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Daily Bible reading strengthens our relationship with God, nourishes our spirits and equips us to live a fruitful, effective life for Him.

This month we’re reading some passages about sanctification as well as the accounts of Jesus healing people in the gospels. As we read the Word it’s important that we apply what we read and pray it out over our lives. One of the way you can do this is by using the acronym SOAP. To find out more about SOAP watch this video.

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Sanctification

  • The state of holiness believers have before God because Jesus is their holiness.
  • A holy people, set apart by God from sin and from living by the standards of this world, in order to live to reveal Jesus and His purposes.
  • Believers are to consecrate themselves, so that they are devoted wholeheartedly to these purposes.
  • This life is a complete contrast to the life lived before being placed in Christ.
  • We are sanctified through the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus, and by the indwelling presence and power of God through the Holy Spirit.
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2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

Stand firm and hold onto the truth13We ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, by the work of the Spirit who makes you holy and through faith in the truth.14To this salvation He called you through our gospel, so that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE TRUTH VERSION. Copyright © 2009 by Colin Urquhart. All rights reserved worldwide. (The Truth New Testament)

Mark 9:14-29

Boy delivered from an evil spirit14When they joined the other disciples, they saw that a large crowd had gathered around them and the teachers of the law were arguing with them.15When the people saw Jesus approaching they ran to meet Him, overcome with joy.16What is the argument about? He asked.17A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought my son to You. He is possessed by a spirit that has struck him dumb.18At times he is thrown to the ground by the seizures he has. He foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth and his joints become rigid. As You were not here, I asked Your disciples to drive the evil spirit out of the boy but they have been unable to do so."19"What an unbelieving generation this is!" said Jesus. "How much longer must I stay with you? How much longer do I have to put up with your unbelief? Bring the boy here to Me."20They did so, but as soon as the spirit in the boy saw Jesus it immediately threw him into a seizure. He fell to the ground and rolled from side to side, foaming at the mouth.21"How long has he suffered like this?" Jesus asked the boy's father.22"Since he was a small child," he answered. "This foul spirit has tried to kill him by throwing him into the fire and drowning him in water. But if You can do anything to help him, please have mercy on us."23"If I can?" said Jesus. "When you believe, everything becomes possible."24The boy's father replied straight away: "I do believe; help me to overcome any unbelief I have!"25When Jesus saw all the attention this situation was attracting, He rebuked the evil spirit: "You deaf and dumb spirit, I command you to come out of him and never return."26The spirit in the boy shrieked, caused him to have a violent seizure and then left him. At first the boy lay so still he appeared to be dead. Some thought he had died.27But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him to his feet and he stood up, completely free.28When Jesus had gone indoors where it was private, the disciples asked him: "Why did we fail to drive the spirit out of the boy?"29Jesus replied: "This kind of spirit will only obey you when you pray with faith."

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE TRUTH VERSION. Copyright © 2009 by Colin Urquhart. All rights reserved worldwide. (The Truth New Testament)


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