August 28, 2014

KEEP AWAY FROM THEM

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. KEEP AWAY FROM THEM. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.

Romans 16:17-18

Written To Teach Us

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have HOPE.

Romans 15:4

Love Fulfills The Law

Love Fulfills The Law:

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Romans 13:8-10

IF It Is Possible

IF it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12:18

Love Must Be Sincere

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Romans 12:9

August 27, 2014

IRREVOCABLE

for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.

Romans 11:29

ir·rev·o·ca·ble [ih-rev-uh-kuh-buh l]

—adjective

not to be revoked or recalled; unable to be repealed or annulled; unalterable: an irrevocable decree.

Chosen By Grace

So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by GRACE. And if by GRACE, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, GRACE would no longer be GRACE.

Romans 11:5-6

August 26, 2014

Who Cannot Save

Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.

Psalm 146:3

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:12-13

Anyone Who Believes

As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

Romans 10:11

Righteousness for Everyone Who Believes

Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

Romans 10:4

The Lord Is Faithful

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

Who do you think you are?

But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God?

(Romans 9:20)

August 25, 2014

One Who Believes In Him

As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

Romans 9:33

God's Mercy

It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.

Romans 9:16

The Love of God in Christ Jesus Our Lord

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

August 23, 2014

Sound Familiar?

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

Romans 7:15

Justification and Life

Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.

Romans 5:18

August 19, 2014

To be RECEIVED by FAITH in Jesus

God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be RECEIVED BY FAITH. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who JUSTIFIES those who have FAITH in Jesus.

Romans 3:25-26

This Righteousness is given through FAITH in Jesus Christ to ALL who BELIEVE.

This righteousness is given through FAITH in Jesus Christ to ALL who BELIEVE. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and ALL are JUSTIFIED FREELY by his GRACE through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:22-24

August 18, 2014

God Brings Salvation to 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. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is BY FAITH from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live BY FAITH.”

Romans 1:16-17

August 17, 2014

Humble Yourselves

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

1 Peter 5:6

August 16, 2014

Sanctified by Faith In Jesus

I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them  to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are SANCTIFIED BY FAITH IN ME. ~Jesus

The Company of Mockers

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,   but whose delight is in the law of the LORD , and who meditates on his law day and night.

Psalm 1:1-2

August 15, 2014

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.

Psalm 139:13-18

Too Lofty For Me

You have searched me, LORD , and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD , know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Psalm 139:1-6

August 14, 2014

The Church is not a Building or Denomination

The church is not a building or a denomination. According to the Bible, the church is the body of Christ—all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation (John 3:16;1 Corinthians 12:13).

August 13, 2014

The Word of His Grace

“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Acts 20:32

My Only Aim

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

Acts 20:24

These Commandments

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

August 12, 2014

His Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:26

You Will Be Saved

He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”   They replied, “BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

Acts 16:30-31

August 11, 2014

Saved through the Grace of Jesus

Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a YOKE that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? NO! We BELIEVE it is through the GRACE of our Lord Jesus that we are SAVED, just as they are.”

Acts 15:10-11

Purified their Hearts by Faith

After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and BELIEVE. God, who knows the HEART, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He did not discriminate between us and them, for he PURIFIED their HEARTS by FAITH.

Acts 15:7-9

August 10, 2014

May the LORD Bless You

May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 134:3

Salvation to the Ends of the Earth

Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “ ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”   When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Acts 13:46-48

Everyone who believes is set free

“Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

Acts 13:38-39

Words of the Prophets Fulfilled

The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.

Acts 13:27

Get Rid Of All Bitterness

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:31-32

August 9, 2014

Live Together In Unity

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Psalm 133:1

Repentance that Leads to Life

When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

Acts 11:18

Who do you think you are?

Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with  water, but you will be baptized with  the Holy Spirit.’  So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?”

Acts 11:16-17

Forgiveness of Sins

All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Acts 10:43

He Has Saved Us

He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

2 Timothy 1:9

August 8, 2014

Disciple Named Tabitha

In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor.

Acts 9:36

August 6, 2014

Who Could Stand?

If you, LORD , kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

Psalm 130:3-4

The Messiah

Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.

Acts 5:42

Not On Earthly Things

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Colossians 3:1-2

August 5, 2014

No Other Name

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12

Peace Be On Israel

May the LORD bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. May you live to see your children’s children— peace be on Israel.

Psalm 128:5-6

August 4, 2014

Children are a Heritage from the LORD

Children are a heritage from the LORD , offspring a reward from him.

Psalm 127:3

Love One Another

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

1 John 4:11-12

August 3, 2014

Strong, Firm, and Steadfast

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

1 Peter 5:10

August 2, 2014

Heaven and Earth

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. ~Jesus

What happens when you stand firm?

Everyone will hate you because of me.  But not a hair of your head will perish.  Stand firm, and you will win life. ~Jesus

Why Did Jesus Come?

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. ~Jesus

Our Help

Our help is in the name of the LORD , the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 124:8

Your Faith

“Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” ~Jesus

Little Children

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. ~Jesus

Rise and Go

“Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” ~Jesus