Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Hope Set Before You

~A list of verses for those in the midst of suffering~

Psa_33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

Psa_39:7 "And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.

Psa_42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Psa_62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Psa_71:5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.

Psa_71:14 But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.

Psa_119:81 My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.

Psa_119:147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.

Psa_146:5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,

Psa_147:11 but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his

steadfast love.

Pro_10:28 The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Pro_13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Isa_8:17 I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.

Jer_14:22 Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O LORD our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things.

Jer_29:11 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.

Act_2:26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope.

Rom 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rom 5:2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Rom 5:3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Rom 5:4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Rom 5:5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Rom 5:6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Rom_12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Rom_15:13 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 in hope.

1Co_13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

2Co_1:7 Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

Eph_1:12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

Eph_1:18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Eph_4:4 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—

Col_1:5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,

Col_1:27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

1Th_4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

1Ti_4:10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

Tit_2:13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ

1Pe_1:3 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,

1Pe_1:13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I may get some flack for this one...

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. (Mark 8:35)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Explanations for Christianity #1

I am starting off with a series titled "Explanations for Christianity". This post and several of the following will be an attempt to put forth basic yet complex, and commonly misunderstood, themes of Christianity.

The first post is "The Trinity".

3-In-1 God (The Trinity) – Many people argue that Christianity is a polytheistic system of belief, meaning Christians worship more than one God. Three to be exact. This is not true. We believe in One God, who is united as three persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. This is where the term Trinity comes from. The Bible states in many passages that God is love, not to say that love is God, but the essence of who God is, is pure, unconditional (agape) love. One way of defining love is - a self-less act or expression toward someone else without condition. In order for God to be love he would have to be multi-person. God could not love if He is only one person because there would be no one else to bestow the love to. Genesis 1:26 says, "Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God refers to Himself as "us" & "our" and He does it in a book that was written long before Jesus became flesh on Earth. Also, in the book of Genesis it states that in the beginning God existed before all of creation. God does not change. He does not need to because He is perfect in Himself. This means God was always love. Therefore, before all of creation, only God existed and in order for him to be love while being by Himself, He would have to be made up of more than one person. Three persons as One God.