Passages for Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ad - Remain in Me

John 15:5 NIV
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.

 

Hebrews 12:2
For the joy set before Him He endured the cross

 

Slide - 5 Practices

Zephaniah 3:17
“The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing.”

 

Psalm 30:11 NLT
11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,

 

QUOTE
“God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” ~C.S. Lewis

 

Learning Circle

 

Next week:

Practice God’s Presence!

Passages for Sunday, April 8, 2018

Ad - Remain in Me

 

Psalm 63:5 NLT
I will praise You with songs of joy.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
11 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.

 

Mark 1:15 NIV
15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

 

Learning Circle

 

 

Romans 12:2
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

 

 

Read through the Bible in a year:

http://www.bibleclassmaterial.com/BibleReadingSchedule2018.pdf

Read through the New Testament in a year:

http://www.navigators.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/navtool-newtestament.pdf

 

Passages for Sunday, April 1, 2018

HE IS RISEN!

HAPPY EASTER!

Luke 24:1- The Passion Translation
The Resurrection of Jesus
24 Very early that Sunday morning, the women made their way to the tomb, carrying the spices they had prepared. Among them were Mary Magdalene; Joanna; and Mary, Jesus’ mother. 2 Arriving at the tomb they discovered that the huge stone covering the entrance had been rolled aside, 3 so they went in to look. But the tomb was empty. The body of Jesus was gone!

4 They stood there, stunned and perplexed. Suddenly two men in dazzling white robes shining like lightning appeared above them. 5 Terrified, the women fell to the ground on their faces.

The men in white said to them, “Why would you look for the living One in a tomb? He is not here, for He has risen! 6 Have you forgotten what He said to you while He was still in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man is destined to be handed over to sinful men to be nailed to a cross, and on the third day He will rise again’?”

8 All at once they remembered His words. 9 Leaving the tomb, they went to break the news to the Eleven and to all the others of what they had seen and heard.

11 When the disciples heard the testimony of the women, it made no sense, and they were unable to believe what they heard. 12 But Peter jumped up and ran the entire distance to the tomb to see for himself. Stooping down, he looked inside and discovered it was empty! There was only the linen sheet lying there. Staggered by this, he walked away, wondering what it meant.

 

John 11:25
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

 

John 14:6 NIV
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

 

John 1:4 NIV
4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

 

John 10:10 NIV
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

Slide - 5 Practices

 

1 John 1:7 NIV
7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another

 

Passages for Sunday, March 25, 2018

Slide - 5 Practices

 

John 15:5 NIV
“If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”

 

John 17:3 NIV
Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom You have sent.

 

“The question is not ‘how do I find God?’ But ‘How am I to let myself be found by Him?’”

Henri Nouwen
“The Return of the Prodigal Son”

 

 

Exodus 3:1-6 NIV
3 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then He said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.”

 

Psalm 25:14 NIV
14 The Lord confides in those who fear Him;
He makes His covenant known to them.

Passages for Sunday, March 18, 2018

John 15:5 NIV
“If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”

 

John 1:32 NIV
“Then John gave this testimony: ‘I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on Him,’”

 

Psalm 63:1-8, NLT
“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen You in Your sanctuary and gazed upon Your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself; how I praise You! I will honor You as long as I live, lifting up my hands to You in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest of foods. I will praise You with songs of joy. I lie awake thinking of You, meditating on You through the night. I think how much You have helped me; I sing for joy in the shadow of Your protecting wings. I follow close behind You; Your strong right hand holds me securely.”

 

 

PASSAGES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018

Luke 3:21-23a NIV
“When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are My Son, whom I love; with You I am well pleased.” Now Jesus Himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry.”

 

Hebrews 1:3 NIV
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being.”

 

Hebrews 1:3 MSG
“This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature.”

 

Acts 9:1-6 NIV
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” He replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

 

Genesis 1:27-28 NIV
27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to
them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule
over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living
thing that moves on the earth.”

 

Mark 1:15 NIV
The Kingdom of God is at hand, therefore repent and believe in the gospel.

 

Matthew 7:21-23 NASB
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [a]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

 

John 20:23 NIV
If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven

 

 

Passages for Sunday, March 4, 2018

Revelation 21:1 NIV
A New Heaven and a New Earth
21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.  2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and He will dwell with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be My children.

 

John 4:14 NIV
but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst

 

Revelation 21:9-14
The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick. 18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

 

Hebrews 11:10 NIV
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

 

Revelation 21:22-27 NIV
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

 

Ezekiel 48:35b NIV
“And the name of the city from that time on will be:
the LORD is there.”

 

Revelation 22:1-5 NIV
Eden Restored
1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His servants will serve Him. 4 They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. 5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

 

Revelation 22:16-17, 20
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.