September 29, 2014

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, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

2 Timothy 1:9-10

Those Who Believe

That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

1 Timothy 4:10

September 28, 2014

Praise His Name

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100:4-5

September 27, 2014

The LORD Will Receive Me

Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

Psalm 27:10

God Is Just

God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you

2 Thessalonians 1:6

Honor God with Your Bodies

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

September 26, 2014

Reject Every Kind of Evil

reject every kind of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:22

Salvation Through Our Lord Jesus Christ

For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

I Put My Trust

In you, LORD my God, I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1

Live A Holy Life

For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 4:7-8

September 25, 2014

Do Not Lie to Each Other

Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Colossians 3:9-10

Rid Yourselves of All Such Things

You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

Colossians 3:7-8

Which Is Idolatry

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

Colossians 3:5-6

Let Nothing Move You

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58

September 24, 2014

I Praise You!

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.

Psalm 139:13-14

September 22, 2014

See To It

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

Colossians 2:8

The LORD 's Purpose

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.   Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD ’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:20-21

September 21, 2014

The Mighty Warrior Who Saves

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

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

September 10, 2014

Words of the LORD

And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.

Psalm 12:6

His Indescribable Gift

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

2 Corinthians 9:15

As You Trust In Him

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

September 8, 2014

We Live by Faith

For we live by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7

So We Fix Our Eyes

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18

Hard Pressed On Every Side

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Hate Evil

Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 97:10

September 7, 2014

Whoever Is Pregnant with Evil

Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment. Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made. The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.

Psalm 7:14-16

Do Everything In Love

Do everything in love.

1 Corinthians 16:14

Be On Your Guard

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Thanks Be To God

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57

Bad Company Corrupts

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

1 Corinthians 15:33

Speak Intelligible Words

Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air.

(1 Corinthians 14:9)

Faith, Hope, and Love

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

Love Never Fails

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.   Love never fails.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

People Who Don't Have Love

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Everlasting Love and Unfailing Kindness

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

Jeremiah 31:3

September 6, 2014

Do Not Deceive Yourselves

Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.

1 Corinthians 3:18

September 1, 2014

Praise The LORD

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD . Praise the LORD .

Psalm 150:6

What God Has FREELY Given Us

What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has FREELY given us.

1 Corinthians 2:12

I Resolved to Know Nothing

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 2:2

But God Chose the Foolish Things

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

Did not send me to Baptize

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 Corinthians 1:17