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in the presence of God – 359

“for I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. as it is written, “whoever gathered...

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in the presence of God -358

“not that i am speaking of being in need, for i have learned in whatever situation i am to be content. i know how to be brought low, and i know how to abound. in any and every circumstance, i have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. i...

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in the presence of God – 357

and he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. many rich people put in large sums. and a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. and he called his disciples to him and said to them,...

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in the presence of God – 356

for if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. [2 cor 8:12]   we are a people of “yes, but”.  as people who affirm the word of God,  we cannot avoid being confronted with truths when we go...

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in the presence of God – 355

[12] for if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. [13] for i do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness [14] your abundance at the present time...

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in the presence of God – 354

but godliness with contentment is great gain,  for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. but if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. but those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare,...

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in the presence of God – 353

then Jesus told his disciples, if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. for whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. for what will it profit a man if he gains the...

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in the presence of God – 352

and i am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. [philippians 1:6]   tetelestai. it is finished. the finished work of Christ, perfectly sinless, fully covered our sin, perfectly. but the continued...

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in the presence of God – 351

and in this matter i give my judgment: this benefits you, who a year ago started not only to do this work but also to desire to do it. so now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have. [2...

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in the presence of God – 350

[9] for you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. [2 corinthians 8:8]   good friday is a dark day we remember the death of Jesus that consumed our guilt...

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