Updated: Jul 27
Golden Text| Ps 48:9 NLT - 9 O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.
Responsive Reading| Matt 22:37-40 NLT - “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’[e] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[f] 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Matt 5:14-16, 43-45 MSG –14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting You on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. 43-45 “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst.
II Cor 13:11 PHIL ---cheer up! Aim at perfection and accept my encouragement, agree with one another and live at peace. So shall the God of love and peace be ever with you.
NLT - Rejoice. Change your ways. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.
MSG - Be cheerful. Keep things in good repair. Keep your spirits up. Think in harmony. Be agreeable. Do all that, and the God of love and peace will be with you for sure.
CEB - Put things in order, respond to my encouragement, be in harmony with each other, and live in peace—and the God of love and peace will be with you.
II Cor 13:12 – KJV- Greet others with an holy kiss.
II Cor 13:14 - MSG The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.
1| Zeph 3:17 NLT - 17 For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
2| I John 4:16 NLT - 16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
3| Rev 2:17,19 MSG - 17 Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. I see everything you’re doing for me. Impressive! The love and the faith, the service and persistence.
4| Heb 6:10 PHIL - God is not unfair: he will not lose sight of all that you have done nor of the loving labour which you have shown for his sake in looking after fellow-Christians (as you are still doing).
5| I John 4:8,11 NLT - God is love 11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.
6| Ps 40:11,16 NLT - 11 Lord, don’t hold back your tender mercies from me. Let your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect me. may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!” 7| II Kings 4:8-10 MSG - 8 One day Elisha passed through Shunem. A leading lady of the town talked him into stopping for a meal. And then it became his custom: Whenever he passed through, he stopped by for a meal. 9-10 “I’m certain,” said the woman to her husband, “that this man who stops by with us all the time is a holy man of God. Why don’t we add on a small room upstairs and furnish it with a bed and desk, chair and lamp, so that when he comes by he can stay with us?”
8| Acts 20:35 CEB - remember the Lord Jesus’ words: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
9| Matt 25:34 35 NLT - Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.
10| Ps 40:9,10, NLT - 9 I have encouraged Your people with the message of righteousness, in Your great assembly (look and see), haven’t kept quiet about these things; You know this, I haven’t been shy to talk about Your love, nor have I been afraid to tell Your truth before the great assembly of Your people.
11| Mark 6:34 NLT - 34 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
12| Luke 4:16-21,33-35,40,44 NLT - 16 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. 17 The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.[f]”20 He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. 21 Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!” 33 Once when he was in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon—an evil[g] spirit—began shouting at Jesus, 34 “Go away! Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” 35 Jesus cut him short. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered. At that, the demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it came out of him without hurting him further. 40 As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one. 44 So he continued to travel around, preaching in synagogues throughout Judea.[h]
13| Rom 10:8,13,15 NLT - “The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.” 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”[
14| Ps 68:11 VOICE - 11 The Lord gives the word; there are very many women ready to tell the good news: 15| Ps 107:20,21 CEB - 20 God gave the order and healed them; he rescued them from their pit. 21 Let them thank the Lord for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all people.
16| Ps 138:1,2 VOICE - 1 To You, Lord, I give my whole heart, a heart filled with praise, for I am grateful; 2 I bow before You, looking to Your holy temple, and praise Your name, for Your unfailing love and Your truth; for You have placed Your name and Your word over all things and all times. 17| Mark 13:10 NLT - 10 For the Good News must first be preached to all nations.[
18| II Tim 3:16 NLT - 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
19| Luke 6:27-29 NLT - 27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also.
20| Prov 15:1,23 CEB - A sensitive answer turns back wrath, but an offensive word stirs up anger. 23 To give an appropriate answer is a joy; how good is a word at the right time! 7.
21| Prov 9:9 NLT - 9 Teach the wise, and they will be wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn more.
22| Matt 4:23 MSG - From there he went all over Galilee. He used synagogues for meeting places and taught people the truth of God. God’s kingdom was his theme—that beginning right now they were under God’s government, a good government! He also healed people of their diseases and of the bad effects of their bad lives.
23| Matt 5:1,2,6,8 MSG - -2 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said: 6 “You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. 8 “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
24| Isa 54:13 NLT - 13 I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace. 8.
25| Acts 3:1,2,6-8 CEB - Peter and John were going up to the temple at three o’clock in the afternoon, the established prayer time. 2 Meanwhile, a man crippled since birth was being carried in. Every day, people would place him at the temple gate known as the Beautiful Gate so he could ask for money from those entering the temple. 6 Peter said, “I don’t have any money, but I will give you what I do have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, rise up and walk!” 7 Then he grasped the man’s right hand and raised him up. At once his feet and ankles became strong. 8 Jumping up, he began to walk around. He entered the temple with them, walking, leaping, and praising God.
26| James 5:13-15, 16 MSG 13-15 Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.