Godly Sorrow Brings Repentance :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #15

“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, […]

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Hold Fast :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #14

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 Hold fast. Keep in memory. Keep secure. Keep firm possession of it. Retain it. Seize it. Stay your mind on it. Never let it go. Never forget the reason – the first reason — you fell in love with Jesus. Not the reason you started going to church. Not the reason […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 19) :: Knowing the True — Rejecting the False ( 1 John 5:18-21)

Can you believe it has been 19 weeks already!?! 19 weeks in 1st John! It seems like we just started studying this book a few days ago. It is full of so much wonderful truth — truth that is just as relevant for us today as it was for John’s audience when he first wrote it. What has been your biggest takeaway from this study? Please share with the rest of us in the comments. I’d love to hear from you. Knowing the True—Rejecting the False 18 We know that whoever is born of God […]

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The Potter and the Clay :: Quietly Through Thursday LinkUp #13

The Potter and the Clay 1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: 2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” 3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 6 “O […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 18) :: Confidence and Compassion in Prayer (1 John 5:14-17)

Good morning, friends, and thank you so much for poppin’ over for another week in 1st John. If you were here last week looking for a post, I’m sorry that I left you wondering what was going on. I wasn’t planning to take a week off from blogging, but I started a new job and I just didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with my writing schedule. Prayer, please. Anyway… here is week 18 of our study. Only one more to go and we will have studied John’s first epistle! Confidence and […]

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Reckon Yourselves :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

Reckon… to determine… to purpose… to decide. …reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:11 We are to reckon this truth. We are to be determined to believe it. We are to purposefully choose to live for God in Christ. We are to decide to not to continue in sin. Jesus paid for our sin. He died and rose so that we may live. So that we would be free from sin. Amen? Yes, of course amen! So why do I still sin? Why […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 17) :: The Certainty of God’s Witness

The Certainty of God’s Witness 6 This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of […]

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I will mention the lovingkindness of the LORD :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I will mention the lovingkindness of the LORD And the praises of the LORD, According to all that the LORD has bestowed on us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He bestowed on them according to His mercies, According to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses. Isaiah 63:7 Lovingkindness, great goodness, mercies. Wonderful words that we all love to hear when talking about our Father’s love for us.  But if you’ve been reading Quietly Through your Bible you may be a little confused. Why? Because the passage just before these verses talk […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 16) :: Obedience by Faith (1 John 4:20 – 5:5)

Obedience by Faith 20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. 5 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children […]

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I Have Hope in God :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the in just. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. (Acts 24:15-16) And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgement to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I […]

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