September 20, 2014

Do Not Be Anxious

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

The Righteousness that comes from God on the basis of Faith

What is more, I consider EVERYTHING a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them GARBAGE, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, NOT having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST—the RIGHTEOUSNESS that comes FROM GOD on the basis of FAITH.

Philippians 3:8-9

Value Others Above Yourselves

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Philippians 2:3-4

I will say of the LORD

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD , “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:1-2

September 19, 2014

Be Alert and Always Keep on Praying

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:18

The Shield of Faith, Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:16-17

Put on the full armor of God

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:13-15

Our Struggle

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:12

Be strong IN the Lord

Finally, be strong IN the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Ephesians 6:10-11

DO NOT Exasperate Your Children

Fathers, DO NOT exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4

Obey your parents IN the Lord

Children, obey your parents IN the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:1-3

One Flesh

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

Ephesians 5:31

Fruitless Deeds

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

Ephesians 5:11

Empty Words

Let no one deceive you with EMPTY WORDS, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.

Ephesians 5:6-7

What He Has Promised

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.   You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Hebrews 10:35-36

September 18, 2014

In Your Anger Do Not Sin

“In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.

Ephesians 4:26-27

Love That Surpasses Knowledge

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:16-19

September 15, 2014

Gift of God #Salvation

For it is BY GRACE you have been saved, THROUGH FAITH—and this is NOT FROM yourselves, it is the GIFT of GOD— NOT BY works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:8-10

God Raised Us Up

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of HIS GRACE, expressed in HIS KINDNESS to us in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:6-7

Because of His Great Love

But because of his GREAT LOVE for us, God, who is rich in MERCY, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is BY GRACE you have been saved.

Ephesians 2:4-5

September 14, 2014

Fruit Of The Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

Acts Of The Flesh

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21

According To The Promise

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Galatians 3:28-29

To Those Who Believe

But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

Galatians 3:22

EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Romans 1:16

September 13, 2014

You Foolish Galatians!

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?  Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”    Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”  So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.   For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”  Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”  The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”  He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Galatians 3:1-14

I Live By Faith!

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

Galatians 2:20-21

God Is My Salvation

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD , the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 12:2

September 12, 2014

Whoever Sows

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Galatians 6:8