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A List of My Favorite Bible Verses

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

1 Peter 3:15 Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you togive the reason for the hope that you have.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things.

Bible Gateway.com Online Bible This is a great resource! It has several translations of the Bible online. You can read specific passages or do searches.

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Whatever is true, whatever is noble – think about such things

I would like to share one of my very favorite passages of the Bible. This is the apostle Paul writing in a letter to the Philippians:

Finally, brothers,
whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable—
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things.

Philippians 4:8 (New International Version)

In my humble opinion, this is the ultimate example of “positive thinking”.

The world can be a very depressing place, and difficult to live in sometimes, if we concentrate on all the bad things that are happening around us.

But, no matter what is happening in the world, there are always true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy things happening, also. As Paul says, “think about such things”…


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Happy Father’s Day to my Father in Heaven

Today is Father’s Day. Jesus called God our “Father in Heaven” when he taught us how to pray:

”This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
   hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
   your will be done
      on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts,
      as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
   but deliver us from the evil one
for yours is the kingdom
and the power and the glory forever.
(Matthew 6:9-13)

On this Father’s Day, and every other day for the rest of my life, I would like to thank my Father in Heaven for giving me everything that I have and for making me everything that I am.


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The true meaning of Easter: “He is not here; He has risen”

Quoted from the New Testament Bible book of Matthew, Chapter 28:

The Resurrection

1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you."
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
9 Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.
10 Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."

11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.
12 When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money,
13 telling them, "You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’
14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble."
15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.""

Bible Gateway Online Bible

Happy Resurrection Day to my fellow Christians!


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Charlie Brown asks: “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”

In "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Charlie Brown is very discouraged by what he sees Christmas becoming. He is frustrated by the commercialism of the Christmas Season. Finally, he blurts out:

"Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"


Linus steps up and says:

Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about:

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the lord shone round about them, and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you this day is born in the City of Bethlehem, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men’". (Luke 2:8-14)

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.



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