Archive for September, 2020

VerseD: Romans 10:9

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9, ESV

It takes knowing and believing that Christ has taken our sin and is Lord over life and death to be saved, and it should drive us to share the news with all people!

VerseD: Psalm 85:2

You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah
Psalm 85:2, ESV

Pause to realize that only God can forgive or sin and make us clean.
Rest knowing He has saved us through the cleansing blood of Christ.

VerseD: Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23, ESV

Because of our sin, we all deserve to die and face punishment. But God, in His loving mercy and grace, has saved us from our sin and given us the hope of eternal life through Jesus.

VerseD: Romans 3:23

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

No one is perfectly good, except for Jesus. Even our good deeds – done apart from Him – are tainted by our sin.
Only through the blood of Jesus can we be made clean and forgiven.

VerseD: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17, ESV

We need not unhitch from the Old Testament nor attempt to reinterpret any of the Bible for our modern context.
All of Scripture points us to the Son of God, Jesus, amd shows us the best way to imitate Him in righteousness.

VerseD: Luke 6:36

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Luke 6:36, ESV

We have been shown great mercy (withholding what is deserved) by God. How much more can we show mercy and patience with our fellow people?

VerseD: 2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV

Do you know your Bible well enough to explain the Gospel, salvation, or why you believe what you believe?
Ignoring the Bible (or barely reading/studying it) is ignoring God.
Works apart from God’s Word is working in an unapproved manner. We love God through His Word and in deeds.

VerseD: Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:24, ESV

Whatever we ask for as we seek the Father’s will, God will give us without hesitation.

VerseD: 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18, ESV

First, we fear the wrath of God against our sin. Then, we stand in awe of the God who showed His love by sending His Son to die for the forgiveness of our sin.
Grow in the love that saved us!

VerseD: Galatians 1:10

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Galatians 1:10, ESV

It is not enough to be a people-pleaser or to want to be liked by everyone (both are impossible to achieve with everyone).
We serve and aim to please only One: our Lord Jesus Christ to the glory of the Father with the help of the Holy Spirit.