NIV One Impact Bible: One God. One Person. One Impact.

NIV One Impact Bible: One God. One Person. One Impact.

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NIV One Impact Bible: One God. One Person. One Impact. by Zondervan

But we often don’t know how. It’s simpler than you think. It’s really about the One God who loves you, one person, and equips you to change the world by making one great impact with your life.

The NIV One Impact Bible is about the One who knows you, the One who saves you, and the One who equips you to follow him to reach the world. Inside, you will read about the power, character, and attributes of God, while discovering your true identity and how special you are as his creation.

Once you are aware of who God is, and who you are in him, you are equipped and empowered to share God's love and truth with the world. Ultimately, this is the one great impact you can make. And by impacting just one person at a time, you’ll have the power to impact countless people. There is One God. You are One Person. You have One Impact.

Features:

• Complete text of the NIV – the world’s most popular modern-English Bible

• Book Introductions

• Nearly 300 articles that can be read devotionally for a year or you can use them as building blocks, and read them in sequence.

• One God articles – Building Block #1. These devotions help you know the One God of the Bible by focusing on the His power, character, and attributes.

• One Person articles – Building Block #2. In these readings, you will find your true identity in who you are and how special you are created by God.

• One Impact articles – Building Block #3. These capstone devotions equip you to share God’s love and truth with our world; a prayer concludes each article.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310439073
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Edition description: Special Edition
Pages: 1536
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Terry Squires is a veteran author and creator of many gift products for teens and adults. She is the author of the bestselling TodaysGirls.com series of twelve mysteries and a journal for teen girls. She also authored the Communicate Christ series, God’s Stories-My First Thoughts, Bible Stories for Bedtime and now introduces the NIV ONE Impact Bible.

In addition to a busy writing schedule, Terry mentors thousands of teen girls on her online ministry, TodaysGirls.com. She is a BSN graduate of Valparaiso University and is a “retired” emergency room RN. Terry lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is married to Ted Squires. Together, they have four grown sons, three grandsons, and a boston terrier named, Reagan.

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NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ONE IMPACT BIBLE


By Terry Squires

ZONDERVAN

Copyright © 2012 Zondervan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-310-43907-3


Chapter One

Introduction

MATTHEW

Prophet after prophet had predicted it. Every page in Israel's long history pointed to it. Now Matthew (referred to as Levi in Mark and Luke)—the tax collector turned disciple of Jesus (see 9:9-13)—had witnessed the fulfillment. God's kingdom had come to earth, and Jesus, the long-awaited King, tied every thread of history's hope together with miraculous precision. It was Matthew's intent to help the Jews see the connection, to draw the lines between the dots of Old Testament prophecy so that they could see the full, completed picture of God's plan of salvation found only in his Son, Jesus Christ.

But there was one problem. Most of the Jews had not noticed the great event. Heavily burdened by oppressive Roman rule, the Jews fervently believed that God's promised Messiah would deliver them, just as God had freed them from Egypt so many years ago. Unaware of their spiritual bondage, the Jews set their gaze on political emancipation—and Jesus didn't suit their vision of a great emancipator. So Matthew adjusted the lenses through which they saw Jesus. Quoting the Old Testament about 50 times (more than any other New Testament writer), Matthew meticulously showed how the events of Jesus' birth, ministry, death and resurrection fulfilled the ancient prophecies made about him in the Jewish Scriptures. Using Jesus' own words and the miracles he performed as evidence, Matthew demonstrated how God's kingdom would have a radically different purpose than the Jews had ever supposed. God had brought a far greater deliverance, one that would extend to anyone who sought salvation in his Son. Best of all, Jesus would return to earth as the triumphant King and Savior of his people, ready to judge and end evil, while saving all of his redeemed to spend eternity in fellowship with him.

Indeed, our King has come, but his kingdom is still being built. The invitation to believe in him remains as real and as relevant to us today as it was to Matthew's readers in the first century.

MATTHEW

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

1 This is the genealogy" of Jesus the Messiah* the son of David, the son of Abraham:

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the fat her of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, 4 Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 Salmon the fat her of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife, 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12 After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud, 15 Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spiri t. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yete did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us").

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

The Magi Visit the Messiah

2 After Jesus was born in Bethtehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi" from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."

3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:

6 "'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'"

7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

The Escape to Egypt

13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."

14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."

16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18 "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."

The Return to Nazareth

19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead."

21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:

"A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'"

4 John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist.

ONE FOR ONE

This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'" Matthew 3:3

He wasn't like others.

Clothed in camel's hair and a leather belt, like Elijah of many years past, John the Baptist stood out in more ways than his clothes and diet; his message resembled nothing the Pharisees and the teachers of the law taught. In fact, John's prophetic call to repent and prepare a path for the Lord sounded a lot more like the prophets of old, whose voices had died out hundreds of years earlier.

Was this strange man the one they had been waiting for?

John made it clear he was not. But One was coming with so much power and authority that John felt unworthy even to be his servant. Then Jesus arrived on the scene, and John pointed every person—including his own followers—to the One who deserved all the honor and attention.

John lived his life with another's glory in mind. Consequently, his clothes, food, lifestyle and words readied the people's hearts to hear the Messiah and believe in him.

Do we want to point people to Christ? Is our heart's desire to develop God's kingdom? Then, like John, we must live for Jesus' glory. Our lives—in speech and action—will contrast radically from the world, but the difference will draw people's attention to the One they most need to meet.

His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

11 "I baptize you with" water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"

15 Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."

4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written:

"'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'"

7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."

10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles — 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."

17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus Heals the Sick

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis," Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Salt and Light

13 "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

The Fulfillment of the Law

17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the l east of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Murder

21 "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'You shall not murder,* and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, 'Raca,' is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23 "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

Alphabetical Order of the Books of the Bible....................iv
Foreword....................v
How to Use Your NIV One Impact Bible....................vi
Preface....................vii
Genesis....................1
Exodus....................58
Leviticus....................104
Numbers....................136
Deuteronomy....................184
Joshua....................227
Judges....................257
Ruth....................287
1 Samuel....................295
2 Samuel....................331
1 Kings....................363
2 Kings....................399
1 Chronicles....................435
2 Chronicles....................474
Ezra....................513
Nehemiah....................529
Esther....................548
Job....................559
Psalms....................597
Proverbs....................695
Ecclesiastes....................732
Song of Songs....................746
Isaiah....................756
Jeremiah....................828
Lamentations....................897
Ezekiel....................906
Daniel....................962
Hosea....................984
Joel....................998
Amos....................1005
Obadiah....................1017
Jonah....................1021
Micah....................1028
Nahum....................1038
Habakkuk....................1044
Zephaniah....................1051
Haggai....................1058
Zechariah....................1063
Malachi....................1075
Matthew....................1085
Mark....................1125
Luke....................1153
John....................1192
Acts....................1226
Romans....................1267
1 Corinthians....................1289
2 Corinthians....................1312
Galatians....................1327
Ephesians....................1336
Philippians....................1346
Colossians....................1355
1 Thessalonians....................1363
2 Thessalonians....................1370
1 Timothy....................1375
2 Timothy....................1384
Titus....................1392
Philemon....................1398
Hebrews....................1401
James....................1419
1 Peter....................1427
2 Peter....................1437
1 John....................1443
2 John....................1452
3 John....................1455
Jude....................1458
Revelation....................1462
Table of Weights and Measures....................1485
Index of Readings....................1486
Building Blocks Reading Plan....................1491

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