What Are You Thinking? Philippians 4:7-9 The Message(MSG)🕊

Philippians 4:7-9  The Message(MSG)🕊 What Are You Thinking?🕊 6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. 8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into … Continue reading What Are You Thinking? Philippians 4:7-9 The Message(MSG)🕊

The Name of Jesus… Philippians 2:5-11 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)🕊

Philippians 2:5-11 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)🕊 The Name of Jesus🕊 5 Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Although he was in the form of God and equal with God, he did not take advantage of this equality. 7 Instead, he emptied himself by taking on the form of a servant, by becoming like other humans, by having a human appearance. 8 He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, death on a cross. 9 This is why God has given him an exceptional honor— the name honored above all other names— 10 so that at the name of Jesus everyone in heaven, on earth, and … Continue reading The Name of Jesus… Philippians 2:5-11 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)🕊

We Are God’s Children… 1 John 3:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)🕊

1 John 3:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)🕊 3 1 Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him. 2 Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure.🕊 Continue reading We Are God’s Children… 1 John 3:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)🕊

God Is Faithful! 1 Corinthians 1:3-9  English Standard Version (ESV)🕊

1 Corinthians 1:3-9 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊 God Is Faithful!🕊 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving🕊 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you  in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— 6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— 7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom you were … Continue reading God Is Faithful! 1 Corinthians 1:3-9  English Standard Version (ESV)🕊

The Spirit of Faith… 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Good News Translation (GNT)🕊

2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Good News Translation (GNT)🕊 The Spirit of Faith🕊 13 The scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.” In the same spirit of faith we also speak because we believe. 14 We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus to life, will also raise us up with Jesus and take us, together with you, into his presence. 15 All this is for your sake; and as God’s grace reaches more and more people, they will offer to the glory of God more prayers of thanksgiving. Living by Faith🕊 16 For this reason we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually decaying, yet our spiritual being is … Continue reading The Spirit of Faith… 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Good News Translation (GNT)🕊

Jesus, Our High Priest… Hebrews 7:20-28 New King James Version (NKJV)🕊

Hebrews 7:20-28 New King James Version (NKJV)🕊 Jesus, Our High Priest🕊 Greatness of the New Priest🕊 20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath 21 (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: “The Lord has sworn And will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek’ ”), 22 by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant. 23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since … Continue reading Jesus, Our High Priest… Hebrews 7:20-28 New King James Version (NKJV)🕊

Put On The Full Armor Of God!🕊 Ephesians 6:10-20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)🕊

Ephesians 6:10-20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)🕊 Put On The Full Armor Of GOD!🕊 Christian Warfare🕊 10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. 13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around … Continue reading Put On The Full Armor Of God!🕊 Ephesians 6:10-20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)🕊

The Secret Truth… Mark 4:10-20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)🕊

Mark 4:10-20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)🕊 Why Jesus Used Stories to Teach🕊 10 Later, Jesus was away from the people. The twelve apostles and his other followers asked him about the stories. 11 Jesus said, “Only you can know the secret truth about God’s kingdom. But to those other people I tell everything by using stories. 12 I do this so that ‘They will look and look but never really see;     they will listen and listen but never understand. If they saw and understood,     they might change and be forgiven.’” Jesus Explains the Story About Seed🕊 13 Then Jesus said to the followers, “Do you understand this story? If you don’t, how … Continue reading The Secret Truth… Mark 4:10-20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)🕊

The Good News! Romans 10:14-21 New Living Translation (NLT)🕊

Romans 10:14-21 New Living Translation (NLT)🕊 The Good News!🕊 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. 18 But I … Continue reading The Good News! Romans 10:14-21 New Living Translation (NLT)🕊

Courageous Faith! Hebrews 10:19-39   The Passion Translation (TPT)🕊

Hebrews 10:19-39 The Passion Translation (TPT)🕊 Courageous Faith!🕊 Our Confidence before God🕊 19 And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and he welcomes us to come right into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm—boldly and with no hesitation. 20 For he has dedicated a new, life-giving way for us to approach God. For just as the veil was torn in two, Jesus’ body was torn open to give us free and fresh access to him! 21 And since we now have a magnificent King-Priest to welcome us into God’s house, 22 we come closer to God and approach him with an … Continue reading Courageous Faith! Hebrews 10:19-39   The Passion Translation (TPT)🕊

Faith Supplements… 2 Peter 1:3-11 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)🕊

2 Peter 1:3-11  Christian Standard Bible (CSB)🕊 Faith Supplements🕊 Growth in the Faith🕊 3 His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 By these he has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, 6 knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, 7 godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they … Continue reading Faith Supplements… 2 Peter 1:3-11 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)🕊

The Greatest Is Love… 1 Corinthians 13 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊

1 Corinthians 13 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊 The Greatest Is Love🕊 The Way of Love🕊 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on … Continue reading The Greatest Is Love… 1 Corinthians 13 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊

Faith AS A Mustard Seed… Matthew 17:14-21 New King James Version (NKJV)🕊

Matthew 17:14-21 New King James Version (NKJV)🕊 Faith As A Mustard Seed🕊 A Boy Is Healed🕊 14 And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” 17 Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of … Continue reading Faith AS A Mustard Seed… Matthew 17:14-21 New King James Version (NKJV)🕊

Faith and Works Together…James 2:14-26 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊

James 2:14-26 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊 Faith and Works Together🕊 Faith Without Works Is Dead🕊 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will … Continue reading Faith and Works Together…James 2:14-26 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊

Grace Through Faith… Ephesians 2:4-10 Good News Translation (GNT)🕊

Ephesians 2:4-10 Good News Translation (GNT)🕊 Grace Through Faith🕊 4 But God’s mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, 5 that while we were spiritually dead in our disobedience he brought us to life with Christ. It is by God’s grace that you have been saved. 6 In our union with Christ Jesus he raised us up with him to rule with him in the heavenly world. 7 He did this to demonstrate for all time to come the extraordinary greatness of his grace in the love he showed us in Christ Jesus. 8-9 For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the … Continue reading Grace Through Faith… Ephesians 2:4-10 Good News Translation (GNT)🕊

Justified Through Faith! Romans 4:13-25  English Standard Version (ESV)🕊

Romans 4:13-25 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊 Justified Through Faith!🕊 The Promise Realized Through Faith🕊 13 For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15 For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. 16 That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who … Continue reading Justified Through Faith! Romans 4:13-25  English Standard Version (ESV)🕊

Faith and Forgiveness… Mark 11:20-26  The Passion Translation (TPT)🕊

Mark 11:20-26 The Passion Translation (TPT)🕊 Faith and Forgiveness!🕊 Lessons of Faith🕊 20 In the morning, they passed by the fig tree that Jesus spoke to and it was completely withered from the roots up. 21 Peter remembered and said to him, “Teacher, look! That’s the fig tree you cursed. It’s now all shriveled up and dead.” 22 Jesus replied, “Let the faith of God be in you! 23 Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,’ and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done. 24 This is the … Continue reading Faith and Forgiveness… Mark 11:20-26  The Passion Translation (TPT)🕊

Victorious Faith! 1 John 5:1-5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)🕊

1 John 5:1-5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)🕊 Victorious Faith! 5:1 Everyone who believes (adheres to, trusts, and relies on the fact) that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah) is a born-again child of God; and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him (His offspring). 2 By this we come to know (recognize and understand) that we love the children of God: when we love God and obey His commands (orders, charges)—[when we keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and His teaching]. 3 For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are … Continue reading Victorious Faith! 1 John 5:1-5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)🕊