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Luke 8:1-3 Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources. … [Read more...]

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Romans 14:16-18 So do not let your good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The one who thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and has human approval. … [Read more...]

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Micah 4:1-5 In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills. Peoples shall stream to it, and many nations shall come and say: "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths." For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many people … [Read more...]

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Psalm 9:8-9 He judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with equity.The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. … [Read more...]

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Letter From a Birmingham Jail I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their "thus saith the Lord" far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian … [Read more...]

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Exodus 22:21-22 You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. You shall not abuse any widow or orphan.   … [Read more...]

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Matthew 12:7 But if you had known what this means, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice,” you would not have condemned the guiltless. … [Read more...]

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Matthew 9:13 Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.   … [Read more...]


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