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Freedom from Having the Last Word

Freedom from Having the Last Word Scripture today from Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-8, 12-15

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Blessed are the Saints and Sinners

Blessed are the Saints and Sinners Scripture today from Ephesians 1:18-19; Matthew 5:1-12

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Saved from Our Old Views of God

Saved from Our Old Views of God Scripture today from Isaiah 1:11-14, 16-18; Luke 19:1-10

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Mercy as a Prayer Practice

Mercy as a Prayer Practice Scripture today from Psalm 84; Jeremiah 14:19-22; Luke 18:9-14

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The Persistence of God

The Persistence of God Scripture today from Jeremiah 31:27-34; Luke 18:1-8

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The Home Economics of Life Eternal

The Home Economics of Life Eternal Scripture today from: 1 Timothy 6:6-12; Luke 16:19-31

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Death by Meritocracy, Life by Dishonest Wealth

Death by Meritocracy, Life by Dishonest Wealth Scripture today from Psalm 113:3-8; Amos 8:4-7; Luke 16:1-13

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Room for Transformation: Changing God’s Mind and Our Mind-Body

Room for Transformation: Changing God’s Mind and Our Mind-Body Scripture today from: Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10

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Roots and Branches: The Why and When of Life Eternal

Roots and Branches: The Why and When of Life Eternal Scripture today from: Psalm 1; Luke 14:25-33

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Creating the Conditions for Inner and Outer Healing

Creating the Conditions for Inner and Outer Healing Scripture today from: Isaiah 58; Luke 13:10-17

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We are All Ingredients in God’s Recipe…

We are All Ingredients in God’s Recipe… Scripture today from Psalm 82; Jeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 11:29-12:2

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The Distance that Grows from Our Fears

The Distance that Grows from Our Fears Scripture today from Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40

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Hearing the Voice of God

Hearing the Voice of God Scripture today from 1 Samuel 3:1-9; Matthew 25:31, 34-40

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The Welcoming that Unlocks Everything

The Welcoming that Unlocks Everything Scripture today from Genesis 18:1-10; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:38-42

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Like a Good Neighbor, Are You There?

Like a Good Neighbor, Are You There? Scripture today from: Amos 7:7-17; Luke 10:25-37

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When Opportunity Knocks

When Opportunity Knocks Scripture today from 2 Kings 5:1-27; Galatians 6:6-10

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I Believe in God

I Believe in God Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 1:18-22; John 14:1-9

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After the Whirlwind

After the Whirlwind Scripture today from Matthew 14:22-33; 1 Kings 19:1-15a, 19-21

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Everything We Need, More Than We Can Imagine

Everything We Need, More Than We Can Imagine Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 1:4-6

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Three Insights about the Holy Spirit

Three Insights about the Holy Spirit Scripture today from Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Acts 2:1-21

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Holy Humor

Holy Humor Scripture today from Genesis 21:1-6; Colossians 1:9-12; Luke 6:17-23

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Finding Tomorrow Today

Finding Tomorrow Today Scripture today from Acts 19:9-15; John 14:23-29

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Memorials

Memorials Scripture today from Joshua 4:19-24; Hebrews 12:1-2

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? Scripture today from Psalm 23; John 10:22-30

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God is Calling

God is Calling Scripture today from Acts 9:1-20; John 21:1-19

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From Fearful to Fearless

From Fearful to Fearless Scripture today from Acts 5:27-32; John 20:19-23

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It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn

It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn Scripture today from: John 20:1-18

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King for a Day or Lord of Our Lives?

King for a Day or Lord of Our Lives? Scripture today from Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Luke 23: 1-49

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The Anointing

The Anointing Scripture today from Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8

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The Journey Home

The Journey Home Scripture today from Genesis 3:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

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Sunday School for a Snake

Sunday School for a Snake Scripture today from Ephesians 5:15-20; Matthew 1:16-25

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All this Change

All this Change Scripture today from Isaiah 40: 27-31; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

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Wilderness Ways

Wilderness Ways Scripture today from Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13

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The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story Scripture today from Luke 6:39-45; Romans 8:31-32, 37-39

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The Prodigal Father

The Prodigal Father Scripture today from Luke 6:27-38; Luke 15:11-32

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You Be Jesus

You Be Jesus Scripture today from Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Matthew 22:34-40

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The God Who Calls

The God Who Calls Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11

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Small Things

Small Things Scripture today from Mark 12:41-44; 1 Samuel 17:4-10, 32-37, 42, 48-50

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Why are We Here?

Why are We Here? Scripture today from Luke 4:14-21; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

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Letting Go and Holding On

Letting Go and Holding On Scripture today from Isaiah 43:18-19, 9:6-7; Mark 2:18-22

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What is Your Name?

What is Your Name? Scripture today from Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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Christmas: The Sound, Smell, and Message

Christmas: The Sound, Smell, and Message Scriptures today from : Proverbs 3:1-5, 26-28; 1 John 4:20-21; Matthew 25:34-36

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What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For? Scriptures today from Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-7

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Preparations

Preparations Scriptures today from Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-9

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What’s Next?

What’s Next? Scripture today from: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36

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Lilies of the Field

Lilies of the Field Scripture today from Matthew 6:25-33 Theme: A Kingdom perspective allows us to worry less, live more, give more, and be grateful.

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Boundless Love

Boundless Love Scripture today from Jerimiah 29:1, 4-7, 11-13 Theme: The grace of God is boundless, found in the most imperfect circumstances and unlikely people.

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All Our Mite

All Our Mite Scripture today from Mark 12:38-44 Theme: What consumes us? What feeds us? In whom or what do we trust?

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A Redeemer’s Love

A Redeemer’s Love Scripture today from Ruth 1:1-18 Theme: God’s love is tenacious. It sticks with us – and it flows through the best and least of us.

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Blind But Now I See

Blind But Now I See Scripture today from Mark 10:46-52 Theme: Jesus is always willing; he longs to heal our brokenness. We have to be willing, too.

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One Thing

One Thing Scripture today from Mark 10:17-27 Theme: Nothing we treasure here on earth compares to the life offered in Christ Jesus.

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Beyond the Hedge

Beyond the Hedge Scripture today from Job 1:1, 6:2-10 Theme: In life and in death, in abundance and in want God’s love holds us fast.

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Cut It Out!

Cut It Out! Scripture today from Mark 9:38-48 Theme: Whatever behavior, idolatry, desire gets you or someone else off track, cut it out of your life.

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The Greatest

The Greatest Scripture today from Mark 9:30-37 Theme: Want to be great? Stoop to a higher level.

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Well Spoken – or Not

Well Spoken – or Not Scripture today from James 3:1-12 Theme: We should not all be teachers, but we all teach. Choose your words carefully.

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Open Table

Open Table Scripture today from Mark 7:24-37 Theme:The table is open. God’s heart is open. Jesus wants us to be open, too.

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Adjusting Expectations

Adjusting Expectations Scriptures today from Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 24:13-26, Acts 1:1-9 Theme: When life hands you disappointments, change your expectations.

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Chew on This

Chew on This Scripture today from John 6:56-69 Theme: In accepting Jesus some of us bite off more than we can chew. Others fill up on life.

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Being a Wise Guy

Being a Wise Guy Scripture today from 1 Kings 3:1-14 Theme: Wisdom is about knowing God, knowing ourselves, and responding to that knowledge in joy and obedience.

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Work

Work Scriptures today from Ecclesiastes 3:10-13 & 22; Matthew 25:34-40; James 2:14-17

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Worthy

Worthy Scripture today from Ephesians 4:1-8, 11-16 Theme: A life that is worthy of Christ’s call is a life marked by unity, continually growing (up!) into Christ.

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Point of Focus

Point of Focus Scripture today from 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Theme: When we walk in the light of the Lord, it is easier to stay focused and faithful.

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Greater than Moses

Greater than Moses Scripture today from John 6:1-15 Theme: Whoever you are following, whoever you are listening to, whoever you have exalted, Jesus is greater.

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Dancing with God

Dancing with God Scripture today from 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Theme:God invites us to dance. We have to remember who it is that leads.

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Strong in the Broken Places

Strong in the Broken Places Scripture today from 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Theme: Our experiences can make us stronger, but true strength comes from God.

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Keep in Touch

Keep in Touch Scripture today from Mark 5:21-43 Theme: Jesus asks us to trust in the transforming touch of God.

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Fighting Giants

Fighting Giants Scripture today from 1 Samuel 17:1-49 Theme: How we fight our battles depends on how we know and trust God.

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Growing Wild

Growing Wild Scripture today from Mark 4:26-34 Theme: The Kingdom of God grows wild and free under the direction and power of the Spirit.

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This Crazy Family

This Crazy Family Scripture today from Mark 3:20-35 Theme: Jesus wants everyone to be part of his crazy family.

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Woe! Wow!

Woe! Wow! Scripture today from Isaiah 6:1-8 / Romans 8:12-17 Theme God offers us a vision of an alternative reality in which truth, goodness, and mercy reign.

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Incarnate

Incarnate Scripture today from Acts 2:1-18, 21 Theme: Just as Jesus inhabited a human body, so the Spirit he sends inhabits us.

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The Family Inheritance

The Family Inheritance Scripture today from Acts 1:1-11 and Ephesians 1:11-23

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Jesus’ Friends

Jesus’ Friends Scripture today from John 15:9-17 Theme: If we would be a friend to Jesus, we would love others in the same way we are loved.

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Hang On

Hang On Scripture today from John 15:1-8 Theme: Our job is to abide – to hang on, to stay close to the vine. When we do this God can and…

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Altogether

Altogether Scripture today from John 10:11-18 / 1 John 3:16-24 Theme: We belong to a Good Shepherd who is altogether loving and faithful.

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The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm Scripture today from 1 Samuel 17:20-50 and Mark 4:35-41

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Body of Proof

Body of Proof Scripture today from 1 John 1:1-2:5 / John 20:19-29 Theme: The body of Christ testifies to the truth of the resurrection.

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The Full Story

The Full Story Scripture today from Mark 16:1-8 Theme: Our daily discipleship completes the resurrection story.

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The Donkey Says…

The Donkey Says… Scripture today from Mark 11:1-11 Theme: The substitute teacher has a lot to say.

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Active or Passive

Active or Passive Scriptures for today: Joshua 6:1-8, 15-16 Luke 8:43-48

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Love Lifted Up

Love Lifted Up Scripture today from John 3:14-21 Theme: On the cross, love is lifted up in all its glory.

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Fools, Morons, and Believers

Fools, Morons, and Believers Scripture today from 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Theme: Believers trust in the wisdom of God, the power of God, and the work of the cross. Of course, we…

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The Life of a Rescue

The Life of a Rescue Scripture today from Mark 8:27-38 Theme: The life of a rescue is a life of gratitude, devotion, and selfless service.

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The Testing of the Beloved

The Testing of the Beloved Scripture today from Mark 1:9-15 Theme: God pushes his beloved children out into the world, where they will be tried and tested and learn to depend…

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This I Believe

This I Believe Scriptures today from Psalm 136:1-4, 23-26 2 Timothy 1:1-7

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The Strength to Heal

The Strength to Heal Scripture today from Mark 1:29-39 Theme: We find strength in solitude, direction in the wilderness, and power and purpose in prayer.

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Where’s the Beef?

Where’s the Beef? Scripture today from 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Theme: Whatever the beef, the solution to our differences must be guided by love.

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The Scandal of Grace

The Scandal of Grace Scripture today from Jonah 3:1-10 Theme:Grace is scandalous, all-encompassing, persistent, and demanding.

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An Ear for God

An Ear for God Scripture today from 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Theme God is a voice calling in the night for those who have ears to hear.

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Beloved

Beloved Scripture today from Mark 1:4-11 Theme: Who needs to hear that they are beloved?

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Baby Shower

Baby Shower Scripture today from Matthew 2:1-12 Theme: Our greatest treasures cannot compare to the riches we find in Jesus.

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Light for Sore Eyes

Light for Sore Eyes Scripture today from Luke 2:22-40 Theme: Jesus is a light for sore eyes, helping us see ourselves and our world with humility and hope.

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Indulging in Christmas

Indulging in Christmas Scripture today from Luke 2:1-20 Theme: The Word became flesh so that we might fully know the goodness of God. 

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The Impossible

The Impossible Scripture today from Luke 1:26-38 Theme: God wants to partner with us to do the impossible.

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The Voice

The Voice Scripture today from John 1:6-8, 19-28 Theme We can’t save the world. We just point to the One who will.

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Look Who’s Here!

Look Who’s Here! Scripture today from: Isaiah 40:1-11 Theme: Look, see, speak, show: Here is your God.

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Wait for it…

Wait for it… Scripture today from: Mark 13:24-37 Theme: When the world is falling apart, we can hope in the Kingdom that comes.

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Sheep, Goats, and Jesus

Sheep, Goats, and Jesus Scripture today from: Matthew 25:31-46 Theme: In the end we will be judged not on our faith – what we believe – or on our obedience…

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Sizing Up God
Sizing Up God

Sizing Up God Scripture today from: Matthew 25:14-30 Theme: We serve a big, generous, loving God who wants us to risk living large.

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The Greatest

The Greatest Scripture today from: Matthew 22:34-40 Theme: God is not divided in God’s being or in God’s love for us. We cannot be divided in our love for God.

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Hero Sample
Glory’s Backside

Glory’s Backside Scripture today from: Exodus 33:12-23 Theme: We can’t see God face to face. Instead we see God’s backside and are asked to follow in faith.

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Dress Code

Dress Code Scripture today from: Matthew 22:1-14 Theme: We have been invited to spend eternity in a lush, fulfilling relationship with our Creator. Proper attention to how we are clothed…

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Priceless

Priceless Scripture today from: Philippians 3:4b-14 Theme: In the Christian life, the be all and end all isn’t being saved, getting to heaven, or even being washed squeaky clean of…

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