Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care....
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answered,...
"For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be...
"The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water;...
"In righteousness you will be established:Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you...
Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. - Proverbs 13:24 (NLT)
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now, choose life, so that you and your...
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. - Proverbs 11:22 (NIV)
After they (Paul and Silas) had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul...
"I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures...
Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. - Proverbs 13:6 (NIV)
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith, it is impossible to please...
Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. - Psalm 27:10 (NIV)
1 Then the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing eastward from beneath the Temple threshold. This stream then passed to the right of the altar on its south side... Ezekiel 47:1-12 (NLT)
A lying tongue hates those it hurts and a flattering mouth works ruin. - Proverbs 26:28 (NIV)
He grew up in the church, and his relationship with God was strong...
Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. - Romans 13:10 (NIV)
If his life were a scripture it would be John 13:35, which says...
"Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder. - Zephaniah 3:9 (NIV)...
… "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up." His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better." Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. So he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead," - John 11:11-14 (NIV)
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Proverbs 13:4 (NIV)...
So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me...
Be careful not to forget the covenant of the Lord your God that he made with you; do not make yourselves an idol in the form of anything the Lord your God has forbidden. For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. - Deuteronomy 4:23-24 (NIV)
…Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness...
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.- Psalm 73:26 (NIV)
The faint sound of a heart monitor beeping penetrates his ears as he lies in the hospital bed...
Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with...
When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty coins to the chief priests and the elders. "I have sinned" he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." - Matthew 27:3-4 (NIV)
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. - 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (NIV)
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 (NIV)
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. - Psalm 34:8 (NIV)
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)
24 "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set before them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him, though he is not far from each one of us." Acts 17:24-27 (NIV)
...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her. "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me." - Genesis 16:13 (NIV)
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. - 1 Timothy 6:6-8 (NIV)
5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! - Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV)
24 ...A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed." - Mark 5:24-28 (NIV)
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." - John 4:14 (NIV)
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." - Psalm 91:1-2 (NKJV)
Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. - James 5:16 (NIV)
"See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse- the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known." - Deuteronomy 11:26-28 (NIV)
"The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor." - Matthew 11:5 (NIV)
...weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. - Psalm 30:5 (NIV)
Then Peter came to him and asked, "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?" "No, not seven times," Jesus replied, "but seventy times seven!"- Matthew 18:21-22 (NLT)
As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. - Proverbs 26:11 (NIV)
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. - Isaiah 64:8 (NIV)
"...this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant. It will break in pieces like pottery, shattered so mercilessly that among its pieces not a fragment will be found for taking coal from a hearth or scooping water out of a cistern." - Isaiah 30:13-14 (NIV)
Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." - 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)
Just about, everyone has heard of the phrase "One bad apple spoils the whole bunch." Well it does. Apples naturally release a certain type of gas called ethylene oxide, which accelerates the ripening of many fruits, when left next to...
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life."
- Proverbs 13:12 (NIV)
"Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness." - Romans 6:13
"The wicked man flees, though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion."
- Proverbs 28:1 (NIV)
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
- 2 Corinthians 5:17