Reading: A fountain opened for sin
Reference: Zech. 12:10—13:1
Zechariah 13:1: In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
Reading: Salvation by God’s arm
Reference: Isa. 59:9–17
Isaiah 59:17: For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
Reading: The Passover lamb
Reference: Exod. 12:1–14
Exodus 12:14: And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
Reading: Leaders are servants
Reference: Matt. 20:20–28
Matthew 20:28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Reading: God looks on the heart
Reference: 1 Sam. 16:1–7
I Samuel 16:7: But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Reading: Humility necessary for leaders
Reference: 1 Sam. 15:16–22
I Samuel 15:22: And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Reading: True leaders do not strive
Reference: Luke 22:24–27
Luke 22:27: For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
Reading: Men full of the Holy Ghost
Reference: Acts 6:1–7
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.
Reading: Instructions for leaders
Reference: 2 Tim. 2:19–26
II Timothy 2:26: And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Reading: Requirements for leadership
Reference: Titus 1:5–9
Titus 1:9: Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Reading: Built up in Him
Reference: Col. 2:1–7
Colossians 2:7: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Reading: Faith as a mustard seed
Reference: Matt. 17:14–21
Matthew 17:21: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Reading: A flourishing faith
Reference: Jer. 17:7–8
Jeremiah 17:8: For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Reading: Abraham’s faith
Reference: Heb. 11:8–10, 17–19
Hebrews 11:10: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Reading: Rewards of the faithful
Reference: 2 Tim. 4:6–8
II Timothy 4:8: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Reading: God’s covenant with his own
Reference: Ps. 89:1–4
Psalms 89:4: Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
Reading: Spiritual focus
Reference: Prov. 4:23–27
Proverbs 4:27: Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Reading: Blameless in His sight
Reference: Col. 1:21–23
Colossians 1:23: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Reading: Set a watch, O Lord
Reference: Ps. 141:1–5
Psalms 141:5: Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.
Reading: Behold, I come quickly
Reference: Rev. 22:12–21
Revelation of John 22:21: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.