Posts Tagged ‘ Bible reading ’

VerseD: Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 12:12, ESV

We should be encouraging each other through worshipping God, keeping each other faithful, and praying together. And Christ will empower us by the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Luke 16:10

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”

Luke 16:10, ESV

We have been called to share the gospel and hold each other accountable in Christ, and He also helps us to be faithful when we rely on Him and each other.

VerseD: Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 31:30, ESV

The Church is not supposed to be merely a place of entertainment and feel-good messages. The Church is the Bride of Christ who draws others to herself by her devotion to and worship of God our Savior.

VerseD: Esther 4:14

“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Esther 4:14, ESV

We have been tasked with calling out sin by the authority of Christ. We bring each other closer to Christ and remind each other of the hope we have in His coming.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 12:25-27

that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

1 Corinthians 12:25‭-‬27, ESV

We join in Christ’s suffering, and we share in His resurrection. May we encourage each other as we await His return, praying for each other and loving each other in Christ’s love.

VerseD: Matthew 18:20

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Matthew 18:20, ESV

We hold each other accountable to Christ, rebuking, calling out sin, and, especially, encouraging each other to remain faithful to Christ until He returns, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31, ESV

God has redeemed our lives, therefore no one should be able to intimidate or threaten us with fear of persecution or death. We know they will get what they deserve or join us in eternity with Christ.

VerseD: Luke 9:23-24

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Luke 9:23‭-‬24, ESV

Christ came to save us by taking the cross we deserved, but He asks us to take up our own cross – live like Jesus by sacrificing our wants, desires, comforts, freedoms, and even our lives in radical love for others to show them the love of God.

VerseD: Philippians 1:6

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:6, ESV

We were lost in our sins, but God came to us to redeem us. Now He lives in we who believe, making us more Christ-like.

VerseD: Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:1‭-‬2, ESV

We are surrounded by a world hostile to God and His people, but He has promised to be with us until His physical return when we are together forever. Trust in the One who came to save us and be with us.