Precept upon precept, building a community of believers who not only know the Word of God, but do what it says.
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." James 1:22 KJV
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
1 Timothy 2:1
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." Jesus John 14:15 KJV
"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love." Jesus John 15:10 KJV
"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you."Jesus John 15:12 KJV
"These things I command you, that ye love one another." Jesus John 15:17 KJV
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”
John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but He who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
How we engage the word around us, how we treat believers, how we raise our families reflects what we believe.
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
1John 2:17 & 3:18
And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides for ever.
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
1 John 4:10-11
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
And we are to treat the body of believers as joint heirs in the Kingdom of God.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling
One Lord, one faith, one baptism
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
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