Frequently Asked Questions
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How do you choose which Bible verses are included?
- The Bible verses I use are a combination of both N.I.V. and N.A.S.B. The reason I took this approach is that I do not want to take scripture out of context. In preparing a verse of the day e-mail list I compare these two translations to see when verses are read outside of the chapter in the Bible where they occur to see if they are still honouring to God's Word and not creating a new doctrine. Then I try to evaluate which of the two translations seems to reflect understandable speech in today's culture so that both a child, adolescence, adult and senior citizen could be both encouraged and challenged by the Biblical text and apply it to their life.
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- When a subscribers verse of the day e-mail is returned to us as undeliverable for five consecutive days or a total of five days out of seven we suspend the subscribers account. If we aren't contacted within thirty days the account is closed. Please keep your e-mail address current if you switch e-mail providers.
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- Pastors who live overseas are welcome to subscribe. A cell phone edition of our daily devotion is available. When checking your e-mail, even if it is just a few times a month, may print off several editions of The Verse of the Day to bring encouragement to both yourself and your congregation members. You may be able to pool your resources within a network of pastors: Someone who does have Internet access could subscribe to the daily e-mail and be in charge of printing it and then circulate the print outs among several pastors.
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