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The Call of Abram
12[1-3] Yahweh had said to Abram, “Leave your land, your family, and your father’s house, and go to the
land that I’ll show you. I’ll make you into a great nation. I’ll bless you and make your name well known, and you’ll
be a blessing to others. I’ll bless those w ho speak well of you and punish those who speak badly of you. And all
the families of the earth w ill be blessed through you.”
[4-5] So Abram left as Yahweh had said, “and Lot went w ith him. Abram was 75 years old when he left
Haran. He took his wife, Sarai, his nephew Lot, and every thing they owned, and all the people he had taken into
his household at Haran, and left for the land of Canaan.
23[1-4] A Hymn of David. Yahweh, You are my life saver, so I need nothing else. I rest in a peaceful land, for
You bring me to calm and refreshing waters. You revive my soul, leading me in the right direction for Your Name’s
sake. Yes, even if I walk through the deepest valley, in the darkest shadows, even to the brink of death, I won’t be
scared of any thing; for You always walk with me, leading, defending, and comforting me. You keep me safe in the
sight of all my enemies, anointing me with Your Spirit as with oil; helping me until my blessings overflow. Your
grace and mercy will certainly chase after me for the rest of my life, and I’ll stay in Your presence, oh Yahweh,
55[1-5] Look, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters, and those who have no money; come, buy, and eat;
yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend money for what isn’t food? and
work for w hat doesn't satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what’s good, and let your soul enjoy itself in
goodness. Listen to Me, and come to Me; Listen, and your soul will live and I’ll make an everlasting promise with
you, as faithful as the promises I made to David.
The Baptism of Yeshua
[9-13] At that time Yeshua came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. And as soon as
Yeshua came up out of the water, John saw the heavens open up, and the Spirit of God coming down on the Christ like a dove.
And a voice came from heaven, saying, “You’re My Child, who I love and am so pleased with.” And suddenly the Spirit led
Yeshua into the countryside. And the Christ was there in the countryside forty days, being tempted by Satan; and was with the
wild animals; and the angels ministered to the Christ.
The Spoken Word
1 [1-5] The Word was at the beginning of creation, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This
same Word was active in the creation with God. Every thing was made by the Voice of the Spoken Word; and
nothing that was made was made without the Voice of the Spoken Word. Life was in the Spoken Word; and the
Life was the Light of humanity. And the Light shined in the darkness; but the darkness didn’t know it.
1 Corinthians 15:1-8
The Evidence of Christ Coming to Life Again
15 [1-11] Besides this, Christians, I tell you the New Word, w hich I preached to you, and which you’ve
accepted, and in which you take your stand; And you’ll be saved by it, if you keep in mind what I preached to y ou,
unless you really didn’t believe it. And I’v e given y ou only what I w as given first of all, how that Christ died for our
sins as the Word says; And Who w as buried, and rose again on the third day, as the Word says: And that the
Christ w as seen by Peter, then by the tw elve: And after that, the Christ was seen by more than five hundred
Christians at once; of whom most are still with us today, though some are now dead. After that, the Christ was
seen by James; then by all the followers. And last of all, I saw the Christ myself, at just the right time.