Joy in the Fellowship of God

A Psalm of David (A)when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

63 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
(B)My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.

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For (A)God is my witness, (B)whom I serve [a]with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that (C)without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers,

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 1:9 Or in

Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

15 Therefore I also, (A)after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 (B)do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:

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32 And (A)be kind to one another, tenderhearted, (B)forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

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Philemon’s Obedience Encouraged

17 If then you count me as a partner, receive him as you would me. 18 But if he has wronged you or owes anything, put that on my account. 19 I, Paul, am writing with my own (A)hand. I will repay—not to mention to you that you owe me even your own self besides. 20 Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in the Lord.

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27 (A)My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

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But He needed to go through Samaria.

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Christ Is Preached to an Ethiopian(A)

26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to (B)Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is [a]desert.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 8:26 Or a deserted place

29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”

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The Macedonian Call

Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of (A)Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in [a]Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the [b]Spirit did not permit them.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 16:6 The Roman province of Asia
  2. Acts 16:7 NU adds of Jesus

22 And see, now (A)I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, 23 except that (B)the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. 24 [a]But (C)none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, (D)so that I may finish my [b]race with joy, (E)and the ministry (F)which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:24 NU But I do not count my life of any value or dear to myself
  2. Acts 20:24 course

(A)I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

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