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 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)🕊

Saving Faith Romans 10:6-13 Living Bible (TLB)🕊

Romans 10:6-13 Living Bible (TLB)🕊 6 But the salvation that comes through faith says, “You don’t need to search the heavens to find Christ and bring him down to help you,” and, 7 “You don’t need to go among the dead to bring Christ back to life again.” 8 For salvation that comes from trusting Christ—which is what we preach—is already within easy reach of each of us; in fact, it is as near as our own hearts and mouths. 9 For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be … Continue reading Saving Faith Romans 10:6-13 Living Bible (TLB)🕊

Faith That Pleases God Hebrews 11:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)🕊

Hebrews 11:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)🕊 5 By faith [that pleased God] Enoch was caught up and taken to heaven so that he would not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found because God had taken him; for even before he was taken [to heaven], he received the testimony [still on record] that he had walked with God and pleased Him.  6 But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.🕊 Continue reading Faith That Pleases God Hebrews 11:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)🕊

Psalm 149 English Standard Version (ESV) “Sing to the Lord a New Song”🕊

Psalm 149 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊 Sing to the Lord a New Song🕊 149:1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song,     his praise in the assembly of the godly! 2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker;     let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! 3 Let them praise his name with dancing,     making melody to him with tambourine and lyre! 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;     he adorns the humble with salvation. 5 Let the godly exult in glory;     let them sing for joy on their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats     and two-edged swords in their hands, 7 to execute vengeance on the nations     and punishments on the peoples, 8 to bind their kings with chains     and their … Continue reading Psalm 149 English Standard Version (ESV) “Sing to the Lord a New Song”🕊

Psalm 148 Good News Translation (GNT) “A Call for the Universe to Praise God”🕊

Psalm 148 Good News Translation (GNT)🕊 A Call for the Universe to Praise God🕊 148:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from heaven,     you that live in the heights above. 2 Praise him, all his angels,     all his heavenly armies. 3 Praise him, sun and moon;     praise him, shining stars. 4 Praise him, highest heavens,     and the waters above the sky. 5 Let them all praise the name of the Lord! He commanded, and they were created; 6     by his command they were fixed in their places forever,     and they cannot disobey. 7 Praise the Lord from the earth,     sea monsters and all ocean depths; 8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,     strong winds that obey his command. 9 Praise him, … Continue reading Psalm 148 Good News Translation (GNT) “A Call for the Universe to Praise God”🕊

Psalm 135 Contemporary English Version (CEV)”In Praise of the Lord’s Kindness”🕊

Psalm 135 Contemporary English Version (CEV)🕊 In Praise of the Lord’s Kindness🕊 135:1 Shout praises to the Lord! You are his servants, so praise his name. 2 All who serve in the temple of the Lord our God, 3     come and shout praises. Praise the name of the Lord! He is kind and good. 4 He chose the family of Jacob and the people of Israel for his very own. 5 The Lord is much greater than any other god. 6 He does as he chooses in heaven and on earth and deep in the sea. 7 The Lord makes the clouds rise from far across the earth, and he makes lightning to go with the rain. Then from his secret place … Continue reading Psalm 135 Contemporary English Version (CEV)”In Praise of the Lord’s Kindness”🕊

Psalm 133 New King James Version (NKJV) “Blessed Unity of the People of God”🕊

Psalm 133 New King James Version (NKJV)🕊 Blessed Unity of the People of God🕊 A Song of Ascents. Of David. 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.🕊   Continue reading Psalm 133 New King James Version (NKJV) “Blessed Unity of the People of God”🕊

Psalm 142 English Standard Version (ESV) “You Are My Refuge”🕊

Psalm 142 English Standard Version (ESV)🕊 You Are My Refuge🕊 A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. 142:1 With my voice I cry out to the Lord;     with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. 2 I pour out my complaint before him;     I tell my trouble before him. 3 When my spirit faints within me,     you know my way! In the path where I walk     they have hidden a trap for me. 4 Look to the right and see:     there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me;     no one cares for my soul. 5 I cry to you, O Lord;     I say, “You are my refuge,     my portion in the … Continue reading Psalm 142 English Standard Version (ESV) “You Are My Refuge”🕊