Friday, June 30, 2017

The Book (Pr 11:21) The Book (Pr 10:1)

Count on this: The wicked won't get off scot-free,
and God's loyal people will triumph.
The Book (Pr 11:21)

Wise son, glad father;
stupid son, sad mother.
The Book (Pr 10:1)

Bill Campbell's New and Old Testiment readings

A series of scriptures for Lamplighters provided by Bill Campbell showing what the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments have to say about what some may see as a topic relevant to each of us today:

1.   But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.  Leviticus 19:34

2.   Deuteronomy 10: 19 You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

3.   Leviticus 19:34 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

4.   Matthew 5:43-44 You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you.

5.   Matthew 25:40 Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brethren you did it to me.

6.   Numbers 15:16 (NRSV)   16 You and the alien who resides with you shall have the same law and the same ordinance.

7.   Leviticus 19:33 (NRSV)   33 When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien.
8.   Numbers 15:16 (NRSV)   16 You and the alien who resides with you shall have the same law and the same ordinance.
9.   Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV)   2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Thank you Bill.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?Numbers 23:19 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Psalms 62:5-8

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Psalms 62:5-8

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.2 Corinthians 8:9

Monday, June 26, 2017

Matthew 20:26-28

Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.Matthew 20:26-28

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.Proverbs 6:16-19 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

John 4:21-24

Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
John 4:21-24

Friday, June 23, 2017

Matthew 4:4

Jesus answered, "It is written: `Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"Matthew 4:4 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Psalms 86:11-12

Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
Psalms 86:11-12

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ephesians 5:11

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.Ephesians 5:11 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Luke 17:3-4

So watch yourselves. If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, "I repent," forgive him.Luke 17:3-4 

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Book (Pr 1:10,15)

Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you,
don't go along with them.
... Oh, friend, don't give them a second look;
don't listen to them for a minute.
The Book (Pr 1:10,15)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Proverbs 29:20

Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.Proverbs 29:20

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Isaiah 45:5-7

I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.Isaiah 45:5-7 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Matthew 5:38-45

You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.Matthew 5:38-45

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Romans 13:11

And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.Romans 13:11 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mark 14:38

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
Mark 14:38

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1 Chronicles 16:31-33

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!" Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them! Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.1 Chronicles 16:31-33 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Psalms 145:4-7

One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Psalms 145:4-7

Sunday, June 11, 2017

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.1 Timothy 6:17-19 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Psalms 118:5-6

In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?Psalms 118:5-6 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ephesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Romans 15:1-2

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.Romans 15:1-2 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Matthew 23:11-12

The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.Matthew 23:11-12

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Proverbs 15:1-2

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
Proverbs 15:1-2

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Book (Pr 19:7)

When you're down on your luck, even your family avoids you — yes, even your best friends wish you'd get lost.
If they see you coming, they look the other way — out of sight, out of mind.
The Book (Pr 19:7)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Isaiah 40:7-8

The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.Isaiah 40:7-8 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Romans 12:20-21

On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.Romans 12:20-21

Friday, June 2, 2017

Psalms 116:1-2

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.Psalms 116:1-2 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mark 10:21-25

Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!" The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Mark 10:21-25