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Jeremiah 29:11

11 ‘I know the plans (intentions) (thoughts) that I have for you, says Jehovah. They are plans (intentions) for peace and not disaster. They are intentions to give you a future filled with hope.

Mark 1:1-45

1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 The prophet Isaiah wrote: »I am sending my messenger ahead of you to prepare your way.« 3 »The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare the way of Jehovah (YHWH), make his paths straight.« (Isaiah 40:3) 4 John the Baptist was in the desert (wilderness) telling people to repent (turn away from sin) and be baptized for forgiveness of sins. 5 People from the province of Judea and the city of Jerusalem went out to hear John. They confessed their sins and he baptized them in the Jordan River. 6 John was clothed in camel’s hair with a leather belt about his loins. He ate locusts and wild honey. 7 He told the people: »The man who comes after me is greater than I am. I am not worthy to stoop down and untie his shoes. 8 »I baptized (immersed) you with water, but he will baptize (Greek: baptizo: immerse, submerge) you with Holy Spirit.« 9 Soon Jesus came from Nazareth in the province of Galilee. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 10 When Jesus came out of the water he saw the heavens open and the Spirit descended on him like a dove. 11 Then a voice came from heaven: »You are my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.« 12 At once the Spirit compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness filled with wild animals. 13 Satan tempted Jesus. This lasted forty days. The angels took care of Jesus. 14 After John was locked in prison Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News of God to the people. 15 Jesus said: »The time has come. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news.« 16 Walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two fishermen Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother. They were casting a net into the sea. 17 Jesus said: Follow me and I will teach you to catch people. 18 They immediately left the nets and went with him. 19 Jesus then saw James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boat preparing their nets to go fishing. 20 Jesus called them and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and went with Jesus. 21 Jesus and his followers traveled to Capernaum. On the day of worship Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 They were astonished at his doctrine, for he taught with authority and not like the scribes. 23 Suddenly in the synagogue there was a man with an unclean spirit. He screamed: 24 »What do you want with us Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. You are the Holy One of God!« 25 Jesus rebuked the spirit by saying: »Be quiet, and come out of him!« 26 The evil spirit shook the man hard, gave a loud scream, and came out of him. 27 The people were all amazed and questioned. »What is this? What new doctrine is this? He has authority over the unclean spirits, and they obey him.« 28 His fame spread to the entire country of Galilee. 29 Jesus and his disciples, including James and John, left the synagogue and went directly to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever. At once they told Jesus about her. 31 He took her by the hand and helped her sit up. The fever suddenly left. So she got up and prepared a meal for them. 32 That evening at sunset many sick and demon-possessed people were presented to Jesus. 33 A huge crowd of people from all over Capernaum gathered outside to watch. 34 Jesus healed many who were sick with various diseases. He cast out many demons. Knowing them he would not permit the demons to speak. 35 Early in the morning, long before daybreak, Jesus awoke and went into the wilderness to pray. 36 Later Simon and the others went out to find him. 37 They informed him: »Everyone is asking for you.« 38 He replied: »We must go to other towns. I will preach to them too. I came for this purpose.« 39 He went to Synagogues in every part of Galilee, preaching and driving out evil spirits. 40 A man with leprosy knelt in front of Jesus and begged to be healed. »If you want to, you can make me well,« he said. 41 Moved with compassion Jesus touched him. »I want to,« he said. »Be healed!« 42 Instantly the leprosy disappeared and man was healed. 43 Jesus sent him away and warned him. »Go directly to the priest and let him examine you. 44 »Do not talk to anyone along the way. Take the offering the Law of Moses requires for those healed of leprosy. That way everyone will have proof of your healing.« 45 But the man gave a public account of his healing everywhere he went. Soon crowds surrounded Jesus and he could not enter a town publicly. He had to stay in secluded places and people continued to come to him.

1 Peter 2:9

9 You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a people for God’s own possession, that you may show the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 3:15-16

15 Sanctify the Christ as Lord (kurios: master) in your hearts. Always be ready to answer every man who asks you a reason for your hope, yet with meekness (mildness) and respect! 16 Keep a good conscience. When you are spoken against, those who revile your good manner of life in Christ may be put to shame.

Isaiah 52:7

7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace and who bring good tidings of good things! For they proclaim salvation and say to Zion: »Your God reigns as king!« (Hebrew: Elohiym’ malak’: God rules!)

Acts 20:28

28 »Be on guard for yourselves and the flock that the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Feed the Congregation of God that he purchased with the blood of his own [Son].

Matthew 10:7-14

7 »Preach as you go! Announce the kingdom of heaven, for it is near. 8 »Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. You received without paying, now give without being paid. 9 »Do not take gold, silver, or copper money in your money belt. 10 »Take no extra clothes, not even two coats, no extra shoes or walking stick for the laborer is worthy of his food. 11 »Go into a city or village and search for the worthy ones. Stay with them until you are ready to leave. 12 »When you enter the house, offer a blessing of peace. 13 »If the people are worthy, let your blessing stand. If they are not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 »If someone will not welcome you and listen to the message, leave that house or town, shake the dust off your feet and move on.

Matthew 25:35-40

35 »‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you took me in. 36 »‘I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 »The righteous will answer him: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 »‘When did we see you as a stranger and take you in, or naked and dress you? 39 »‘When did we see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ 40 »The King will answer: ‘To the extent that you did it to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me.’

Acts 1:8

8 »You will receive power, when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.«

2 Timothy 4:2

2 preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching.

Matthew 28:19

19 »Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 10:14

14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how will they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without someone to preach?

Jeremiah 1:7

7 Jehovah said to me: »‘Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go wherever I send you. You must say whatever I command you to say.

Mark 16:15

15 He said to them, »Go into the entire world, and preach the good news to the whole creation.

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