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Job chapter 35

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Elihu continued talking and said,
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"Job, it is not fair for you to say, 'I am more right than God,'
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because you also ask him, 'What's the use of trying to please you? What good will it do me if I don't sin?'
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"Job, I want to answer you and your friends here with you.
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Look up at the sky. Look up at the clouds, which are so much higher than you.
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If you sin, it does not hurt God. Even if your sins are too many to count, that does nothing to God.
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And if you are good, that does not help God. He gets nothing from you.
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Job, the good and bad things you do affect only other people like yourself.
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"If people are being hurt, they cry out and beg for protection from those who hurt them.
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But they forget to say, 'Where is God, the one who made me? He is the one who gives us songs to sing in the night.
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He is the one who makes us smarter than any animal on earth and wiser than any bird.'
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"Or if evil people ask God for help, he will not answer them, because they are too proud.
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God will not listen to their worthless begging. God All-Powerful will not pay attention to them.
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So, Job, God will not listen to you when you say that you don't see him. You say you are waiting for your chance to meet with him and prove that you are innocent.
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"Job thinks that God does not punish evil and that he pays no attention to sin.
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So he continues his worthless talking. Everything he has said shows he does not know what he is talking about."

Job chapter 36

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Elihu continued talking and said,
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"Be patient with me a little longer. God has a few more words that he wants me to say.
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I will share my knowledge with everyone. I will prove that my Maker is right.
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Job, I am telling the truth. I know what I am talking about.
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"God is very powerful, but he does not hate people. He is very powerful, but he is also very wise.
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He will not let evil people live. He brings justice to the poor.
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He watches over those who live right. He lets them rule in high places.
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So if people are punished, if they are tied with chains and ropes, they did something wrong.
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And God will tell them what they did, that they sinned and were proud.
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He will force them to listen to his warning. He will command them to stop sinning.
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If they serve and obey him, he will make them successful and they will live a happy life.
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But if they refuse to obey him, they will be destroyed. They will die like fools.
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"People who don't care about God are always bitter. Even when he punishes them, they refuse to pray to him for help.
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They will die while they are still young, like the male prostitutes.
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God saves those who suffer by using their suffering. He uses their troubles to speak in a way that makes them listen.
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"In fact, God wants to help you out of your troubles. He wants to take away your burdens that are crushing you. He wants to load your table with plenty of food.
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But you are full of this talk about guilt, judgment, and justice!
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Job, don't let your anger fill you with doubt about God. And don't let the price of forgiveness turn you away.
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Do you think your wealth will keep you out of trouble? Will your great strength be of any help to you now?
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Don't be like those who wish darkness would come and hide them. They try to disappear into the night.
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Job, don't let your suffering cause you to choose evil. Be careful not to do wrong.
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"Look, God's power makes him great! He is the greatest teacher of all.
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No one can tell him what to do. No one can say, 'God, you have done wrong.'
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Remember to praise him for what he has done, as many others have done in song.
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Everyone can see what he has done, even people in faraway countries.
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Yes, God is great, but we cannot understand his greatness. We don't know how long he has lived.
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"God takes up water from the earth and changes it into mist and rain.
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So the clouds pour out the water, and the rain falls on many people.
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No one can understand how he spreads the clouds out or how the thunder rumbles from his home in the sky.
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Look, he spreads lightning all over the sky and covers the deepest part of the ocean.
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He uses them to control the nations and to give them plenty of food.
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He grabs the lightning with his hands, and commands it to strike where he wants.
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The thunder warns that a storm is coming. So even the cattle know it is near.

1 Corinthians chapter 7

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Now I will discuss the things you wrote me about. You asked if it is better for a man not to have any sexual relations at all.
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But sexual sin is a danger, so each man should enjoy his own wife, and each woman should enjoy her own husband.
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The husband should give his wife what she deserves as his wife. And the wife should give her husband what he deserves as her husband.
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The wife does not have power over her own body. Her husband has the power over her body. And the husband does not have power over his own body. His wife has the power over his body.
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Don't refuse to give your bodies to each other. But you might both agree to stay away from sex for a while so that you can give your time to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not be able to tempt you in your weakness.
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I say this only to give you permission to be separated for a time. It is not a rule.
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I wish everyone could be like me. But God has given each person a different ability. He makes some able to live one way, others to live a different way.
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Now for those who are not married and for the widows I say this: It is good for you to stay single like me.
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But if you cannot control your body, then you should marry. It is better to marry than to burn with sexual desire.
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Now, I have a command for those who are married. Actually, it is not from me; it is what the Lord commanded. A wife should not leave her husband.
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But if a wife does leave, she should remain single or get back together with her husband. And a husband should not divorce his wife.
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The advice I have for the others is from me. The Lord did not give us any teaching about this. If you have a wife who is not a believer, you should not divorce her if she will continue to live with you.
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And if you have a husband who is not a believer, you should not divorce him if he will continue to live with you.
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The husband who is not a believer is set apart for God through his believing wife. And the wife who is not a believer is set apart for God through her believing husband. If this were not true, your children would be unfit for God's use. But now they are set apart for him.
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But if the husband or wife who is not a believer decides to leave, let them leave. When this happens, the brother or sister in Christ is free. God chose you to have a life of peace.
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Wives, maybe you will save your husband; and husbands, maybe you will save your wife. You don't know now what will happen later.
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But each one of you should continue to live the way the Lord God has given you to live�the way you were when God chose you. This is a rule I make for all the churches.
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If a man was already circumcised when he was chosen, he should not change his circumcision. If a man was without circumcision when he was chosen, he should not be circumcised.
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It is not important if anyone is circumcised or not. What is important is obeying God's commands.
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Each one of you should stay the way you were when God chose you.
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If you were a slave when God chose you, don't let that bother you. But if you can be free, then do it.
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If you were a slave when the Lord chose you, you are now free in the Lord. You belong to the Lord. In the same way, if you were free when you were chosen, you are now Christ's slave.
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God paid a high price for you, so don't be slaves to anyone else.
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Brothers and sisters, in your new life with God, each one of you should continue the way you were when God chose you.
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Now I write about people who are not married. I have no command from the Lord about this, but I give my opinion. And I can be trusted, because the Lord has given me mercy.
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This is a time of trouble. So I think it is good for you to stay the way you are.
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If you have a wife, don't try to get free from her. If you are not married, don't try to find a wife.
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But if you decide to marry, that is not a sin. And it is not a sin for a girl who has never married to get married. But those who marry will have trouble in this life, and I want you to be free from this trouble.
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Brothers and sisters, this is what I mean: We don't have much time left. So starting now, those who have wives should be the same as those who don't.
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It should not be important whether you are sad or whether you are happy. If you buy something, it should not matter to you that you own it.
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You should use the things of the world without letting them become important to you. This is how you should live, because this world, the way it is now, will soon be gone.
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I want you to be free from worry. A man who is not married is busy with the Lord's work. He is trying to please the Lord.
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But a man who is married is busy with things of the world. He is trying to please his wife.
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He must think about two things�pleasing his wife and pleasing the Lord. A woman who is not married or a girl who has never married is busy with the Lord's work. She wants to give herself fully�body and spirit�to the Lord. But a married woman is busy with things of the world. She is trying to please her husband.
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I am saying this to help you. I am not trying to limit you, but I want you to live in the right way. And I want you to give yourselves fully to the Lord without giving your time to other things.
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A man might think that he is not doing the right thing with his fianc�e. She might be almost past the best age to marry. So he might feel that he should marry her. He should do what he wants. It is no sin for them to get married.
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But another man might be more sure in his mind. There may be no need for marriage, so he is free to do what he wants. If he has decided in his own heart not to marry his fianc�e, he is doing the right thing.
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So the man who marries his fianc�e does right, and the man who does not marry does better.
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A woman should stay with her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, the woman is free to marry any man she wants, but he should belong to the Lord.
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The woman is happier if she does not marry again. This is my opinion, and I believe that I have God's Spirit.

1 Corinthians chapter 8

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Now I will write about meat that is sacrificed to idols. We know that "we all have knowledge," as you say. But this knowledge puffs a person up with pride, while love helps the church grow stronger.
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Whoever thinks they know something does not yet know anything as they should.
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But whoever loves God is known by God.
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So this is what I say about eating meat: We know that an idol is really nothing in the world, and we know that there is only one God.
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It's really not important if there are things called gods in heaven or on earth�and there are many of these "gods" and "lords" out there.
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For us there is only one God, and he is our Father. All things came from him, and we live for him. And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ. All things were made through him, and we also have life through him.
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But not all people know this. Some have had the habit of worshiping idols. So now when they eat meat, they still feel as if it belongs to an idol. They are not sure that it is right to eat this meat. So when they eat it, they feel guilty.
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But food will not bring us closer to God. Refusing to eat does not make us less pleasing to God, and eating does not make us closer to him.
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But be careful with your freedom. Your freedom to eat anything may make those who have doubts about what they can eat fall into sin.
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You understand that it's all right to eat anything, so you can eat in an idol's temple. But someone who has doubts might see you eating there, and this might encourage them to eat meat sacrificed to idols too. But they really think it is wrong.
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So this weak brother or sister� someone Christ died for�is lost because of your better understanding.
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When you sin against your brothers and sisters in Christ in this way and you hurt them by causing them to do things they feel are wrong, you are also sinning against Christ.
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So if the food I eat makes another believer fall into sin, I will never eat meat again. I will stop eating meat, so that I will not make my brother or sister sin.

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"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." (Jeremiah 3:15)

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The Bible is God’s redemptive revelation to man. Its primary focus is to reconcile fallen man back to Himself. There was one and only one way this could be done. Atonement had to be made for man’s sins!

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The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church reflects the overall concept and philosophy of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. It embraces the mandate given to the Church by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; that great commission: Mission, Education, and Evangelism.

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We believe: The Bible is the Word of God, and is the authority and standard for all issues of faith and life.

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The church was founded on April 16, 1926 as the Original Solid Rock Baptist Church of New Orleans. On March 27, 1930, by a majority vote, the name was changed to the New Hope Baptist Church, Inc.

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