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Love is Supreme!

Scripture reading for July 23rd: 1st Corinthians 13, Psalm 146, Proverbs 22

Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends. . . .”

As Paul writes to the Corinthians about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, he adds this special word concerning love.  The love that Paul speaks of is God’s amazing love given to believers as a fruit of the Holy Spirit indwelling them.  This love is patient and kind not arrogant or boastful.  It rejoices in truth and goodness.  This love is not pushy, irritable or resentful.  It bears all things and believes all things. Grounded in hope, it never fails or ends but confidently waits for God’s Word to come to pass.

Faith Confession:  Lord, thank You for Your amazing love, shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit empowering me to live and act in the manner of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 146: 4-7 “Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.”  

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Receiving eternal life by faith!

Scripture reading for April 11th:  John 5, Psalm 73, Proverbs 11

Key Scriptures: John 5:24-27 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life.  He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.  Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.  For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the son also to have life in Himself.  And He has given Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.”

Jesus gave simple instructions to His disciples.  If they would listen and hear His word, mixing it with a choice to believe and trust it, they would have eternal life.  Jesus stated that the Father had life in Himself, He was the source of all life and the Father had given that life to His Son.  The Son of Man also had the authority to execute judgment on those who refused to listen to Him or His Father.

Faith Confession:  Lord Jesus, I recognize You and the Father as the source of life and righteousness and I believe and receive You and Your word.  I look forward to hearing Your voice at the rapture or the resurrection of life!

Proverbs 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.”

 

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