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1The LORD said to Abram, "Leave your country, your relatives, and your father's home, and go to a country I will show you.
2I will make you a great nation. I will bless you and give you a great name and you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, and curse anyone who curses you, and in you all the people of the world will be blessed."
4 Abram went as the LORD told him, and Lot, went with him. Abram was 75 when he left Haran. 5Abram took his wife Sarai, his brother's son Lot, all the property they had gotten and the persons they had added in Haran, and they left to go to the land of Canaan.
1The LORD is my Shepherd —
I have everything I need.
2He makes me lie down in fresh green pastures
and leads me to water where I can rest.
3He give me new life.
He leads me on paths of righteousness
to honor His name.
4Even though I walk in a very dark valley
I fear no harm because You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff give me courage.
5You set a table before me
right in front of my enemies.
You have anointed my hed with oil;
my cup is running over.
6Surely kindness and love will follow me all my life,
and I will live in the LORD's house forever.
1Oh, come to the water,
all you who are thirsty!
You who have no money, come buy and eat.
Come and buy grain without money,
and wine and milk that costs nothing.
2Why are you spending money for what isn't bread
and your earnings for what doesn't satisfy?
If you will only listen to Me,
you will eat good things and enjoy rich rood.
3Hear and come to Me.
Listen and you will live!
I will make an everlasting covenant with you —
the mercies faithfully promised to David!
9It was in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10Just as He stepped out of the water, He saw heaven torn open and the Spirit coming down as a dove on Him. 11And a voice from heaven said, "You are My son1, whom I love. I am delighted with You."
12Then the Spirit drove Him out into the wilderness, 13and He was in the wilderness for forty days while the devil tempted Him. He was there with the wild animals. And the angels served Him.
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God.
3Everything was made by Him, and not one thing that was made was made without Him.
4In Him was life, and the Life was the Light of men. 5The Light is shining in the dark, and the darkness has not put it out.
1 Corinthians 15:1-8
1My fellow Christians, I am telling you the good news I brought you and you accepted. You stand in it 2and are saved by it if you cling to the words I used in telling it to you — unless you were trifling when you believed. 3I brought you what I received — something very important — that Christ died for our sins as the Bible said He would, 4He was buried, and He rose on the third day as the Bible said He would. 5Peter saw Him, then the twelve, 6then more than five hundred Christians at one time; most of these are still living, but some have gone to their rest. 7Then James saw Him, then all the apostles. 8Last of all I saw Him, I who was like one prematurely born2.