December 27: “Refusing to Stir Up Anger”

Proverbs 30:33 (NLT): “As the beating of cream yields butter and striking the nose causes bleeding, so stirring up anger causes quarrels.”

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December 20: “Does God Ever Think About Me?”

Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT): “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”

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December 10: “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”

Revelation 2:4-5 (NLT): “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first! Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches.”

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December 4: “A Divine Love Relationship”

1 John 4:9-10 (NLT): “God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”

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December 3: “Love and Church Splits”

1 John 3:14-15 (NLT): “If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead. Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.”

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September 15: “Love God More Than People”

Galatians 2:11-12 (NLT): “But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision.”

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