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Cords

Hosea 11:1-2a, 4a “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.  But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me…I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love…” John 2:14-15 “In … Continue reading

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Fruit

Deuteronomy 8:7-9a “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, … Continue reading

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Martyr

Matthew 5:43-44 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” Acts 7:59-8:1 “While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, … Continue reading

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Banner

Exodus 17:15-16a “Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner.  He said, ‘For hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord.’” Isaiah 11:10 “In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a … Continue reading

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Friend

1 Samuel 18:1, 3-4 “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself…And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.  Jonathan took off the … Continue reading

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Sceptre

Esther 4:12-16, 5:1-2 “When Esther’s words were reported back to Mordecai, he sent back this answer:  ‘Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.  For if you remain silent … Continue reading

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Bride

Genesis 24:63-67a “[Isaac] went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching.  Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac.  She got down from her camel and asked the servant, ‘Who is … Continue reading

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