Probation after Death
Probation After Death Bible translations
Golden Text | Ps 62:5 NLT - 5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.
Responsive Reading I Peter 1:3-9,18-21 CEB - 3 May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be blessed! On account of his vast mercy, he has given us new birth. You have been born anew into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.4 You have a pure and enduring inheritance that cannot perish—an inheritance that is presently kept safe in heaven for you. 5 Through his faithfulness, you are guarded by God’s power so that you can receive the salvation he is ready to reveal in the last time. 6 You now rejoice in this hope, even if it’s necessary for you to be distressed for a short time by various trials.7 This is necessary so that your faith may be found genuine. (Your faith is more valuable than gold, which will be destroyed even though it is itself tested by fire.) Your genuine faith will result in praise, glory, and honor for you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Although you’ve never seen him, you love him. Even though you don’t see him now, you trust him and so rejoice with a glorious joy that is too much for words. 9 You are receiving the goal of your faith: your salvation. 18 Live in this way, knowing that you were not liberated by perishable things like silver or gold from the empty lifestyle you inherited from your ancestors. 19 Instead, you were liberated by the precious blood of Christ, like that of a flawless, spotless lamb.20 Christ was chosen before the creation of the world, but was only revealed at the end of time. This was done for you, 21 who through Christ are faithful to the God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory. So now, your faith and hope should rest in God.
1| Jer 29:11,13,14 NLT - I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. 14 I will be found by you,” says the Lord.
2| Acts 17:24.25.28 NLT - 24 “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need. 28 For in him we live and move and exist.
3| Ps 118:14,17 CEB -14 The Lord was my strength and protection; he was my saving help! 17 I won’t die—no, I will live and declare what the Lord has done. 2.
4| Ps 27:1,8 VOICE The Eternal is my light amidst my darkness and my rescue in times of trouble. I am seeking You, Eternal One—don’t retreat from me.
5| Prov 10:28 VOICE - 28 The aspirations of good people end in celebration; the ambitions of bad people crash.
6| Rom 8:5-9 NLT - 5 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. 9 But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you.
7| Luke 4:14 NLT - 14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region.
8| Luke 10:25-28 MSG - Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. "Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?" 26 He answered, "What's written in God's Law? How do you interpret it?" 27 He said, "That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence - and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself." 28 "Good answer!" said Jesus. "Do it and you'll live."
9| Matt 7:7,8,13,14 MSG - “Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. 13-14 “Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.
10| Rom 8:16,18,19 NLT - 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. 19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are.
11| Mark 14:55,56 CEB - 55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they couldn’t find any. 56 Many brought false testimony against him, but they contradicted each other.
12| Mark 15:1,25 MSG At dawn’s first light, the high priests, with the religious leaders and scholars, arranged a conference with the entire Jewish Council. After tying Jesus securely, they took him out and presented him to Pilate. They nailed him up at nine o’clock in the morning.
13| Mark 16:1,5-7,9,10 NLT - Saturday evening, when the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went out and purchased burial spices so they could anoint Jesus’ body. 5 When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, 6 but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth,[b] who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. 7 Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.” 9 After Jesus rose from the dead early on Sunday morning, the first person who saw him was Mary Magdalene, the woman from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 She went to the disciples, who were grieving and weeping, and told them what had happened.
14| I Cor 15:20 NLT - Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.
15| Luke 24:13-21,25,27,30-32 CEB - 13 On that same day, two disciples were traveling to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. 15 While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and joined them on their journey. 16 They were prevented from recognizing him. 17 He said to them, “What are you talking about as you walk along?” They stopped, their faces downcast. 18 The one named Cleopas replied, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who is unaware of the things that have taken place there over the last few days?” 19 He said to them, “What things?” They said to him, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth. Because of his powerful deeds and words, he was recognized by God and all the people as a prophet. 20 But our chief priests and our leaders handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him. 21 We had hoped he was the one who would redeem Israel. All these things happened three days ago. 25 Then Jesus said to them, “You foolish people! Your dull minds keep you from believing all that the prophets talked about.
27 Then he interpreted for them the things written about himself in all the scriptures, starting with Moses and going through all the Prophets. 30 After he took his seat at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he disappeared from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts on fire when he spoke to us along the road and when he explained the scriptures for us?”
16| I Cor 15:55,57 NLT - 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?[l]” 57 thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I7| II Peter 3:18 NLT - you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever!
18| John 21:2-6,9,12,16 NLT - 2 Several of the disciples were there—Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin),[bNathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples. 3 Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.” “We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night. 4 At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. 5 He called out, “Fellows,[c] have you caught any fish?” “No,” they replied. 6 Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it. 9 When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread. 12 “Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 14 This was the third time Jesus had appeared to his disciples since he had been raised from the dead.
19| Col 3:4 NLT - 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
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