Hebrews 13.7-8 There should be a consistency that runs through us all. For Jesus doesn't change. what an assurance! what a foundation! the grace of Christ is the only good ground for life (v.9)! imagine, everything will be consistent in our lives because Jesus himself is the consistent one! he is consistently gracious, consistently on time, consistently powerful, sovereign, generous, protective, victorious, and consistently TRUE! what he said WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL! that's why we can be consistently hope-filled, consistently trusting him, consistently PROVIDED FOR, healthy, wise, faithful, victorious, protected and made whole so we can FULLY live the way he wants us to and FULLY do what we're supposed to do for him! CONSISTENT means nothing strays from his pattern! so whatever the enemy does IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO DESTROY GOD'S PATTERN OF CONSISTENCY IN OUR LIVES! the enemy's lies, theft and destruction STAND NO CHANCE! amen amen amen thank you lord!
Hebrews 3.12-14 Watch your step. Make sure there's no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God. For as long as it's still God's Today, keep each other on your toes so sin doesn't slow down your reflexes. If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we're in this with Christ for the long haul.
Titus 3.6-8 Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God's gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there's more life to come-an eternity of life! You can count on this.
2 Timothy 4.17-18 The Master stood by me and helped me. I was snatched from the jaws of the lion! God's looking after me, keeping me safe in the kingdom of heaven. All praise to him, praise forever! Oh, yes!
1 Timothy 6:14-16 Our Master, Jesus Christ, is on his way. He'll show up right on time, his arrival guaranteed by the Blessed and Undisputed Ruler, High King, High God.He's the only one death can't touch.
1 Thessalonians 2.13 When you got the Message of God, you didn't pass it off as just one more human opinion, but you took it to heart as God's true word to you, which it is, God himself at work in you believers!
Philippians 2.12 You should simply keep on doing what you've done from the beginning. Keep it up. Better yet, redouble your efforts. Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God.
Ephesians 1.20-22 God set Christ on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything.
Ephesians 1.11-12 Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
Galatians 5.22 When we live God's way, he brings gifts into our lives. wow! you have chosen to completely trust God with your life, taking every bit of his way as yours, and he has brought the awesome gift of healing into your life! thank you Lord! you have made the best decision to live God's way, letting go of having your own way and trusting him for everything, every part and parcel of your life - and he has brought and continues to bring gifts into your life! you have exuberance about life, PEACE and security, he has developed in you a willingness to stick with things, finding yourself in loyal commitments. the lord has flooded your life with his gifts because you have trusted completely in him, especially letting him run your whole family, your life, your everything. the lord has made sure that YOU DON'T NEED TO FORCE YOUR WAY IN LIFE, and you are ABLE TO MARSHAL AND DIRECT YOUR ENERGIES WISELY (vv.22-23)!
Galatians 3.11,13-14 The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him. Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. Because of that, the air is cleared and blessing is present and available. We are all able to receive God's life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing.
Galatians 3.5 The God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does these things because you trust him to do them in you.
2 Corinthians 13.3-4 You'll get the full force of Christ, don't think you won't. He was sheer weakness and humiliation when he was killed on the Cross, but oh, he's alive now-in the mighty power of God!
2 Corinthians 12.9-10 Christ's strength moves in on your weakness. So take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut you down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. Just let Christ take over! And so the weaker you get, the stronger you become.
2 Corinthians 8.9-11 You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us So the best thing you can do right now is to finish what you started and not let those good intentions grow stale. Your heart's been in the right place all along. You've got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it.
2 Corinthians 5.16-17 We don't judge people by what they have or how they look. We look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. A new life burgeons!
2 Corinthians 5.5,14 The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what's ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we'll never settle for less. His love has the first and last word in everything we do.
2 Corinthians 4.16 We're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.
2 Corinthians 1.20-22 Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.
2 Corinthians 1.9-10 Instead of trusting in our own strength, to trust God totally since he's the God who raises the dead! And he did it, rescued us from certain doom. And he'll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing.
2 Corinthians 1.3-5 He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.
1 Corinthians 15.57-58 In a single victorious stroke of Life, all three-sin, guilt, death-are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God! With all this going for us, stand your ground. And don't hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.
1 Corinthians 12.14,26 God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.
1 Corinthians 7.17 Don't be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God's place for you. Live and obey and believe right there. God, not your status, defines your life.
1 Corinthians 1.24,30 To us Christ is God's ultimate miracle and wisdom all wrapped up in one. Everything that we have-right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start-comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.
1 Cor 1.7-9 Just think—you don't need a thing, you've got it all! All God's gifts are right in front of you. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, will never give up on you. Never forget that.
Romans 15.12-13 Jesus is tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope! Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
Romans 11.2,6 God has been too long involved with you, has too much invested, to simply wash his hands of you. Hold on, not because of what you think you're going to get out of it, but because you're convinced of God's grace and purpose in choosing you.
Romans 10.4,11,8 The Messiah puts everything right for those who trust him to do it. No one who trusts God like this - heart and soul - will ever regret it. The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest.
Romans 9.28,25-26 God doesn't count us; he calls us by name. "I'll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I'll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, 'You're nobody!' they're calling you 'God's living children.'"
Romans 9.8,10-11 Your identity is never racially-determined but God-determined by purpose. Promise takes priority over genetics. His purpose is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don't do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative.
Romans 8.26,33-34 The moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. Who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? The One who died for us - who was raised to life for us! - is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us.
Romans 8.3,24-25 He didn't deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. Waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.
Romans 6.19,22 How much different is it now as you live in God's freedom, your lives healed and expansive in holiness? Now that you've found you don't have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more of life on the way!
Romans 6.6,9,11 Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ. When Jesus was raised from the dead, never again will death have the last word. Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word.
Romans 5.3-6 Troubles can develop passionate patience in us, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next, never left feeling shortchanged. Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn't, and doesn't, wait for us to get ready.
Romans 3.3-4 God doesn't abandon you. Do you think your faithlessness cancels out his faithfulness? Not on your life! Depend on it: God keeps his word even when the whole world is lying through its teeth. Scripture says the same: Your words stand fast and true; Rejection doesn't faze you.
Acts 20.20,32 Every truth and encouragement that could have made a difference to you, you got. God's Word can make you into what he wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need in this community of holy friends.