Posts Tagged ‘ Bible ’

VerseD: Acts 2:38

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:38, ESV

We let God change our thinking about sin so that we do not want to sin, we believe in the saving work of Jesus, and we get baptized. This is how we become a Christian. It is the work of God by the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 18:21, ESV

Are you better at encouraging or discouraging, building up or tearing down with your words?

Do you share biblical, spiritual truths or focus on worldly and even sinful talk?

Do you spread love or hate?

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

Our salvation and sanctification is a done deal, but we also await the final perfection that comes in eternity, at Christ’s return.

VerseD: Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord , and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4, ESV

As we draw near to God more and more, our desire becomes more and more for God. (But He also likes giving us gifts!)

VerseD: Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 9:1, ESV

God has done all things well: Creation, Redemption, and Renewal of His people (and eventually all of Creation) especially.

Give thanks to God for His great works.

VerseD: 1 Peter 3:12

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1 Peter 3:12, ESV

It is not the prayer but the heart of the person that God is focused on. Be right with God through Jesus Christ to know your prayers are heard.

VerseD: Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble;  he knows those who take refuge in him.

Nahum 1:7, ESV

Nothing can separate us from the love of God, and He enjoys when we seek Him.

VerseD: Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

Romans 8:35, ESV

Parents often say each of their children is their favorite and that each is always loved no matter what.

How much more is this true of the One who died to take away our sins?

VerseD: Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for   theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:3, ESV

When you realize that you are hopeless on your own, guilty of sin and unable to save yourself, you can turn to the Savior.

VerseD: Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,   yet I will rejoice in the Lord ;  I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

Habakkuk 3:17‭-‬18, ESV

Even if the worst disasters come, our ultimate joy is found in Christ alone as we give glory to the Father.