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3. (23-24) Soldiers divide Jesus’ clothing in fulfillment of prophecy. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.Now live every day consistent with that freedom.”. i. As was seen earlier in Romans 6, we can be legally free and still choose to live like a prisoner. Paul has a simple command and encouragement for the Christian: be what you are. ii. Obeyed from the heart is a wonderful description of faith.Psalm 23 – The LORD Is My Shepherd and My Host. Like many others, this beloved psalm bears the simple title A Psalm of David. Most account it to be a psalm of David’s maturity, but with vivid remembrance of his youth as a shepherd. Charles Spurgeon wrote, “I like to recall the fact that this psalm was written by David, probably when he ...Proverbs 14:13. - John 15:11. A poet, who used to be more fashionable than he is now, pronounces ‘happiness’ to be our being’s end and aim. That is not true, except under great limitations and with many explanations. It may be regarded as God’s end, but it is ruinous to make it man’s aim.Welcome to the YouTube Channel for David Guzik and Enduring Word.I'm happy to present my Bible teaching resources online at enduringword.com, but here you fi...2. (4-6) Jesus responds with a delay. When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.A. Trials and wisdom. 1. (1) A Greeting from James. James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. a. James: There are several men named James mentioned in the New Testament, but reliable tradition assigns this book to the one called James the Just, the half-brother of Jesus ...When it comes to home improvement, every detail matters. One particular element that often gets overlooked is the faucet. While there are countless options available on the market today, many homeowners find themselves drawn to the timeless...1. (7-8) Jesus invites us to keep on asking, seeking and knocking. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”. a.1. (1-3) The seventh day of creation. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God ...Psalm 23 – The LORD Is My Shepherd and My Host. Like many others, this beloved psalm bears the simple title A Psalm of David. Most account it to be a psalm of David’s maturity, but with vivid remembrance of his youth as a shepherd. Charles Spurgeon wrote, “I like to recall the fact that this psalm was written by David, probably when he ...John chapter 15 English Standard Version 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. John 16:28 is a remarkable summary of the work of Jesus. · I have come forth from the Father: Jesus is God, having existed in heaven’s glory and goodness before He ever came to the earth. · And have come into the world: Jesus was born as a man, having added humanity to deity. · Again I leave the world: Jesus would die.15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you.In Acts 1:8 Jesus clearly told His followers to look beyond Jerusalem and bring the gospel to Judea, Samaria, and the whole world. But to this point, Jesus’ followers had not done this. iii. The resulting good of the spread of the gospel leads …John's Gospel: A Discipleship Journey with Jesus. 26. Abiding in the Vine (John 15:1-17) Icon of Christ the True Vine (late 20th century), Dormition Convent, Parnes, Greece, …ii. In Acts 1:8 Jesus clearly told His followers to look beyond Jerusalem and bring the gospel to Judea, Samaria, and the whole world. But to this point, Jesus’ followers had not done this. iii. The resulting good of the spread of the gospel leads some to see this persecution as being the will of God.1) c©ikahfnt fÅbfhL¥gJ v‹gJ Ú©l fhy« fʤnj îzÆ¡f¥gL«. “c©ikahd kdkh‰w« v‹gJ xU mtru mtrukhd Ô®khd¤âdhš mšy, Ú©l fhy¡ fÅbfhL¤jÈdhnyna msÉl¥gL«.” (v®£nk‹) ïnj Ãaâ jh‹ ehštif Ãy§fis¥ g‰¿a ctikÆY« btË¥gL»wJ (k¤njí 13). <) Ú§fŸ nf£L¡bfhŸtJ vJnth mJ c§fS¡F¢ brŒa¥gL« : b#g ...No one is good but One, that is, God.”. a. Now a certain ruler: This man is commonly known as the rich young ruler, because he is described as a ruler ( Luke 18:18 ), as rich ( Luke 18:23 ), and as young ( Matthew 19:22 ). We don’t know if his authority was in the world of politics or in the world of religion. b.May 13, 2020 · As Jesus prepares Himself and the disciples for His departure, He gives them the promise of the Holy Spirit.This is David Guzik's message on John 14:15-31.He... Now live every day consistent with that freedom.”. i. As was seen earlier in Romans 6, we can be legally free and still choose to live like a prisoner. Paul has a simple command and encouragement for the Christian: be what you are. ii. Obeyed from the heart is a wonderful description of faith.Psalm 23 is one of the Bible’s most well-loved passages. God is our Good Shepherd who loves, guides, protects, and provides for us in this life, and invites us into His house forever. This study is based on the Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik. See this beloved passage with fresh eyes, receive Biblical encouragement, and draw ...But now we have been delivered from the law: Here Paul summarizes the theme of Romans 7:1-5. Because we died with Jesus at Calvary, we are dead to the law and delivered from its dominion over us as a principle of justification or of sanctification. i. The law does not justify us; it does not make us right with God.i. “The first two words of Matthew, biblos genseos, may be translated ‘record of the genealogy,’ ‘record of the origins,’ or ‘record of the history’” (Carson). There is a sense in which each meaning is valid. · In Matthew 1:1-17 we have the “record of the genealogy.”. · In Matthew 1:18-2:23 we have the “record of the ...15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He [ a]takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bearmore fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you.15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He [ a]takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bearmore fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you.John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.”. The is the last of the 7 claims to deity in the form of “I am” statements by Jesus in the gospel of John. The vine throughout the Word of God is associated with God’s people. The followers of God are spoken of as God’s vineyard (in Isaiah).God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, a. God: The Book of Hebrews begins with no mention of the author, only of God. The human author of Hebrews remains unknown, but the book’s inspiration by the Holy Spirit is evident.We may request cookies to be set on your device. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website.a. A male goat came from the west: In this same chapter ( Daniel 8:21-22) this male goat was clearly identified with Greece and its horns are identified with the rulers of the Greek Empire. i. From ancient history we know this wasn’t a strange symbol. The goat was a common representation of the Greek Empire. There are four different lists of the twelve in the New Testament. Here in Matthew 10:2-4, and also in Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:13-16, and Acts 1:13. In these lists, Peter is always listed first and Judas is always last. The two pairs of brothers (Peter and Andrew; James and John) are always listed first.1. (1) Jesus’ warning against doing good to be seen by others. “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.”. a. Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men: Charitable deeds is actually the word righteousness. i. “Yet even their silence was a tribute. The teacher who never attended the right schools (John 7:15-18) confounds the greatest theologians in the land. And if his question (Matthew 22:45) was unanswerable at this time, a young Pharisee, who may have been in Jerusalem at the time, was to answer it in due course (Romans 1:1-4; 9:5 ...3. (23-24) Soldiers divide Jesus’ clothing in fulfillment of prophecy. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.1. (1-2) The family of Elkanah. Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the mountains of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. And he had two wives: the name of one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had ...John 15:7. After thus deterring from non-abiding, in John 15:6, now again an inducement to abiding. But the figure now ceases, and leaves in what follows some further scarcely accordant notes (John 15:8; John 15:16) behind. ἐὰν μείν. ἐν ἐμοί] Still in the sense of the figure, as the branches on the vine; but with καὶ τὰ ...He sends his word upon Earth and his answer runs quickly. He sends his oracle to the earth: his word will run swiftly. As soon as God speaks, the earth obeys. Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth: his word runneth swiftly. He sendeth out his commandment upon earth; his word runneth very swiftly.A time to be born, and a time to die… a time to break down, and a time to build up: A bad facet answers each good facet. The Preacher understood that though there are good things in life, the bad things can’t be escaped. i. “Birth and death, the boundaries of life under the sun, are mentioned first.” (Wright) ii.1. (1-4) The Sadducees and the Pharisees seek a sign from Jesus. Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the ...John 15:20.A recalling of John 13:16, presupposing, however, a different application than in that passage—namely, a slave has no better lot to claim than his lord (comp. Matthew …Meg Bucher Writer and Author. 2021 2 Mar. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”. John 15:13. Imperfect people befriending imperfect people is ...John 15:1-11 – Prepared to Abide. Download Audio MP3. Prepared To Abide - John 15:1-11. ii. It is helpful to remember that these words were not given to the multitude; the chapter began, Then He said to the disciples (Luke 17:1). “Mark you, he was not laying down the way of salvation, but pointing out a path of service for those who were already saved.” (Spurgeon) : Jesus pictured a servant coming in from a hard day of work ...Remember the word that I said unto you,.... For their further consolation under the hatred of the world, he puts them in mind of a saying of his, which he had lately used, John 13:16; to teach them humility, self-denial, and brotherly love, and elsewhere, as in Matthew 10:24; for the same purpose as here; namely, to engage them patiently to bear the hatred of men, and all indignities and ...1. (9-11) The people respond with weeping. And Nehemiah, who was the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn nor weep.”. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the Law.1. Setting the time: The prophet Daniel lived in the sixth century before the birth of Jesus. During this approximate period: · Construction began on the Acropolis in Athens. · Mayan civilization flourished in Mexico. · Aesop wrote his fables. · Confucius and Buddha lived. · Greek art began to truly excel.JOHN 15:1-3. I AM THE TRUE VINE. 1“I am (Greek: ego eimi) the true vine, and my Father is the farmer. 2Every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away (Greek: airei). Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, (Greek: kathairei) that it may bear more fruit. 3You are already pruned clean (Greek: kathairoi) because of the word which ...33. Abiding in Christ (John 15) Introduction When Community Bible Chapel began several years ago, I was given a bit of wise counsel from one of the elders of Believers Chapel. He said, “Bob, I’ve been involved in the starting of several churches and my experience has always been the same.The True Vine. 15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He [ a]takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bearmore fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit ...Prepared To Abide - John 15:1-11 David Guzik 139K subscribers 29K views 3 years ago In this passage of the Gospel of John Jesus talks about the vital relationship between the vine and its...Proverbs 14:13. - John 15:11. A poet, who used to be more fashionable than he is now, pronounces ‘happiness’ to be our being’s end and aim. That is not true, except under great limitations and with many explanations. It may be regarded as God’s end, but it is ruinous to make it man’s aim. i. In 1 Corinthians 15:6 Paul described one of these many infallible proofs: He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present. More than 500 people saw the resurrected Jesus, and most of them were still alive some 25 years later in the days of Paul’s ministry.Last Name. Get Prayer Requests and Updates from David Guzik. Enduring Word Info. Receive David Guzik's Weekly Devotional. Inspiration by Email. Special Emails: Pastors, Preachers, Bible Teachers. Pastors, Preachers, Bible Teachers.NIV, The Woman's Study Bible, Full-Color, Red Letter: Receiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation. Retail: $49.99. Save: $15.00 (30%) Buy Now. (John testified …And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid. a. Joseph of Arimathea was a prominent council member: This Joseph was apparently silent when the council sentenced Jesus to death ( Mark 15:1 ). He shrunk back then but was not ashamed to identify with Jesus in His death. i.1. Setting the time: The prophet Daniel lived in the sixth century before the birth of Jesus. During this approximate period: · Construction began on the Acropolis in Athens. · Mayan civilization flourished in Mexico. · Aesop wrote his fables. · Confucius and Buddha lived. · Greek art began to truly excel.When the Day of Pentecost had fully come: It was now 10 days after the time Jesus ascended to heaven ( Acts 1:3 ), and since Jesus commanded them to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. i. The disciples were not strangers to the person and work of the Holy Spirit. · The disciples saw the Holy Spirit continually at work in the ministry of Jesus.c. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God: With this brilliant statement, John 1:1 sets forth one of the most basic foundations of our faith – the Trinity. We can follow John’s logic: · There is a Being known as the Word. · This Being is God, because He is eternal ( In the beginning ).The term “the great perhaps” comes from the last words from famous poet Francois Rabelais when he said, “I go now to seek a great perhaps.” The quote was made even more famous from the book “Looking for Alaska” by John Green.33. Abiding in Christ (John 15) Introduction When Community Bible Chapel began several years ago, I was given a bit of wise counsel from one of the elders of Believers Chapel. He said, “Bob, I’ve been involved in the starting of several churches and my experience has always been the same.· John 5:1-15 – Healing at the pool of Bethesda. · · John 6:15-21 – Jesus walks on water. · John 9:1-12 – Healing of the man born blind. · John 11:1-44 – Lazarus raised from the dead. vi. The ancient Greek word semeion [sign] is used 74 times in the New Testament, and 23 of the 74 are in John’s writings. Most of the remaining are ... 3. (23-24) Soldiers divide Jesus’ clothing in fulfillment of prophecy. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.1. (1-4) The Sadducees and the Pharisees seek a sign from Jesus. Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the ...Muscular endurance is the muscle’s ability to complete a movement repetitively in a certain period of time, states the University of New Mexico. The greater muscle endurance a person has, the longer he can work without fatigue or failure.JOHN 15:1-3. I AM THE TRUE VINE. 1“I am (Greek: ego eimi) the true vine, and my Father is the farmer. 2Every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away (Greek: airei). Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, (Greek: kathairei) that it may bear more fruit. 3You are already pruned clean (Greek: kathairoi) because of the word which ...When the Day of Pentecost had fully come: It was now 10 days after the time Jesus ascended to heaven ( Acts 1:3 ), and since Jesus commanded them to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. i. The disciples were not strangers to the person and work of the Holy Spirit. · The disciples saw the Holy Spirit continually at work in the ministry of Jesus.1. (7-8) Jesus invites us to keep on asking, seeking and knocking. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”. a.1. (1-2) Receiving the weaker brother. Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. a. Receive one who is weak in the faith: We accept those weak in the faith, but not for the sake of carrying on a debate with them regarding ...John 1:1-18 – God the Son Presented to Us. John 1:19-51 – Revealed to John the Baptist. John 2:1-12 – Revealed at Cana. John 2:13-25 – Revealed in the Temple. John 3:1-21 – Revealed in Secret. John 3:22-26 – Revealed as Greater. John 4:1-26 – Revealed as Living Water. John 4:27-42 – Revealed As Savior of the World. Cardiovascular endurance is important because it helps to boost the supply of oxygen in the body thus boosting strength. It is measured as the amount of oxygen carried in the blood and pumped by the heart to the active muscles.John 15:7. After thus deterring from non-abiding, in John 15:6, now again an inducement to abiding. But the figure now ceases, and leaves in what follows some further scarcely …It is entirely accurate to say that it is the first word of the gospel. · Repent was the first word of John the Baptist’s gospel (Matthew 3:1-2). · Repent was the first word of Jesus’ gospel (Matthew 4:17 and Mark 1:14-15). · Repent was the first word in the preaching ministry of the twelve disciples (Mark 6:12).Considering the author, the first Christians would receive this letter with a sense of importance. i. Peter’s name is mentioned in the gospels more than anyone except the name of Jesus. No one speaks in the gospels as often as Peter did, and Jesus spoke more to Peter than to any other individual. · Jesus rebuked Peter more than any other ...The term “the great perhaps” comes from the last words from famous poet Francois Rabelais when he said, “I go now to seek a great perhaps.” The quote was made even more famous from the book “Looking for Alaska” by John Green.The beginning of Genesis 1:1 is simple: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The beginning of John 1:1 is profound: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John takes us back to this time in eternity past, to meet this One which was from the beginning.Ezek 15:1-8 in particular talks about the worthlessness of wood from a vine (in relation to disobedient Judah). A branch cut from a vine is worthless except to be burned as fuel. This appears to fit more with the statements about the disciples than with Jesus’ description of himself as the vine.After a mid-season hiatus, Riverdale fans can once again tune in to the epic highs and lows of high school football — and, you know, small-town serial killers. But, for the Archieverse, 2021 is a big year outside of The CW’s hit show.1. (1-2) The writer of the Book of Revelation. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants— things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. a. i. “The first two words of Matthew, biblos genseos, may be translated ‘record of the genealogy,’ ‘record of the origins,’ or ‘record of the history’” (Carson). There is a sense in which each meaning is valid. · In Matthew 1:1-17 we have the “record of the genealogy.”. · In Matthew 1:18-2:23 we have the “record of the ...Is now already in the world: Though it will have its ultimate consummation in an end-times political and economic ruler, the essence of this antichrist spirit is present with us today. It is found everywhere a false Jesus is promoted in place of the true Jesus of the Bible. 3. (4) The protection of the child of God.Dungeons and Dragons has become so popular that pretty much everyone has heard of it, even if they’ve never actually played it. These days, you can even play D&D online and connect with other players over popular chat platforms like Discord...The word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me: Jesus again emphasized His total reliance upon and submission to God the Father. Jesus openly stated both His equality with the Father ( John 14:1, 14:3, 14:7, 14:9 ). C. As Jesus departs, He gives the gift of the Holy Spirit and His peace.Psalm 23 – The LORD Is My Shepherd and My Host. Like many others, this beloved psalm bears the simple title A Psalm of David. Most account it to be a psalm of David’s maturity, but with vivid remembrance of his youth as a shepherd. Charles Spurgeon wrote, “I like to recall the fact that this psalm was written by David, probably when he ...1. (1-3) The seventh day of creation. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God ...A male goat came from the west: In this same chapter ( Daniel 8:21-22) this male goat was clearly identified with Greece and its horns are identified with the rulers of the Greek Empire. i. From ancient history we know this wasn’t a strange symbol. The goat was a common representation of the Greek Empire.John was an apostle (Luke 6:12-16), and one of the 3 most intimate associates of Jesus (along with Peter and James, compare Matthew 17:1; 26:37), being an eyewitness to and participant in Jesus’ early ministry (1 John 1:1-4). After Christ’s ascension, John became a “pillar” in the Jerusalem church (Gal. 2:9). He ministered with Peter ...1. (1-4) The Sadducees and the Pharisees seek a sign from Jesus. Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the ...It is entirely accurate to say that it is the first word of the gospel. · Repent was the first word of John the Baptist’s gospel (Matthew 3:1-2). · Repent was the first word of Jesus’ gospel (Matthew 4:17 and Mark 1:14-15). · Repent was the first word in the preaching ministry of the twelve disciples (Mark 6:12).It also must be made known. Dean Alford points out that the words might be made known are emphatic, strongly contrasting the idea of hidden in Ephesians 3:9. b. Might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers: This explains how God will reveal His wisdom, and to whom He reveals it.John 1:1-18 – God the Son Presented to Us. John 1:19-51 – Revealed to John the Baptist. John 2:1-12 – Revealed at Cana. John 2:13-25 – Revealed in the Temple. John 3:1-21 – Revealed in Secret. John 3:22-26 – Revealed as Greater. John 4:1-26 – Revealed as Living Water. John 4:27-42 – Revealed As Savior of the World. It also must be made known. Dean Alford points out that the words might be made known are emphatic, strongly contrasting the idea of hidden in Ephesians 3:9. b. Might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers: This explains how God will reveal His wisdom, and to whom He reveals it.There are four words to which his discourse in this chapter may be reduced; 1. Fruit (v. 1-8). 2. Love (v. 9-17). 3. Hatred (v. 18-25). The Comforter (v. 26, 27). Verses 1-8 Here …. Enduring Word; About. FAQs; Free Smartphone App; In this message in the Gospel of John Pastor David exp A. Introduction: The unique character of the Gospel of Mark. 1. Revelation 4:7 describes the cherubim around God’s throne as beings with four faces: a lion, a calf, a man, and an eagle. By long tradition, the church has attributed one of these “faces” to each of the Gospels, according to the character and message of the particular Gospel. 1 John 3:16-24 – How to Love Your Brother. A. The destiny of ou Saved from Sin. So a true disciple in John 8:31 (“truly my disciples”) is a true Christian, a true believer. His sins are truly forgiven; the wrath of God never again rests on him. He has true eternal life. He is one of Jesus’s sheep, and no one can pluck him out of his hand ( John 10:29 ). But Diotrephes: John publicly rebuked this man, and he rebuked ...

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