Prayer for strength

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Have you ever needed supernatural strength to face a situation head-on, but not known what to pray? God is waiting and wants to offer us strength in time of need. Do not be afraid to pray and ask God for His strength to fall upon you! When you are weak, weary or unready to stand, and unsure of what to ask, pray along with these words!

Lord, I’m weary. My energy is sagging, and my motivation is lagging. And I am so in need of you. I need your strength and your fresh touch to get back on track again. Your Word says the joy of the Lord is my strength. If that’s true, then I need your joy to replace all the bone-tired parts of my mind, body, and soul.
The pressures of life sometimes push me into a corner, rendering me helpless to move forward. A hundred voices call my name, and I feel paralyzed at times to answer, not knowing where to turn. Lord, help me not to quit, to keep running the race faithfully, and to find strength in that safe, secret place of yours, under the shadow of the Almighty.
I need your strength to say no when I’m tempted to surrender to harmful things, or when selfishness clings to my clothes and won’t let go. I need your strength to say yes, when cowardice and fear nudge me to deny the convictions of my heart. I need your strength to reach out in love to those both close to me and all around me. When don’t I need your strength, God?
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You are my rock, and I run to you today, believing that you will lift up my heavy arms, that you will fuel me for the tasks you’ve given me, and that your joy will completely consume the weakness of my life and make me strong again. I don’t want to stay grounded, crippled by limitations and failed attempts. I’m tired of feeble efforts. Lord, I want to mount up with wings like an eagle and not just fly. I want to soar.
Renew my strength, Lord. Fill me with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in my path. With my eyes on you, Lord, with you walking beside me, working through me, I can make it. Thank you, Lord!
In Jesus’s name, Amen

 

7 Bible verses on reading

By Jack Wellman

..Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.”

You cannot meditate on the Word without first reading it and here it mentions that the” book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth” which indicates that it should be verbally spoken.

The effect of meditating on the Word of God and speaking it is so that we may “observe to do according to all that it written therein” and that will make it possible to “make [our] way prosperous, and then [we] shall have good success.”

The prosperity that this is talking about isn’t financial prosperity necessarily but has in mind the life of the person who first reads it, then observes it, and finally to know that what is written in it shows us how we can prosper and be successful, but not by worldly standards but according to God’s standard.

..Nehemiah 8:3 “And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.”

I have heard that most sermons average about 23 minutes or so and one man said that little sermonettes only produce little Christianettes. Here though, Ezra read from the Book of the Law from early morning until midday which means that Ezra probably read from the Scriptures for at least 4 hours (possibly more).

Israel stood in holy, reverential respect during the reading and the people showed respect for the reading of the Word as it says all “the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law” (Neh 8:3c).

..Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

Faith comes as a natural result of hearing the Word of Christ and since Jesus is the Word (John 1) the Word must be heard by speaking it in order for people to hear about faith in Christ.

It is assumed that through their “hearing” it was spoken by someone. We know that Stephen, prior to his death, verbally gave the Bible’s story of redemption and that Paul used the Word to convince many of the Jews in the Synagogue that Jesus was the Messiah and as a result many came to place their trust in Him.

Paul asks the rhetorical question, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them” (Rom 10:14).

They could not have heard the Word if it had not first been spoken and how could they have ever been saved if they hadn’t heard the word about the One Who came to take their sins away?

..Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

The Word of God has real power and it has the ability to cut to the joints and the marrow but it cuts in order to heal. It discerns our very thoughts and intents that are unseen by human eyes.

The Word is powerful and sharp enough to cut down into the innermost thoughts of mankind and since it’s a two-edged sword, it cuts both ways…both to the one who speaks it and to the one who hears it.

..Second Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

Scriptures is God-breathed…that is, it is inspired by God Himself but it must be breathed out by human agents to in order to reprove, correct, train, and equip every believer for “every good work.”

That’s why expository, verse by verse preaching is so powerful. When the Word of God is read in front of the congregation, it unleashes God’s own power (Rom 1:16) and there is assurance that His Word will achieve what He sent it out for (Isaiah 55:11). The only perfect part of worship services is the reading of the Word for it is perfect.

Conclusion

I love to do out loud Bible reading during sermons. I often tell the church “Today, part of my message is going to be perfect! The part where I read out of the Bible” which is why expository, verse by verse Bible preaching is so powerfully effective. We lose so much by not reading it…and reading it out loud brings the Word of God to life.

It is alive, active, powerful, and God-inspired, and it brings success and prosperity, and when stored up, can be drawn upon as a weapon to defend against spiritual attacks and times of testing in this life. Read it, use it, and you’ll love it.

Bible Verse continuation: Self pity

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1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, “It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers.”

1 Kings 19:10
Verse Concepts
He said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”

Jeremiah 15:10
Verse Concepts
Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me.

Jeremiah 15:18
Verse Concepts
Why has my pain been perpetual And my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream With water that is unreliable?

Jeremiah 20:7-10
O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed I have become a laughingstock all day long; Everyone mocks me. For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I proclaim violence and destruction, Because for me the word of the LORD has resulted In reproach and derision all day long. But if I say, “I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,” Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it. read more.

Jeremiah 45:3
‘You said, “Ah, woe is me! For the LORD has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning and have found no rest.”‘

Jonah 4:1-5
But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. He prayed to the LORD and said, “Please LORD, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. “Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life.” read more.

Psalm 137:1-9
By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps. For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion.” read more.

Lamentations 3:1-18
I am the man who has seen affliction Because of the rod of His wrath. He has driven me and made me walk In darkness and not in light. Surely against me He has turned His hand Repeatedly all the day. read more.

Revelation 18:9-19
“And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ “And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more– read more.

Job 19:21
“Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me.

Mark 9:22
“It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”

Luke 17:13
and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

Psalm 43:5
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Psalm 73:16-17
When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.

Psalm 3:1-4
O LORD, how my adversaries have increased! Many are rising up against me. Many are saying of my soul, “There is no deliverance for him in God.” Selah. But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. read more.

Psalm 13:1-6
How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death, read more.

Psalm 37:1-7
Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb. Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. read more.

Psalm 73:23-28
Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. read more.

Psalm 106:7
Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses, But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.

Lamentations 3:19-26
Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness. Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me. This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. read more.

2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:3-10
giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger, read more.

James 1:2-3
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

1 Peter 4:13
Verse Concepts
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.

Bible Verse: Self pity

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The sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the LORD’S hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

Exodus 14:10-12
As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD. Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? “Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”

Exodus 17:3

But the people thirsted there for water; and they grumbled against Moses and said, “Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”

Numbers 11:4-6
The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat? “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.”

Numbers 14:1-4
Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! “Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” read more.

Deuteronomy 1:26-28
“Yet you were not willing to go up, but rebelled against the command of the LORD your God; and you grumbled in your tents and said, ‘Because the LORD hates us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us. ‘Where can we go up? Our brethren have made our hearts melt, saying, “The people are bigger and taller than we; the cities are large and fortified to heaven. And besides, we saw the sons of the Anakim there.”‘

1 Corinthians 10:10-11
Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

Job 6:1-13
Then Job answered, “Oh that my grief were actually weighed And laid in the balances together with my calamity! “For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; Therefore my words have been rash. read more.

Job 10:1
“I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 3:1-26
Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. And Job said, “Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, ‘A boy is conceived.’ read more.

Job 12:1-6
Then Job responded, “Truly then you are the people, And with you wisdom will die! “But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And who does not know such things as these? read more.

Job 16:6-17
“If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me? “But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company. “You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face. read more.

Job 30:9-31
“And now I have become their taunt, I have even become a byword to them. “They abhor me and stand aloof from me, And they do not refrain from spitting at my face. “Because He has loosed His bowstring and afflicted me, They have cast off the bridle before me. read more.

Genesis 27:34
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”

2 Samuel 15:30
And David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went, and his head was covered and he walked barefoot. Then all the people who were with him each covered his head and went up weeping as they went.

2 Kings 20:2-3
Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying, “Remember now, O LORD, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight ” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Isaiah 38:2-3
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, and said, “Remember now, O LORD, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in Your sight ” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Psalm 10:1
Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 73:2-3
But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 74:1
Verse Concepts
O God, why have You rejected us forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?

Numbers 11:11-15
So Moses said to the LORD, “Why have You been so hard on Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all this people on me? “Was it I who conceived all this people? Was it I who brought them forth, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom as a nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which You swore to their fathers’? “Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me, saying, ‘Give us meat that we may eat!’ read more.

Exodus 5:22-23
Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, “O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me? “Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done harm to this people, and You have not delivered Your people at all.”

Exodus 17:4
So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, “What shall I do to this people? A little more and they will stone me.”

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10 Bible Quotes for Love, Hope and Strength

 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound,” follow site Romans 15:13  

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  1. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand,” go site Isaiah 41:10  

 

  1. “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life,” enter site John 6:47 

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  1. “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?” http://fdp-bredeney.de/?q=how-to-write-a-essay-for-scholarship-application Psalm 27:1
  2. “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love,” http://www.55studio.com.au/?law-school-admission-essay-service-best law school admission essay service best 1 John 4:7-8

 

  1. “Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go,” http://xpressprofit.com/discovery-edgucation/ Joshua 1:7-9 

 

  1. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away,” http://www.urbanhhealth.com/university-of-iowa-creative-writing-mfa/ Revelation 21:4

 

  1. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope,” http://nextmedica.pl/custom-term-papers-reviews/ Jeremiah 29:11

 

  1. “But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble,” follow site Psalm 37:39

 

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Philippians 4:13

10 Some Inspiring Bible Quotes

  1. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16

 

  1. “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,” Jer 29:11

 

  1. “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him,” Psalm 34:8

 

  1. “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint,” Isaiah 40:28-31

 

 

 

  1. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, whohave been called according to His purpose,” Romans 8:28

 

 

  1. “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

 

 

  1. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,

39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” Romans 8:38-39

 

 

  1. “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known,” 1 Corinthians 13:12

 

 

  1. “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness,” Lam 3:22-23

 

 

  1. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him,” 1 John 3:1-3

12 Bible Verses about the Sabbath

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Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Genesis 2:3.

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Exodus 20:8-11.

Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.
Deuteronomy 5:12-14.

One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.” Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
Mark 2:23-28.

On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.” The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.
Luke 13:10-17.

“How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
Matthew 12:12.

I am the Lord your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.
Ezekiel 20:19-20.

“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
and the Lord’s holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
then you will find your joy in the Lord,
and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land
and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
Isaiah 58:13-14.

There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the Lord.
Leviticus 23:3.

Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
Colossians 2:16-17.

Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
Deuteronomy 5:15.

One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.
Romans 14:5.

Kingdom of God

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Matthew 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 6:31-33 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Matthew 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.

Matthew 13, seven parables of the Kingdom of God

Matthew 18:23-35 the parable of the unmerciful servant

Matthew 19:13-14 Little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:16-26 the conversation between a rich young man and Jesus

Matthew 21:28-32 the parable of the two sons

Mark 4:30-32 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade.”

Mark 9:35-37 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

Luke 17:20-21 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”

John 3:3-7 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’

John 18:36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

Life after death

By Fritz Chery

There were many people who saw Jesus after His death and in the same way He was resurrected Christians will be resurrected as well. Christians can rest assure that when we die we will live in paradise with the Lord where there will be no more crying, pain, and stress.

25 Important Bible Verses About Life After Death

Heaven will be more than you ever dreamed of. If you don’t repent and put your trust in Christ hell is waiting for you. God’s just wrath is poured out in hell.

There is no escaping hell. Unbelievers and many who profess to be Christian will be in real pain and torment forever. I encourage you today to evangelize to unbelievers to save others from going to hell.

Quotes

My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world. Billy Graham
“The difference between God’s side and the devil’s is the difference between heaven and hell.”
– Billy Sunday
“If there were no hell, the loss of heaven would be hell.” Charles Spurgeon

No purgatory, no reincarnation, only Heaven, or hell.

1. Hebrews 9:27 And just as it is appointed for people to die once–and after this, judgment.

2. Matthew 25:46 These people will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

3. Luke 16:22-23 “One day the beggar died, and the angels carried him to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. He went to hell, where he was constantly tortured. As he looked up, in the distance he saw Abraham and Lazarus.

Christians never die.

4. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord.

5. John 5:24-25 “I tell you the solemn truth, the one who hears my message and believes the one who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the solemn truth, a time is coming–and is now here–when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

6. John 11:25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”

7. John 6:47-50 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life. Yes, I am the bread of life! Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all died. Anyone who eats the bread from heaven, however, will never die.

Live forever by trusting Christ.

8. John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

9. John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

10. 1 John 5:13 I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

11. John 1:12 But to all who have received him–those who believe in his name–he has given the right to become God’s children

12. Proverbs 11:19 Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.

We are citizens of Heaven.

13. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as Scripture says: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”

14. Luke 23:43 Jesus told him, “I tell you with certainty, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

15. Philippians 3:20 We, however, are citizens of heaven. We look forward to the Lord Jesus Christ coming from heaven as our Savior.

16. Hebrews 13:14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

17. Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more–or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.”

18. John 14:2 My Father’s house has many rooms. If that were not true, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you?

Reminders

19. Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

20. 2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day.

21. 1 Timothy 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

Hell is eternal pain and torment for those outside of Christ.

22. Matthew 24:51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

23. Revelation 14:11 The smoke from their torture goes up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”

24. Revelation 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

25. John 3:18 The one who believes in him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.

7 scriptures about the resurrection of Jesus

Prepared by Jack Wellman

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most powerful beliefs in Christianity? What are some of the most important verses about Easter? What ones would you choose?

Luke 24:2-3 “And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body

The greatest thing about going to the tomb of Jesus was that it was found empty. He had been resurrected and was not there. The empty tomb is one of the most powerful evidences of the resurrection that there is. Since it was empty, our grave will also be emptied at the return of Christ when all will be raised, both those who trusted in Him and those who did not, but they will be going to two different locations (Rev 20:11-15).

First Corinthians 15:12-19 “Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.”
If Christ was not raised then our faith is hopeless and Paul would be misrepresenting God but indeed, Christ was raised and our hopes and those who have fallen asleep (died) in Christ are gone forever. Why would Paul even preach the gospel if he knew that it was not true and why die for a cause he knew to be a lie? No, he was convinced and tried to reassure the Corinthian church that those who died in Christ will be raised again someday unto eternal life.

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Jesus was speaking to Martha and Martha did believe in the resurrection (John 11:27) and Jesus was not only going to shortly resurrect Lazarus from the dead, someday all that hear His voice will be raised but some will rise to be condemned while those who trust in Him will be raised to eternal life. Jesus was clear about this in John 5:25, 28-29 when He said “I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live… Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out-those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.”

Peter 1:3-4 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.”
Jesus said that I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) but you could put the word “eternal” in front of that because that is what He meant and that is the context of this chapter. If you reject His way, His truth and His eternal life, then you choose death. That is why Peter said a person is blessed for choosing Christ.

Acts 24:16,21 “having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust, other than this one thing that I cried out while standing among them: ‘It is with respect to the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you this day.’”
Paul was on trial for preaching Christianity or “the Way” as it was called early in the church. The hope of the just or the justified (in Christ) is that of the resurrection and that hope is that not even death can separate them from God (Rom 8:35) because God is for those who believe in His Son (Rom 8:31, 33) but he or she that rejects trusting in Christ stands condemned at His return (John 3:17).

Acts 4:33 “And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.”
Why wouldn’t the apostles give their testimony of Jesus Christ since they had been with Him for forty days after His resurrection? They had touched Him, ate with Him, and were taught by Him…all after He was resurrected from the dead. That would tend to make a person have “great power” because they were greatly convinced. Eyewitnesses are powerful testimony but over 500 eyewitnesses is incredibly convincing testimony (1 Cor 15:6).

Matthew 27:52-54 “The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

The Centurion, a high official and military commander of 100 men, after all he had seen, was thoroughly convinced that this was the Son of God. He had just seen Him murdered, and just moments after His death a powerful earthquake struck and many who had been in their graves came out of their tombs and then went into the city and many saw them there. This Centurion was one of the eye witnesses of this miraculous event and apparently had believed after all that he saw. The dead being resurrected may indicate that since Jesus paid the price for the sins of those who had died and believed on Him, they could then be resurrected because of Jesus substitutionary death on the cross made their resurrection possible. Up to that moment, no one could have eternal life except in Paradise but Jesus’ paid it all so we could have it all…that is eternal life and be in His presence for all time.

Conclusion
If you have not been born again (John 3:3) then you have another death coming…an eternal death…one in which you will be forever separated from God and have no second chance to repent, confess, and trust in Christ. By the time you die or if Christ returns first, and you haven’t yet repented, confessed your sins, and trusted in Christ, you will face eternal destruction in hell. If you are born once, you’ll die twice but if you’re born twice, you die only once and then be raised to eternal life forever. You choose either life eternal or eternal destruction. There is no neutrality for to make no choice is to choose death.

Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane Kansas.