Scriptures for the Week of July 15th

LED BY THE SPIRIT.

 

 

Rom 8:14    For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Gal 5:18     But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 

 

James 1:16-18

 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. 

            

Prov 13:15

Good understanding gains favor,

But the way of the unfaithful is hard. 

 

Matt 11:28-30             

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." 

 

2 Peter 1:2-4    

2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 

 

I Jn 2:15-16

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world-- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-- is not of the Father but is of the world.

 

Gal 5:16-17

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

 

 

 

1 Cor 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

James 1:12-15

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 

 

Acts 16:7-9  After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.

 

Luke 4:1-2                               Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spiritinto the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. 

 

 

John 21:17-19             Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.  18 Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish." 19 This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me." 

 

Acts 17:28-29             for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' 29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising. 

 

John 16:7    Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

 

John 14:16-17

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever —   17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

 

John 16:13   …   However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell yo

Scriptures for the Week of July 1st

John 6 1-14

6 After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased.[a] 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.

4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.

7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”

8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”

10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them [b]to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

Scriptures for the Week of June 24th

True Love

John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another

 

1 John 2:1-2

 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocatewith the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world

 

1 Cor 8:1   Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

 

Eph 3:18-19

Rooted and Grounded in LOVE…….may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height —  19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

 

The Test of Knowing Him

3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 

 

7 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.  8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. 

 

9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 

 

Rom 13:8

 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 

 

Rom 12:10

 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

 

John 15:12-13

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 

 

1 Peter 1:22

 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

 

1 Thess 4:9-10

 But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; 

 

1 Peter 4:8

And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." 

 

1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 

 

John 13:35

By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." 

 

Gal 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. 

 

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Scriptures for the Week of June 17th

Experiencingthe Loveof  The Father

 

Prov 3:9-10

Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase;

So your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.

 

Rom 12:10

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

 

Eph 6:2-3

"Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise: 3 "that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth."  

 

Eph 5:25

 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

 

Rev 4:11

"You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created."

 

Gal 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. 

 

1 Cor 13:4-7  NLT

 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

 

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

 

Matt 22:37-40

"'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'  38 This is the first and great commandment.  39 And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'   40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." 

Rom 13:10  Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 

 

Eph 3:17-19

that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height —  19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

 

Jer 9:23-24

Thus says the Lord:

"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,

Let not the mighty man glory in his might,

Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 

24 But let him who glories glory in this,

That he understands and knows Me,

That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.

For in these I delight," says the Lord. 

 

Phil 3:13-14

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 

 

Jer 31:3   The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:

"Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;

Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. 

 

Scriptures for the Week of June 10th

Understanding Communion

 

1 Cor 11:23-25…  same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said,  "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."  In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." 

Prov 4:5

Get wisdom! Get understanding!

Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 

Isa 48:17

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,  The Holy One of Israel:

"I am the Lord your God,  Who teaches you to profit,

Who leads you by the way you should go. 

Prov 2:1-6            READ         

John 16:13

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; 

James 1:5-6

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him askof God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting,

COVENANT

Gen 15:5-11

COMMUNION

Gal 4:9  But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?

Heb 9:11-22   READ

 Rom 8:1-12    READ

 

Luke 17:26

And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:

 Gen 6:5

 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Scriptures for the Week of June 3rd

THINK BIG……….   LIVE BIG

Eph 3:14-21

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. 

 

Jer 17:9                       

"The heart is deceitful above all things,

And desperately wicked;

Who can know it? 

 

 Isa 55:8-9                   

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. 

9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

So are My ways higher than your ways,

And My thoughts than your thoughts. 

 

Phil 4:8-9                    

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things. 

 

 Matt 26:41                  spirit   is willing, but the flesh is weak." 

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." 

 

1 Cor 2:13-16  But we have the mind of Christ…                   spiritual things with spiritual

 

Rom 3:23…   for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

 

Heb 9:14 ….    how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

 

1 John 2:1-2

 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 

 

1 John 1:5-10              

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 

 

Eph 5:13

But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

 

Gal 3:1-3                                 

 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you …    Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?

Scriptures for the Week of May 27th

FaithSpokenofThroughouttheWorld

 

Romans1:8

8 First, IthankmyGodthroughJesusChristforyouall, that yourfaithisspokenofthroughoutthewholeworld.

 

Matthew17:20

20 SoJesussaidtothem, “Becauseofyour [a]unbelief; forassuredly, Isaytoyou, ifyouhavefaithasamustardseed, youwillsaytothismountain, ‘Movefromheretothere,’ anditwillmove; andnothingwillbeimpossibleforyou.

 

Mark10:52

52 ThenJesussaidtohim, “Goyourway; yourfaithhas [a]madeyouwell.” AndimmediatelyhereceivedhissightandfollowedJesusontheroad.

 

Romans10:17

17 Sothenfaith comes byhearing, andhearingbythewordofGod.

 

Ephesians5:27

27 thatHemightpresenthertoHimselfagloriouschurch, nothavingspotorwrinkleoranysuchthing, butthatsheshouldbeholyandwithoutblemish.

 

Revelation3:10-12

10 Becauseyouhavekept [a]Mycommandtopersevere, Ialsowillkeepyoufromthehouroftrialwhichshallcomeupon thewholeworld, totestthosewhodwell ontheearth.  11 [a]Behold, Iamcomingquickly! Holdfastwhatyouhave, thatnoonemaytake yourcrown.12 Hewhoovercomes, Iwillmakehim apillarinthetempleofMyGod, andheshall gooutnomore. IwillwriteonhimthenameofMyGodandthenameofthecityofMyGod, the NewJerusalem, which comesdownoutofheavenfromMyGod. And Iwillwriteonhim Mynewname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HowcanourFaithbeSpokenofThroughouttheWorld?

 

 

TheWholeTruth

Romans5:12

12 Therefore, justas throughonemansinenteredtheworld, and deaththroughsin, andthusdeathspreadtoallmen, becauseallsinned—

 

Romans5:15

15 Butthefreegift is notlikethe [a]offense. Forifbytheoneman’soffensemanydied, muchmorethegraceofGodandthegiftbythegraceoftheoneMan, JesusChrist, abounded tomany.  16 Andthegift is notlike thatwhichcame throughtheonewhosinned. Forthejudgment whichcame fromone offenseresulted incondemnation, butthefreegift whichcame frommany [a]offenses resulted injustification.

 

Ecclesiastes3:11

11 Hehasmadeeverythingbeautifulinitstime. AlsoHehasputeternityintheirhearts, exceptthat noonecanfindouttheworkthatGoddoesfrombeginningtoend.

 

Isaiah64:6

Butwearealllikeanunclean thing,
Andall ourrighteousnesses are like [a]filthyrags;
Weall fadeasaleaf,
Andouriniquities, likethewind,
Havetakenusaway.

 

Matthew11:30

30 ForMyyoke is easyandMyburdenislight.”

 

Mark4:19

19 andthe caresofthisworld, thedeceitfulnessofriches, andthedesiresforotherthingsenteringinchoketheword, anditbecomesunfruitful.

 

 

 

FearoftheLord

 

Exodus20:20

20 AndMosessaidtothepeople, “Donotfear; forGodhascometotestyou, and thatHisfearmaybebeforeyou, sothatyoumaynotsin.”

 

Luke23:39

39 ThenoneofthecriminalswhowerehangedblasphemedHim, saying, [a]“IfYouaretheChrist, saveYourselfandus.”40 Buttheother, answering, rebukedhim, saying, “DoyounotevenfearGod, seeingyouareunderthesamecondemnation?41 Andweindeedjustly, forwereceivetheduerewardofourdeeds; butthisManhasdone nothingwrong.”42 Thenhesaid [a]toJesus, “Lord, remembermewhenYoucomeintoYourkingdom.”

 

1Corinthians1:17

17 ForChristdidnotsendmetobaptize, buttopreachthegospel, notwithwisdomofwords, lestthecrossofChristshouldbemadeofnoeffect.

 

BornAgain,SetApart

Hebrews10:19-22

9 Therefore, brethren, having boldness[a] toenter theHoliestbythebloodofJesus,20 byanewand livingwaywhichHeconsecratedforus, throughtheveil, thatis, Hisflesh, 21 and having aHighPriestoverthehouseofGod,22 letus drawnearwithatrueheart infullassuranceoffaith, havingourheartssprinkledfromanevilconscienceandourbodieswashedwithpurewater.

 

1Peter2:5

5 youalso, aslivingstones, arebeingbuiltupaspiritualhouse, aholypriesthood, toofferupspiritualsacrificesacceptabletoGodthroughJesusChrist.

 

John15:19

19 Ifyouwereoftheworld, theworldwouldloveitsown. Yet becauseyouarenotoftheworld, butIchoseyououtoftheworld, thereforetheworldhatesyou.

 

Romans12:1-2

I beseech[a] youtherefore, brethren, bythemerciesofGod, thatyoupresentyourbodies alivingsacrifice, holy, acceptabletoGod, whichis your [b]reasonableservice.  2 And donotbeconformedtothisworld, but betransformedbytherenewingofyourmind, thatyoumay provewhat is thatgoodandacceptableandperfectwillofGod.

 

 

1John2:15-17

15 Donotlovetheworldorthethingsintheworld. Ifanyonelovestheworld, theloveoftheFatherisnotinhim. 16 Forallthat is intheworld—thelustoftheflesh, thelustoftheeyes, andtheprideoflife—isnotoftheFatherbutisoftheworld. 17 And theworldispassingaway, andthelustofit; buthewhodoesthewillofGodabidesforever.

 

Phillipians3:20

20 For ourcitizenshipisinheaven, fromwhichwealso eagerlywaitfortheSavior, theLordJesusChrist,

 

1Corinthians2:2

2 ForIdeterminednottoknowanythingamongyou exceptJesusChristandHimcrucified. 

Romans6:4

Therefore, wewere buriedwithHimthroughbaptismintodeath, that justasChristwasraisedfromthedeadby thegloryoftheFather, evensowealsoshouldwalkinnewnessoflife.

 

James1: 21-27

21 Therefore layasideallfilthinessand [a]overflowofwickedness, andreceivewithmeeknesstheimplantedword, whichisabletosaveyoursouls.

22 But bedoersoftheword, andnothearersonly, deceivingyourselves. 23 For ifanyoneisahearerofthewordandnotadoer, heislikeamanobservinghisnaturalfaceinamirror; 24 forheobserveshimself, goesaway, andimmediatelyforgetswhatkindofmanhewas. 25 But hewholooksintotheperfectlawoflibertyandcontinues init, andisnotaforgetfulhearerbutadoerofthework, thisonewillbeblessedinwhathedoes.

26 Ifanyone [b]amongyouthinksheisreligious, and doesnotbridlehistonguebutdeceiveshisownheart, thisone’sreligion is useless. 27 PureandundefiledreligionbeforeGodandtheFatheristhis: tovisitorphansandwidowsintheirtrouble, and tokeeponeselfunspottedfromtheworld.

 

SideReading:  Exodus, Leviticus, &Numbers

 

AskYouhavetheAuthority

James1:6

6 Butlethimaskinfaith, withnodoubting, forhewhodoubtsislikeawaveoftheseadrivenandtossedbythewind.

 

Luke10:19

19 Behold, Igiveyoutheauthoritytotrampleonserpentsandscorpions, andoverallthepoweroftheenemy, andnothingshallbyanymeanshurtyou.

 

Ephesians2:5-7

5 evenwhenweweredeadintrespasses, madeusalivetogetherwithChrist(bygraceyouhavebeensaved),6 andraised us uptogether, andmade us sittogether intheheavenly places inChristJesus,7 thatintheagestocomeHemightshowtheexceedingrichesofHisgracein His kindnesstowardusinChristJesus.

 

Mark11:24

24 ThereforeIsaytoyou, whateverthingsyouaskwhenyoupray, believethatyoureceive them, andyouwillhave them.

 

Matthew21:22

22 And whateverthingsyouaskinprayer, believing, youwillreceive.”

 

Endure

Proverbs24:10 – 12

If you faintinthedayofadversity,
Yourstrength is small.

11 Deliver thosewho aredrawntowarddeath,
Andholdback those stumblingtotheslaughter.
12 Ifyousay, “Surelywedidnotknowthis,”
Doesnot Hewhoweighstheheartsconsider it?
Hewhokeepsyoursoul, doesHe not know it?
AndwillHe not renderto each man accordingtohisdeeds?

 

Matthew10:21

21 “Nowbrotherwilldeliverupbrothertodeath, andafather his child; andchildrenwillriseupagainstparentsandcausethemtobeputtodeath. 22 And youwillbehatedbyallforMyname’ssake. Buthewhoendurestotheendwillbesaved.

 

Matthew24:9-13

9 “Thentheywilldeliveryouuptotribulationandkillyou, andyouwillbehatedbyallnationsforMyname’ssake. 10 Andthenmanywillbeoffended, willbetrayoneanother, andwillhateoneanother. 11 Then manyfalseprophetswillriseupand deceivemany. 12 Andbecauselawlessnesswillabound, theloveofmanywillgrow cold. 13 Buthewhoendurestotheendshallbesaved.

 

James1:12

12 Blessed is themanwhoendurestemptation; forwhenhehasbeenapproved, hewillreceive thecrownoflife whichtheLordhaspromisedtothosewholoveHim.

 

Ephesians6:12-13

12 Forwedonotwrestleagainstfleshandblood, butagainst principalities, againstpowers, against therulersof [a]thedarknessofthisage, againstspiritual hosts ofwickednessintheheavenly places. 13 ThereforetakeupthewholearmorofGod, thatyoumaybeabletowithstand intheevilday, andhavingdoneall, tostand.

 

Matthew6:13

Anddonotleadusintotemptation,
But deliverusfromtheevilone.
ForYoursisthekingdomandthepowerandthegloryforever. Amen.

Scriptures for the Week of May 20th

HOLY SPIRIT COME!

Pentecost.

Heb 4:16

Let us therefore come boldlyto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 

2 Cor 4:16                  inward man is being renewed day by day

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day

Rom 7:19-20              the good that I will to do

For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

Rom 7:24-25

O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God — through Jesus Christ our Lord!

1 John 1:7-9

 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 3:2-5

For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

James 3:6  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

Prov 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,

And those who love it will eat its fruit

Isa 6:5

"Woe is me, for I am undone!  Because I am a man of unclean lips,

And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;  For my eyes have seen the King,  The Lord of hosts." 

Col 4:6

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.                         …   Titus 3:2  to speak evil of no one….

Heb 4:16

Let us therefore come boldlyto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.                          Unmerited Favor,    Undeserved Blessing,     FREE GIFT

John 14:16

 And I will pray the Father, and He will giveyou another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — 

 John 14:26

 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembranceall things that I said to you.

 John 15:26

 "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

 John 16:13-14

 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

 Luke 24:49

Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." 

 Mark 16:15-17….                 GREAT COMMISSION…

 "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.  16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.  17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

Acts 1:4-8

Acts 2:1-4

Acts 8:5  …  12,14-17

 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.

Acts 19:1-2 …  3,6

And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2 he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?"

So they said to him,"We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit." 

Acts 2:38-39

 Then Peter said to them,"Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call." 

Isa 28:11        For with stammering lips and another tonguehe will speak to this people,

 

1 Cor 14:2      For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.     Mysteries = “Divine Secrets”

 

Rom 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should prayfor as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

 

1 Cor 14:14    For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful   .

 

1 Cor 14:4a    He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself,

 

Jude 1:20        But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

 

Scriptures for the Week of April 29th

Stirring FAITH in your Gifts

 

John 1:16-17

 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

 

1 Cor 12:1

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:

1 Cor 12:4

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Cor 12:7

 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: …….

 

Rom 1:11

 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established

 

Mark 16:15-18

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.  17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." 

 

Gal 3:1-7

 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? 2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many things in vain — if indeed it was in vain? 

5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? —  6 just as Abraham "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."   7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.

 

Gal 1:6

 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel

 

Gal 4:9-10

But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? 

 

Heb 6:1-3

 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 

 

Heb 5:12-6:1

 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. 

 

Ex 29:10

 "You shall also have the bull brought before the tabernacle of meeting, and Aaron and his sonsshall put their hands on the head of the bull. 

Ex 29:15  "You shall also take one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram   Ex 29:19   "You shall also take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram. 

 

Deut 34:9

 Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands onhim; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses. 

 

Acts 13:2-3

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." 3 Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away. 

 

Mark 6:5-6

Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

 

2 Tim 1:6-7

ThereforeI remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 

Scriptures for the Week of April 22nd

Rom 1:9-12

 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, 10 making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established —  12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. 

 

Isa 6:6-8                                 one of the seraphim flew to me

 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said:

 

"Behold, this has touched your lips;

Your iniquity is taken away,

And your sin purged."

 

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:

 

"Whom shall I send,

And who will go for Us?"

 

Then I said,   "Here am I! Send me." 

 

Isa 6:5

 "Woe is me, for I am undone!

BecauseI am a man of unclean lips,

AndI dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips

John 1:16-17

 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

 

2 Cor 12:9

"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness… For when I am weak, then I am strong. 

 

Eph 1:6                                  accepted in the Beloved

to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved

 

1 Cor 15:10                yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Rom 5:20

But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,

 Eph 6:18-20

 Stand therefore, ……(with the Armor of God) ..……18 praying alwayswith all prayer and supplicationin the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints —  19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 

 

Supplication =   an asking,  a need,  a calling out.   … Always addressed toward God

 

 

 

1 Thess 5:16-18

 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

 

 

Col 4:2-3

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; 3 meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word,

 

 

1 Peter 4:7

 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.

 

 

Rom 12:12

rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;

 

 

2 Cor 5:18-19                         reconciliation       - restoring

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 

 

Scriptures for the Week of April 15th

GRACE, believe it or not.

Eph 2:8-9

 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

 

Rom 11:6

 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

 

John 1:16-17

 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

 

2 Cor 12:7-10

 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 

 

Eph 1:6                                  accepted in the Beloved

to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved

 

1 Cor 15:10                yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

 

Rom 5:1-2                  we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

Rom 5:15                   by the one man's offense many died

For if by the one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

 

Rom 5:17

For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of graceand of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) 

 

Rom 5:20

But where sin abounded,grace abounded much more,

Rom 6:1-3

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? 

 

Rom 6:23

 For the wages of sin is death, but the giftof God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

 

 Eph 6:14-20

 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints —  19and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 

 

Isa 6:5

 "Woe is me, for I am undone!

Because I am a man of unclean lips,

And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; 

Scriptures for the Week of April 8th

What it takes to STAND.

Matt 16:15-19

 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 

16 Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 

17 Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.  18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.  19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." 

 

Isa 9:6            government                For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the governmentwill be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

Mal 3:6

For I am the Lord, I do not change;                             

 

 1 Cor 14:33

 For God is not the author of confusionbut of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 

James 3:16  For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

 

 Rom 8:2

For the lawof the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from thelawof sin and death.

 

Eph 6:10-18

 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faithwith which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying alwayswith all prayer and supplication in the Spirit

 

Scriptures for the Week of April 1st

The Gift of Life….. gospel

BIBLE

 

John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.   

 

Loved  =  Unconditional…..   love by Choice,   an Act of Will.

                                             Undefeatable Goodwill,     Always seeking the Highest Good.

 

 

John 14:6

Jesus said to him,

 "I am the way, the truth, and the life.

  No one comes to the Father except through Me.

 

 

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

 

Rom 5:17

For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

 

Rom 3:23-25

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,     

 

Freely   =  $                           REDEMPTION

John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

SAVED

 

Luke 24:46-47

"Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,  47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

 REMISSION

 

Heb 9:22

 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

 

John 14:17

 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

 

1 John 4:4

He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

 

Acts 10:43

To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins."

 

Gal 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

 

Scriptures for the Week of March 25th

PRAYERS OF FAITH

 

PRAY =  shah-ahl      To ask, inquire, demand,  request, pray, desire, wish for

 

James 5:16 B ……. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

 

I Jn 5:14-15  Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

 

Isa 1:18  "Come now, and let us reason together,"  Says the Lord,

"Though your sins are like scarlet,  They shall be as white as snow;

Though they are red like crimson,  They shall be as wool.

 

Isa 55:11  So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;  It shall not return to Me void,

But it shall accomplish what I please,  And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

 

Jer 1:12     Then the Lord said to me, "You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word."

 

1 Thess 5:16-18   Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

John 16:24B………….Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

 

Isa 45:11  Thus says the Lord,  The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker:

"Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons;  And concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.

 

Isa 43:25-26

"I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.

26 Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your case, that you may be acquitted……     

 

Eph 3:20-21   Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

 

Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

John 15:7-8    If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

 

Mark 11:23-24   For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.   24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

 

Mark 9:23

 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."

 

Ps 78:41

Yes, again and again they tempted God, And limited the Holy One of Israel.

Matt 18:19…18   19 "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.  20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."

18.... "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

 

Jer 33:3   'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

 

Matt 26:41                   JESUS in GATHSEMENI

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

 

Rom 8:26-27

 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

 

1 Cor 14:15

What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.

 

James 4:2  you do not have because you do not ask.

 

Scriptures for the Week of March 18th

Steward’s of Faith

 

Steward  =  Keeper,  Manager or Superintendent       … NOAH WEBSTER  1828

 

 

‘In Scripture and Theology, a minister of Christ, those whose duty is to dispense the provisions of the gospel, to administer its doctrines and ordinances.’

 

 

THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER

 

Ps 1:1-3

1 Blessed is the man  Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

Nor stands in the path of sinners,  Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,  And in His law he meditates day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree  Planted by the rivers of water,  That brings forth its fruit in its season,

Whose leaf also shall not wither;  And whatever he does shall prosper.

 

BEREAN’S  Searched the scriptures Daily…   Acts 17:11

 

Jer 33:3

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

 

Luke 18:8                   Persistent  Widow

 

…. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"

 

Luke 11:9-10

9 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

 

 

Matt 24:25                 The Great Tribulation

 See, I have told you beforehand.

John 16:13                 H.S. ….    He will tell you things to come.

1 Cor 14:1    Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

 

James 1:5-8

 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

 

Matt 6:25

 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on

……………

Matt 6:33-34

 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 

Salvation

Jehovah Jireh   ….  “the Lord will Provide”   Gen 22:14 /  Abrahams Sacrifice for Isaac

 

 

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

 

 

2 Cor 9:6-8

            But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

            So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

            And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

 

Prov 3:9-10

            Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase;

            So your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.

 

Luke 6:38

            "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." 

 

 

Phil 4:17-19

            Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.

            Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

 

1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith,

 

 

Hag 1:3-8

6 "You have sown much, and bring in little;

You eat, but do not have enough;

You drink, but you are not filled with drink;

You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm;

And he who earns wages,

Earns wages to put into a bag with holes."

 

7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways!

 

 

Mal 3:8-12

 "Will a man rob God?

Scriptures for the Week of March 11th

Mirroring God’s Nature

 

 

Rom 5:8

 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:8-11  read

 

 

1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

 

                                                           

Ex 34:6-7                    The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin

 Gal 5:22-23

the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control.

 

 

Rom 5:5

the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

 

Gal 4:19   My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you,

 

2 Cor 3:18

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 

Matt 5:44-45       forgive…”

 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,   45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven

 

Matt 5:46    For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?

 

 

Matt 24:12

And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

 

 

Prov 24:16      For a righteous man may fall seven times…And rise again,

 

 

Isa 1:19-20    If you are willing and obedient,  You shall eat the good of the land;

20 But if you refuse and rebel,   You shall be devoured ……by the sword";

Satan’s Nature

 

John 8:44

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

1 John 3:8-10

He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

 

1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith,

 

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

 

Eph 6:11

 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

 

Eph 4:26-27

 "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.

 

 

Luke 22:40                

When He came to the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."

 

Mark 14:38

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

 

Luke 10:19

 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

 

Acts 10:38                              how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

 

 

James 4:7

 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil (NOT Circumstances)  and he will flee from you.

 

 

 

Phil 4:12-13                            I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

 

 

1 John 4:4-5

He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

 

 

Prov 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct your paths.

 

 

Col 1:9-18

 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

 

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

 

Num 6:24-26

"The Lord bless you and keep you;

25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,

And give you peace."'

 

 

 

1 John 1:5-7

 

GOD’S PART

 

Rom 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

 

 

OUR PART

 

Phil 2:13

for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

 

 

Scriptures for the Week - March 4th

Eph 1:3-7

 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

 

 

Heb 9:22

And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

 

 

Heb 9:14

how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Heb 12:6

For whom the Lord loves He chastens,    And scourges every son whom He receives." 

 

John 1:29

 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

 

 

1 John 3:5   And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.

 

 

Heb 9:26    He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

 

 

Rom 6:10     For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all

 

 

Rom 3:23      for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

 

 

2 Cor 2:10-11             Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

 

 

John 8:7        "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first."

 

 

I Jn 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Luke 6:36-37

36        "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

37        "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

 

THE LORDS PRAYER  Matt 6:12  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

 

Matt 6:14-15

"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

"But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

 

 

Matt 18:21          The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"

 

Eph 4:32

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

 

Col 3:12-13

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;  bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

 

 

Rom 2:1  Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

 

2 Cor 5:18-19

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

 

 

Gal 6:1

 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

 

 

2 Cor 5:18-19

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

 

 

Mark 11:25-26                       NEITHER WILL YOU FATHER IN HEAVEN

25 "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.  26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses." 

 

 

John 8:7                                 He who is without sin

 "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first."

Scriptures for the Week of February 18th

Remembering God’s LOVE

 

Ps 103:13-14

As a father pities his children,

So the Lord pities those who fear Him.

14 For He knows our frame;

He remembers that we are dust.

 

Rom 5:5

because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

 

1 Cor 13:4-7                           LOVE DOES THIS…

 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

BEARS ALL,       BELIEVES ALL,       HOPES ALL,      ENDURES ALL

 

Gal 5:22-24

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

 

 Rom 7:15

For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do

 

Matt 25:40

'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'

 

 

Mark 12:30-31

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.   31 And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

 

Gal 5:13-15

13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 

 

Acts 10:38

how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

 

Phil 2:1-8

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,   - JESUS CARD -  7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

 

Matt 5:44-45

44        "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

45        "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven;

 

Scriptures for Review for the week of February 11th

Ps 103:13-14

As a father pities his children,

So the Lord pities those who fear Him.

14 For He knows our frame;

He remembers that we are dust.

2 Cor 12:8-10

Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

Ez 28:24 Sidon,    Judges 2:3 Amorites   ….   Damascus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

1 Cor 10:12-13

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

 

Eph 2:8

 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.

 

Rom 11:6

And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

 

 

2 Cor 4:7

 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

 

John 1:16-17

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

 

Rom 6:14  …  For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

 

Scriptures for the Week of February 4th

You are who HE says you are.

 

Heb 11:6                                 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

 

Isa 54:17

No weapon formed against you shall prosper,

And every tongue which rises against you in judgment

You shall condemn.  (Declare, /depart,/vex)

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,

And their righteousness is from Me,"

Says the Lord.

 

Ex 15:26                                 I will put none of the diseases on you

If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.

 

Deut 7:15

And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known,

 

Ps 103:2-3

Bess the Lord, O my soul,

And forget not all His benefits:

3 Who forgives all your iniquities,

Who heals all your diseases,

 

Eph 6:12                    do not wrestle against flesh and blood

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 

Acts 19:11-12             the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.

 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.

 

 

Luke 4:40-41

all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out

Mark 11:22-24

So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.  23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.  24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

 

Ps 107:20

He sent His word and healed them,

And delivered them from their destructions.

OUR LIVES  are a PRODUCT of Our Words.

Prov 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,

And those who love it will eat its fruit.

 

Matt 12:37

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

 

 

Deut 28:13    And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath,

Jer 29:11       For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

divine nature

2 Peter 1:2-4

……. been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature,

mystery  revealed

Col 1:26-27               

the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

 

Gal 2:20

 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Rom 1:11-12

 For I long to see you, that  I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established —  12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.