Posts with the category “bible-reading-plan”
by Kevin Massey on July 14th, 2020
20 Now a mediator is not just for one person alone, but God is one. 21 Is the law therefore contrary to God’s promises? Absolutely not! For if the law had been granted with the ability to give life, then righteousness would certainly be on the basis of the law. 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin’s power so that the promise might be given on the basis of faith in Jesus Christ to t...
by Kevin Massey on July 13th, 2020
15 Brothers and sisters, I’m using a human illustration. No one sets aside or makes additions to a validated human will. 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say “and to seeds,” as though referring to many, but referring to one, and to your seed, who is Christ. 17 My point is this: The law, which came 430 years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously est...
by Kevin Massey on July 12th, 2020
LAW AND PROMISE10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, Everyone who does not do everything written in the book of the law is cursed. 11 Now it is clear that no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous will live by faith. 12 But the law is not based on faith; instead, the one who does these things will live by them. 13 Christ redeem...
by Kevin Massey on July 11th, 2020
5 So then, does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law? Or is it by believing what you heard—6 just like Abraham who believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness?7 You know, then, that those who have faith, these are Abraham’s sons. 8 Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and proclaimed the gospel...
by Kevin Massey on July 10th, 2020
JUSTIFICATION THROUGH FAITH1 You foolish Galatians! Who has cast a spell on you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? 2 I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by the Spirit, are you now finishing by the flesh? 4 Did you experience,ac so much for nothi...
by Kevin Massey on July 9th, 2020
15 We are Jews by birth and not “Gentile sinners,” 16 and yet because we know that a person is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we ourselves have believed in Christ Jesus. This was so that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will be justified. 17 But if we ourselves are also...
by Kevin Massey on July 7th, 2020
6 Now from those recognized as important (what they once were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism)—they added nothing to me. 7 On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the uncircumcised, just as Peter was for the circumcised, 8 since the one at work in Peter for an apostleship to the circumcised was also at work in me for the Gentiles. 9 When Jame...
by Kevin Massey on July 6th, 2020
1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also. 2 I went up according to a revelation and presented to them the gospel I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those recognized as leaders. I wanted to be sure I was not running, and had not been running, in vain. 3 But not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though...
by Kevin Massey on July 5th, 2020
20 I declare in the sight of God: I am not lying in what I write to you.21 Afterward, I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 I remained personally unknown to the Judean churches that are in Christ. 23 They simply kept hearing, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.Christian Standard Bible (Nashville, TN: Hol...
by Kevin Massey on July 4th, 2020
15 But when God, who from my mother’s womb set me apart and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me, so that I could preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone. 17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to those who had become apostles before me; instead I went to Arabia and came back to Damascus.18 Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to get t...
by Kevin Massey on July 3rd, 2020
THE ORIGIN OF PAUL’S GOSPEL11 For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel preached by me is not of human origin. 12 For I did not receive it from a human source and I was not taught it, but it came by a revelation of Jesus Christ.13 For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I intensely persecuted God’s church and tried to destroy it. 14 I advanced in Judaism beyo...
by Kevin Massey on July 2nd, 2020
NO OTHER GOSPEL6 I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—7 not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are troubling you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, a curse be on him...
by Kevin Massey on July 1st, 2020
1 Paul, an apostle—not from men or by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead—2 and all the brothers who are with me:To the churches of Galatia.3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father. 5 To him be the glory forever and...
by Kevin Massey on June 30th, 2020
JESUS’ THIRD APPEARANCE TO THE DISCIPLES1 After this, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples by the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way:2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called “Twin”), Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples were together.3 “I’m going fishing,” Simon Peter said to them.“We’re coming with you,” they told him. They went out and got i...
by Kevin Massey on June 29th, 2020
THE EMPTY TOMB1 On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she went running to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, “They’ve taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they’ve put him!”3 At that, Peter and the other disciple went out, h...
by Kevin Massey on June 28th, 2020
17 Carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him and two others with him, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate also had a sign made and put on the cross. It said: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was crucifi...
by Kevin Massey on June 27th, 2020
JESUS FLOGGED AND MOCKED19 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 The soldiers also twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on his head, and clothed him in a purple robe. 3 And they kept coming up to him and saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and were slapping his face.4 Pilate went outside again and said to them, “Look, I’m bringing him out to you to let you know I find no grounds for ch...
by Kevin Massey on June 26th, 2020
JESUS BETRAYED1 After Jesus had said these things, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it. 2 Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas took a company of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees and came there with lanterns, t...
by Kevin Massey on June 25th, 2020
JESUS PRAYS FOR HIMSELF17 Jesus spoke these things, looked up to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you gave him authority over all flesh so that he may give eternal life to everyone you have given him. 3 This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and the one you have sent—Jesus Christ. 4 I have glorified yo...
by Kevin Massey on June 24th, 2020
5 But now I am going away to him who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Yet, because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will convict the world a...
by Kevin Massey on June 23rd, 2020
1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 Every branch in me that does not produce fruit he removes, and he prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unles...
by Kevin Massey on June 22nd, 2020
1 “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also. 4 You know the way to where I am going.”,am5 “Lord,” Thomas said, “we don’t know where you’...
by Kevin Massey on June 21st, 2020
JESUS WASHES HIS DISCIPLES’ FEET13 Before the Passover Festival, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.2 Now when it was time for supper, the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son, to betray him. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into his hands,...
by Kevin Massey on June 20th, 2020
JESUS PREDICTS HIS CRUCIFIXION20 Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 So they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.23 Jesus replied to them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly I tell you, unle...
by Kevin Massey on June 19th, 2020
THE ANOINTING AT BETHANY12 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there; Martha was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of perfume, pure and expensive nard, anointed Jesus’s feet, and wiped his feet with her hair. So the house was ...
by Kevin Massey on June 18th, 2020
JESUS SHARES THE SORROW OF DEATH28 Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”29 As soon as Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. 30 Jesus had not yet come into the village but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 The Jews who were with her in the house consoling her saw that Mary got up ...
by Kevin Massey on June 17th, 2020
1 Now a man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair, and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick. 3 So the sisters sent a message to him: “Lord, the one you love is sick.”4 When Jesus heard it, he said, “This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God, so that t...
by Kevin Massey on June 16th, 2020
THE GOOD SHEPHERD10 “Truly I tell you, anyone who doesn’t enter the sheep pen by the gate but climbs in some other way is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep f...
by Kevin Massey on June 15th, 2020
THE SIXTH SIGN: HEALING A MAN BORN BLIND1 As he was passing by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. “This came about so that God’s works might be displayed in him. 4 We must do the works of him who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no o...
by Kevin Massey on June 14th, 2020
39 “Our father is Abraham,” they replied.“If you were Abraham’s children,” Jesus told them, “you would do what Abraham did. 40 But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. 41 You’re doing what your father does.”“We weren’t born of sexual immorality,” they said. “We have one Father—God.”42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your F...
by Kevin Massey on June 13th, 2020
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD12 Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are testifying about yourself. Your testimony is not valid.”14 “Even if I testify about myself,” Jesus replied, “My testimony is true, because I know where I came from and where I’m going. But ...
by Kevin Massey on June 12th, 2020
THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT37 On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me,ak and drink. 38 The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.” 39 He said this about the Spirit. Those who believed in Jesus were going to receive the Spirit, for the Spirit had...
by Kevin Massey on June 11th, 2020
THE UNBELIEF OF JESUS’ BROTHERS1 After this, Jesus traveled in Galilee, since he did not want to travel in Judea because the Jews were trying to kill him. 2 The Jewish Festival of Shelters was near. 3 So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples can see your works that you are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret while he’s seeking public recognition. If you do...
by Kevin Massey on June 9th, 2020
THE BREAD OF LIFE22 The next day, the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw there had been only one boat. They also saw that Jesus had not boarded the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone off alone. 23 Some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his dis...
by Kevin Massey on June 7th, 2020
17 Jesus responded to them, “My Father is still working, and I am working also.” 18 This is why the Jews began trying all the more to kill him: Not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal to God.19 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, the Son is not able to do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Fathe...
by Kevin Massey on June 6th, 2020
46 He went again to Cana of Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him and pleaded with him to come down and heal his son, since he was about to die.48 Jesus told him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.”49 “Sir,” t...
by Kevin Massey on June 5th, 2020
1 When Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard he was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were), 3 he left Judea and went again to Galilee. 4 He had to travel through Samaria; 5 so he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the property that Jacob had given his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out f...
by Kevin Massey on June 4th, 2020
1 There was a man from the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to him at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could perform these signs you do unless God were with him.”3 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, unless someone is born again,,s he cannot see the kingdom of God.”4 “How can anyone be born when he is old?” Nicode...
by Kevin Massey on June 3rd, 2020
1 On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there, and 2 Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well. 3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”4 “What does that have to do with you and me, woman?” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.”5 “Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.6 Now six stone w...
by Kevin Massey on June 2nd, 2020
19 This was John’s testimony when the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, “Who are you?”20 He didn’t deny it but confessed: “I am not the Messiah.”21 “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?”“I am not,” he said.“Are you the Prophet?”“No,” he answered.22 “Who are you, then?” they asked. “We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?”2...
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