It’s Nailed to the Cross

Colossians 2:13–15 (MEV): And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has resurrected together with Him, having forgiven you all sins. He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us and contrary to us, and He took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. …

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It’s Time to Take in Jesus and Put Away the Former Things

1 Peter 2:1 (MEV): Therefore put away all wickedness, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking. Because of all the things Peter addresses previously, we ought willfully live differently. That means putting away the former things we did by habit. That different way of living would have us to rid ourselves of wickedness in any …

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Guard your Minds

1 Peter 1:13–16 (MEV): Therefore guard your minds, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children do not conduct yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. But as He who has called you is holy, …

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Those Who are Sanctified are All of One

1 Peter 1:10–12 (MEV): Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that should come to you have inquired and searched diligently, seeking the events and time the Spirit of Christ, who was within them, signified when He foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them …

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A Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3–9 (MEV): Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that does not fade away, kept in heaven for …

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The Wages of Sin

Romans 6:23 (MEV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. The wages of sin is death. It's that simple. Think about what Paul is saying. Understanding this critical point is a foundation to everything. To do that, consider the context… Romans 6:19–23 …

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Jesus has been Gifted Everything

John 5:21–23 (MEV): For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. The Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all men should honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor …

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