We Are Christ’s Ambassadors… 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 🕊

2 Corinthians 5:11-21  Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)🕊 11 Therefore, being conscious of fearing the Lord with respect and reverence, we seek to win people over [to persuade them]. But what sort of persons we are is plainly recognized and thoroughly understood by God, and … Continue reading We Are Christ’s Ambassadors… 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 🕊

The Promised Holy Spirit Acts 1:1-11 New Living Translation (NLT)🕊

Acts 1:1-11  New Living Translation (NLT)🕊 The Promise of the Holy Spirit🕊 1 In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit. 3 During the forty days after he suffered and died, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God. 4 Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift … Continue reading The Promised Holy Spirit Acts 1:1-11 New Living Translation (NLT)🕊

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)🕊

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)🕊

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 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)🕊

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)🕊