Reading: Following the example of a leader
Reference: 1 Cor. 4:14–17
I Corinthians 4:17: For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
Reading: Kindness and affection to others
Reference: Rom. 12:9–13
Romans 12:13: Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Reading: Christ knocks at the heart’s door
Reference: Rev. 3:19–22
Revelation of John 3:22: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Reading: Be gentle to the disciplined
Reference: 2 Cor. 2:1–11
II Corinthians 2:11: Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Reading: Fully submitted—fully trusting
Reference: Job 13:13–16
Job 13:16: He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.
Reading: Persuasion needed
Reference: Jonah 1:15—3:3
Jonah 3:3: So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey.
Reading: Disappointed but blessed
Reference: Luke 8:41–42, 49–56
Luke 8:42: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
Reading: Tested and tried but refined
Reference: Job 23:1–10
Job 23:10: But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Reading: God’s love toward man established
Reference: Jer. 31:1–3
Jeremiah 31:3: The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Reading: God is worthy of full confidence
Reference: Heb. 6:13–20
Hebrews 6:20: Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Reading: Confidence exercised in infirmities
Reference: 2 Cor. 12:7–10
II Corinthians 12:10: Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Reading: Daniel’s confidence in God
Reference: Dan. 6:10, 19–23
Daniel 6:10: Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Reading: The boldness of Peter and John
Reference: Acts 4:8–20
Acts 4:20: For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Reading: Confidence between friends
Reference: 1 Sam. 20:35–42
I Samuel 20:42: And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying, The Lord be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.
Reading: Ruth’s confidence in her mother–in–law
Reference: Ruth 1:16–22
Ruth 1:22: So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Beth–lehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
Reading: Abraham believed God
Reference: Gen. 22:7–18
Genesis 22:18: And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Reading: The King of Glory
Reference: Ps. 24:7–10
Psalms 24:10: Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Reading: Jesus transfigured
Reference: Matt. 17:1–8
Matthew 17:8: And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
Reading: Joy and peace with the Lord
Reference: Isa. 55:6–13
Isaiah 55:13: Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Reading: Jesus: the answer for the thirsty soul
Reference: John 4:1–15
John 4:15: The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.