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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 - Longing for Christ's presence

23 hours 46 min ago
Lesson: The Presence of God
Reading: Longing for Christ's presence
Reference: Luke 24:13-32

Luke 24:13: And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
Luke 24:14: And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
Luke 24:15: And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
Luke 24:16: But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
Luke 24:17: And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
Luke 24:18: And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
Luke 24:19: And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
Luke 24:20: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
Luke 24:21: But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
Luke 24:22: Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
Luke 24:23: And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
Luke 24:24: And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
Luke 24:25: Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Luke 24:26: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
Luke 24:27: And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luke 24:28: And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
Luke 24:29: But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
Luke 24:30: And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
Luke 24:31: And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
Luke 24:32: And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
(KJV)
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - Sin separates from God

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Presence of God
Reading: Sin separates from God
Reference: Gen. 3:6-10

Genesis 3:6: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Genesis 3:7: And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:8: And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
Genesis 3:9: And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
Genesis 3:10: And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
(KJV)
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Sun, 17 Mar 2019 - Paul commends Onesimus to Philemon

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Sharing the Burden of Leadership
Reading: Paul commends Onesimus to Philemon
Reference: Philem. 8-22

Hebrews 7:1: For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
Hebrews 7:2: To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
Hebrews 7:3: Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
Hebrews 7:4: Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
Hebrews 7:5: And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
Hebrews 7:6: But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
Hebrews 7:7: And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
Hebrews 7:8: And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
Hebrews 7:9: And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
Hebrews 7:10: For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Hebrews 7:11: If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, ( for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Hebrews 7:12: For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
Hebrews 7:13: For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
Hebrews 7:14: For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Hebrews 7:15: And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
Hebrews 7:16: Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
Hebrews 7:17: For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 7:18: For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
Hebrews 7:19: For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
Hebrews 7:20: And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
Hebrews 7:21: ( For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
Hebrews 7:22: By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
Hebrews 7:23: And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
Hebrews 7:24: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
Hebrews 7:25: Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Hebrews 7:26: For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Hebrews 7:27: Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
Hebrews 7:28: For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
Hebrews 8:1: Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Hebrews 8:2: A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Hebrews 8:3: For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
Hebrews 8:4: For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
Hebrews 8:5: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
Hebrews 8:6: But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Hebrews 8:7: For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
Hebrews 8:8: For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Hebrews 8:9: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
Hebrews 8:10: For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Hebrews 8:11: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
Hebrews 8:12: For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Hebrews 8:13: In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
Hebrews 9:1: Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
Hebrews 9:2: For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
Hebrews 9:3: And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
Hebrews 9:4: Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
Hebrews 9:5: And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
Hebrews 9:6: Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Hebrews 9:7: But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
Hebrews 9:8: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Hebrews 9:9: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Hebrews 9:10: Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
Hebrews 9:11: But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Hebrews 9:12: Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Hebrews 9:13: For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Hebrews 9:14: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:15: And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Hebrews 9:16: For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Hebrews 9:17: For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Hebrews 9:18: Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
Hebrews 9:19: For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
Hebrews 9:20: Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Hebrews 9:21: Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
Hebrews 9:22: And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Hebrews 9:23: It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Hebrews 9:24: For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Hebrews 9:25: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
Hebrews 9:26: For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Hebrews 9:27: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Hebrews 9:28: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Hebrews 10:1: For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Hebrews 10:2: For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
Hebrews 10:3: But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Hebrews 10:4: For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Hebrews 10:5: Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Hebrews 10:6: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Hebrews 10:7: Then said I, Lo, I come ( in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Hebrews 10:8: Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Hebrews 10:9: Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Hebrews 10:10: By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:11: And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
Hebrews 10:12: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Hebrews 10:13: From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Hebrews 10:14: For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Hebrews 10:15: Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
Hebrews 10:16: This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Hebrews 10:17: And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Hebrews 10:18: Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
Hebrews 10:19: Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Hebrews 10:20: By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Hebrews 10:21: And having an high priest over the house of God;
Hebrews 10:22: Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:23: Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; ( for he is faithful that promised;)
Hebrews 10:24: And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Hebrews 10:25: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Hebrews 10:26: For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Hebrews 10:27: But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Hebrews 10:28: He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Hebrews 10:29: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Hebrews 10:30: For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Hebrews 10:31: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Hebrews 10:32: But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
Hebrews 10:33: Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
Hebrews 10:34: For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Hebrews 10:35: Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
Hebrews 10:36: For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Hebrews 10:37: For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Hebrews 10:38: Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Hebrews 10:39: But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:2: For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Hebrews 11:3: Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:4: By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
Hebrews 11:5: By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Hebrews 11:6: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:7: By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Hebrews 11:8: By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Hebrews 11:9: By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Hebrews 11:10: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Hebrews 11:11: Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Hebrews 11:12: Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
Hebrews 11:13: These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Hebrews 11:14: For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
Hebrews 11:15: And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
Hebrews 11:16: But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:17: By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Hebrews 11:18: Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
Hebrews 11:19: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
Hebrews 11:20: By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
Hebrews 11:21: By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
Hebrews 11:22: By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
Hebrews 11:23: By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
Hebrews 11:24: By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
Hebrews 11:25: Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Hebrews 11:26: Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Hebrews 11:27: By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Hebrews 11:28: Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
Hebrews 11:29: By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
Hebrews 11:30: By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
Hebrews 11:31: By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
Hebrews 11:32: And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Hebrews 11:33: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Hebrews 11:34: Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Hebrews 11:35: Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Hebrews 11:36: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
Hebrews 11:37: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
Hebrews 11:38: ( Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
Hebrews 11:39: And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
Hebrews 11:40: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Hebrews 12:1: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Hebrews 12:2: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:3: For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Hebrews 12:4: Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
Hebrews 12:5: And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Hebrews 12:6: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Hebrews 12:7: If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Hebrews 12:8: But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Hebrews 12:9: Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Hebrews 12:10: For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Hebrews 12:11: Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Hebrews 12:12: Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
Hebrews 12:13: And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Hebrews 12:14: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Hebrews 12:15: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Hebrews 12:16: Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Hebrews 12:17: For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
Hebrews 12:18: For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
Hebrews 12:19: And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
Hebrews 12:20: ( For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
Hebrews 12:21: And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
Hebrews 12:22: But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Hebrews 12:23: To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Hebrews 12:24: And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Hebrews 12:25: See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Hebrews 12:26: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Hebrews 12:27: And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Hebrews 12:28: Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 12:29: For our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 13:1: Let brotherly love continue.
Hebrews 13:2: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 13:3: Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
Hebrews 13:4: Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Hebrews 13:5: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:6: So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Hebrews 13:7: Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13:9: Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
Hebrews 13:10: We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
Hebrews 13:11: For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
Hebrews 13:12: Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Hebrews 13:13: Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
Hebrews 13:14: For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Hebrews 13:15: By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Hebrews 13:16: But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Hebrews 13:17: Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Hebrews 13:18: Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
Hebrews 13:19: But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
Hebrews 13:20: Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Hebrews 13:21: Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:22: And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
Hebrews 13:23: Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
Hebrews 13:24: Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
Hebrews 13:25: Grace be with you all. Amen. Written to the Hebrews from Italy by Timothy.
James 1:1: James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
James 1:2: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
James 1:3: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
James 1:4: But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
James 1:5: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:6: But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James 1:7: For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
James 1:8: A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 1:9: Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
James 1:10: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
James 1:11: For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
James 1:12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
James 1:13: Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
James 1:14: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
James 1:15: Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
James 1:16: Do not err, my beloved brethren.
James 1:17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
James 1:18: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
James 1:19: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
James 1:20: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
James 1:21: Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
James 1:22: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
James 1:23: For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
James 1:24: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
James 1:25: But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
James 1:26: If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
James 1:27: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
James 2:1: My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
James 2:2: For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
James 2:3: And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
James 2:4: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
James 2:5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
James 2:6: But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
James 2:7: Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
James 2:8: If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
James 2:9: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
James 2:10: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
James 2:11: For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
James 2:12: So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
James 2:13: For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
James 2:14: What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
James 2:15: If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
James 2:16: And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
James 2:17: Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
James 2:18: Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
James 2:19: Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
James 2:20: But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
James 2:21: Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
James 2:22: Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
James 2:23: And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
James 2:24: Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
James 2:25: Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
James 2:26: For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 3:1: My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
James 3:2: For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
James 3:3: Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
James 3:4: Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
James 3:5: Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
James 3:6: And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
James 3:7: For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
James 3:8: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
James 3:9: Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
James 3:10: Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
James 3:11: Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
James 3:12: Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
James 3:13: Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
James 3:14: But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James 3:15: This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James 3:16: For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
James 3:17: But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 3:18: And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
James 4:1: From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
James 4:2: Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
James 4:3: Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
James 4:4: Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
James 4:5: Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
James 4:6: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:8: Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
James 4:9: Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
James 4:10: Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
James 4:11: Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
James 4:12: There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
James 4:13: Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
James 4:14: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
James 4:15: For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
James 4:16: But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
James 4:17: Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
James 5:1: Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
James 5:2: Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
James 5:3: Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
James 5:4: Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
James 5:5: Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
James 5:6: Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
James 5:7: Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
James 5:8: Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
James 5:9: Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
James 5:10: Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
James 5:11: Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
James 5:12: But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
James 5:13: Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
James 5:14: Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
James 5:15: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
James 5:16: Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5:17: Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
James 5:18: And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
James 5:19: Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
James 5:20: Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
I Peter 1:1: Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
I Peter 1:2: Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
I Peter 1:3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
I Peter 1:4: To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
I Peter 1:5: Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
I Peter 1:6: Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
I Peter 1:7: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
I Peter 1:8: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
I Peter 1:9: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
I Peter 1:10: Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
I Peter 1:11: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
I Peter 1:12: Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
I Peter 1:13: Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
I Peter 1:14: As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
I Peter 1:15: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
I Peter 1:16: Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
I Peter 1:17: And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
I Peter 1:18: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
I Peter 1:19: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
I Peter 1:20: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
I Peter 1:21: Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
I Peter 1:22: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
I Peter 1:23: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
I Peter 1:24: For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
I Peter 1:25: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
I Peter 2:1: Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
I Peter 2:2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
I Peter 2:3: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
I Peter 2:4: To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
I Peter 2:5: Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
I Peter 2:6: Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
I Peter 2:7: Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
I Peter 2:8: And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
I Peter 2:9: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
I Peter 2:10: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
I Peter 2:11: Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
I Peter 2:12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
I Peter 2:13: Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
I Peter 2:14: Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
I Peter 2:15: For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
I Peter 2:16: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
I Peter 2:17: Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
I Peter 2:18: Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
I Peter 2:19: For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
I Peter 2:20: For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
I Peter 2:21: For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
I Peter 2:22: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
I Peter 2:23: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
I Peter 2:24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
I Peter 2:25: For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
I Peter 3:1: Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
I Peter 3:2: While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
I Peter 3:3: Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
I Peter 3:4: But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
I Peter 3:5: For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
I Peter 3:6: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
I Peter 3:7: Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
I Peter 3:8: Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
I Peter 3:9: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
I Peter 3:10: For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
I Peter 3:11: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
I Peter 3:12: For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
I Peter 3:13: And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
I Peter 3:14: But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
I Peter 3:15: But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
I Peter 3:16: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
I Peter 3:17: For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
I Peter 3:18: For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
I Peter 3:19: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
I Peter 3:20: Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
I Peter 3:21: The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us ( not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
I Peter 3:22: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
I Peter 4:1: Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
I Peter 4:2: That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
I Peter 4:3: For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
I Peter 4:4: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
I Peter 4:5: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
I Peter 4:6: For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
I Peter 4:7: But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
I Peter 4:8: And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
I Peter 4:9: Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
I Peter 4:10: As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
I Peter 4:11: If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
I Peter 4:12: Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
I Peter 4:13: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
I Peter 4:14: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
I Peter 4:15: But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
I Peter 4:16: Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
I Peter 4:17: For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
I Peter 4:18: And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
I Peter 4:19: Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
(KJV)
Categories: Daily Readings

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 - A brother sent along to help Titus

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Sharing the Burden of Leadership
Reading: A brother sent along to help Titus
Reference: 2 Cor. 8:16-24

II Corinthians 8:16: But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
II Corinthians 8:17: For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
II Corinthians 8:18: And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;
II Corinthians 8:19: And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
II Corinthians 8:20: Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
II Corinthians 8:21: Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
II Corinthians 8:22: And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
II Corinthians 8:23: Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.
II Corinthians 8:24: Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
(KJV)
Categories: Daily Readings

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - Fellow helpers to the truth

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Sharing the Burden of Leadership
Reading: Fellow helpers to the truth
Reference: 3 John 1-8

III John 1:1: The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
III John 1:2: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
III John 1:3: For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
III John 1:4: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
III John 1:5: Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
III John 1:6: Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
III John 1:7: Because that for his name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
III John 1:8: We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
III John 1:9: I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
III John 1:10: Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
III John 1:11: Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
III John 1:12: Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.
III John 1:13: I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:
III John 1:14: But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.
Jude 1:1: Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
Jude 1:2: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
Jude 1:3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Jude 1:4: For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:5: I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
Jude 1:6: And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Jude 1:7: Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Jude 1:8: Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Jude 1:9: Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Jude 1:10: But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Jude 1:11: Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Jude 1:12: These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Jude 1:13: Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
Jude 1:14: And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Jude 1:15: To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
Jude 1:16: These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
Jude 1:17: But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Jude 1:18: How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
Jude 1:19: These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
Jude 1:20: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Jude 1:21: Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Jude 1:22: And of some have compassion, making a difference:
Jude 1:23: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Jude 1:24: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
Jude 1:25: To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Revelation of John 1:1: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Revelation of John 1:2: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
Revelation of John 1:3: Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Revelation of John 1:4: John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
Revelation of John 1:5: And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Revelation of John 1:6: And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation of John 1:7: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Revelation of John 1:8: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Revelation of John 1:9: I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation of John 1:10: I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Revelation of John 1:11: Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Revelation of John 1:12: And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
Revelation of John 1:13: And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Revelation of John 1:14: His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Revelation of John 1:15: And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Revelation of John 1:16: And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Revelation of John 1:17: And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
Revelation of John 1:18: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Revelation of John 1:19: Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
Revelation of John 1:20: The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
Revelation of John 2:1: Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Revelation of John 2:2: I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Revelation of John 2:3: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Revelation of John 2:4: Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Revelation of John 2:5: Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Revelation of John 2:6: But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Revelation of John 2:7: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Revelation of John 2:8: And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
Revelation of John 2:9: I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, ( but thou art rich ) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation of John 2:10: Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Revelation of John 2:11: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Revelation of John 2:12: And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
Revelation of John 2:13: I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Revelation of John 2:14: But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
Revelation of John 2:15: So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Revelation of John 2:16: Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Revelation of John 2:17: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
Revelation of John 2:18: And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
Revelation of John 2:19: I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Revelation of John 2:20: Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Revelation of John 2:21: And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Revelation of John 2:22: Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Revelation of John 2:23: And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Revelation of John 2:24: But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
Revelation of John 2:25: But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
Revelation of John 2:26: And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Revelation of John 2:27: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
Revelation of John 2:28: And I will give him the morning star.
Revelation of John 2:29: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Revelation of John 3:1: And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
Revelation of John 3:2: Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Revelation of John 3:3: Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation of John 3:4: Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
Revelation of John 3:5: He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Revelation of John 3:6: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Revelation of John 3:7: And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
Revelation of John 3:8: I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Revelation of John 3:9: Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Revelation of John 3:10: Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Revelation of John 3:11: Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Revelation of John 3:12: Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Revelation of John 3:13: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Revelation of John 3:14: And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Revelation of John 3:15: I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Revelation of John 3:16: So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Revelation of John 3:17: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Revelation of John 3:18: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Revelation of John 3:19: As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation of John 3:20: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Revelation of John 3:21: To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Revelation of John 3:22: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Revelation of John 4:1: After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
Revelation of John 4:2: And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
Revelation of John 4:3: And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Revelation of John 4:4: And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
Revelation of John 4:5: And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Revelation of John 4:6: And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
Revelation of John 4:7: And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
Revelation of John 4:8: And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Revelation of John 4:9: And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
Revelation of John 4:10: The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Revelation of John 4:11: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Revelation of John 5:1: And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
Revelation of John 5:2: And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
Revelation of John 5:3: And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
Revelation of John 5:4: And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
Revelation of John 5:5: And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Revelation of John 5:6: And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Revelation of John 5:7: And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
Revelation of John 5:8: And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
Revelation of John 5:9: And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Revelation of John 5:10: And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Revelation of John 5:11: And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Revelation of John 5:12: Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Revelation of John 5:13: And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Revelation of John 5:14: And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
Revelation of John 6:1: And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
Revelation of John 6:2: And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Revelation of John 6:3: And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
Revelation of John 6:4: And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Revelation of John 6:5: And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
Revelation of John 6:6: And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Revelation of John 6:7: And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
Revelation of John 6:8: And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Revelation of John 6:9: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
Revelation of John 6:10: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Revelation of John 6:11: And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Revelation of John 6:12: And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Revelation of John 6:13: And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Revelation of John 6:14: And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation of John 6:15: And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Revelation of John 6:16: And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Revelation of John 6:17: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
(KJV)
Categories: Daily Readings

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - Gifts given to the church

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Sharing the Burden of Leadership
Reading: Gifts given to the church
Reference: 1 Cor. 12:24-31

I Corinthians 12:24: For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
I Corinthians 12:25: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
I Corinthians 12:26: And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
I Corinthians 12:27: Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
I Corinthians 12:28: And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
I Corinthians 12:29: Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
I Corinthians 12:30: Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
I Corinthians 12:31: But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
(KJV)
Categories: Daily Readings

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 - The church as a body

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Sharing the Burden of Leadership
Reading: The church as a body
Reference: 1 Cor. 12:13-23

I Corinthians 12:13: For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:14: For the body is not one member, but many.
I Corinthians 12:15: If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
I Corinthians 12:16: And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
I Corinthians 12:17: If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
I Corinthians 12:18: But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
I Corinthians 12:19: And if they were all one member, where were the body?
I Corinthians 12:20: But now are they many members, yet but one body.
I Corinthians 12:21: And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
I Corinthians 12:22: Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
I Corinthians 12:23: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
(KJV)
Categories: Daily Readings

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - Seven deacons chosen to help

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Sharing the Burden of Leadership
Reading: Seven deacons chosen to help
Reference: Acts 6:1-7

Acts 6:1: And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
Acts 6:2: Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
Acts 6:3: Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Acts 6:4: But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
Acts 6:5: And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
Acts 6:6: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
Acts 6:7: And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
(KJV)
Categories: Daily Readings

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 - Upholding a leader's hand

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Sharing the Burden of Leadership
Reading: Upholding a leader's hand
Reference: Exod. 17:8-13

Exodus 17:8: Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
Exodus 17:9: And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
Exodus 17:10: So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Exodus 17:11: And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Exodus 17:12: But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Exodus 17:13: And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
(KJV)
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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 - He who does not work should not eat

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Bread from Heaven
Reading: He who does not work should not eat
Reference: 2 Thess. 3:6-12

II Thessalonians 3:6: Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
II Thessalonians 3:7: For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
II Thessalonians 3:8: Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
II Thessalonians 3:9: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
II Thessalonians 3:10: For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
II Thessalonians 3:11: For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
II Thessalonians 3:12: Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
(KJV)
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Sat, 09 Mar 2019 - God gave man work

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Bread from Heaven
Reading: God gave man work
Reference: Gen. 2:7-15

Genesis 2:7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 2:8: And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Genesis 2:9: And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 2:10: And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Genesis 2:11: The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
Genesis 2:12: And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Genesis 2:13: And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
Genesis 2:14: And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
Genesis 2:15: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
(KJV)
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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - In everything give thanks

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Bread from Heaven
Reading: In everything give thanks
Reference: 1 Thess. 5:16-23

I Thessalonians 5:16: Rejoice evermore.
I Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing.
I Thessalonians 5:18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I Thessalonians 5:19: Quench not the Spirit.
I Thessalonians 5:20: Despise not prophesyings.
I Thessalonians 5:21: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
I Thessalonians 5:22: Abstain from all appearance of evil.
I Thessalonians 5:23: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(KJV)
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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 - Godliness with contentment

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Bread from Heaven
Reading: Godliness with contentment
Reference: 1 Tim. 6:6-12

I Timothy 6:6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
I Timothy 6:7: For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
I Timothy 6:8: And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
I Timothy 6:9: But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
I Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I Timothy 6:11: But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
I Timothy 6:12: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
(KJV)
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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - God is grieved with lack of faith

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Bread from Heaven
Reading: God is grieved with lack of faith
Reference: Heb. 3:13-19

Hebrews 3:13: But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Hebrews 3:14: For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Hebrews 3:15: While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
Hebrews 3:16: For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
Hebrews 3:17: But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
Hebrews 3:18: And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Hebrews 3:19: So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
(KJV)
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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 - The Israelites grumble, God punishes

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Bread from Heaven
Reading: The Israelites grumble, God punishes
Reference: Num. 21:1-9

Numbers 21:1: And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.
Numbers 21:2: And Israel vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.
Numbers 21:3: And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.
Numbers 21:4: And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
Numbers 21:5: And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
Numbers 21:6: And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
Numbers 21:7: Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
Numbers 21:8: And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Numbers 21:9: And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
(KJV)
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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 - Jesus feeds the five thousand

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: Bread from Heaven
Reading: Jesus feeds the five thousand
Reference: Mark 6:34-44

Mark 6:34: And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
Mark 6:35: And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
Mark 6:36: Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
Mark 6:37: He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
Mark 6:38: He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
Mark 6:39: And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
Mark 6:40: And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
Mark 6:41: And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
Mark 6:42: And they did all eat, and were filled.
Mark 6:43: And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
Mark 6:44: And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
(KJV)
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Sun, 03 Mar 2019 - God's power wrought in Christ

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Power of God
Reading: God's power wrought in Christ
Reference: Eph. 1:15-23

Ephesians 1:15: Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Ephesians 1:16: Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
Ephesians 1:17: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Ephesians 1:18: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Ephesians 1:19: And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Ephesians 1:20: Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Ephesians 1:21: Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Ephesians 1:22: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Ephesians 1:23: Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
(KJV)
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Sat, 02 Mar 2019 - God's righteous judgment

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Power of God
Reading: God's righteous judgment
Reference: Rom. 2:1-11

Romans 2:1: Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
Romans 2:2: But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
Romans 2:3: And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Romans 2:4: Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Romans 2:5: But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Romans 2:6: Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Romans 2:7: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Romans 2:8: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Romans 2:9: Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Romans 2:10: But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Romans 2:11: For there is no respect of persons with God.
(KJV)
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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 - Power to remove man’s stony heart

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Power of God
Reading: Power to remove man’s stony heart
Reference: Ezek. 11:17-21

Ezekiel 11:17: Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
Ezekiel 11:18: And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.
Ezekiel 11:19: And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Ezekiel 11:20: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Ezekiel 11:21: But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord God.
(KJV)
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Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - Reverence and godly fear

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 00:00
Lesson: The Power of God
Reading: Reverence and godly fear
Reference: Heb. 12:22-29

Hebrews 12:22: But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Hebrews 12:23: To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Hebrews 12:24: And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Hebrews 12:25: See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Hebrews 12:26: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Hebrews 12:27: And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Hebrews 12:28: Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 12:29: For our God is a consuming fire.
(KJV)
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