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Title: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on October 01, 2009, 11:58:30 AM
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
   because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.
   He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
   and recovery of sight to the blind,
   to let the oppressed go free,
   to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”    –  Luke 4:18-19

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on October 07, 2009, 01:46:38 PM
Colossians 3:12-16a, 17
As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.  Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.  And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly . . . And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on October 11, 2009, 04:24:56 PM
“If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.” 
– 2 Chronicles 7:14

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on October 14, 2009, 08:53:34 AM
Isaiah 55:8-9.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on October 20, 2009, 08:07:42 AM
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.  Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.
Psalm 51:10-12

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 01, 2009, 01:39:18 AM
“Only take heed, and keep your soul diligently, lest your forget the things which your eyes may have seen; make them known to your children and your children’s children.”  -- Deuteronomy 4:9 RSV

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 09, 2009, 03:09:11 PM
“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”
 – Lamentations 3:25-26

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 26, 2009, 03:54:40 PM
And I will make of thee a great nation,
and I will bless thee, and make thy name great;
and thou shalt be a blessing. 
And I will bless them that bless thee,
and curse him that curseth thee;
and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 12:2-3

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on December 10, 2009, 11:02:01 AM
"You did not choose me but I choose you.
And I appointed you to go and bear fruit,
fruit that will last, so that the Father will
give you whatever you ask in my name."

-- John 15:16

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on December 13, 2009, 12:32:28 PM
“In accordance with God’s promise,
we wait for new heavens and a new earth,
where righteousness is at home.”

– 2 Peter 3:13

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on December 29, 2009, 12:03:53 AM
MATTHEW 6:5—13

5And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others.  Truly I tell you, they have received their reward.  6But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
7When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.  8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9”Pray then in this way:
   Our Father in heaven,
   hallowed be your name.
   10Your kingdom come.
   Your will be done,
   on earth as it is in heaven.
   11Give us this day our daily bread.
   12And forgive us our debts,
   as we also have forgiven our debtors.
   13And do not bring us to the time of trial,
   but rescue us from the evil one.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on January 03, 2010, 07:47:30 PM
Jesus said, “Therefore do not be anxious, saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ . . . your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well”
Matthew 6:31-33

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on January 23, 2010, 01:54:50 PM
“'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on January 27, 2010, 11:03:10 PM
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? . . . I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
-- Psalm 27:1, 13-14

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on February 24, 2010, 11:31:53 PM
The assurance of God's love
Romans 8:31-39
31What, then, shall we say in response to this?  If God is for us, who can be against us?  32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all-how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?  It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns?  Christ Jesus, who died-more than that, who was raised to life-is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on May 23, 2010, 01:19:51 AM
"Call upon me and I will answer thee and show you great and mighty things you know not." -- Jeremiah 33:3

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on July 18, 2010, 11:32:16 PM
Leviticus 26:3-6:
If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit.  Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.  I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid.  I will remove savage beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on August 20, 2010, 11:38:19 PM
And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well;
go in peace, and be healed of your disease."

Mark 5:34

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on September 06, 2010, 12:26:44 PM
See Meditations for "Sin of Excuses" - meditation on this scripture

GENESIS 3:1-13: Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD God had made.  He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden: but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.’”  But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate.  Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
They heard the sound of the LORD God, walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.  But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked?  Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”  The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate." Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?”  The woman said, “The serpent tricked God me and I ate.”

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on October 06, 2010, 05:57:23 PM
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belong to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!” . . . Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?”  I said to him, “Sir you know.” And he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation, they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; . . . for the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Revelation 7:9-10; 13-17

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 07, 2010, 12:29:57 AM
The Psalmist writes:
Out of the depths I cry unto thee, O Lord!
Lord, hear my cry.  Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.  If thou, Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word do I hope.  My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning.  O Israel, hope in the Lord!  For with the Lord is great mercy.  With him is plenteous redemption, and he will redeem Israel from all their sins.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 21, 2010, 11:13:10 PM
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be shot in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields yield not meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stall, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation" (Habakkuk 3:17-18, KJV).

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 22, 2010, 07:25:04 PM
Philippians 2:5-11
   Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself and because obedient to the point of death -- even death on a cross.  Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 30, 2010, 07:53:33 AM
Comfort, 0 comfort my people, says your God.  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.
A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.  Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
A voice says, “Cry out!”  And I said, “What shall I cry?”  All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field.  The grass withers, the flower fades,
when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass.  The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.
Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”  See, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his compense before him.  He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.
Isaiah 40:1-11

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on December 19, 2010, 08:04:43 PM
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.  For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness  and praise to spring up before all the nations.                                - Isaiah 61:10-11

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on December 24, 2010, 03:59:28 PM
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on January 07, 2011, 05:52:54 AM
Deuteronomy 10:19
“Love ye therefore the stranger, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on January 09, 2011, 11:56:57 AM
John 1:51
“You shall see greater things than these,” says Jesus.  “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” 
It's a marvelous prediction.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on January 10, 2011, 07:22:07 AM
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4: 11-16 (NIV)

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on January 31, 2011, 07:36:40 AM
Matthew 17:20,21" . . . For truly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting."

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on February 02, 2011, 04:56:54 AM
"O LORD, who may abide in your tent?  Who may dwell on your holy hill?  Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up reproach against their neighbors; in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the LORD; who stand by their oath even to their hurt; who do not lend money at interest, and no not take a bribe against the innocent.  Those who do these things shall never be moved."
Psalm 15

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on February 14, 2011, 06:11:40 AM
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
 John 12:32, KJV

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on February 22, 2011, 08:59:58 AM
Ephesians 3:14-21
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on February 25, 2011, 05:03:52 PM
Luke 6:37-42 (New International Version, ©2010)

Judging Others
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
 39 He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. 41 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on March 10, 2011, 10:19:00 AM
“...Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength;
they will mount up with wings like eagles,
they will run and not get tired,
they will walk and not become weary.”
Isaiah 40:31

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on March 20, 2011, 05:44:24 AM
Psalm 121 (King James Version)

 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on March 27, 2011, 06:41:46 AM
Jesus has a word for us: “Come to me all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29-30).
Jesus has a word for us: “You must be born again” (John 3:3). 
Jesus has a word for us: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
Jesus has a word for us: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). 
Jesus has a word for us: “I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me” (Revelation 3:20).
Jesus has a word for us: “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty.  The water that I give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life” (John 4:13-14).

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on April 03, 2011, 07:43:42 AM
Psalm 123:1
Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes, O thou that sittest in the heavens.

Psalm 6:9
The LORD has heard my plea for mercy. The LORD accepts my prayer.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on April 16, 2011, 07:19:48 AM
Matthew 21:1-11 (Palms Liturgy)
When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, 'The Lord needs them.' And he will send them immediately." This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, "Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey."  The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them.  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"  When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?"  The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee."

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on April 23, 2011, 07:31:10 PM
The Gospel of John
The Resurrection
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.  So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”  So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.  Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.  And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.  Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.  Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.  Then the disciples went back to their homes.  But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.  They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”  She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”  Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.  Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?  Whom are you seeking?”  Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”  Jesus said to her, “Mary.”  She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).  Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to( my God and your God.’”  Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord” — and that he had said these things to her.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on May 07, 2011, 03:53:59 PM
Proverbs 31:10-31 (New International Version, ©2011)

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character
 10 [a]A wife of noble character who can find?
   She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
   and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
   all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
   and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
   bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
   she provides food for her family
   and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
   out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
   her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
   and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
   and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
   and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
   for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
   she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
   where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
   and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
   she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
   and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
   but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
   and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on May 21, 2011, 01:49:46 PM
Romans 8:18:
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on June 04, 2011, 03:36:16 PM
I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.  I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.  God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above the rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.  And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.   
Ephesians 1:15-23

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on June 25, 2011, 10:29:39 AM
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
   Ephesians 1:7-12

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on July 16, 2011, 04:36:05 PM
MATTHEW 13:24-30, 36-43: He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away.  So when the plants came up and bore grain, then. the - weeds appeared as well.  And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' He answered, 'An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?' But he replied, 'No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them.  Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn."' . . . Then he left the crowds and went into the house.  And his disciples approached him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.  The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  Let anyone with ears listen!"

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on August 14, 2011, 06:23:46 AM
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!  It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes.  It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion.  For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forever.
Psalm 133

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 13, 2011, 07:36:40 AM
“Thus says the LORD: ‘Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, says the Lord.’” Jeremiah 9:23-24

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on November 20, 2011, 07:44:43 AM
Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats

31"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'
46"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on December 01, 2011, 04:38:51 PM
Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called God's children . . .  Beloved, now are we God's children and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is (1 John 3:1, 2).

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on December 10, 2011, 09:08:32 AM
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.  He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.
This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?  " He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, I am not the Messiah. "And they asked him, "What then?  Are you Elijah?  " He said, I am not." "Are you the prophet?  " He answered, "No.  " Then they said to him, "Who are you?  Let us have an answer for those who sent us.  What do you say about yourself?”  He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’” as the prophet Isaiah said.
Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.  They asked him, "Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah nor Elijah, nor the prophet?" John answered them, "I baptize with water.  Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal."   
This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.
   - John 1:6-8, 19-28

Title: Re: Scriptures
Post by: Sister on December 29, 2012, 01:12:56 PM
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.  For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness  and praise to spring up before all the nations.                                - Isaiah 61:10-11