THE PRISON OF THE HEART The prison of the hat is a way when you had your hat for other. Another way round is that the PRISON OF THE HEART is that when someone didn’t forgive and forgot the someone sins or offender.
As a good Christian do you leave with prison of the HEART. The prison of the hat can not give a person room to come to God. When anyone offended you, as a good Christian you need to clean it on your mind, by doing that you didn’t give room for prison of the HEART. Prison off the HEART hindrance the closeness of God with human kind.. some people leaves with the prison of the HEART, but they didn’t know. Satan have blind there eyes without seeing and hearing what is good. If the righteous people were given them word of advice they U-turn with what he/she is saying, because Satan have blind folded them.
Some people say, “Better be late, than never”, others say. “Better never that be late”. These assumptions are paramount in the atitudes of many Christians.
The word Lateness is not specifically mentioned in the Bible but there are cirCumstances in which people are delayed in their given assignment or appointment. The Bible has answers to every question one may ask.
The book of Second Samuel 20: 4-12 points out some dangers of lateness to assignment. Amasa was commanded by King David to fetch Sheba who Was perceived as an enemy of David. Amasa left but could not return in the stipulated time of three days. Do you know what followed? He was replaced by Joab.
How often do people miss their flight or job interview? Because if they are not there on time. their chance of being attended to getting the job will elude them.
Our attitude towards our business, employment appointments and others are not the same compared to Church services. When you are late at Church, you
Disrespect to Christ
Betrayal of Christ
Disregard to the Church and the Pastor
Interruption of an eternal program You have alwaus been late to Church. I know for Sure that you will be the first person to arrive at Church from today onwards.
In conclusion, is not good to late to church. Thanks
Almighty God choose you as a human being not human being choose God. He knows us before He created us.
John 15:16, declared it that ;God chosen the man kind. My question is that are you follow the line God said you should be ? If you have not done that, try to do it before it late. Gid gave some a role to play, instead of it, they do another things. Are you fal on that angle? If your answer is yes; try to ajust. The end time is at the hand change for the better.
Moses was in pharao palace, but God said he didn’t belong to that place , after some years he find him sel to lead the Isrealites to the promise Land.
The Book of John 15:16 said; 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
My questions before I start on this point; What types of shepherds are you? Are you watered the sheep? Are you not killed the sheep? Are you direct the sheep in to right part and good way?
Do you know that Waters comfort to both plants and animals. One may ask, why would the flock be gathered together before the well is opened and they are watered? lt may be to avoid stress on the part of the shepherd, to save time, to save the well from contamination occasioned by constant openings, to avoid wastage; so that the herds are fed with the same water and not that some herds take from the troubled, dirty water because they are not there at once.
In the context of the church, it is amazing how members want to be fed. Most times you see members coming in one by one, some coming at 7pm for a program which starts 6pm and closes at 7:30pm. Even as they come, they take themselves two by two outside to discuss frivolities while the message or prayer is on. Yet, they complain God is not moving as of old. They are never cleaned Because the water they got is so little and not joined together. Ask some members, what was the topic of the sermon that day and you’ll be dumb folded at their answers. No wonder the church is not growing and the shepherds labour to no avail; he wants to keep repeating his words as members come in one by one. Many hours are being wasted because the flocks are not together both in Spirit and in flesh. Why do we experience God’s move at long hour revival days and camping? Flock please come together! Shepherds, please, give you flocks clean and pure water!
The shepherds are expected to be those who passionately and sincerely care for the sheep under them while the sheep are teachable and manageable. Are we like this as shepherds and sheep?
In conclusion try to watered your sheep and keep them in one accordance. Bless you….
Whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.–Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s [wealth].–Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. shall be magnified in my body, whether [it be] by life, or by death. For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain. But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. ROM 14:7. Rom 14:8–1
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 ESV / 119 helpful votes For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.
Mark 16:15 ESV / 109 helpful votes And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Proverbs 11:30 ESV / 99 helpful votes The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.
John 15:16 ESV / 80 helpful votes You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Acts 1:8 ESV / 68 helpful votes But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Ezekiel 3:20-21 ESV / 57 helpful votes Again, if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have delivered your soul.”
1 Peter 3:1 ESV / 55 helpful votes Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,
James 5:19-20 ESV / 53 helpful votes My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
Romans 5:8 ESV / 51 helpful votes But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 3:23 ESV / 42 helpful votes For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Colossians 4:2-6 ESV / 40 helpful votes Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Romans 6:23 ESV / 35 helpful votes For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Jude 1:23 ESV / 34 helpful votes Save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Ezekiel 3:17-19 ESV / 33 helpful votes “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.
Mark 16:16 ESV / 31 helpful votes Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Matthew 28:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 26 helpful votes But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Ezekiel 34:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them.
Luke 18:10-14 ESV / 23 helpful votes “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Psalm 51:7-13 ESV / 22 helpful votes Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. …
1 Corinthians 9:19-22 ESV / 21 helpful votes For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.
Ezekiel 33:6-7 ESV / 20 helpful votes But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand. “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.
Romans 3:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
Romans 5:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
Isaiah 1:18-20 ESV / 18 helpful votes “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Revelation 20:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
Acts 16:31 ESV / 17 helpful votes And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Matthew 18:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 15 helpful votes Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, …
John 3:16-17 ESV / 15 helpful votes “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Daniel 12:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
Matthew 4:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 13 helpful votes For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
Psalm 1:1-5 ESV / 13 helpful votes Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
James 5:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
John 15:4-9 ESV / 12 helpful votes Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. …
2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
John 3:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Luke 1:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes For he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.
Psalm 23:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Luke 21:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes By your endurance you will gain your lives.
Zephaniah 1:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. In the fire of his jealousy, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full and sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.
Micah 2:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction.
Daniel 12:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
2 Timothy 1:7-8 ESV / 9 helpful votes For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 9 helpful votes For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Luke 1:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes And he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.”
2 Timothy 1:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
Titus 3:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes (No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)
Romans 1:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Malachi 4:5-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”
Revelation 21:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes 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.”
James 1:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Galatians 6:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 ESV / 6 helpful votes Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— …
Romans 10:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.
1 Corinthians 9:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.
Romans 10:9-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:1-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. …
Acts 8:1-40 ESV / 5 helpful votes And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison. Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. …
John 17:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
John 14:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 6:37 ESV / 5 helpful votes All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.
John 3:36 ESV / 5 helpful votes Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Luke 15:1-32 ESV / 5 helpful votes Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. …
Luke 14:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.
Matthew 11:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Revelation 20:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
James 5:1-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. …
James 4:1-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? …
James 3:1-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …
James 2:1-26 ESV / 4 helpful votes My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? …
James 1:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
James 1:1-27 ESV / 4 helpful votes James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. …
1 Timothy 5:1-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day, …
1 Timothy 4:1-16 ESV / 4 helpful votes Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. …
1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 4 helpful votes The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …
1 Timothy 2:1-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, …
2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. …
2 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? …
1 Corinthians 9:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.
1 Corinthians 1:1-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— …
Romans 10:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes 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!”
Romans 9:1-33 ESV / 4 helpful votes I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. …
Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 4 helpful votes There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. …
Acts 13:1-52 ESV / 4 helpful votes Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. …
Acts 2:38 ESV / 4 helpful votes And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
John 6:44 ESV / 4 helpful votes No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.
John 1:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,