14

JUN

EXODUS 35:30-35

30. Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, ``See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31. ``And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship; 32. to make designs for working in gold and in silver and in bronze, 33. and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive work. 34. ``He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35. ``He has filled them with skill to perform every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs.

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14

JUN

EXODUS 36:1-7

1. ``Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded." 2. Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful person in whom the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it. 3. They received from Moses all the contributions which the sons of Israel had brought to perform the work in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning. 4. And all the skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work which he was performing, 5. and they said to Moses, ``The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the LORD commanded us to perform." 6. So Moses issued a command, and a proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, ``Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the contributions of the sanctuary." Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more. 7. For the material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.

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31

MAY

EXODUS 35:4-29

4. Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, ``This is the thing which the LORD has commanded, saying, 5. `Take from among you a contribution to the LORD; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as the LORD'S contribution: gold, silver, and bronze, 6. and blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goats' hair, 7. and rams' skins dyed red, and porpoise skins, and acacia wood, 8. and oil for lighting, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense, 9. and onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the breastpiece. 10. `Let every skillful man among you come, and make all that the LORD has commanded: 11. the tabernacle, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets; 12. the ark and its poles, the mercy seat, and the curtain of the screen; 13. the table and its poles, and all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence; 14. the lampstand also for the light and its utensils and its lamps and the oil for the light; 15. and the altar of incense and its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the doorway at the entrance of the tabernacle; 16. the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin and its stand; 17. the hangings of the court, its pillars and its sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; 18. the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court and their cords; 19. the woven garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests.'" 20. Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel departed from Moses' presence. 21. Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the LORD'S contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments. 22. Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who presented an offering of gold to the LORD. 23. Every man, who had in his possession blue and purple and scarlet material and fine linen and goats' hair and rams' skins dyed red and porpoise skins, brought them. 24. Everyone who could make a contribution of silver and bronze brought the LORD'S contribution; and every man who had in his possession acacia wood for any work of the service brought it. 25. All the skilled women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun, in blue and purple and scarlet material and in fine linen. 26. All the women whose heart stirred with a skill spun the goats' hair. 27. The rulers brought the onyx stones and the stones for setting for the ephod and for the breastpiece; 28. and the spice and the oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 29. The Israelites, all the men and women, whose heart moved them to bring material for all the work, which the LORD had commanded through Moses to be done, brought a freewill offering to the LORD.

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24

MAY

EXODUS 34:1-14

1. Now the LORD said to Moses, ``Cut out for yourself two stone tablets like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered. 2. ``So be ready by morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain. 3. ``No man is to come up with you, nor let any man be seen anywhere on the mountain; even the flocks and the herds may not graze in front of that mountain." 4. So he cut out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand. 5. The LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD. 6. Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, ``The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; 7. who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations." 8. Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and worship. 9. He said, ``If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession." 10. Then God said, ``Behold, I am going to make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform miracles which have not been produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations; and all the people among whom you live will see the working of the LORD, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you. 11. ``Be sure to observe what I am commanding you this day: behold, I am going to drive out the Amorite before you, and the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite. 12. ``Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst. 13. ``But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim 14. --for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God--

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17

MAY

ACTS 2:1-21

1. When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. 5. Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6. And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language. 7. They were amazed and astonished, saying, ``Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8. ``And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? 9. ``Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10. Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11. Cretans and Arabs--we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God." 12. And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, ``What does this mean?" 13. But others were mocking and saying, ``They are full of sweet wine." 14. But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: ``Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. 15. ``For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day; 16. but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 17. `AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,' God says, `THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS; 18. EVEN ON MY BONDSLAVES, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, I WILL IN THOSE DAYS POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT And they shall prophesy. 19. `AND I WILL GRANT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BELOW, BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND VAPOR OF SMOKE. 20. `THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME. 21. `AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.'

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10

MAY

ACTS 1:1-11

1. The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2. until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. 3. To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. 4. Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, ``Which," He said, ``you heard of from Me; 5. for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." 6. So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, ``Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?" 7. He said to them, ``It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; 8. but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." 9. And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11. They also said, ``Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."

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3

MAY

JOHN 15:9-17

9. ``Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10. ``If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. 11. ``These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12. ``This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13. ``Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14. ``You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15. ``No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16. ``You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17. ``This I command you, that you love one another.

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27

APR

1 JOHN 4:7-21

7. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 10. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. 13. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. 15. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. 18. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. 19. We love, because He first loved us. 20. If someone says, ``I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

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19

APR

JOHN 10:11-18

11. ``I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 12. ``He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13. `` He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. 14. ``I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15. even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16. ``I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. 17. ``For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. 18. ``No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father."

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