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1 Easter Everyday - Week 4 Day 1 - God Is Greater 1 John 3:19-24 (NLV) 19 This is how we know we are Christians. It will give our heart comfort for sure when we stand before Him. 20 Our heart may say that we have done wrong. But remember, God is greater than our heart. He knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our heart does not say that we are wrong, we will have no fear as we stand before Him. 22 We will receive from Him whatever we ask if we obey Him and do what He wants. 23 This is what He said we must do: Put your trust in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love each other. Christ told us to do this. 24 The person who obeys Christ lives by the help of God and God lives in him. We know He lives in us by the Holy Spirit He has given us. 1 John 3:16-18 (NLV) 16 We know what love is because Christ gave His life for us. We should give our lives for our brothers. 17 What if a person has enough money to live on and sees his brother in need of food and clothing? If he does not help him, how can the love of God be in him? 18 My children, let us not love with words or in talk only. Let us love by what we do and in truth. Psalm 103:13-14 (NLV) 13 The Lord has loving-pity on those who fear Him, as a father has loving-pity on his children. 14 For He knows what we are made of. He remembers that we are dust. 1 John 5:14-15 (NLV) 14 We are sure that if we ask anything that He wants us to have, He will hear us. 15 If we are sure He hears us when we ask, we can be sure He will give us what we ask for. 1 John 2:3 (NLV) 3 We can be sure that we know Him if we obey His teaching. Day 2 - Test the Spirits 1 John 4:1-3 (NLV) 1 Dear Christian friends, do not believe every spirit. But test the spirits to see if they are from God for there are many false preachers in the world. 2 You can tell if the spirit is from God in this way: Every spirit that says Jesus Christ has come in a human body is from God. 3 And every spirit that does not say Jesus has come in a human body is not from God. It is the teaching of the false-christ. You have heard that this teaching is coming. It is already here in the world.

2 1 John 1:6-7 (NLV) 6 If we say we are joined together with Him but live in darkness, we are telling a lie. We are not living the truth. 7 If we live in the light as He is in the light, we share what we have in God with each other. And the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, makes our lives clean from all sin. 1 John 2:9-11 (NLV) 9 Whoever says he is in the light but hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 But whoever loves his brother is in the light. And there will be no reason to sin because of him. 11 Whoever hates his brother is not in the light but lives in darkness. He does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 1 John 3:10 (NLV) 10 This is the way you can know who are the children of God and who are the children of the devil. The person who does not keep on doing what is right and does not love his brother does not belong to God. Ephesians 1:18-20 (NLV) 18 I pray that your hearts will be able to understand. I pray that you will know about the hope given by God s call. I pray that you will see how great the things are that He has promised to those who belong to Him. 19 I pray that you will know how great His power is for those who have put their trust in Him. 20 It is the same power that raised Christ from the dead. This same power put Christ at God s right side in heaven. John 4:4-6 (NLV) 4 He had to go through the country of Samaria. 5 So He came to a town in Samaria called Sycar. It was near the piece of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob s well was there. Jesus was tired from traveling so He sat down just as He was by the well. It was about noon. John 16:33 (NLV) 33 I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world! Day 3 - This is Love John 4:7-14 (NLV) 7 A woman of Samaria came to get water. Jesus said to her, Give Me a drink. 8 His followers had gone to the town to buy food. 9 The woman of Samaria said to Him, You are a Jew. I am of Samaria. Why do You ask me for a drink when the Jews have nothing to do with the people of Samaria? 10 Jesus said to her, You do not know what God has to give. You do not know Who said to you, Give Me a drink. If you knew, you would have asked Him. He would have given you living water. 11 The woman said to Him, Sir, the well is deep. You have nothing to get water with. Where will You get the living water? 12 Are You greater than our early father Jacob? He gave us the well. He and his children and his cattle drank from it.

3 13 Jesus said to her, Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again. 14 Whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never be thirsty. The water that I will give him will become in him a well of life that lasts forever. Matthew 22:37-40 (NLV) 37 Jesus said to him, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest of the Laws. 39 The second is like it, You must love your neighbor as you love yourself. 40 All the Laws and the writings of the early preachers depend on these two most important Laws. John 14:16-17 (NLV) 16 Then I will ask My Father and He will give you another Helper. He will be with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot receive Him. It does not see Him or know Him. You know Him because He lives with you and will be in you. John 14:25-26 (NLV) 25 I have told you these things while I am still with you. 26 The Helper is the Holy Spirit. The Father will send Him in My place. He will teach you everything and help you remember everything I have told you. John 16:12-15 (NLV) 12 I still have many things to say to you. You are not strong enough to understand them now. 13 The Holy Spirit is coming. He will lead you into all truth. He will not speak His Own words. He will speak what He hears. He will tell you of things to come. 14 He will honor Me. He will receive what is Mine and will tell it to you. 15 Everything the Father has is Mine. That is why I said to you, He will receive what is Mine and will tell it to you. Day 4- A Love that Casts Out Fear John 4:15-21 (NLV) 15 The woman said, Sir, give me this water so I will never be thirsty. Then I will not have to come all this way for water. 16 Jesus said to her, Go call your husband and come back. 17 The woman said, I have no husband. Jesus said, You told the truth when you said, I have no husband. 18 You have had five husbands. The one you have now is not your husband. You told the truth. 19 The woman said to Him, Sir, I think You are a person Who speaks for God. 20 Our early fathers worshiped on this mountain. You Jews say Jerusalem is the place where men should worship. 21 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe Me. The time is coming when you will not worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. John 6:66-69 (NLV) 66 From that time on, many of His followers turned back to their old ways of living. They would not go along with Him after that.

4 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve followers, Will you leave Me also? 68 Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, who else can we go to? You have words that give life that lasts forever. 69 We believe and know You are the Christ. You are the Son of the Living God. John 18:15-17 (NLV) 15 Simon Peter and another follower came behind Jesus. This other follower was known to the head religious leader. He went with Jesus to the head religious leader s house. 16 Peter stood outside at the gate. The other follower, who was known by the head religious leader, went out and talked to the servant-girl who watched the gate. Then he took Peter inside. 17 The servant-girl who watched the door said to Peter, Are you not a follower of this Man? He said, I am not! John 18:25-27 (NLV) 25 Simon Peter was standing there and getting warm. They said to him, Are you not one of His followers also? He lied and said he did not know Jesus and answered, I am not! 26 A servant who was owned by the head religious leader was there. He was of the family of the man whose ear Peter cut off. The man said, Did I not see you in the garden with Him? 27 Again Peter lied and said he did not know Jesus. At once a rooster crowed. John 12:47-48 (NLV) 47 If anyone hears My Words but does not believe them, I do not say he is guilty. I did not come to say the world is guilty. I came to save the world from the punishment of sin. 48 Anyone who does not receive Me and does not receive My teaching has One Who will say he is guilty. The Word that I have spoken will say he is guilty on the last day. Revelation 19:1-8 (NLV) 1After this I heard what sounded like the voices of many people in heaven, saying, Thanks to our God, the One Who saves. Honor and power belong to Him. 2 For the way He punishes people is right and true. He has punished the powerful woman who sold the use of her body. She was making the earth sinful with her sex sins. She killed those who worked for God. He has punished her for it. 3 Again they said, Thanks to our God. The smoke from her burning goes up forever. 4 The twentyfour leaders and the four living beings got down and worshiped God Who was sitting on the throne. They said, Let it be so. Thanks to our God! 5 A voice came from the throne, saying, Give thanks to our God, you servants who are owned by Him. Give thanks to our God, you who honor Him with love and fear, both small and great. 6 Then I heard what sounded like the voices of many people. It was like the sound of powerful rushing water. And it was like loud thunder. It said, Thanks to our God. For the Lord our God is King. He is the All-powerful One. 7 Let us be full of joy and be glad. Let us honor Him, for the time has come for the wedding supper of the Lamb. His bride has made herself ready. 8 She was given clean, white, fine linen clothes to wear. The fine linen is the right living of God s people.

5 Day 5- To Love is to Obey John 5:1-5 (NLV) 1Some time later, there was a religious gathering of the Jews. Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 In Jerusalem there is a pool with five porches called Bethesda near the sheep gate. 3 Inside these porches lay many sick people. Some were blind. Some could not walk. Some could not move their bodies. 4 (*An angel of the Lord came at certain times and made the water move. All of them were waiting for it to move. Whoever got in the water first after it was moving was healed of whatever sickness he had.) 5 A man was there who had been sick for thirty-eight years. Psalm 119:18 (NLV) 18 Open my eyes so that I may see great things from Your Law. Matthew 23:1-4 (NLV) 1Then Jesus talked to the many people and to His followers. 2 He said, The teachers of the Law and the proud religious law-keepers have put themselves in Moses place as teachers. 3 Do what they tell you to do and keep on doing it. But do not follow what they do. They preach but do not obey their own preaching. 4 They make heavy loads and put them on the shoulders of men. But they will not help lift them with a finger. Acts 15:10-11 (NLV) 10 Why do you test God by putting too heavy a load on the back of the followers? It was too heavy for our fathers or for us to carry. 11 We believe it is by the loving-favor of the Lord Jesus that we are saved. They are saved from the punishment of sin the same way. John 16:33 (NLV) 33 I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world! Matthew 11:28-30 (NLV) 28 Come to Me, all of you who work and have heavy loads. I will give you rest. 29 Follow My teachings and learn from Me. I am gentle and do not have pride. You will have rest for your souls. 30 For My way of carrying a load is easy and My load is not heavy.

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