Saturday, May 31, 2014

I Shall NOT Be Afraid

In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere man do to me?

~ Psalm 56:4 (NASB)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lovingkindness of the Lord

17 But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To those who keep His covenant
And remember His precepts to do them.

~ Psalm 103:17-18 (NASB)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blessed Are...

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

~ Matthew 5:9-10, NRSV

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blessed Are...

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
~ Matthew 5:7-8 (NRSV)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blessed Are...

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

~ Matthew 5:5-6 (NRSV)

To Save the World...

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. ~ John 3:17 (ESV)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Blessed Are...

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

~ Matthew 5:3-4 (NRSV)

No Divisions

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:10 (ESV)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Established in the Faith

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

~ Colossians 2:6-7 (NRSV)

Treasure in Heaven

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions. ~ Mark 10:21-22 (NRSV)

Friday, May 23, 2014

New Things

I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,
    I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,
    a light to the nations,
    to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
    from the prison those who sit in darkness.
I am the Lord, that is my name;
    my glory I give to no other,
    nor my praise to idols.
See, the former things have come to pass,
    and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth,
    I tell you of them.

~ Isaiah 42:6-9 (NRSV)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Justified by Faith

1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. ~ Romans 5:1-2 (NASB)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Resurrection of Christ

Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

~ 1 Corinthians 15:1,3-4 (NIV)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Set An Example

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. ~ Titus 2:7-8 (NIV)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mentoring and Training

for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:5-6 (NASB)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Lord Most High Is Aweseome

Clap your hands, all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy. 

For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.

~ Psalm 47:1-2 (NIV)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Godliness with Contentment

But godliness with contentment is great gain. ~ 1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Unfading Beauty

Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. ~ 1 Peter 3:4 (NIV)

Thursday, May 15, 2014


But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ. ~ Philippians 3:7-8 (NIV)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Good Conduct

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.  ~ James 3:13 (ESV)

Before I Formed You...

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

~ Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Delight in His Decrees

14 I rejoice in following your statutes
    as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts
    and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees;
    I will not neglect your word.

~ Psalm 119:14-16 (NIV)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Whatever You Do

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17 (NIV) 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Value Others Above Yourself

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 (NIV) 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bear with Each Other

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. ~ Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Lead a Blameless Life

I will be careful to lead a blameless life
    when will you come to me?
I will conduct the affairs of my house
    with a blameless heart.

~ Psalm 101:2 (NIV)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.

~ Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Wife of Noble Character

A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,  but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. ~ Proverbs 12:4 (NIV)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

His 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 (NIV) 

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Gentle Answer

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. ~ Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Choose Life

16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you... 19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live ~ Deuteronomy 30:16, 19 (NIV)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

All Things...

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. ~ Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Walk by the Spirit

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. ~ Galatians 5:16 (NIV)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Contentment Is Great Gain

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. ~ 1 Timothy 6:6-8 (NIV)