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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Matthew 28:19 KJV Translation: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: NKJV Translation: Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Logos Verse of the Day

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

June 24
It’s Simple
Nehemiah 7:66–8:18; 1 John 5:6–12; Psalm 110:1–7

I tend to complicate matters. Determined to understand the nuances of a problem, I spend more time constructing a solution than I need to. Often, delaying a simple solution is my way of avoiding action that requires me to be courageous, intentional, or perhaps admit I’m wrong.

John’s first letter addresses a complication of the gospel message. False teachers were causing division in the community by spreading incorrect doctrines about Christ’s humanity and divinity. Without understanding that Christ is both man and God, some people in the community were in danger of diminishing Christ’s saving work and confusing the gospel. John spends the greater portion of the letter guiding his readers through the murky doctrines the false teachers had introduced.

However, John’s climactic point at the close of his letter is far from complex. First John 5:11–12 contains a statement about belief that is both simple and decisive: “And…

The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 | HOLY DAY
NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
YEARS ABC

Psalm       Psalm 85 or Psalm 85:7–13
             First Reading       Isaiah 40:1–11
             Second Reading       Acts 13:14b–26
   Gospel       Luke 1:57–80


The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 | FEAST
THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
YEARS ABC

 Old Testament   Isaiah 40:1–5
Psalm       (Psalm 85:1–6) 7–13
Epistle Acts 13:13–26
             Gospel       Luke 1:57–80


Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.