for God’s glory to be released through you?

  • Hannah: Trusting God With Your Problems

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    The book of First Samuel records the story of Hannah, an Israelite woman. Her life circumstances were humiliating and demoralizing. But the Bible pictures her as an exemplary, God-fearing woman. This reading plan takes Hannah’s life story as an example for our own lives. Do read with us!

  • Elijah. Man of Courage, Man of Faith, Man of God.

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    The Bible is full of stories about people who try to live to God's glory - with ups and downs. Elijah is such a man. He is a prophet who serves God wholeheartedly, but is also prone to despondency and depression. He confronts the king fearlessly, but flees from the queen. And in all this, God continues to care for His servant.

  • Mary, Did You Know?

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    “All generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me,” Mary sang. And she was right. She became the mother of Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God! This gives her a unique position in God’s salvation plan. This reading plan is about Mary, a humble and blessed woman with great faith.

  • You Are Called to be a Saint

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    Being a Christian means that you belong to Jesus Christ and are called to live a holy life devoted to His glory; in other words, to be a saint. This has an enormous impact on your life. It changes your position towards God and towards other people, and it has consequences for your choices. Becoming a saint is not optional. It is the calling of every believer.

  • How Do You Respond to Jesus?

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    Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity. Millions of people worldwide worship Him as their Savior, but others fiercely reject Him. Some people are prepared to die for Jesus’ sake, others live as though He does not exist. This reading plan describes how different people groups responded to Jesus and challenges you to rethink your own response to Him.

  • Gems of Wisdom From the Bible

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    Real wisdom is a precious commodity that many are looking for, but few ever find. The Bible contains a whole book of wise lessons, called Proverbs. These proverbs were written down by men, but inspired by “the only wise God” (see Romans 16:27). This Reading Plan studies fourteen gems of wisdom from this Bible book. Do read with us and become wise...

  • Hope in God!

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    For many people, “hope” is something positive but also something uncertain. If we hope for something, we are not sure whether it will happen. However, the Bible teaches us that there is a source of hope that is absolutely certain and trustworthy — God's character and promises. This reading plan is about hope from a Biblical perspective.

  • Finding Freedom in Jesus

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    Jesus says: “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32). That sounds good, since freedom is something we are all looking for! This reading plan introduces twelve types of freedom that can all be found in Jesus.

  • Finding Deep and Lasting Joy in Jesus

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    People try to find joy in many different areas of life; relationships, work, money, etc. However, to find true and lasting joy you need something else: a living relationship with Jesus Christ! Join us for one week to see what the Bible says about finding deep joy in God.

  • The Light Shines in the Darkness

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    The apostle John wrote a book about Jesus, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). This reading plan goes through many Scripture verses, and the first chapters of John’s gospel, to discover who Jesus is.

  • Samuel — Prophet and Leader

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    In the first centuries of their existence as a people, the Israelites had no king. Instead, God appointed prophets and judges to lead them. The last prophet-judge was Samuel. He was a faithful leader who wanted to serve the Lord and to seek the best for his people. This reading plan takes you through Samuel’s life in 15 days and contains valuable lessons that are still relevant today.

  • God’s Word

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    God’s Word plays a vital role in the life of every Christian. This Reading Plan studies Bible verses that explain why God’s Word is so important and discusses some of its characteristics.