Reading: Love for the harvest
Reference: Matt. 9:35-38
Matthew 9:35: And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Matthew 9:36: But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Matthew 9:37: Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Matthew 9:38: Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Reading: Love the brethren
Reference: 1 John 3:11-18
I John 3:11: For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
I John 3:12: Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
I John 3:13: Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
I John 3:14: We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
I John 3:15: Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
I John 3:16: Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
I John 3:17: But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
I John 3:18: My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
Reading: Treasure in earthen vessels
Reference: 2 Cor. 4:7-11
II Corinthians 4:7: But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
II Corinthians 4:8: We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
II Corinthians 4:9: Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
II Corinthians 4:10: Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
II Corinthians 4:11: For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.