December 1: “Jesus, Our Defense Attorney”

1 John 2:1 (NLT): “My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.”

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October 16: “No One Is Too Far Gone”

1 Timothy 1:15-16 (NLT): “This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.”

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October 10: “Celebrate God’s Grace But Never Presume Upon It”

Jeremiah 14:11-12 (NLT): “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Do not pray for these people anymore. When they fast, I will pay no attention. When they present their burnt offerings and grain offerings to me, I will not accept them. Instead, I will devour them with war, famine, and disease.’”

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September 23: “We Are Saved and Live by Grace”

Ephesians 2:8-10 (NLT): “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

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September 13: “Are You in the Faith?”

2 Corinthians 13:5 (NLT): “Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.”

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September 8: “A Gracious God and an Amazing Gift”

Isaiah 1:18 (NLT): “‘Come now, let’s settle this,’ says the LORD. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.’”

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June 2: “Growing in Grace”

John 21:7 (NLT): “Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It’s the Lord!’ When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore.”

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November 9: “Encouragement to Pray Boldly”

Because of what Jesus has done for us, we can boldly go into Heaven’s throne room and ask for what we need. God stands ready to listen and, if He believes it to be the right thing to do, answer our prayers.

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