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Various Scripture verses July 19, 2015

Paul and the False Apostles 2 Corinthians 11:12-15

12 I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut
the ground from under those who want an opportunity
to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about.

13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers,
masquerading as apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.

14 No wonder, Satan himself masquerades as
an angel of light.

15 It is not surprising, then,
if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness.

Their end will be what their actions deserve.

Various Scripture verses July 10, 2015

Firstly, ask yourself, God, never tells you or anyone to be Greedy.Earthly Trials and TemptationsFirstly, ask yourself, God, never tells you or anyone to be Greedy.

James 1:12-18 [Amplified]

12 Blessed is the person who perseveres under problems because,

having stood the test, any person

will receive the crown of life that

the Lord has promised to those who Love Him.

13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.”

For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone;

14 but each person is tempted when

they, by presumption of their own evil desire, are enticed.

15 Then, after desire is conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin,

when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

16 Don’t be, deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above,

coming down from the Father of the Heavenly Lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows.

18 He chose to give us birth, through the Word of Truth,

that we might be, a kind of firstfruits of all He created.

John 1:4-5 [amplified]

4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
5 The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome nor recognized it.

1 John 5:3-4 [amplified]

3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. His commands are not a burden,
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is a blessing of God,
TO THOSE WHO OVERCOME THE WORLD, even our own FAITH.

Romans 12:2

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

1 Corinthians 1:20

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law?
Where is the philosopher of this age?
Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1 Corinthians 1:28-31

28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—
and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,
29 so that no one may boast before Him.
30 It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus,
who has become for us wisdom from God
—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-23

16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple
and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person;
for God’s temple is sacred, YOU TOGETHER ARE THAT TEMPLE.

18 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.
19 For the WISDOM OF THIS WORLD IS FOOLISHNESS IN GOD’S SIGHT.
As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”;
20 and again, “The Lord KNOWS THAT THE THOUGHTS OF THE WISE are futile.”
21 So then, NO MORE BOASTING about HUMAN LEADERS! All things are yours,
22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world
or life
or death
or the present
or the future—all are yours,
23 and you are of Christ,
and Christ is of God.

Various Scripture verses July 4, 2015

Galatians 6:18

The spirit of grace received from our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit,
brothers and sisters. Amen.

Philippians 4:23

The spirit of grace from the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Philemon 1:25

The spirit of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

2 Corinthians 13:14

May the spirit of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ, is the love of God,
and the fellowship is the Holy Spirit will be with you all.

1 Peter 1:1-2
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of; Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia
2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of Spirit of God the Father,
through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ
and sprinkled with his blood: Spirit of Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Luke 22:34

34 Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today,
you will deny three times that you know me.”

John 21:10-25

The Lord Jesus Christ Reinstates Peter

10 The Lord Jesus Christ said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore.
It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.

12 The Lord Jesus Christ said to them, “Come and have breakfast.”

None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?”
They knew it was the Lord Jesus Christ.
13 The Lord Jesus Christ came,
took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.

14 This was now the third time the Lord Jesus Christ
appeared to his disciples after He was raised from the dead.

15 When they had finished eating, the Lord Jesus Christ said to Simon Peter,
“Simon son of John,
do you Love Me more than these?” Matthew 6:33
But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you Love Me?”Matthew 6:33
But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17 The third time He said to him, “Simon son of John, do you Love Me?”Matthew 6:33
But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.

18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself
and went where you wanted;
but when you are old you will stretch out your hands,
and someone else will dress you
and lead you where you do not want to go.”
19 The Lord Jesus Christ said this to indicate the kind of death
by which Peter would glorify God.
Then He said to him, “Follow me!” Matthew 6:33
But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

20 Peter turned and saw that
the disciple whom the Lord Jesus Christ loved was following them.
(This was the one who had leaned back against the Lord Jesus Christ at the Last Supper
and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”)
21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”

22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?
You must follow me.”
23 Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die.
But the Lord Jesus Christ did not say that he would not die; he only said,
“If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”

24 This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down.
We know that his testimony is true.
25 The Lord Jesus Christ did many other things as well.
If every one of them were written down,
I suppose that even the whole world
would not have room for the books that would be written.

Ephesians 2:1-10

Made Alive in Christ

1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,

2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world

and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air,

the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

3 All of us also lived among them at one time,
gratifying the cravings of our flesh [a]

and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest,
we were by nature deserving of wrath.

4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,

5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions

—it is by grace you have been saved.

6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him

in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

7 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.

8 For it is by grace you have been saved,

through faith—and this is not from yourselves,

it is the gift of God—

9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

10 For we are God’s handiwork,

created in Christ Jesus to do good works,

which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Footnotes:

Ephesians 2:3

In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx)

refers to the sinful state of human beings,

often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.

Various Scripture verses July 1, 2015



Matthew 16:18 Have you ever thought of asking God God in Spirit and Truth, Lord what offends you?

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Leviticus 26:14-16

Punishment for Disobedience

14 “‘But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands,

15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands

and so violate my covenant,

16 then I will do this to you:

I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases

and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength.

You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.



Matthew 6:5-15 NIV Have you ever thought of asking God God in Spirit and Truth, Lord what offends you?

5 "And when you pray, DO NOT be like the hypocrites,
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues
and on the street corners to be seen by men.
I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door
and pray to your Father, who is unseen.

Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

7 And when you pray, DO NOT keep on babbling like pagans,

for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9 "This, then, is how you should pray:

" 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us today our daily bread.

12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

' 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Luke 11:2-4 NIV

2 He said to them, "When you pray, say:
" 'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.

3 Give us each day our daily bread.

4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

And lead us not into temptation. ' "

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12Have you ever thought of asking God God in Spirit and Truth, Lord what offends you?

9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works.

He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,

10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing.

They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

11 For this reason; God sends them a powerful spiritual delusion
so that they will believe the lie

12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth
but have delighted in wickedness.

Psalm 9:15-17[Refer to Isaiah 24, 30, 47, 56]

15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.

16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.

Isaiah 34:1-3[Refer to Isaiah 24, 30, 47, 56]

Judgment Against the Nations

1 Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!

2 The LORD is angry with all nations; his wrath is upon all their armies. He will totally destroy them, he will give them over to slaughter.

3 Their slain will be thrown out, their dead bodies will send up a stench; the mountains will be soaked with their blood.

2 Peter 2:10-12

This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.

Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid

to heap abuse on celestial beings;

yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful,

do not

heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from the Lord.

But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand.

They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only

to be caught and destroyed,

and

like animals they too will perish.

Matthew 12:26-29 NIV

26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself.

How then can his kingdom stand?

27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub; by whom do your people drive them out?

So then, they will be your judges.

28 But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God,
then the Kingdom of GOD HAS COME UPON YOU.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by therenewing of your spiritual mindrenewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is for you—
His good, pleasing and perfect will.

Psalm 116:1-2

1 I love the Lord, for He heard my voice;     He heard my cry for mercy.
2 Because He turned his ear to me,     I will call on Him as long as I live.

Romans 9:20 
But who are you, a mere human being, to talk back to God? 

Proverbs 30:6
Do not add to His words,      or He will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

Acts 10:34
Then Peter began to speak:
“I now realize how True it is that God does not show favouritism or partiality. 

2 Corinthians 5:20

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.  We seriously tell you on Christ’s behalf:      Be reconciled to God.

1 John 5:20

We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is True. And if we are in Him who is true by being in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God in Spirit and Truth and eternal and everlasting life.

 Isaiah 42:8 8 “I am the Lord; that is my name!
  I will not yield my Glory to another or my praise to idols. 

Romans 3:1-20

God’s Truthfulness

1What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision?  2 Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.

3 What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? 

4 Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:

“So that you may be proved right when you speak     and prevail when you judge.”

5 But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.)

6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?

7 Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?”

8 Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is just!

No One Is Righteous

9 What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.

12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”

13 “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.”

“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”

15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood; 16 ruin and misery mark their ways,

17 and the way of peace they do not know.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.

20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

Psalm 103:21

Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.

Psalm 148:2

Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.


1 Corinthians 3:1-4

The Divisions of Churches and Its Leaders

1Brothers and sisters,

I cannot address you as people who live by the Spirit

but

only as people who are still living in the flesh of this world—mere infants in Christ.

2 I gave you milk, not solid food,

because you were still not yet ready for it.

Indeed, you are still not ready.

3 You are still worldly.

For since there is still jealousy

and still quarreling among you,

are you not still of this world?

Are you not still acting like mere humans?

4 For when one still says, “I follow Paul,” [my own heresy or opinion]

and

another, still “I follow Apollos,” [my own heresy or opinion]

are you not still mere human beings?

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

The Ministry of Reconciliation [Take the Peace with God Seriously]

16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.

Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:

The old has gone; the new is here!

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ

and gave

us; the ministry of reconciliation:

19 that God; was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ,

not counting people’s sins against them.

And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors,

as though;

God were making His appeal through us.

We seriously ask you on Christ’s behalf:

Be reconciled to God.

21 God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us,

so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.


1 Corinthians 1:18-25

The Lord Jesus Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom.

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but



to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written:Isaiah 29:13-16

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[c]Isaiah 29:14-16

20 Where is the wise person?

Where is the teacher of the law?

Where is the philosopher of this age?

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

21 For since in the Wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him,

God was pleased through the foolishness

of what was preached to save those who believe.

22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom,

23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

24 but to those whom God has called,

both Jews and Greeks, the Lord Jesus Christ is the power and wisdom of God.

25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom,

and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.


John 6:44-45

44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws them.

45 It is written in all the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God in Spirit and Truth.’

Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from Him comes to me.

Hebrews 2:10

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God in Spirit and Truth,
for whom and through whom everything exists,
should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.

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James 1:11-18

11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant;
its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed.

In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

12 Blessed is the one [person] who perseveres under trial [pressure] because, having stood the test, these persons will receive the crown of life,
the Lord Jesus Christ promises to those who love him.

13 When you are tempted, never say, “God is tempting me.”

For God is never tempted by evil, nor does God tempt anyone;

14 but each person is tempted when they are
dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.

15 Then, after our desire is conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when sin is full-grown,
it gives birth to death.

16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from God the Father of the Heavenly and Spiritual lights, who never changes like shifting winds.

18 He [God] chose to give us [His Obedient Children by spiritual realization] re-birth through the [spiritual indwelling of]
the Living Word of Truth,
so that we could be the first fruits of all the Character of God in Spirit and Truth created by His ALMIGHTY Power of those who believe.


Isaiah 42:8

8 “I am the Lord; that is my name!
I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.

9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare;
before they spring into being I announce them to you.”

2 Thessalonians 2:11

For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.

Do you care to know who the Apostle Paul is referring to in 2 Thessalonians 2:11?

Questions for your consideration,

Do you care to know who the Lord Jesus Christ is referring to in Matthew 12:26-29?

Matthew 12:26-29 NIV

26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself.

How then, can his kingdom stand?

27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub;red buttonby whom do your people drive them out?

So then, they will be your judges.

28 But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God,
then the Kingdom of GOD HAS COME UPON YOU.

John 6:44-45

44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws them.

45 It is written in all the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’

Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from Him comes to Me.

Mark 8:36

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Habakkuk 2:10

You have plotted the ruin of many peoples, shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.

Luke 9:25

What good is it for someone to gain the riches of the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?

Matthew 16:26

What good will it be for someone to gain the riches of the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Or what can anyone give in exchange for their spirit, soul and body?

Isaiah 6:5-13

Isaiah’s Commission

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined!

For I, a man of unclean lips, live among a people of unclean lips, but MY EYES have seen THE KING, THE LORD ALMIGHTY.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.

7 With it he TOUCHED MY MOUTH and said, “See, THIS HAS TOUCHED YOUR LIPS; YOUR GUILT IS TAKEN AWAY and YOUR SIN ATONED for.”

8 Then I heard THE VOICE OF THE LORD saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”

And I said, “HERE AM I. SEND ME!”

9 He said, “Go and TELL THIS PEOPLE:

“‘Be ever hearing, BUT NEVER UNDERSTANDING;
 be EVER SEEING, BUT NEVER PERCEIVING.’


10 Make THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE CALLOUSED;
 make THEIR EARS DULL
 and CLOSE THEIR EYES.


Otherwise THEY MIGHT SEE WITH THEIR EYES,
 HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,
 UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEARTS,

REPENT AND BE HEALED.”

11 Then I said, “For HOW LONG, LORD?”

And He answered:

“Until the CITIES LIE RUINED
 and WITHOUT INHABITANT,
until THE HOUSES ARE LEFT DESERTED
 and THE FIELDS RUINED and RAVAGED,


12 UNTIL THE LORD HAS SENT EVERYONE FAR AWAY
 and THE LAND IS UTTERLY FORSAKEN.


13 And though a TENTH REMAINS IN THE LAND,
 it will AGAIN BE LAID WASTE.

Psalm 9:15-17

15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;
their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.

16 The LORD is known by his justice;
the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.

Isaiah 34:1-3

God's Judgment Against the Nations

1 Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples!
Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!

2 The LORD is angry with ALL NATIONS; his wrath is upon ALL THEIR ARMIES.

The Lord will totally destroy them, the Lord will give them over to slaughter.

3 Their slain will be thrown out, their dead bodies will send up a stench;
the mountains will be soaked with their blood.

Isaiah 52:6

Therefore myChosen People of the Children of God.people will know my name;
therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it.
Yes, it is I.”

Isaiah 42:8

“I am the Lord ; that is my name!
I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.

Ezekiel 39:7

“‘I will make known My Holy Name among myChosen People of the Children of God.people Israel. I will no longer let My Holy Name be profaned, and the nations will know that I am the Lord the Holy One in Israel.

Jeremiah 16:21

“Therefore I will teach them — this time I will teach them my power and might. Then they will know that my Holy name is the Lord .

Revelation 3:5

The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.

Isaiah 8:9

Raise the war cry, you nations, and be shattered!
Listen, all you distant lands.
Prepare for battle, and be shattered!
Prepare for battle, and be shattered!

Jeremiah 46:3

“Prepare your shields, both large and small, and march out for battle!

2 Thessalonians 2:11

For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.

Do you care to know who the Apostle Paul is referring to in 2 Thessalonians 2:11?

Questions for your consideration,

Do you care to know who the Lord Jesus Christ is referring to in Matthew 12:26-29?

Matthew 12:26-29 NIV

26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself.

How then can his kingdom stand?

27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub;red buttonby whom do your people drive them out?

So then, they will be your judges.

28 But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God,
then the Kingdom of GOD HAS COME UPON YOU.

Luke 10:16-24

16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you,
but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

21 At that time the Lord Jesus Christ, full of joy through the Holy Spirit,
said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned,
and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

22 “All things have been committed to me by my Father.
No one knows who the Son is except the Father,
and no one knows who the Father is except the Son
and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

23 Then he turned to his disciples and
said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.

24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”


Matthew 11:25-30

The Father Revealed in the Son

25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."


1 John 1

The Incarnation of the Word of Life

1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes,
which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.

2 That life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.

3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.
And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

4 We write this to make our joy complete.

Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar
and his word is not in us.




1 John 2

1My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin.
But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father
—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers

3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.

4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:

6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus Christ did.

7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning.

This old command is the message you have heard.

8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you,
because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.

10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.

11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness.
They do not know where they are going,
because the darkness has blinded them.

Reasons for Writing

12 I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.

13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning.

I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.

14 I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father.

I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is
from the beginning.

I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.

Do Not Love the World

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.

16 For everything in the world—
the lust of the flesh,
the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life
—is not from the Father but from the world.

17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

Warnings Against Denying the Son

18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.
This is how we know it is the last hour.



19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One,
and all of you know the truth.

21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because
you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.

22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ.

Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.

23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.

26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.

27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you,
and you do not need anyone to teach you.
But as his anointing teaches you about all things
and as His anointing is real,
not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.

God’s Children and Sin

28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.

29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.



Romans 1:18-32 NIV 2013

God’s Wrath Against Mankind


18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven2 Thessalonians 2:11against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.

25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.


26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.

27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.
Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.

29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.

They are gossips,
30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;

31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.

32 Although they know God’s righteous Laws that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.


Psalm 150 NIV

Psalm 150:6

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

Luke 17:20-21 NIV

Luke 17:20-21

20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation,
21 nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you."

Matthew 22 NIV

Matthew 22:37-40

37 Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind."
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself.
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."