Introduction

Our desire in creating this Addiction Bible Scriptures ebook is to bring recovery back to the Bible! Over the years, millions have found help and hope in the Bible and by working through the 12-Step program. More recently, many who have not been addicted to alcohol or other addictive chemicals also have found healing through Addiction Bible Scriptures. Addiction Bible Scriptures has been designed for all of us whose lives have in some way been touched by addictions or other compulsive behaviors All of the Addiction Bible Scriptures are displayed prominently in God’s Word. And each scripture in this ebook is based upon biblical truths that will lead you to freedom from the prisons of your addictions and compulsions. These Addiction Bible Scriptures are directly from God’s word. Some of them are focused more toward those of us struggling with addictions, others deal with issues common among those living alongside those with addictions and compulsions. Our prayer is you will feel as if God is speaking to you directly, and giving you strength and hope through the scriptures as you travel down your road of recovery.

Bob & Shelley/Creators of Addiction Bible Scriptures Founders/Recovery Network
Introduction

Addiction Bible Scriptures
TABLE OF CONTENTS
•Anger-Resentment •Bitterness •Blame •Courage •Dependence Upon God •Discouragement •Doing The Next Right Thing •Easy Does It •Faith •Fear •Forgiveness •Freedom •Friendship With God •Gratitude •Guilt •Healing •Honesty •Hope •Humility •Joy •Let Go And Let God •Live And Let Live •Loneliness •Love •Newness of Life •Obedience •One Day at a Time •Open-mindedness •Overcoming •Pain •Patience •Power •Prayer •Promises •Rebellion •Reconciliation-Amends •Recovery-Sobriety •Relapse-Slips •Religion-Relationship •Serenity-Peace •Stumbling Blocks •Temptation •Vengeance •Walk What You Talk •Will of God •Willingness •Wisdom

Addiction Bible Scriptures TOC

AngerAnger-Resentment
James 1:19-20 Listening and Doing
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My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Proverbs 19:11
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A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 20:22
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Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

Leviticus 19:18
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Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. Psalm 37:8-11
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Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.

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Proverbs 22:24
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Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered.

Proverbs 15:1
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A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Matthew 5:5-21 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Salt and Light You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
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I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 17 I tell you the truth. that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. 'Do not murder. not the smallest letter. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. until heaven and earth disappear.AngerAnger-Resentment 14 16 Page 3 You are the light of the world. and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way. will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. 21 . but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 19 Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. let your light shine before men. Instead they put it on its stand. Murder You have heard that it was said to the people long ago. The Fulfillment of the Law Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. not the least stroke of a pen.

Bitterness ." Proverbs 1 Prologue: Purpose and Theme 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3 The proverbs of Solomon son of David. but fools despise wisdom and discipline. which is between Elim and Sinai. on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. and let the discerning get guidance- for understanding proverbs and parables. king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline. the sayings and riddles of the wise. The Israelites said to them. 2In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. for understanding words of insight. for giving prudence to the simple. for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life. but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death. knowledge and discretion to the younglet the wise listen and add to their learning. "If only we had died by the Lord's hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.Bitterness Exodus 16:1-3 Manna and Quail 1 Page 1 The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin. doing what is right and just and fair.

. 14 15 16 17 18 19 throw in your lot with us. they are swift to shed blood. My son. If they say. let's waylay some harmless soul. to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. like the grave. it takes away the lives of those who get it. do not go along with them. do not set foot on their paths. and we will share a common purse"my son. if sinners entice you. do not give in to them. "Come along with us. for their feet rush into sin. and whole. 10 11 12 13 let's swallow them alive. my son. How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds! These men lie in wait for their own blood. they waylay only themselves! Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain. we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder.Bitterness Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom Warning Against Enticement 8 9 Page 2 Listen. like those who go down to the pit. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. let's lie in wait for someone's blood.

Bitterness Warning Against Rejecting Wisdom 20 21 22 Page 3 Wisdom calls aloud in the street. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them. 33 28 29 30 31 32 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease. And you neglected all my counsel. and did not want my reproof. since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke. Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD. since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke. But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand. and the complacency of fools will destroy them. when distress and trouble overwhelm you. they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes." . I will mock when calamity overtakes youwhen calamity overtakes you like a storm. without fear of harm. she raises her voice in the public squares. at the head of the noisy streets she cries out. when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind. in the gateways of the city she makes her speech: How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? 23 If you had responded to my rebuke. I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you. 24 25 26 27 I in turn will laugh at your disaster. they will look for me but will not find me. Then they will call to me but I will not answer.

or you will be judged.The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs generally denotes one without moral direction and inclined to evil. along with every form of malice. Proverbs 1:12 . c. and often elsewhere in the Old Testament. brawling and slander. Be kind and compassionate to one another.Bitterness Footnotes: a.The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs. d. James 5:9 9 Don't grumble against each other. 11But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. Ephesians 4:31-32 31 Get rid of all bitterness. 32 . just as in Christ God forgave you. 10Whoever loves his brother lives in the light. Septuagint / on the tops of the walls Proverbs 1:22 . b.Hebrew. denote one who is morally deficient. brothers. he does not know where he is going. Page 4 Proverbs 1:7 . because the darkness has blinded him. rage and anger. and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. The Judge is standing at the door! 1 John 2:9-11 9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. forgiving each other.Hebrew Sheol Proverbs 1:21 .

Bitterness Matthew 7:1-5 Judging Others 1 2 Page 5 Do not judge. or you too will be judged. Hebrews 12:14-15 Warning Against Refusing God 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy. 15See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. . and with the measure you use.' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 4 5 You hypocrite. For in the same way you judge others. and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. 3 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother. 'Let me take the speck out of your eye. it will be measured to you. you will be judged. first take the plank out of your own eye. without holiness no one will see the Lord.

"Where are you?" He answered." Blame . "What is this you have done?" The woman said. "The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree. and between your offspring and hers." 10 11 12 13 14 15 Luke 14:15-24 The Parable of the Great Banquet 15 When one of those at the table with him heard this. and you will strike his heel. "I heard you in the garden. and I ate. and I ate it. so I hid. "The serpent deceived me. he will crush your head." Then the LORD God said to the woman. "Because you have done this.Blame Genesis 3:9-15 9 Page 1 But the LORD God called to the man. he said to Jesus. "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" The man said." So the LORD God said to the serpent. and I was afraid because I was naked. "Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God." And he said. And I will put enmity between you and the woman.

the crippled. . but there is still room. for everything is now ready. so that my house will be full.' " 23 Exodus 32:19-24 19 When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing. 'what you ordered has been done. 24I tell you. not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet. and I'm on my way to try them out. so I can't come.' But they all alike began to make excuses. 17At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited. the servant said. 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen. his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands.' Another said. breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor. 'Come.Blame 16 18 Page 2 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 'I have just bought a field. Please excuse me.' Still another said.' 19 20 21 22 Sir.' The servant came back and reported this to his master. and I must go and see it. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant. the blind and the lame. 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in. Then the master told his servant. 'I just got married. Please excuse me. The first said.

So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering. he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. we don't know what has happened to him.Blame 20 21 22 23 Page 3 And he took the calf they had made and burned it in the fire. You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you. if you had. Then they gave me the gold. Make us gods who will go before us.” You acted foolishly. 1 Samuel 13:11-14 11” What have you done?" asked Samuel. and I have not sought the Lord's favor.” They said to me. Samuel said. my lord. 13 . "What did these people do to you. so that men are without excuse. 24 So I told them. Aaron answered. scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. being understood from what has been made. and that you did not come at the set time. Saul replied. and I threw it into the fire. "You know how prone these people are to evil. Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal. He said to Aaron. and out came this calf! Romans 1:20 20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen. "When I saw that the men were scattering. that you led them into such great sin?" Do not be angry. 'Whoever has any gold jewelry. then he ground it to powder. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt. take it off. 12 I thought. and that the Philistines were assembling at Micmash.

saying. did you not become the head of the tribes of Israel? The LORD anointed you king over Israel.Blame 14 Page 4 But now your kingdom will not endure. "I went on the mission the LORD assigned me. the Amalekites. make war on them until you have wiped them out.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. in order to sacrifice them to the LORD your God at Gilgal. "Although you were once small in your own eyes. the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people. The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder. I am only a child. the best of what was devoted to God. because you have not kept the Lord's command. "I do not know how to speak." Jeremiah 1:6-7 6 7 Ah.' 19 Why did you not obey the LORD ? Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil in the eyes of the LORD?" But I did obey the LORD. 1 Samuel 15:16-23 16 Stop! Samuel said to Saul. "Do not say. Saul said. 'Go and completely destroy those wicked people." I said." But the LORD said to me. "Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night." "Tell me. 'I am only a child." Saul replied. Samuel said." 20 21 . Sovereign LORD. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king. 17 18 And he sent you on a mission.

and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. he has rejected you as king.Blame 22 23 Page 5 But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD ? To obey is better than sacrifice. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD. For rebellion is like the sin of divination." . and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

O LORD. Then. may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. 10 Philippians 1:27-28 Whatever happens. 9 Rescue me from my enemies. my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. but that you will be saved—and that by God. whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence. Teach me to do your will. I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. contending as one man for the faith of the gospel 28 27 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. Courage . Selah 7 Answer me quickly. conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. O LORD. for you are my God.Courage Psalm 143:5-10 5 Page 1 I remember the days of long ago. Show me the way I should go. for I hide myself in you. 6 I spread out my hands to you. for to you I lift up my soul. 8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love. I will know that you stand firm in one spirit. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed. my spirit fails. for I have put my trust in you.

no disaster will come near your tent.Courage John 16:33 33 Page 2 I have told you these things. I will say [b] of the LORD. If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the LORD. who is my refugethen no harm will befall you. nor the arrow that flies by day. 10 11 . his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. In this world you will have trouble. He will cover you with his feathers. and under his wings you will find refuge. in whom I trust. my God. "He is my refuge and my fortress. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." Psalm 91 1 2 3 4 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness. so that in me you may have peace. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. A thousand may fall at your side. nor the plague that destroys at midday. 5 6 7 8 9 You will not fear the terror of night. ten thousand at your right hand. But take heart! I have overcome the world. but it will not come near you.

Courage 12 13 14 Page 3 they will lift you up in their hands. I will not be afraid. and I will answer him. my heart trusts in him. be their shepherd and carry them forever. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. and he answered by setting me free. I will protect him. a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra. and I am helped. he is my helper. 16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation. for he acknowledges my name. What can man do to me? The LORD is with me. Save your people and bless your inheritance." says the LORD. for he has heard my cry for mercy. I will look in triumph on my enemies. The LORD is my strength and my shield. 15 He will call upon me. you will trample the great lion and the serpent. "I will rescue him. I will deliver him and honor him. Because he loves me." Psalm 28:6-9 6 7 Praise be to the LORD. 7 . 8 The LORD is the strength of his people. so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. I will be with him in trouble. The LORD is with me. 9 Psalm 118:5-7 5 6 In my anguish I cried to the LORD.

an ever-present help in trouble.This psalm is an acrostic poem. Psalm 46:1-2 1 2 God is our refuge and strength. be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Therefore we will not fear. My soul will boast in the LORD. . Psalm 34:1 . Psalm 27:14 14 Wait for the LORD.Courage Psalm 34:1-2 1 2 Page 4 I will extol the LORD at all times. Footnotes: a. the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. his praise will always be on my lips. let the afflicted hear and rejoice. though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. but against the rulers. take up the shield of faith. In addition to all this. be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. you may be able to stand your ground. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood. against the authorities. Therefore put on the full armor of God. which is the word of God.Courage Ephesians 6:10-17 The Armor of God 10 11 Page 5 Finally. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. and after you have done everything. with the breastplate of righteousness in place. 12 13 14 15 16 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Stand firm then. so that when the day of evil comes. to stand. with the belt of truth buckled around your waist. 17 . against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

If calamity comes upon us. Moab and Mount Seir. saying. God of our fathers. or plague or famine. and you will hear us and save us. Power and might are in your hand. O our God.' But now here are men from Ammon. will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. and no one can withstand you.Dependence Upon God 2 Chronicles 20:6-12 6 Page 1 and said: O LORD. are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. but our eyes are upon you. did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? They have lived in it and have built in it a sanctuary for your Name. whether the sword of judgment. whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt. We do not know what to do. so they turned away from them and did not destroy them. See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. 7 8 9 10 11 12 Dependence Upon God . we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress. O our God.

it is not for man to direct his steps. Jeremiah’s Prayer Jeremiah 10:23-24 23 24 I know. but our competence comes from God. LORD. that a man's life is not his own. lest you reduce me to nothing. its builders labor in vain. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves. Unless the LORD watches over the city. you are the branches. but only with justice—not in your anger. . the watchmen stand guard in vain.Dependence Upon God John 15:5 5 Page 2 I am the vine. O LORD. Correct me. he will bear much fruit. If a man remains in me and I in him. Psalm 127:1 1 Unless the LORD builds the house. apart from me you can do nothing. 2 Corinthians 3:4-5 4 5 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.

You discern my going out and my lying down. Proverbs 3:6 .Dependence Upon God Psalm 139:1-5 1 2 3 4 Page 3 O LORD. 5 Deuteronomy 33:27 27 The eternal God is your refuge. you have laid your hand upon me. Footnotes: a. and underneath are the everlasting arms. You know when I sit and when I rise. You hem me in—behind and before. saying. and he will make your paths straight. in all your ways acknowledge him. He will drive out your enemy before you. O LORD. you are familiar with all my ways.Or will direct your paths . Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely. you have searched me and you know me. 'Destroy him!' Proverbs 3:5-6 5 6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. you perceive my thoughts from afar.

so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 4 Revelation 21:3-4 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying. 4 Discourag ement . and he will live with them.Discouragement Hebrews 12:12-15 12 13 Page 1 Therefore." so that the lame may not be disabled. "Make level paths for your feet. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. without holiness no one will see the Lord. you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. and God himself will be with them and be their God. but rather healed. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. In your struggle against sin. They will be his people. Now the dwelling of God is with men. 15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. for the old order of things has passed away. Hebrews 12:3-4 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men. Warning Against Refusing God 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy. strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.

4 5 6 7 Footnotes: a. Psalm 4:2 . O LORD. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. Selah Offer right sacrifices and trust in the LORD.Or you dishonor my Glorious One Psalm 4:2 . "Who can show us any good?" Let the light of your face shine upon us. search your hearts and be silent. b. O men. Many are asking. when you are on your beds. will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Selah 2 3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself. O my righteous God. In your anger do not sin. the LORD will hear when I call to him.Or seek lies . Give me relief from my distress.Discouragement Psalm 4:1-7 1 Page 2 Answer me when I call to you. be merciful to me and hear my prayer. How long.

at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. my Savior and my God. but what is unseen is eternal. for I will yet praise him. therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God. the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. all your waves and breakers have swept over me. 5 Why are you downcast. Though outwardly we are wasting away. leading the procession to the house of God.Discouragement 2 Corinthians 4:15-18 15 Page 3 All this is for your benefit. so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. By day the LORD directs his love. yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. My soul is downcast within me. 8 . 18 Psalm 42:4-11 4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude. 6 7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls. but on what is unseen. with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen. For what is seen is temporary.

"Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning. O God. lead me to the rock that is higher than I. but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.Discouragement 9 10 Page 4 I say to God my Rock. O God. I call as my heart grows faint. 4 5 Psalm 73:26 26 My flesh and my heart may fail. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God. you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. Psalm 61:1-5 1 2 Hear my cry. my Savior and my God. Selah For you have heard my vows. a strong tower against the foe. From the ends of the earth I call to you. "Where is your God?" 11 Why are you downcast. oppressed by the enemy?" My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me. 3 For you have been my refuge. saying to me all day long. for I will yet praise him. listen to my prayer. .

faithfulness. They are in conflict with each other. Galatians 5:16-26 Life By The Spirit 16 17 So I say. selfish ambition. so that you do not do what you want. 18 19 20 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality. factions and envy. as I did before. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit. peace. drunkenness. patience. live by the Spirit. 23 gentleness and self-control. 21 22 24 26 Let us not become conceited. kindness. joy. you are not under law. that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. hatred. Do The Next Right Thing . 25 Since we live by the Spirit. discord. I warn you. dissensions. orgies. But the fruit of the Spirit is love. Against such things there is no law. goodness. But if you are led by the Spirit.Doing The Next Right Thing 1 Corinthians 4:20 20 Page 1 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. let us keep in step with the Spirit. impurity and debauchery. and the like. fits of rage. jealousy. idolatry and witchcraft. and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. provoking and envying each other.

then. your ears will hear a voice behind you. "This is the way. how you live—not as unwise but as wise. be patient. I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. which leads to debauchery." . Instead. as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love. be filled with the Spirit. because the days are evil. saying. Ephesians 5:1-2 1 Be imitators of God. Ephesians 5:15-18 15 Be very careful. Isaiah 30:21 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left. walk in it. 17 18 Therefore do not be foolish. Do not get drunk on wine. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. bearing with one another in love. then. 16making the most of every opportunity. but understand what the Lord's will is. just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.Doing The Next Right Thing Ephesians 4:1-3 Unity in the Body of Christ 1 2 3 Page 2 As a prisoner for the Lord. Be completely humble and gentle. therefore.

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Romans 6:1-4 Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
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What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

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The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

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Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

Romans 12:12
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Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Hebrews 10:36
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You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

James 1:2-4 Trials and Temptations
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Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

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because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 5:7 Patience in Suffering
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Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.

Psalm 94:19
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When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

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If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Mark 9:14-24 The Healing of a Boy with an Evil Spirit
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When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.

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What are you arguing with them about?" he asked. A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.

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a furious storm came up on the lake. But Jesus was sleeping. "Everything is possible for him who believes. saying. "Lord. 25 26 The disciples went and woke him." If you can? said Jesus. "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. The men were amazed and asked. "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!" 27 Romans 5:1-2 Peace and Joy 1 Therefore. since we have been justified through faith. we ]have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 . help me overcome my unbelief!" 23 24 Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus Calms the Storm 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24Without warning. why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves." Immediately the boy's father exclaimed. and it was completely calm. through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. "I do believe. "You of little faith. so that the waves swept over the boat. "How long has he been like this?“ "From childhood. save us! We're going to drown!" He replied. take pity on us and help us.Faith 21 22 Page 2 Jesus asked the boy's father. But if you can do anything. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God." he answered.

unstable in all he does. and it will be given to him. 8he is a double-minded man. 6 But when he asks. And when you stand praying. so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. Romans 4:18-25 18 Against all hope. he must believe and not doubt. James 1:5-8 5 If any of you lacks wisdom. believe that you have received it. . he should ask God. forgive him. because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea. if you hold anything against anyone. who gives generously to all without finding fault. he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah's womb was also dead.Faith Mark 11:24-25 24 Page 3 Therefore I tell you. whatever you ask for in prayer. 25 1 Peter 5:7 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations. just as it had been said to him. blown and tossed by the wind. So shall your offspring be. 19 Without weakening in his faith. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord. and it will be yours.

23 25 Footnotes: a. 24but also for us.Faith 20 21 Page 4 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God. 22This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness. being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Though you have not seen him." The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone. the salvation of your souls. to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 15:5 1 Peter 1:7-12 7 These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold. but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God. you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 8 9 . glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. for you are receiving the goal of your faith. and even though you do not see him now. you love him. Romans 4:18 and Gen.

be self-controlled. for it is written: "Be holy. set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Even angels long to look into these things. when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. because I am holy. 15 16 17 18 . For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers. do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy. prepare your minds for action. live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. 14 As obedient children. Be Holy 13 Therefore. trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. the prophets.Faith 10 11 Page 5 Concerning this salvation. Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially. who spoke of the grace that was to come to you. so be holy in all you do. searched intently and with the greatest care.

not of perishable seed. For. love one another deeply. who raised him from the dead and glorified him. Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers. and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. He was chosen before the creation of the world. the grass withers and the flowers fall. 1 Peter 1:16. For you have been born again. b.Faith 19 20 Page 6 but with the precious blood of Christ. a lamb without blemish or defect. Isaiah 40:6-8 . And this is the word that was preached to you. but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 11:44-45. from the heart. 19:2. 20:7 1 Peter 1:22 . and so your faith and hope are in God. Footnotes: a. Lev. Through him you believe in God. but of imperishable. through the living and enduring word of God. All men are like grass. 21 22 23 24 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever. c.Some early manuscripts from a pure heart 1 Peter 1:25.

17 . Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. 15 16 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.Faith Ephesians 6:13-17 13 Page 7 Therefore put on the full armor of God. with the breastplate of righteousness in place. and after you have done everything. with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. you may be able to stand your ground. with the belt of truth buckled around your waist. take up the shield of faith. 14 Stand firm then. so that when the day of evil comes. which is the word of God. In addition to all this. to stand.

neither angels nor demons. and he answered by setting me free. neither the present nor the future. nor any powers. though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. The LORD is with me. 39 neither height nor depth. and he answered me. Romans 8:38-39 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life. Footnotes: a.Or nor heavenly rulers Psalm 46:1-3 1 God is our refuge and strength. nor anything else in all creation. Romans 8:38 . will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Selah 2 3 Fe ar . What can man do to me? Psalm 34:4 4 I sought the LORD. he delivered me from all my fears. an ever-present help in trouble.Fear Psalm 118:5-6 5 6 Page 1 In my anguish I cried to the LORD. Therefore we will not fear. I will not be afraid.

9 Psalm 112:1-8 1 Praise the LORD. a righteous man will be remembered forever. the generation of the upright will be blessed. for I am with you and will rescue you.Fear Jeremiah 1:6-9 6 7 Page 2 Ah. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD. "I do not know how to speak. 5 Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright. Surely he will never be shaken. Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me. 8Do not be afraid of them.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. his heart is steadfast. I have put my words in your mouth. for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. who conducts his affairs with justice. 2 3 4 His children will be mighty in the land. . Now. in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. He will have no fear of bad news. he will have no fear. trusting in the LORD. 'I am only a child. who finds great delight in his commands." declares the LORD. and his righteousness endures forever. Sovereign LORD. Wealth and riches are in his house. 6 7 8 His heart is secure." But the LORD said to me. I said. I am only a child. "Do not say.

3 4 5 I remember the days of long ago. my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. hear my prayer. Page 3 Psalm 112:11 . b. I spread out my hands to you.Or for the LORD is gracious and compassionate and righteous Psalm 143:1-10 A psalm of David 1 O LORD. Selah 6 . The enemy pursues me. c. my heart within me is dismayed.Fear Footnotes: a.Chapter 112. Psalm 112:1 .Hebrew Hallelu Yah Psalm 112:4 . listen to my cry for mercy. in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. he crushes me to the ground. the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. for no one living is righteous before you. this psalm is an acrostic poem. 2 Do not bring your servant into judgment. he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead. So my spirit grows faint within me.

for you are my God. O Israel: Fear not. O LORD. for to you I lift up my soul. Show me the way I should go. for I have put my trust in you. O Jacob. my heart will not fear. this is what the LORD says—he who created you. 10 Psalm 27:1-3 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh. even then will I be confident.Fear 7 8 Page 4 Answer me quickly. Teach me to do your will. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. O LORD. 9 Rescue me from my enemies. when my enemies and my foes attack me. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love. he who formed you. . 3 Isaiah 43:1-2 Israel's Only Savior 1 But now. they will stumble and fall. though war break out against me. you are mine. I have summoned you by name. for I have redeemed you. for I hide myself in you. my spirit fails. may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Though an army besiege me.

7 8 9 1 John 4:18 18 There is no fear in love. because fear has to do with punishment. When you walk through the fire. I will be with you. and when you pass through the rivers. he is my helper. and he answered by setting me free. Psalm 41:1-3 1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. Selah Psalm 118:5-9 5 6 In my anguish I cried to the LORD. What can man do to me? The LORD is with me. But perfect love drives out fear. I will look in triumph on my enemies. I will not be afraid. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes. . you will not be burned. The LORD is with me. Psalm 32:7 7 You are my hiding place. they will not sweep over you. the flames will not set you ablaze.Fear 2 Page 5 When you pass through the waters.

Proverbs 28:1 1 The wicked man flees though no one pursues. he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.Or through the darkest valley . but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. Who are you that you fear mortal men. who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor? 13 Psalm 23:4 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. for you are with me.Fear 2 3 Page 6 The LORD will protect him and preserve his life. Footnotes: Psalm 23:4 . but the righteous are as bold as a lion. your rod and your staff. who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth. Isaiah 51:12-13 12 I. that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor. am he who comforts you. Proverbs 29:25 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare. the sons of men. they comfort me. I will fear no evil. who are but grass. even I. The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness. that you forget the LORD your Maker.

turn to him the other also. do not fear. with divine retribution he will come to save you. Do not resist an evil person. but overcome evil with good. "Be strong. Isaiah 35:4 4 say to those with fearful hearts." Romans 12:21 21 Do not be overcome by evil. my friends. . Luke 12:4 4 I tell you. your God will come.Fear Matthew 5:39 39 Page 7 But I tell you. If someone strikes you on the right cheek. do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. he will come with vengeance.

But Joseph said to them. Joseph returned to Egypt. don't be afraid. "What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?" So they sent word to Joseph. they said.' Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father. 16 17 18 19 20 21 So then. together with his brothers and all the others who had gone with him to bury his father. "Don't be afraid. saying. Joseph wept. His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. I will provide for you and your children. but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done. "We are your slaves. the saving of many lives." When their message came to him. And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them. Joseph Reassures His Brothers 15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead." they said. Fo rg iv en es s .Forgiveness Genesis 50:14-21 14 Page 1 After burying his father. "Your father left these instructions before he died: This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me.

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. Praise the LORD. his deeds to the people of Israel: The LORD is compassionate and gracious. He will not always accuse. who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. 10 . He made known his ways to Moses. Footnotes: a. nor will he harbor his anger forever. he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. O my soul. Psalm 65:3 . slow to anger. all my inmost being. abounding in love.Forgiveness Psalm 65:3 3 Page 2 When we were overwhelmed by sins. and forget not all his benefitswho forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. you forgave our transgressions. praise his holy name. O my soul.Or made atonement for Psalm 103:1-12 1 2 Praise the LORD.

your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 11 . Here there is no Greek or Jew.Forgiveness 11 12 Page 3 For as high as the heavens are above the earth. your Father will not forgive your sins. so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Matthew 6:14-15 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you. as far as the east is from the west. Acts 13:38-39 38 Therefore. Colossians 3:9-13 9 Do not lie to each other. I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. circumcised or uncircumcised. For the law was given through Moses. barbarian. my brothers. grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins. and is in all. slave or free. but Christ is all. 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self. Scythian. John 1:16-17 16 17 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. so great is his love for those who fear him.

14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. holy and dearly loved. so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. whatever you ask for in prayer. and it will be yours. gentleness and patience. humility. clothe yourselves with compassion. kindness. Mark 11:25 . Philippians 3:13-14 13 Brothers. Mark 11:24-25 24 Therefore I tell you. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your sins. believe that you have received it. as God's chosen people. forgive him. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. if you hold anything against anyone. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.Some manuscripts sins. . 25 Footnotes: a. But if you do not forgive.Forgiveness 12 13 Page 4 Therefore. And when you stand praying.

Forgiveness Isaiah 43:2-26 2 Page 5 When you pass through the waters. Cush and Seba in your stead. Before me no god was formed. Do not be afraid. you will not be burned. so that others may hear and say. 'Do not hold them back. I will be with you. and because I love you. and when you pass through the rivers. and my servant whom I have chosen. your God. your Savior. and people in exchange for your life. I will give men in exchange for you. nor will there be one after me.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth- 7 everyone who is called by my name. I give Egypt for your ransom. they will not sweep over you. so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. whom I formed and made." Lead out those who have eyes but are blind. and gather you from 3 4 5 6 I will say to the north. for I am with you. Since you are precious and honored in my sight. declares the LORD. "It is true. 'Give them up!' and to the south. Which of them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right. the Holy One of Israel." "You are my witnesses. I will bring your children from the east the west. For I am the LORD. the flames will not set you ablaze. whom I created for my glory. who have ears but are deaf. 8 9 10 . When you walk through the fire.

your Holy One. 15 16 17 18 19 20 . extinguished. the army and reinforcements together. never to rise again. my chosen. and from ancient days I am he. in the ships in which they took pride. This is what the LORD says—he who made a way through the sea. and they lay there. even I. See. to give drink to my people." declares the LORD. the jackals and the owls. who can reverse it?" 12 13 God's Mercy and Israel's Unfaithfulness 14 This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—I. "that I am God. You are my witnesses. do not dwell on the past. who drew out the chariots and horses. Yes.Forgiveness 11 Page 6 I. a path through the mighty waters. I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up. Israel's Creator. am the LORD. your King. I am the LORD. and apart from me there is no savior. When I act. because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland. snuffed out like a wick: Forget the former things. and not some foreign god among you. No one can deliver out of my hand. The wild animals honor me. do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians.

O Jacob. am he who blots out your transgressions. Yet you have not called upon me. I have not burdened you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands for incense. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses.That is.” . I. You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings. or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. b. Isaiah 43:3 . the upper Nile region Isaiah 43:14 . but woe to that person through whom they come. state the case for your innocence. Faith.Forgiveness 21 22 23 Page 7 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise. for my own sake.Or Chaldeans Luke 17:1-4 Sin. let us argue the matter together. you have not wearied yourselves for me. You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me. 24 25 26 Footnotes: a. O Israel. Duty 1 Jesus said to his disciples: "Things that cause people to sin are bound to come. and remembers your sins no more. Review the past for me. nor honored me with your sacrifices. even I.

'I repent. and seven times comes back to you and says.Forgiveness 2 3 Page 8 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. .' forgive him. forgive him. 9 Footnotes: a. Ephesians 1:9 . the forgiveness of sins. 4If he sins against you seven times in a day. rebuke him. And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure. in accordance with the riches of God's grace 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. So watch yourselves." Ephesians 1:6-9 6 7 to the praise of his glorious grace. In him we have redemption through his blood. and if he repents.With all wisdom and understanding. which he has freely given us in the One he loves. "If your brother sins. which he purposed in Christ.

Title: Probably a literary or musical term .Forgiveness Psalm 32:1-5 1 2 Page 9 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me. Selah Footnotes: a. my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. whose sins are covered. I said. Psalm 32:1 . my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD "— and you forgave the guilt of my sin. 3 4 When I kept silent. Selah 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.

If we have been united with him like this in his death. how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that. we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. we too may live a new life. that we should no longer be slaves to sin—7because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin. just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father. Romans 6:1-7 Dead to Sin. and the truth will set you free. Alive in Christ 1 2 3 4 What shall we say.Or be rendered powerless Fr ee do m . For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with. 5 6 Footnotes: Romans 6:6 .Freedom John 8:32 32 Page 1 Then you will know the truth.

who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. the benefit you reap leads to holiness. God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man. in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us. The mind of sinful man is death. the sinful mind is hostile to God.Freedom Romans 6:22 22 Page 2 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God. but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 3 4 5 6 7 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires. . It does not submit to God's law. Romans 8:1-14 Life Through the Spirit 1 2 Therefore. and the result is eternal life. nor can it do so. because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. 12 and 13 Romans 8:3 . 9. For if you live according to the sinful nature. he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you. Romans 8:1 .Freedom 9 10 Page 3 You. for sin.Some later manuscripts Jesus. Romans 8:3 . 12 Therefore. c. But if Christ is in you. who lives in you. e. b. if the Spirit of God lives in you. Or in the flesh Romans 8:6 . you will live. he does not belong to Christ. 5. to live according to it. brothers. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ. also in verses 4.Or the flesh. however. d. you will die.Or mind set on the flesh Romans 8:7 . 8. 13 Footnotes: a. yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. 14because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit.Or the mind set on the flesh . we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature. your body is dead because of sin.Or man. but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body.

live by the Spirit. and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. rather. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit. and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature. Life by the Spirit 16 17 So I say. my brothers." If you keep on biting and devouring each other. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit. 14 15 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself. watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. live as servants of God. . Galatians 5:13-24 13 You. then. They are in conflict with each other. serve one another in love. were called to be free. but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil. so that you do not do what you want. 1 Peter 2:16 16 Live as free men. you are not under law. and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. Stand firm.Freedom Galatians 5:1 Freedom In Christ 1 Page 4 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.

Lev. idolatry and witchcraft. discord. peace. joy. But the fruit of the Spirit is love. that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. and the like. hatred. Galatians 5:13 . I warn you. goodness. b. 17. faithfulness. fits of rage. gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. also in verses 16. impurity and debauchery.Freedom 19 20 Page 5 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality. 14 . selfish ambition. patience. orgies. drunkenness. for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. Psalm 107:13-16 13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble.Or the flesh. as I did before. 21 22 23 24 Footnotes: a. and he saved them from their distress. dissensions. 19 and 24 Galatians 5:14 . jealousy. 19:18 1 Peter 1:2 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. factions and envy. through the sanctifying work of the Spirit. He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains. kindness.

but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. 23 24 25 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then. I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law.Freedom 15 16 Page 6 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. the son of your maidservant. waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. but I see another law at work in the members of my body. I am your servant. Psalm 116:16 16 O LORD. your faithful son . truly I am your servant.Or servant. for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron. Psalm 116:16 . Footnotes: a. evil is right there with me. you have freed me from my chains. Romans 7:21-25 21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good. 22For in my inner being I delight in God's law.

34 35 So it is stated elsewhere: You will not let your Holy One see decay. They are now his witnesses to our people.Freedom Colossians 1:12-14 12 Page 7 giving thanks to the Father. by raising up Jesus. . The fact that God raised him from the dead. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. is stated in these words: I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David. never to decay. they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. in whom we have redemption. 13 14 Acts 13:29-38 29 When they had carried out all that was written about him. As it is written in the second Psalm: You are my Son. today I have become your Father. the forgiveness of sins. who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. their children. 30But God raised him from the dead. 31 32 33 We tell you the good news: What God promised our fathers he has fulfilled for us.

he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed. 38 Footnotes: a. I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Psalm 2:7 Acts 13:34. b. Acts 13:33 . c. Psalm 16:10 . Therefore. my brothers.Freedom 36 37 Page 8 For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation. Isaiah 55:3 Acts 13:35. he fell asleep. But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay.Or have begotten you Acts 13:33. d.

who put their hope in his unfailing love. his understanding has no limit. he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. James 4:4-10 4 You adulterous people. don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 3 4 5 6 7 8 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving.Friendship With God Psalm 147:1-11 1 Page 1 Praise the LORD. He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call. Great is our Lord and mighty in power. The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse. He covers the sky with clouds. Fr ie nd sh ip W ith G . how pleasant and fitting to praise him! 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem. nor his delight in the legs of a man. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 9 10 11 the LORD delights in those who fear him. make music to our God on the harp. How good it is to sing praises to our God. he gathers the exiles of Israel.

7 Submit yourselves.Or that God jealously longs for the spirit that he made to live in us. and he will lift you up. Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:5 . and purify your hearts. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Proverbs 3:34 Proverbs 18:24 24 A man of many companions may come to ruin. you sinners. That is why Scripture says: God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Grieve. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord. he makes his covenant known to them. b. 8 9 Footnotes: a. . Wash your hands. to God. Resist the devil. and he will flee from you. or that the Spirit he caused to live in us longs jealously James 4:6. mourn and wail.Friendship With God 5 6 Page 2 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But he gives us more grace. Psalm 25:14 14 The LORD confides in those who fear him. then. you double-minded. but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Friendship With God 20 Page 3 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God. and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham. never will I forsake you. Deut. Job 16:20 . saying. 21 22 Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return. "Leave this place.' Hebrews 13:5-6 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have. What can man do to me?" 6 Footnotes: a. because God has said.7 . I will not be afraid. you and the people you brought up out of Egypt. 31:6 Hebrews 13:6. on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. So we say with confidence. Hebrews 13:5. Psalm 118:6. "The Lord is my helper.Or My friends treat me with scorn Exodus 33 1 Then the LORD said to Moses. "Never will I leave you. 'I will give it to your descendants. b. Footnotes: a. Isaac and Jacob.

16He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. they were cleansed. Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. "Jesus. praising God in a loud voice. 13 Psalm 106:1-2 1 2 Praise the LORD. his love endures forever. As he was going into a village. have pity on us! 14 When he saw them. Master. when he saw he was healed. Give thanks to the LORD." And as they went. They stood at a distance 13and called out in a loud voice.Gratitude Colossians 1:12-14 12 Page 1 giving thanks to the Father. the forgiveness of sins. One of them. came back. 15 Gr ati tu de . For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. ten men who had leprosy met him. for he is good. 14in whom we have redemption. show yourselves to the priests. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise? Luke 17:11-19 Ten Healed of Leprosy 11 12 Now on his way to Jerusalem. "Go. he said.

proclaim among the nations what he has done. Once you were not a people. but now you have received mercy. a holy nation. his love endures forever. 10 . Psalm 9:11-12 11 12 Sing praises to the LORD. for he is good. a people belonging to God. "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 19 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" Then he said to him. your faith has made you well.Gratitude 17 Page 2 Jesus asked. a royal priesthood. but now you are the people of God. "Rise and go. Luke 17:12 ." Footnotes: a.The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the skin—not necessarily leprosy. enthroned in Zion. Psalm 107:1-2 1 2 Give thanks to the LORD. he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted. 1 Peter 2:9-10 9 But you are a chosen people. For he who avenges blood remembers. that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. once you had not received mercy. Let the redeemed of the LORD say this—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe.

I have sinned against heaven and against you. and he began to be in need. threw his arms around him and kissed him. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. make me like one of your hired men. set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. give me my share of the estate. 15 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating. he said. . But while he was still a long way off. there was a severe famine in that whole country. "When he came to his senses. 13 14 After he had spent everything. he ran to his son. the younger son got together all he had.Gratitude The Parable of the Lost Son 11 12 Page 3 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 'Father. Not long after that. his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country. but no one gave him anything. and here I am starving to death! 17 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father. The younger one said to his father.' So he divided his property between them.' 19 20 So he got up and went to his father. 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare.

I have sinned against heaven and against you. So his father went out and pleaded with him. because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again. he was lost and is found. 23 25 27 28 29 But he answered his father.” "But the father said to his servants. the older son was in the field.' The older brother became angry and refused to go in. When he came near the house. 'you are always with me. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' he replied. 26So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 'Father." . he heard music and dancing. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound. you kill the fattened calf for him!' My son.' So they began to celebrate. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again. and everything I have is yours.' the father said. he was lost and is found. 'Your brother has come. Bring the fattened calf and kill it.Gratitude 21 22 Page 4 The son said to him. Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. "Meanwhile. 30 31” 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad.

Make me like one of your hired men. Page 5 Luke 15:21 .Some early manuscripts son. Colossians 3:15 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. And be thankful. since as members of one body you were called to peace. .Gratitude Footnotes: a.

Guilt Genesis 3:8-10 8 Page 1 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day. and my mouth will declare your praise. 9 But the LORD God called to the man. and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. open my lips. and I was afraid because I was naked. G uil t . Save me from bloodguilt. Romans 5:20-21 20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. "Where are you?" He answered. the God who saves me. But where sin increased. 21 so that. to sustain me." 10 Psalm 51:11-15 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 12 13 14 15 O Lord. "I heard you in the garden. O God. Then I will teach transgressors your ways. so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. grace increased all the more. so I hid. and sinners will turn back to you. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit. just as sin reigned in death.

17 Isaiah 53:6 6 We all. As it is. each of us has turned to his own way. James 2:10 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For what I want to do I do not do. I agree that the law is good. Romans 3:23-24 23 24 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. it is no longer I myself who do it. how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! . And if I do what I do not want to do. and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. like sheep.Guilt Romans 7:15-17 15 16 Page 2 I do not understand what I do. and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood. but what I hate I do. but it is sin living in me. have gone astray. Romans 5:8-9 8 9 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners.

being given through faith in Jesus Christ. therefore. so that what was promised. 22 But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin. then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life. might be given to those who believe.Guilt Galatians 3:21-22 21 Page 3 Is the law. .

"My little daughter is dying. Seeing Jesus. “Who touched me?" But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him.Healing A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman 21 Page 1 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake. his disciples answered. a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. A large crowd followed and pressed around him.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. 26She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had. Then one of the synagogue rulers. "Who touched my clothes?" You see the people crowding against you. named Jairus. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. yet instead of getting better she grew worse. because she thought. He turned around in the crowd and asked. 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 When she heard about Jesus. "If I just touch his clothes. 31 32 H ea lin g . and yet you can ask. came there. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live. So Jesus went with him. I will be healed.

to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. I will sing and make music to the LORD." Psalm 27:4-6 4 One thing I ask of the LORD. Isaiah 61:1 . Septuagint the blind . at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy. trembling with fear. to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering. knowing what had happened to her. this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life. 5 6 Isaiah 61:1 The Year of the Lord's Favor 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me. because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. Footnotes: a. told him the whole truth.Hebrew.Healing 33 34 Page 2 Then the woman. he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted. your faith has healed you. He said to her. "Daughter. came and fell at his feet and.

The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. his understanding has no limit. 10 11 . Great is our Lord and mighty in power. you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. But you were washed. And that is what some of you were. the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 1 Corinthians 6:9-12 9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. you were sanctified.Healing James 5:16 16 Page 3 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is. Psalm 147:3-5 3 4 5 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Hebrews 2:14-15 14 Since the children have flesh and blood.

. he called her forward and said to her.Healing Isaiah 53:3-5 3 Page 4 He was despised and rejected by men. and immediately she straightened up and praised God. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. But he was pierced for our transgressions. and we esteemed him not. And they will seek my face. and afflicted. 4 5 Luke 13:10-13 A Crippled Woman Healed on the Sabbath 10 11 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues. you are set free from your infirmity. and familiar with suffering. he was crushed for our iniquities. in their misery they will earnestly seek me. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised. 12 When Jesus saw her. 13 Hosea 5:15-6:3 15 Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. "Woman. smitten by him. and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. a man of sorrows. and by his wounds we are healed. yet we considered him stricken by God. the punishment that brought us peace was upon him." Then he put his hands on her.

and there was no one to help." 3 Mark 2:17 17 On hearing this. and he saved them from their distress. I have not come to call the righteous. they stumbled. he will appear. let us return to the LORD.Healing Hosea 6 Israel Unrepentant 1 Page 5 Come. prisoners suffering in iron chains. Jesus said to them. Let us acknowledge the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us. but sinners. he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. "It is not the healthy who need a doctor. So he subjected them to bitter labor. 2 After two days he will revive us." Psalm 107:10-22 10 11 12 Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom. As surely as the sun rises. on the third day he will restore us. he will come to us like the winter rains. for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High. 13 14 . Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble. but the sick. that we may live in his presence. let us press on to acknowledge him. He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains. like the spring rains that water the earth.

Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.Healing 15 16 17 Page 6 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities. 18 19 20 21 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy . for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron. He sent forth his word and healed them. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble. and he saved them from their distress. he rescued them from the grave. They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.

H on es ty . he must seek peace and pursue it. 11 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer. we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Romans 13:12-14 12 The night is nearly over. 10 1 Peter 3:10-12 10 For. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. the day is almost here. If we claim we have not sinned. If we confess our sins. He must turn from evil and do good. he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.Psalm 34:12-16 Romans 12:17 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Footnotes: a. 1 Peter 3:12 .Honesty 1 John 1:8-10 8 9 Page 1 If we claim to be without sin. we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Leviticus 19:11-13 11 12 13 Do not steal.Honesty 13 14 Page 2 Let us behave decently.Or the flesh Leviticus 19:35-36 35 36 Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length. I am the LORD. Use honest scales and honest weights. Romans 13:14 . not in dissension and jealousy. Footnotes: a. Do not defraud your neighbor or rob him. not in sexual immorality and debauchery. A hin was a liquid measure. Rather. an honest ephah and an honest hin. . as in the daytime. Do not lie. Do not hold back the wages of a hired man overnight. clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ. weight or quantity. not in orgies and drunkenness. Leviticus 19:36 . I am the LORD your God. Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.An ephah was a dry measure. Do not deceive one another. Footnotes: a. who brought you out of Egypt.

Footnotes: a. Psalm 51:6 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts you teach me wisdom in the inmost place. / you taught .Or you desired?. Proverbs 16:8 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.Honesty Proverbs 20:10 10 Page 3 Differing weights and differing measures—the LORD detests them both. b. Psalm 51:6 . Psalm 51:6 .

17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. all you who hope in the LORD. Praise be to the LORD. H op e . In my alarm I said. Love the LORD. for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city. who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope. "I am cut off from your sight!" Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. 20 21 22 23 24 Be strong and take heart. In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men. in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues. young men and old as well. but the proud he pays back in full. I will turn their mourning into gladness. all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful. which you have stored up for those who fear you. which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.Hope 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 16 Page 1 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father. Jeremiah 31:13-14 13 Then maidens will dance and be glad. Psalm 31:19-24 19 How great is your goodness.

Hope 14 Page 2 I will satisfy the priests with abundance. Ephesians 2:12-13 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ. They are new every morning. "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. "The LORD is my portion. 13 Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you. without hope and without God in the world. therefore I will wait for him." 21 22 23 24 . declares the LORD. excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise. Proverbs 13:12 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick. I say to myself. Lamentations 3:20-26 20 I well remember them. and my soul is downcast within me. plans to give you hope and a future. for his compassions never fail." declares the LORD. great is your faithfulness. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed. but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. and my people will be filled with my bounty. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.

4 Romans 15:13 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him. who is the Savior of all men. Orr respond 1 Timothy 4:9-10 9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance 10(and for this we labor and strive). it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. perseverance. character. . but we also rejoice in our sufferings. as in the day she came up out of Egypt. There she will singas in the days of her youth. and especially of those who believe. hope. Footnotes: a. and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. Romans 5:3-5 3 Not only so. whom he has given us. to the one who seeks him. Hosea 2:15 .Achor means trouble. Hosea 2:15 15 There I will give her back her vineyards. and character. that we have put our hope in the living God. because we know that suffering produces perseverance. so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 5And hope does not disappoint us.Hope 25 26 Page 3 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him.

who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end. Proverbs 22:4 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.Humility Psalm 37:11 11 Page 1 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. 8 9 H u mi lit y . is faithful. Thanksgiving 4 5 6 7 I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:3-16 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. God.

"I follow Christ.Or in. in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. "I follow Apollos". I don't remember if I baptized anyone else. What I mean is this: One of you says. some from Chloe's household have informed me that there are quarrels among you.Humility Divisions in the Church 10 Page 2 I appeal to you.That is. also in verse 15 . Peter 1 Corinthians 1:13 . so no one can say that you were baptized into my name. another. b. brothers. still another. 1 Corinthians 1:12 . that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Yes. "I follow Cephas. 11 12 My brothers. "I follow Paul". another. Footnotes: a." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul? 13 14 15 16 I am thankful that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius. beyond that.

and the servant of all. do not boast about it or deny the truth. James 3:13-18 Two Kinds of Wisdom 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life." Psalm 69:32-33 32 33 The poor will see and be glad—you who seek God. may your hearts live! The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people. . O man. he must be the very last. Such wisdom does not come down from heaven but is earthly. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 8 He has showed you. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts. there you find disorder and every evil practice. 14 15 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition. by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. unspiritual. what is good.Humility Mark 9:35 35 Page 3 Sitting down. "If anyone wants to be first. Jesus called the Twelve and said. of the devil.

but rather think of yourself with sober judgment. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world. to offer your bodies as living sacrifices. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. full of mercy and good fruit. holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1-3 Living Sacrifices 1 Therefore. I urge you. then peace-loving.Humility 17 18 Page 4 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. James 4:5-10 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 6 But he gives us more grace. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good. brothers. in view of God's mercy. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." . pleasing and perfect will. considerate. in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. submissive. impartial and sincere. 2 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought.

then. and he will flee from you. to God. Psalm 147:10-11 10 11 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse. Grieve.Humility 7 Page 5 Submit yourselves. the LORD delights in those who fear him. Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.Or that God jealously longs for the spirit that he made to live in us. and purify your hearts. James 4:5 . or that the Spirit he caused to live in us longs jealously James 4:6. b. mourn and wail. nor his delight in the legs of a man. and he will lift you up. you sinners. Come near to God and he will come near to you. who put their hope in his unfailing love. a haughty spirit before a fall. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord. Wash your hands. 8 9 Footnotes: a. you double-minded. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. 19 . Proverbs 16:18-19 18 Pride goes before destruction. Proverbs 3:34 Proverbs 29:23 23 A man's pride brings him low. Resist the devil.

be careful that you don't fall! . if someone is caught in a sin. without comparing himself to somebody else. if you think you are standing firm. But watch yourself. 2 3 If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing. you who are spiritual should restore him gently. he deceives himself. 4 5 1 Corinthians 10:12 12 So. Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself.Humility Galatians 6:1-5 Doing Good to All 1 Page 6 Brothers. for each one should carry his own load. or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens. and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. The LORD is my strength and my shield.Joy Psalm 69:29-33 29 30 31 Page 1 I am in pain and distress. The poor will see and be glad—you who seek God. O God. may your salvation. my heart trusts in him. Psalm 33:20-22 20 21 22 We wait in hope for the LORD. I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. 32 33 Proverbs 13:12 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Jo y . This will please the LORD more than an ox. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Psalm 28:6-7 6 7 Praise be to the LORD. In him our hearts rejoice. protect me. for he has heard my cry for mercy. may your hearts live! The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people. he is our help and our shield. O LORD. and I am helped. even as we put our hope in you. for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us.

" Psalm 34 Of David. for great is the Holy One of Israel among you. let us exalt his name together. In that day you will say: Give thanks to the LORD.” Although you were angry with me. the LORD. people of Zion. your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy. he has become my salvation. Glorify the LORD with me. 1 2 3 I will extol the LORD at all times. My soul will boast in the LORD. is my strength and my song. 5 6 Sing to the LORD. when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech.Joy Isaiah 12 Songs of Praise 1 Page 2 In that day you will say: "I will praise you. and he left. The LORD. 2 3 4 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. his praise will always be on my lips. . make known among the nations what he has done. let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Surely God is my salvation. for he has done glorious things. call on his name. who drove him away. I will trust and not be afraid. and proclaim that his name is exalted. O LORD.

leading the procession to the house of God. 5 Why are you downcast. whose sins are covered. Psalm 32:1 1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven. Septuagint and Syriac. Psalm 42:6. 6 7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls. at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life. the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar. My soul is downcast within me.Joy Psalm 42:4-8 4 Page 3 These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude. .A few Hebrew manuscripts. my Savior and my God. 8 Footnotes: a. By day the LORD directs his love. all your waves and breakers have swept over me. O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God. with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng. therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan. for I will yet praise him. most Hebrew manuscripts praise him for his saving help.

1 Shout for joy to the LORD. Psalm 100:1 A psalm for giving thanks. all the earth.Joy Psalm 31:7-8 7 8 Page 4 I will be glad and rejoice in your love. . for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.

Therefore we will not fear. though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.Let Go And Let God 2 Corinthians 1:9 (New International Version) 9 Page 1 Indeed. Psalm 39:1-7 1 I said. he is our help and our shield. in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin. for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us.” Le t G o A nd Le t G . In him our hearts rejoice. on those whose hope is in his unfailing love. Psalm 46:1-2 1 2 God is our refuge and strength. I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence. Psalm 33:18-22 18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him. even as we put our hope in you. an ever-present help in trouble. to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. who raises the dead. 19 20 21 22 We wait in hope for the LORD. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God. O LORD.

the fire burned. .Let Go And Let God 2 3 4 5 Page 2 But when I was silent and still. then I spoke with my tongue: Show me. my life's end and the number of my days. let me know how fleeting is my life. for I will yet praise him. O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God. Selah 6 Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about. and as I meditated. oppressed by the enemy? My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me. but only in vain. not even saying anything good. what do I look for? My hope is in you. the span of my years is as nothing before you. saying to me all day long. Lord. my anguish increased. he heaps up wealth. My heart grew hot within me. O LORD. But now. my Savior and my God. Each man's life is but a breath. 7 Psalm 42:9-11 9 I say to God my Rock. "Where is your God? 10 11 Why are you downcast. You have made my days a mere handbreadth. "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning. not knowing who will get it.

its leaves are always green. It does not fear when heat comes. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. and he will lift you up. . James 4:10 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.Let Go And Let God Jeremiah 17:7-8 7 8 Page 3 But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD. whose confidence is in him.

but only one thing is needed. just as we told you. and with the measure you use. Matthew 7:1-5 Judging Others 1 Do not judge. "you are worried and upset about many things. and it will not be taken away from her. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.Live And Let Live At the Home of Martha and Mary 38 Page 1 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way. it will be measured to you. Martha. 2For in the same way you judge others. he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. "Lord. you will be judged.Some manuscripts but few things are needed—or only one 1 Thessalonians 4:11 11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life." Footnotes: a. don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me! 40 41 42 Martha. Luke 10:42 . to mind your own business and to work with your hands. She came to him and asked. Li ve A nd Le t Li ve ." the Lord answered. 39 She had a sister called Mary. Mary has chosen what is better. or you too will be judged. who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.

'Let me take the speck out of your eye. you who pass judgment on someone else. you are condemning yourself. therefore. every knee will bow before me. why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat. Romans 14:4 4 Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. . Romans 14:10-13 10 You.Live And Let Live 3 4 Page 2 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother. Romans 2:1 God's Righteous Judgment 1 You. have no excuse. every tongue will confess to God. then. for the Lord is able to make him stand. 11 It is written: As surely as I live.' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite. And he will stand.' says the Lord. first take the plank out of your own eye. because you who pass judgment do the same things. and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. for at whatever point you judge the other.

He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way. Footnotes: a. . each of us will give an account of himself to God. or you will be judged. At that time each will receive his praise from God. Instead. Romans 14:11.Live And Let Live 12 13 Page 3 So then. brothers. Isaiah 45:23 1 Corinthians 4:5 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time. wait till the Lord comes. The Judge is standing at the door! 1 Corinthians 2:11 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. James 5:9 9 Don't grumble against each other.

because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down. 3 4 5 6 When their spirit departs. who remains faithful forever. the sea. Do not put your trust in princes. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob. I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Praise the LORD. he leads forth the prisoners with singing. in mortal men. they return to the ground. who cannot save. O my soul. whose hope is in the LORD his God. on that very day their plans come to nothing.Loneliness Psalm 68:6 6 Page 1 God sets the lonely in families. L on eli ne ss . The LORD sets prisoners free. but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. and everything in them—the LORD. I will praise the LORD all my life. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! 10 Psalm 146 1 2 Praise the LORD. 7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. his friend can help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 9 Two are better than one. the Maker of heaven and earth.

21 22 . and the blood of Jesus. all of you. The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow. your God.Loneliness 8 9 Page 2 the LORD gives sight to the blind. Psalm 31:20-22 20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men. the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down. for all generations. The LORD reigns forever. live in harmony with one another. the LORD loves the righteous. as he is in the light. be sympathetic. In my alarm I said. "I am cut off from your sight!" Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. purifies us from all sin. Praise the LORD. be compassionate and humble. in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues. 1 John 1:7 7 But if we walk in the light. for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city. Praise be to the LORD. O Zion. his Son. but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. 10 1 Peter 3:8 Suffering for Doing Good 8 Finally. love as brothers. we have fellowship with one another.

.” 20 Footnotes: a. 10:2 and Gal. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations. "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. see Acts 8:16. And surely I am with you always. 1:13. to the very end of the age. 19:5. 3:27. Matthew 28:19 .Loneliness Matthew 28:18-20 18 19 Page 3 Then Jesus came to them and said.Or into. 1 Cor. Romans 6:3. baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. let us love one another. because God is love. 10 Footnotes: a. 36 L ov e . This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 8 9 Whoever does not love does not know God. 1 John 4:9 .Love 1 John 4:7-10 God's Love and Ours 7 Page 1 Dear friends. b.Or his only begotten Son 2 John 4:10 . This is love: not that we loved God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.Or as the one who would turn aside his wrath. taking away Romans 8:35-39 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: For your sake we face death all day long. for love comes from God. but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Psalm 44:22 Romans 8:38 . For I am convinced that neither death nor life. because fear has to do with punishment. neither the present nor the future. Romans 8:36 . In this way. For anyone who does not love his brother. 20If anyone says. in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment. cannot love God. 21 . because in this world we are like him. neither angels nor demons. whom he has not seen. b. he is a liar. whom he has seen. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. There is no fear in love. God is love. and God in him." yet hates his brother. "I love God. 39 neither height nor depth.Or nor heavenly rulers 1 John 4:16-21 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 17 18 19 We love because he first loved us. Whoever lives in love lives in God.Love 37 38 Page 2 No. But perfect love drives out fear. Footnotes: a. nor anything else in all creation. nor any powers.

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As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 1 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.

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Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

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Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good. holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.Newness Of Life 20 21 Page 3 So he got up and went to his father. 'Father. Let's have a feast and celebrate. I have sinned against heaven and against you. brothers. 2 . threw his arms around him and kissed him. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again. 22 23 24 Footnotes: a. Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him. he was lost and is found.Some early manuscripts son. pleasing and perfect will. to offer your bodies as living sacrifices. The son said to him. Bring the fattened calf and kill it.' So they began to celebrate. Make me like one of your hired men. But while he was still a long way off. "But the father said to his servants. I urge you. Romans 12:1-2 Living Sacrifices 1 Therefore. in view of God's mercy. he ran to his son. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Luke 15:21 . Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world. but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

3 4 But because of his great love for us. who lives in you. For if you live according to the sinful nature. we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature. 12 Therefore. in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air. he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit. you will die. All of us also lived among them at one time. but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body. God. the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. brothers. Like the rest. you were dead in your transgressions and sins. 5 .Newness Of Life Romans 8:11-14 11 Page 4 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you. 13 14 Ephesians 2:1-10 Made Alive in Christ 1 2 As for you. we were by nature objects of wrath. you will live. who is rich in mercy. to live according to it. gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

created in Christ Jesus to do good works. so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. godliness.Newness Of Life 6 7 Page 5 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. . 2 Peter 1:2-9 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. make every effort to add to your faith goodness. in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace. 5 6 and to knowledge. self-control. it is the gift of God 8 9 not by works. perseverance. and to goodness. For this very reason. which God prepared in advance for us to do. through faith—and this not from yourselves. Making One's Calling and Election Sure 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved. 10For we are God's workmanship. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises. so that no one can boast. and to perseverance. and to self-control. knowledge.

and my mouth will declare your praise. let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Then I will teach transgressors your ways. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit. and I will be whiter than snow. and to brotherly kindness. . and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. and renew a steadfast spirit within me. and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. 12 13 14 15 O Lord. and sinners will turn back to you. he is nearsighted and blind. Create in me a pure heart. 9 Psalm 51:7-15 7 8 9 Cleanse me with hyssop. O God. 10 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. to sustain me. love. brotherly kindness. they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. open my lips.Newness Of Life 7 8 Page 6 and to godliness. Let me hear joy and gladness. wash me. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure. the God who saves me. But if anyone does not have them. Save me from bloodguilt. and I will be clean. O God.

and the winds blew and beat against that house. even our faith. and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 25 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. because it had its foundation on the rock. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.Obedience Faith in the Son of God 1 Page 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. This is the victory that has overcome the world. and the winds blew and beat against that house. for everyone born of God overcomes the world. The rain came down. the streams rose. 3 4 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. and it fell with a great crash. the streams rose. Matthew 7:24-29 The Wise and Foolish Builders 24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. O be di en ce 27 . The rain came down. yet it did not fall.

and you have overcome the evil one. 16 17 James 2:12-13 12 13 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man. the crowds were amazed at his teaching. The world and its desires pass away. the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.Obedience 28 29 Page 2 When Jesus had finished saying these things. but the man who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:14-17 14 I write to you. fathers. because you have known him who is from the beginning. because you are strong. and the word of God lives in you. and not as their teachers of the law. If anyone loves the world. I write to you. Do Not Love the World 15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. young men. Mercy triumphs over judgment! . because he taught as one who had authority. the love of the Father is not in him.

Some early manuscripts dead . stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes! Is it not wheat harvest now? I will call upon the LORD to send thunder and rain. his hand will be against you. do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? 20 Footnotes: a. And you will realize what an evil thing you did in the eyes of the LORD when you asked for a king. 15 16 17 Now then. James 2:20 .Obedience 1 Samuel 12:14-17 14 Page 3 If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands. James 2:17-20 17 18 In the same way. But someone will say. 19 You believe that there is one God. and if you rebel against his commands. and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God-good! But if you do not obey the LORD. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. faith by itself. is dead. as it was against your fathers. if it is not accompanied by action. You foolish man. "You have faith. I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds. and I will show you my faith by what I do.

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But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD?” To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.

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Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

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for ever and ever! Amen. according to his power that is at work within us." John 9:39 39 Jesus said. so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind. "For judgment I have come into this world. but the things of men. "Get behind me.' Ephesians 3:20-21 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. Isaiah 55:8-9 8 9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts. declares the LORD. and they have not known my ways. and I said. so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Hebrews 3:10 10 That is why I was angry with that generation. you do not have in mind the things of God. neither are your ways my ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth. O pe nmi nd ed ne ss . Satan! You are a stumbling block to me.OpenOpen-mindedness Matthew 16:23 23 Page 1 Jesus turned and said to Peter. 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations. 'Their hearts are always going astray.

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Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.

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This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

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Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

after you have suffered a little while. because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. Future Glory 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. will himself restore you and make you strong. and you will honor me. then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. who called you to his eternal glory in Christ. fulfill your vows to the Most High. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Pa in . And the God of all grace. 10 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. firm and steadfast. 9 Resist him. standing firm in the faith. 15 1 Peter 5:8-11 8 Be self-controlled and alert.Pain Psalm 50:14-15 14 Page 1 Sacrifice thank offerings to God. I will deliver you. Romans 8:17-18 17 Now if we are children. and call upon me in the day of trouble.

12So then. the punishment that brought us peace was upon him. 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. struck down. but not destroyed. but not in despair. death is at work in us. so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak. It is written: "I believed. when he had grown up. but not abandoned. and by his wounds we are healed. and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. therefore I have spoken.Pain Hebrews 11:24-25 24 25 Page 2 By faith Moses. Isaiah 53:5-6 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions. 8 We are hard pressed on every side. so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus. he was crushed for our iniquities. like sheep. but life is at work in you. perplexed. 6 We all. each of us has turned to his own way. but not crushed. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake. 10 11 13 . 9persecuted. have gone astray. refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.

For what is seen is temporary. As a result. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery. lust. because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. but on what is unseen. but rather for the will of God. 18 Footnotes: a. so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. but what is unseen is eternal. orgies. 2 3 . carousing and detestable idolatry. drunkenness. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen. 2 Corinthians 4:13. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. since Christ suffered in his body.Pain 14 15 Page 3 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. All this is for your benefit. Though outwardly we are wasting away. arm yourselves also with the same attitude. Psalm 116:10 1 Peter 4:1-5 Living for God 1 Therefore. he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires.

But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead." he said to them. take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled." He took Peter. 34 "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.Pain 4 5 Page 4 They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation. James 5:10-11 10 Brothers. he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. Mark 14:32-38 Gethsemane 32 33 They went to a place called Gethsemane. "Stay here and keep watch. and Jesus said to his disciples. as an example of patience in the face of suffering. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. we consider blessed those who have persevered. "Sit here while I pray. 11 As you know. 35 ." Going a little farther. James and John along with him. and they heap abuse on you.

it was fitting that God." Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. who was made a little lower than the angels. "are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? 38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. but the body is weak. Yet not what I will. Father. so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. for whom and through whom everything exists. Take this cup from me." he said. "Simon.Pain 36 37 Page 5 "Abba. The spirit is willing. but what you will. now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death. should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. 10 . "everything is possible for you. In bringing many sons to glory." Hebrews 2:9-10 9 But we see Jesus." he said to Peter.

you will receive what he has promised. whenever you face trials of many kinds. my brothers. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete. patient in affliction. 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. when they carry out their wicked schemes. Hebrews 10:36 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God. Ecclesiastes 7:8 8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning. do not fret when men succeed in their ways. Romans 12:12 12 Be joyful in hope. and patience is better than pride. be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Pa tie nc e . faithful in prayer. 4 Psalm 37:7 7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him. Psalm 27:14 14 Wait for the LORD. not lacking anything.Patience James 1:2-4 Trials and Temptations 2 Page 1 Consider it pure joy.

then. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.Patience James 5:7-11 Patience in Suffering 7 Page 2 Be patient. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. 8 9 10 11 As you know. Because he turned his ear to me. Psalm 116:1-2 1 2 I love the LORD. for he heard my voice. we consider blessed those who have persevered. he heard my cry for mercy. take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. be patient and stand firm. Don't grumble against each other. brothers. I will call on him as long as I live. as an example of patience in the face of suffering. brothers. You too. The Judge is standing at the door! Brothers. . or you will be judged. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. until the Lord's coming. because the Lord's coming is near.

with the breastplate of righteousness in place. 14 Po w er .Power Psalm 68:34 34 Page 1 Proclaim the power of God. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Stand firm then. and who are my people. that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you. our God. to stand. and praise your glorious name. and after you have done everything. against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. but against the rulers. 1 Chronicles 29:12-14 12 Wealth and honor come from you. 12 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God. 13 14 Ephesians 6:10-17 The Armor of God 10 Finally. be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. with the belt of truth buckled around your waist. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. you may be able to stand your ground. But who am I. whose majesty is over Israel. and we have given you only what comes from your hand. Now. we give you thanks. whose power is in the skies. against the authorities. you are the ruler of all things. so that when the day of evil comes.

Or is from faith to faith. just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith. because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew. joints and marrow. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed. it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.Power 15 16 Page 2 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. a righteousness that is by faith from first to last. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. Sharper than any double-edged sword. take up the shield of faith." 17 Footnotes: a. which is the word of God. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. then for the Gentile. 17 Romans 1:16-17 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel. In addition to all this. Hebrews 4:12-16 12 For the word of God is living and active. it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit. with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 13 . Romans 1:17 .

Power Jesus the Great High Priest 14 Page 3 Therefore. a furious storm came up on the lake. But Jesus was sleeping. let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. The disciples went and woke him. why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves. just as we are—yet was without sin. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence. "You of little faith. "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!" 25 26 27 . and it was completely calm. 15 16 Footnotes: a. so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Without warning. "Lord. so that the waves swept over the boat. The men were amazed and asked. since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens. save us! We're going to drown!" He replied. but we have one who has been tempted in every way. Hebrews 4:14 . Jesus the Son of God.Or gone into heaven Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus Calms the Storm 23 24 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. saying.

who called you to his eternal glory in Christ. firm and steadfast. who have been called according to his purpose. We do not know what we ought to pray for. will himself restore you and make you strong. More Than Conquerors 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son. they will run and not grow weary. but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. 29 . the Spirit helps us in our weakness. that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.Power Isaiah 40:29-31 29 30 31 Page 4 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 1 Peter 5:10-11 10 And the God of all grace. Even youths grow tired and weary. they will walk and not be faint. Amen. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit. and young men stumble and fall. They will soar on wings like eagles. 11To him be the power for ever and ever. after you have suffered a little while. Romans 8:26-39 26 In the same way.

along with him. then. who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. he also justified. he also glorified. . who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son. nor any powers. who died—more than that. will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. What. he also called. neither angels nor demons. we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. graciously give us all things? 33 34 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. those he justified. those he called.Power 30 31 32 Page 5 And those he predestined. but gave him up for us all—how will he not also. neither the present nor the future.” 35 36 37 38 No. nor anything else in all creation. 39 neither height nor depth. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long. shall we say in response to this? If God is for us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life. in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

think of what you were when you were called. not many were influential. Jer. so that no one may boast before him.Power Footnotes: a. Page 6 Romans 8:28 . Romans 8:36. 1 Corinthians 1:31. b. 27 28 29 31 Therefore. c. as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord. or works together with those who love him to bring about what is good. holiness and redemption. Psalm 44:22 Romans 8:38 . God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. 9:24 .Some manuscripts: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God. our righteousness. Not many of you were wise by human standards. 30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus. who has become for us wisdom from God—that is.“ Footnotes: a.Or nor heavenly rulers 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (New International Version) 26 Brothers. not many were of noble birth.

Footnotes: a. to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.Power Ephesians 3:14-21 A Prayer for the Ephesians 14 Page 7 For this reason I kneel before the Father. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. 15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. together with all the saints. 20 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. for ever and ever! Amen. being rooted and established in love. 17 18 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. And I pray that you.Or whom all fatherhood . according to his power that is at work within us. may have power. Ephesians 3:15 .

Prayer Psalm 65:1-3 1 2 3 Page 1 Praise awaits you. to you our vows will be fulfilled. or works together with those who love him to bring about what is good. to you all men will come. In the same way. Romans 8:28 . Pr ay er . Footnotes: a. you forgave our transgressions. because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. More Than Conquerors 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. in Zion. the Spirit helps us in our weakness. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have. O you who hear prayer. O God. Romans 8:24-28 24 For in this hope we were saved.[a] who have been called according to his purpose.Some manuscripts: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God. 25 26 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit. we wait for it patiently. When we were overwhelmed by sins. We do not know what we ought to pray for. But hope that is seen is no hope at all.

and then after a little while you will see me. You will grieve." Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this. but your grief will turn to joy. so he said to them. and then after a little while you will see me?” I tell you the truth. seek his face always. in a little while you will see me no more. "Are you asking one another what I meant when I said.Prayer 1 Chronicles 16:11 11 Page 2 Look to the LORD and his strength. and then after a little while you will see me. but I will see you again and you will rejoice. So with you: Now is your time of grief. 'In a little while you will see me no more. The Disciples' Grief Will Turn to Joy 17 Some of his disciples said to one another. but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. "What does he mean by saying. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come. and no one will take away your joy. you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. "What does he mean by 'a little while? We don't understand what he is saying. 18 19 20 21 22 . and 'Because I am going to the Father'?" They kept asking. John 16:16-24 16 In a little while you will see me no more.

the door will be opened. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.Prayer 23 24 Page 3 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. will give him a snake? If you. and to him who knocks. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. seek and you will find. how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 10 11 James 5:13-16 The Prayer of Faith 13 14 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Matthew 7:7-11 Ask. For everyone who asks receives. know how to give good gifts to your children. . Seek. Ask and you will receive. and your joy will be complete. Knock 7 8 Ask and it will be given to you. I tell you the truth. will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish. knock and the door will be opened to you. 9 Which of you. though you are evil. then. he who seeks finds. if his son asks for bread.

he will be forgiven. 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. most excellent Theophilus. it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you. 3 Therefore. The spirit is willing.Prayer 15 16 Page 4 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well. cling to what is good. 12Be joyful in hope. Romans 12:9-12 Love 9 Love must be sincere. the Lord will raise him up. serving the Lord. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Never be lacking in zeal. patient in affliction. faithful in prayer. 10 11 Luke 1:1-8 1 2 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us. but the body is weak. just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Matthew 26:41 41 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. but keep your spiritual fervor. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. . Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning. Hate what is evil. Honor one another above yourselves. If he has sinned.

Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses. 60 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other. who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised.” 1 John 2:24 24 See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does. you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. to walk in all his ways and to keep the commands. May he turn our hearts to him. which I have prayed before the LORD. be near to the LORD our God day and night. decrees and regulations he gave our fathers. 57 58 59 And may these words of mine.Promises 1 Kings 8:56-60 56 Page 1 Praise be to the LORD. Romans 4:21-22 21 22 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness. that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day's need. may he never leave us nor forsake us. May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers. Pr o mi se s .

but the LORD delivers him from them all. That is why. 10 John 14:1-4 Jesus Comforts His Disciples 1 2 Do not let your hearts be troubled. I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. Trust in God. "My grace is sufficient for you. trust also in me.Promises 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 9 Page 2 But he said to me. not one of them will be broken. . so that Christ's power may rest on me. in insults. for my power is made perfect in weakness. In my Father's house are many rooms. he protects all his bones." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses. for Christ's sake. then I am strong." 4 Psalm 34:18-20 18 19 20 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. I would have told you. in hardships. in persecutions. in difficulties. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you. if it were not so. I delight in weaknesses. A righteous man may have many troubles. You know the way to the place where I am going. For when I am weak. I am going there to prepare a place for you.

2 When you pass through the waters. O Jacob. who have been called according to his purpose. Though outwardly we are wasting away. O Israel: Fear not.Some manuscripts: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God. and when you pass through the rivers. Footnotes: a. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 43:1-2 Israel's Only Savior 1 But now. they will not sweep over you. Romans 8:28 . 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. you will not be burned. or works together with those who love him to bring about what is good. he who formed you. I have summoned you by name. I will be with you. the flames will not set you ablaze. . When you walk through the fire.Promises Romans 8:28 More Than Conquerors 28 Page 3 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. this is what the LORD says—he who created you. you are mine.

you can say to this mulberry tree. 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea. but the proud he knows from afar. and it will be yours." Mark 11:24 24 Therefore I tell you. Psalm 138:6 6 Though the LORD is on high. believe that you have received it. .' and it will obey you. "Everything is possible for him who believes. make his praise glorious! Psalm 34:18 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.Promises Psalm 37:3 3 Page 4 Trust in the LORD and do good. Psalm 66:2 2 Sing the glory of his name. whatever you ask for in prayer. "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed. Mark 9:23 23 If you can'?" said Jesus. Luke 17:6 6 He replied. he looks upon the lowly. dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Deuteronomy 4:29 29 But if from there you seek the LORD your God. you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. who are called by my name. and those who seek me find me. will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways. Proverbs 8:17 17 I love those who love me.Promises Jeremiah 3:22 22 Page 5 Return. . Yes. I will cure you of backsliding. for you are the LORD our God. faithless people. 2 Chronicles 7:14 14 if my people. we will come to you.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 13 Now all has been heard. 22 R eb ell io n . they may roar. The waves may roll. even though we have rebelled against him.Rebellion Daniel 9:9 9 Page 1 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving. you foolish and senseless people. he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. James 1:26-27 26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue. Should you not tremble in my presence? I made the sand a boundary for the sea. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. Jeremiah 5:21-25 21 Hear this. who have eyes but do not see. an everlasting barrier it cannot cross. here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments. who have ears but do not hear: Should you not fear me? declares the LORD. but they cannot cross it. for this is the whole duty of man. but they cannot prevail.

Egypt's shade will bring you disgrace. who go down to Egypt without consulting me. Let us fear the LORD our God. who gives autumn and spring rains in season.” 2 All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people. 25 Isaiah 30:1-3 Woe to the Obstinate Nation 1 Woe to the obstinate children. to Egypt's shade for refuge. but not by my Spirit. I said. they have turned aside and gone away. pursuing their own imaginations. Isaiah 65:1-2 Judgment and Salvation 1 I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me. I was found by those who did not seek me. “Here am I. They do not say to themselves. here am I. who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.Rebellion 23 24 Page 2 But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. to those who carry out plans that are not mine. forming an alliance. your sins have deprived you of good. who look for help to Pharaoh's protection. 2 3 But Pharaoh's protection will be to your shame. who walk in ways not good. To a nation that did not call on my name. . heaping sin upon sin. Your wrong doings have kept these away. declares the LORD.

20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors. he is a new creation. not counting men's sins against them. the old has gone. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. since we have been justified through faith. the dividing wall of hostility. if anyone is in Christ. R ec on cil iat io nA m 15 . His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier. thus making peace. the new has come! All this is from God. 2 Ephesians 2:14-18 14 For he himself is our peace. who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ. Romans 5:1-2 Peace and Joy 1 Therefore. through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. as though God were making his appeal through us.ReconciliationReconciliation-Amends 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 17 18 Page 1 Therefore. we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him. have gone astray. by making peace through his blood. the punishment that brought us peace was upon him. he was crushed for our iniquities. a man of sorrows. But he was pierced for our transgressions. smitten by him. yet we considered him stricken by God. He was despised and rejected by men. Colossians 1:20-23 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things. nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. whether things on earth or things in heaven. . like sheep. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. and by his wounds we are healed. each of us has turned to his own way. and we esteemed him not. 3 4 5 6 We all. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.ReconciliationReconciliation-Amends 16 17 18 Page 2 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross. and afflicted. by which he put to death their hostility. and familiar with suffering. shed on the cross. and like a root out of dry ground. Isaiah 53:1-6 1 2 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows.

ReconciliationReconciliation-Amends 21 22 Page 3 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. taking away. he is able to help those who are being tempted. Colossians 1:21 .Or and that he might turn aside God's wrath. 18 Footnotes: a. and of which I. For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight. but Abraham's descendants. Paul. . as shown by Hebrews 2:16-18 16 17 For surely it is not angels he helps. without blemish and free from accusation. 23 Footnotes: a. established and firm. have become a servant. Hebrews 2:17 . if you continue in your faith.Or minds. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted.

Again. But anyone who says. First go and be reconciled to your brother. Exodus 20:13 Some manuscripts: brother without cause. But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. anyone who says to his brother. if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you. 23 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. Raca. Do not murder.ReconciliationReconciliation-Amends 21 22 Page 4 You have heard that it was said to the people long ago. Footnotes: a. an Aramaic term of contempt . is answerable to the Sanhedrin. Therefore. and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. b. then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:21. “You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

Isaiah 43:12 12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—I. one faith. and not some foreign god among you. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love. "that I am God. I did this so that you might know that I am the LORD your God. just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. be patient. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called one Lord. Ephesians 4:1-7 Unity in the Body of Christ 1 2 As a prisoner for the Lord. who is over all and through all and in all. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. R ec ov er ySo br iet . then." declares the LORD. bearing with one another in love.RecoveryRecovery-Sobriety Ephesians 5:1-2 1 Page 1 Be imitators of God. one God and Father of all. 4 5 6 7 Deuteronomy 29:6 6 You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. therefore. Be completely humble and gentle. one baptism. You are my witnesses.

10 Romans 8:30-32 30 And those he predestined. the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels. yet forfeit his soul? 37Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation. he also justified. that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. also in verse 36. those he called. but now you are the people of God. but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.” 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it. 38 Footnotes: a. he also called. a royal priesthood. 1 Peter 2:9-10 9 But you are a chosen people. but now you have received mercy. Mark 8:35 . those he justified. once you had not received mercy. a holy nation. . Once you were not a people. 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world.The Greek word means either life or soul. he also glorified. a people belonging to God.RecoveryRecovery-Sobriety Mark 8:34-38 34 Page 2 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me. he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Footnotes: a.RecoveryRecovery-Sobriety 31 32 Page 3 What. shall we say in response to this? If God is for us. without holiness no one will see the Lord. Make level paths for your feet. once you had not received mercy. strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Hebrews 12:13. but gave him up for us all—how will he not also. 15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. but now you are the people of God. Proverbs 4:26 . graciously give us all things? 1 Peter 2:10 10 Once you were not a people. then. but rather healed. who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son. Hebrews 12:12-15 12 13 Therefore. but now you have received mercy. so that the lame may not be disabled. Warning Against Refusing God 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy. along with him.

in the futility of their thinking. 18 19 20 22 You were taught. 24and to put on the new self. You.RecoveryRecovery-Sobriety Philippians 3:13-14 13 Page 4 Brothers. created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. to put off your old self. with a continual lust for more. 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires. to be made new in the attitude of your minds. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity. and insist on it in the Lord. that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do. 23 . 21Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. Having lost all sensitivity. however. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Ephesians 4:17-32 Living as Children of Light 17 So I tell you this. did not come to know Christ that way. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. with regard to your former way of life.

RecoveryRecovery-Sobriety 25 26 Page 5 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor. Be kind and compassionate to one another. doing something useful with his own hands. He who has been stealing must steal no longer. In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths. Because he turned his ear to me. that he may have something to share with those in need. rage and anger. with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. for he heard my voice. Ephesians 4:26. but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. 28 29 30 31 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God. I will call on him as long as I live. Psalm 4:4 Psalm 116:1-9 1 2 I love the LORD. for we are all members of one body. that it may benefit those who listen. Get rid of all bitterness. but must work. forgiving each other. brawling and slander. he heard my cry for mercy. just as in Christ God forgave you. along with every form of malice. 32 Footnotes: a. 27and do not give the devil a foothold. .

For you were once darkness. my feet from stumbling. The LORD protects the simple hearted. Therefore do not be partners with them. that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living. For you. but now you are light in the Lord. 9 Ephesians 5:6-11 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words. our God is full of compassion. but rather expose them. Be at rest once more. my eyes from tears. have delivered my soul from death. he saved me. save me!" The LORD is gracious and righteous. righteousness and truth and find out what pleases the Lord. 7 8 9 10 . the anguish of the grave came upon me. 11Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness. I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. when I was in great need. O LORD.RecoveryRecovery-Sobriety 3 4 5 6 7 8 Page 6 The cords of death entangled me. for the LORD has been good to you. for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. O my soul. Live as children of light for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness. Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD.

and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Let us behave decently. Rather. hatred. jealousy. 13 14 Footnotes: a. live by the Spirit. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit. dissensions. you are not under law.Or the flesh Galatians 5:16-26 Life by the Spirit 16 17 So I say. But if you are led by the Spirit. They are in conflict with each other. clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ. not in dissension and jealousy. Romans 13:14 . not in orgies and drunkenness. not in sexual immorality and debauchery. so that you do not do what you want. 18 19 20 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. as in the daytime. discord. impurity and debauchery. idolatry and witchcraft. factions . fits of rage. selfish ambition. the day is almost here.RecoveryRecovery-Sobriety Romans 13:12-14 12 Page 7 The night is nearly over. and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

Against such things there is no law. patience. But the fruit of the Spirit is love. goodness. drunkenness. that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. kindness. provoking and envying each other. and the like. 26Let us not become conceited. gentleness and self-control. as I did before. that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. let us keep in step with the Spirit.RecoveryRecovery-Sobriety 21 22 Page 8 and envy. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. peace. . orgies. Since we live by the Spirit. 23 24 25 Philippians 1:6 6 being confident of this. I warn you. faithfulness. joy.

Footnotes: 2 Peter 2:9 .RelapseRelapse-Slips Psalm 26:12 12 Page 1 My feet stand on level ground. 1 Peter 1:14-16 14 As obedient children. then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment. if you think you are standing firm. because I am holy. 1 Peter 1:16. in the great assembly I will praise the LORD. he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. 11:44. do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But when you are tempted.Or unrighteous for punishment until the day of judgment R el ap se Sl ip s . 19:2. And God is faithful. 20:7 2 Peter 2:9 9 if this is so.45. But just as he who called you is holy. he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 16for it is written: "Be holy.” 15 Footnotes: a. be careful that you don't fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 12 13 So. Lev. while continuing their punishment. so be holy in all you do.

gives birth to death. Alive in Christ 1 Page 2 What shall we say. from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up." For God cannot be tempted by evil. 21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. and sin. . "God is tempting me. after desire has conceived. no one should say. nor does he tempt anyone. 14 15 Then. you will restore my life again. Psalm 71:20-21 20 Though you have made me see troubles. many and bitter. James 1:13-15 13 When tempted. we too may live a new life. it gives birth to sin. but each one is tempted when. by his own evil desire. how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 3 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that.RelapseRelapse-Slips Romans 6:1-4 Dead to Sin. when it is full-grown. just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father. he is dragged away and enticed. then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2By no means! We died to sin.

but it is sin living in me that does it. 22For in my inner being I delight in God's law. the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. but I cannot carry it out. waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. I know that nothing good lives in me. For what I want to do I do not do. As it is. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good. but I see another law at work in the members of my body. evil is right there with me. that is. 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then. . Psalm 119:105 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. For I have the desire to do what is good. it is no longer I myself who do it. no. in my sinful nature. I agree that the law is good. but what I hate I do. Now if I do what I do not want to do. I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law.RelapseRelapse-Slips Romans 7:15-25 15 Page 3 I do not understand what I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do. but it is sin living in me. For what I do is not the good I want to do. it is no longer I who do it.

O LORD. Wash your hands. Proverbs 3:34 Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything. 7And the peace of God.RelapseRelapse-Slips Psalm 55:22 22 Page 4 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you. 8Come near to God and he will come near to you. . I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. mourn and wail. Submit yourselves. you sinners. Resist the devil. James 4:6-10 6 But he gives us more grace. then. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord. present your requests to God. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. but in everything. you double-minded. supported me." your love. and purify your hearts. and he will flee from you. which transcends all understanding. he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 94:17-18 17 Unless the LORD had given me help. and he will lift you up. will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 7 9 Footnotes: a. to God. 18When I said. "My foot is slipping. with thanksgiving. Grieve. by prayer and petition.

here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments. what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God. to walk in all his ways. Ecclesiastes 12:13 13 Now all has been heard. Hosea 6:6 6 For I desire mercy. he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. to love him. R el ig io n R el ati on . and to observe the Lord's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good? 13 14 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue. and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.ReligionReligion-Relationship Deuteronomy 10:12-15 Fear the LORD 12 Page 1 And now. not sacrifice. for this is the whole duty of man. to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. O Israel. 15 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

" 29 30 31 32 Well said. To love him with all your heart. Mark 12:31. the Lord is one. Mark 12:30.ReligionReligion-Relationship Mark 12:28-34 The Greatest Commandment 28 Page 2 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.Or the Lord our God is one Lord. the man replied. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 19:18 . which is the most important?" "The most important one. Deut." answered Jesus. You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. Footnotes: Mark 12:29 . he asked him. "is this: 'Hear.'[c]There is no commandment greater than these." And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. O Israel. Lev. with all your understanding and with all your strength. and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. 33 34 When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely. "Of all the commandments. the Lord our God. 6:4.5. teacher. "You are not far from the kingdom of God. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer. he said to him.

for the Day is Near 8 Page 3 Let no debt remain outstanding.17." and whatever other commandment there may be. 5:17-19. Deut." "Do not murder." Love does no harm to its neighbor. except the continuing debt to love one another. are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." "Do not steal.21.ReligionReligion-Relationship Romans 13:8-10 Love. 19:18 . Romans 13:9. The commandments." "Do not covet. 9 10 Footnotes: a. Exodus 20:13-15. "Do not commit adultery. for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Lev.

Spread your protection over them. Blessed are the merciful. for they will see God. because he trusts in you. for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. since as members of one body you were called to peace. 10 Isaiah 26:3 3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast. Blessed are the pure in heart. for they will be shown mercy.SerenitySerenity-Peace Matthew 5:6-10 6 7 8 9 Page 1 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. e r e ni t y P e . I ate them. for they will be called sons of God. O LORD God Almighty. Colossians 3:15 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. Psalm 5:11 11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad. for they will be filled. let them ever sing for joy. that those who love your name may rejoice in you. And be thankful. Blessed are the peacemakers. Jeremiah 15:16 16 When your words came. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness. for I bear your S name. they were my joy and my heart's delight.

so have I loved you. just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.SerenitySerenity-Peace John 15:9-12 9 Page 2 As the Father has loved me. you will remain in my love. who cannot save. he must seek peace and pursue it. on that very day their plans come to nothing. for you are receiving the goal of your faith. in mortal men. Psalm 146:3-6 3 4 5 Do not put your trust in princes. 10 11 12 1 Peter 1:8-9 8 Though you have not seen him. whose hope is in the LORD his God. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob. When their spirit departs. Now remain in my love. . the salvation of your souls. and even though you do not see him now. you love him. they return to the ground. you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. If you obey my commands. 9 1 Peter 3:11 11 He must turn from evil and do good. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

by prayer and petition. Philippians 4:4-7 4 5 6 Rejoice in the Lord always. . will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 7 And the peace of God. but in everything. the sea. present your requests to God. The Lord is near. who remains faithful forever. with thanksgiving. Do not be anxious about anything. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. and everything in them—the LORD. which transcends all understanding.SerenitySerenity-Peace 6 Page 3 the Maker of heaven and earth.

foolish talk or coarse joking. Live as children of light for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness. 4 5 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words. because these are improper for God's holy people. God was not pleased with most of them. Nevertheless. S t u m bl in g B lo c 5 .Or kingdom of the Christ and God 1 Corinthians 10:3-12 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4and drank the same spiritual drink. or of any kind of impurity. and that rock was Christ. but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral. but now you are light in the Lord. impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater— has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. righteousness and truth. or of greed. 7Therefore do not be partners with them. For you were once darkness. 8 9 Footnotes: a. for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them.Stumbling Blocks Ephesians 5:3-9 3 Page 1 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality. their bodies were scattered over the desert. Ephesians 5:5 . for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Nor should there be obscenity. which are out of place.

and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.Or types. 10And do not grumble. and the evil one cannot harm him. also in verse 11 1 Corinthians 10:7. as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. if you think you are standing firm. as some of them were. as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel. We know that we are children of God." 8 We should not commit sexual immorality. 1 Corinthians 10:6 . b.Stumbling Blocks 6 7 Page 2 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. be careful that you don't fall! 9 11 12 Footnotes: a. These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us. We should not test the Lord. Do not be idolaters. Exodus 32:6 1 John 5:18-21 18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin. the one who was born of God keeps him safe. 19 . as it is written: "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry. So.

Dear children. And we are in him who is true—even in his Son Jesus Christ.Or cornerstone. 8 Footnotes: a. . He is the true God and eternal life. But to those who do not believe. "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone. Isaiah 8:14 Ephesians 5:1-9 1 2 Be imitators of God. and.Stumbling Blocks 20 21 Page 3 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding. 1 Peter 2:7-8 7 Now to you who believe. however. so that we may know him who is true. Psalm 118:22. this stone is precious." They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. "A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. 1 Corinthians 8:9 9 Be careful. as dearly loved children and live a life of love. that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. keep yourselves from idols. 1 Peter 2:7 . therefore. just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Or kingdom of the Christ and God . Live as children of light for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness. For you were once darkness. righteousness and truth. for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. or of any kind of impurity. 7 8 9 Footnotes: a. foolish talk or coarse joking. For of this you can be sure: No immoral. Ephesians 5:5 . but now you are light in the Lord. or of greed.Stumbling Blocks 3 4 Page 4 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality. impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater— has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. because these are improper for God's holy people. which are out of place. Nor should there be obscenity. 5 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words. but rather thanksgiving. Therefore do not be partners with them.

The spirit is willing. 13 Jesus the Great High Priest 14 Therefore. but we have one who has been tempted in every way. it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence. let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. T e m p t a ti o . just as we are—yet was without sin. it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Sharper than any double-edged sword. but the body is weak. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.Temptation Hebrews 4:12-16 12 Page 1 For the word of God is living and active. since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens. 15 16 Matthew 26:41 41 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. joints and marrow. Jesus the Son of God.

Hebrews 2:14-18 14 Since the children have flesh and blood. unstable in all he does. in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. not lacking anything. 16For surely it is not angels he helps. because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea. he is a double-minded man. If any of you lacks wisdom. 7 8 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord. the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.Temptation James 1:2-8 Trials and Temptations 2 3 4 5 Page 2 Consider it pure joy. who gives generously to all without finding fault. he should ask God. and it will be given to him. whenever you face trials of many kinds. he must believe and not doubt. my brothers. but Abraham's descendants. . because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 17 For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way. he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is. blown and tossed by the wind. 6 But when he asks. and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete.

And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. brothers. Footnotes: a. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 Request for Prayer 1 Finally.Temptation 18 Page 3 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted. for not everyone has faith. Hebrews 2:17 . and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 3 4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.Or and that he might turn aside God's wrath. just as it was with you. But the Lord is faithful. he is able to help those who are being tempted. taking away 1 Corinthians 10:13 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. But when you are tempted. he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. And God is faithful. he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored. May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance. 5 .

don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. it gives birth to sin. coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights. after desire has conceived. by his own evil desire. who does not change like shifting shadows. he is dragged away and enticed. James 4:4-10 4 You adulterous people. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? 5 6 But he gives us more grace. and sin. When tempted. my dear brothers. 16 17 Don't be deceived. "God is tempting me." . That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth. because when he has stood the test. he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. but each one is tempted when. nor does he tempt anyone." For God cannot be tempted by evil. 14 15 Then. that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created. gives birth to death. no one should say. when it is full-grown.Temptation 12 13 Page 4 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial. Every good and perfect gift is from above.

to God. Humble yourselves before the Lord. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Proverbs 3:34 Proverbs 4:14-19 14 15 16 17 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. you double-minded. Grieve. 8 9 10 Footnotes: a. they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall. Resist the devil. mourn and wail. you sinners. 4:6. 18 19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness.Temptation 7 Page 5 Submit yourselves. do not travel on it. and he will flee from you. shining ever brighter till the full light of day.Or that God jealously longs for the spirit that he made to live in us. James. Come near to God and he will come near to you. For they cannot sleep till they do evil. they do not know what makes them stumble. . James 4:5 . and purify your hearts. turn from it and go on your way. Avoid it. The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn. Wash your hands. and he will lift you up. then. or that the Spirit he caused to live in us longs jealously.

Stand firm then. with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Temptation Ephesians 6:10-17 The Armor of God 10 11 Page 6 Finally. 12 13 14 15 16 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. take up the shield of faith. which is the word of God. Therefore put on the full armor of God. be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. and after you have done everything. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. but against the rulers. so that when the day of evil comes. In addition to all this. . with the belt of truth buckled around your waist. to stand. with the breastplate of righteousness in place. against the authorities. you may be able to stand your ground. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood. 17 Romans 6:12-14 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

“If your brother sins. because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. and if he repents. but rather offer yourselves to God. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. For sin shall not be your master. Luke 17:1-4 Sin. but under grace. Duty 1 Jesus said to his disciples: Things that cause people to sin are bound to come.' forgive him. standing firm in the faith. Faith. because you are not under law. and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. rebuke him.Temptation 13 14 Page 7 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch yourselves. and seven times comes back to you and says. 'I repent. 9 Resist him. as those who have been brought from death to life. 2 3 4 If he sins against you seven times in a day. but woe to that person through whom they come." . as instruments of wickedness. 1 Peter 5:8-9 8 Be self-controlled and alert. forgive him.

turn to him the other also. 24:20." Matthew 5:38-39 An Eye for an Eye 38 39 You have heard that it was said. If someone strikes you on the right cheek. 19:21 V e n g e a n c . Leviticus 19:18 18 Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people. Deut. I am the LORD. and he will deliver you. Do not resist an evil person. 'Eye for eye. Exodus 21:24. and tooth for tooth. I'll pay that man back for what he did. but love your neighbor as yourself. or use your lips to deceive.Vengeance Proverbs 20:22 22 Page 1 Do not say. Footnotes: a.' But I tell you. "I'll do to him as he has done to me. Lev. Proverbs 24:28-29 28 29 Do not testify against your neighbor without cause. Do not say. "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD.

for it is written: "It is mine to avenge. bless and do not curse.22 1 Peter 3:9 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. but leave room for God's wrath.Vengeance Romans 12:14-21 14 15 16 Page 2 Bless those who persecute you. Do not take revenge. give him something to drink. In doing this. I will repay. but with blessing. you will heap burning coals on his head. if he is thirsty. 18 19 20 21 Footnotes: a. Live in harmony with one another. feed him. but overcome evil with good. Do not be proud. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. b." Do not be overcome by evil. On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry. mourn with those who mourn. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. as far as it depends on you.Or willing to do menial work Deut. because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing." says the Lord. Rejoice with those who rejoice. . Do not be conceited. 32:35. If it is possible. live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:16 . my friends. Proverbs 25:21. but be willing to associate with people of low position.

idolatry and witchcraft. patience. kindness. Galatians 5:16-26 Life by the Spirit 16 17 So I say. Against such things there is no law. selfish ambition. W al k W ha t Y ou Ta 21 22 23 24 . But the fruit of the Spirit is love. dissensions. discord. you are not under law. I warn you. hatred. peace. and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. jealousy. joy. goodness. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. faithfulness. live by the Spirit. as I did before. 18 19 20 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality. gentleness and self-control. and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. and the like. orgies. fits of rage.Walk What You Talk 1 Corinthians 4:20 20 Page 1 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. impurity and debauchery. so that you do not do what you want. They are in conflict with each other. drunkenness. that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But if you are led by the Spirit. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit. factions and envy.

therefore. as dearly loved children and live a life of love. just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. then. making the most of every opportunity.Walk What You Talk 25 26 Page 2 Since we live by the Spirit. how you live—not as unwise but as wise. but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine. provoking and envying each other. which leads to debauchery. . let us keep in step with the Spirit. I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. be filled with the Spirit. because the days are evil. Be completely humble and gentle. be patient. then. Ephesians 4:1-3 Unity in the Body of Christ 1 2 3 As a prisoner for the Lord. Therefore do not be foolish. Instead. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 5:15-18 15 16 17 18 Be very careful. bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 5:1-2 1 2 Be imitators of God. Let us not become conceited.

Alive in Christ 1 2 3 4 What shall we say. we too may live a new life. your ears will hear a voice behind you. . how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that. then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin. just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father." Romans 6:1-4 Dead to Sin.Walk What You Talk Isaiah 30:21 21 Page 3 Whether you turn to the right or to the left. saying. walk in it. "This is the way.

O my God. 6 7 8 W ill Of G od . not men.Will Of God Psalm 40:6-8 6 Page 1 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire. my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. for to you I lift up my soul. but my ears you have pierced. burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. I desire to do your will. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love. as if you were serving the Lord. I have come—it is written about me in the scroll. I spread out my hands to you. Serve wholeheartedly. doing the will of God from your heart. my spirit fails. Here I am. but like slaves of Christ. your law is within my heart. I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. 7 8 Then I said. O LORD. for I have put my trust in you. Selah Answer me quickly. Show me the way I should go. 7 Psalm 143:5-11 5 I remember the days of long ago. Ephesians 6:6-7 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you.

we will live and do this or that. 32 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. preserve my life. carry on business and make money.Will Of God 9 Page 2 Rescue me from my enemies. James 4:13-17 Boasting About Tomorrow 13 Now listen. Teach me to do your will. for you are my God. and all these things will be given to you as well. . for I hide myself in you. O LORD. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. O LORD. you boast and brag. "If it is the Lord's will. may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Matthew 6:31-34 31 So do not worry. 10 11 For your name's sake. spend a year there." 14 Why. you do not even know what will happen tomorrow." 15 16 As it is. 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things. in your righteousness. 17Anyone. who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it. then. All such boasting is evil. you who say. you ought to say. saying. bring me out of trouble. "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city. Instead. sins.

self-control. perseverance. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 26:41-42 41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. and to self-control. 6 7 8 and to knowledge. they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. and to brotherly kindness. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure. who have been called according to his purpose." 42 He went away a second time and prayed. if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it. may your will be done. knowledge. but the body is weak. The spirit is willing. and to godliness. make every effort to add to your faith goodness. and to goodness. and to perseverance. brotherly kindness. love. for tomorrow will worry about itself.Will Of God 34 Page 3 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow." Romans 8:28 More Than Conquerors 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. . "My Father. 2 Peter 1:5-8 5 For this very reason. godliness.

"What must we do to do the works God requires?" Jesus answered.Some manuscripts: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God. you are looking for me. "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." Then they asked him. John 6:25-29 Jesus the Bread of Life 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake. but for food that endures to eternal life. which the Son of Man will give you. when did you get here?" Jesus answered." 26 27 28 29 . On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval. not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. they asked him. or works together with those who love him to bring about what is good. "Rabbi. Proverbs 16:1 1 To man belong the plans of the heart. Do not work for food that spoils. "I tell you the truth. but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.Will Of God Footnotes: a. Page 4 Romans 8:28 .

Will Of God Romans 12:1-2 Living Sacrifices 1 Page 5 Therefore. I urge you. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world. holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good. pleasing and perfect will. to offer your bodies as living sacrifices. in view of God's mercy. brothers. but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. 2 .

O God." says the LORD. let us reason together. they shall be like wool. he will be found by you. acknowledge the God of your father. for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. W ill in gn es s . If you seek him. and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind. 19 Psalm 51:10-12 10 11 Create in me a pure heart. "Though your sins are like scarlet. you will eat the best from the land.Willingness Isaiah 1:18-19 18 Page 1 "Come now. 12 1 Chronicles 28:9 9 And you. they shall be as white as snow. and renew a steadfast spirit within me. but if you forsake him. he will reject you forever. to sustain me. my son Solomon. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. though they are red as crimson. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit. Philippians 2:13 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. If you are willing and obedient.

brothers. 11 Now finish the work. the gift is acceptable according to what one has. to offer your bodies as living sacrifices. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good.Willingness 2 Corinthians 8:10-12 10 Page 2 And here is my advice about what is best for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. not according to what he does not have. For if the willingness is there. 12 Romans 12:1-2 Living Sacrifices 1 Therefore. but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. pleasing and perfect will. I urge you. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world. in view of God's mercy. holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it. according to your means. 2 .

Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure. Psalm 111:10 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. W is do m . To him belongs eternal praise. he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless. Job 28:28 28 And he said to man. turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding. and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding. if you accept my words and store up my commands within you. then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.Wisdom Proverbs 2:1-9 Moral Benefits of Wisdom 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Page 1 My son. He holds victory in store for the upright. For the LORD gives wisdom. The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom. all who follow his precepts have good understanding. and to shun evil is understanding.

The ways of the LORD are right. Who is discerning? He will understand them. Colossians 3:16-17 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom. She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor. and she will exalt you. get understanding. do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus. then peace-loving. considerate. 18 Proverbs 4:7-9 7 8 9 Wisdom is supreme. but the rebellious stumble in them. full of mercy and good fruit. impartial and sincere. therefore get wisdom. embrace her. Hosea 14:9 9 Who is wise? He will realize these things. and she will honor you. giving thanks to God the Father through him. And whatever you do. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. whether in word or deed. Esteem her. 17 . the righteous walk in them. hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. and as you sing psalms.Wisdom James 3:17-18 17 Page 2 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. Though it cost all you have. submissive.

the streams rose. is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. The rain came down. and the winds blew and beat against that house. Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter. the crowds were amazed at his teaching. yet it did not fall. but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor. The rain came down. . because he taught as one who had authority. and not as their teachers of the law. and the winds blew and beat against that house.Wisdom Matthew 7:24-29 The Wise and Foolish Builders 24 Page 3 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." 27 28 29 When Jesus had finished saying these things. the streams rose. and it fell with a great crash. 25 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 11 12 Wisdom. like an inheritance. because it had its foundation on the rock.

because you know those from whom you learned it. 15 16 17 . correcting and training in righteousness. and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures. so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching. continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of.Wisdom 2 Timothy 3:14-17 14 Page 4 But as for you. rebuking.

you’ll discover what God has to say to you. verses from Scripture illuminate each step of spiritual healing. each step towards overcoming addictive and compulsive behaviors. The 12-Steps and the Bible provide encouragement and familiarize you with what the Bible has to say about each step. As you find the truths and principles in these 12-Steps.12 Steps And The Bible Introduction In this Biblical presentation of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. about overcoming an addiction or gaining new direction in life! 12 St ep s A nd T he Bi . Addiction Bible Scriptures presents the entire 12-Step program and explains each step in the context of scriptural truths. or to someone you love.

it desires to have you.this I keep on doing. Romans 7:24 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? MORE Step 1 . who raises the dead. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God.We admitted we were powerless over alcohol .“ Proverbs 14:12 12 There is a way that seems right to a man.12 Steps And The Bible Proverbs 14:12 12 Page 1 STEP 1 .Addiction Bible Scriptures Genesis 4:7 7 If you do what is right. 2 Corinthians 1:9 9 Indeed. Romans 7:19 19 For what I do is not the good I want to do. sin is crouching at your door. will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right. but in the end it leads to death. but in the end it leads to death. There is a way that seems right to a man. no. but you must master it.that our lives had become unmanageable. the evil I do not want to do . St ep 1 . in our hearts we felt the sentence of death.

the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies. so that we bore fruit for death. John 8:36 36 So if the Son sets you free. we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit. but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 7:5-6 5 For when we were controlled by the sinful nature. by dying to what once bound us. Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death. and not in the old way of the written code.that our lives had become unmanageable. 6 . But now.We admitted we were powerless over alcohol . not even one. you will be free indeed.12 Steps And The Bible Page 2 STEP 1 . Romans 3:10 10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous. James 2:10 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.

in my sinful nature. because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. evil is right there with me. Now if I do what I do not want to do. that is. no. For in my inner being I delight in God's law. 19 20 21 22 23 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Romans 8:1-2 1 2 Therefore. but I see another law at work in the members of my body.that our lives had become unmanageable.12 Steps And The Bible Page 3 STEP 1 . Romans 7:18-24 18 I know that nothing good lives in me. For I have the desire to do what is good. . the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. For what I do is not the good I want to do.We admitted we were powerless over alcohol . there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. it is no longer I who do it. but I cannot carry it out. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good. but it is sin living in me that does it.

flee from idolatry. But when you are tempted. he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. Footnotes: Romans 8-10 . in all your ways acknowledge him. therefore.that our lives had become unmanageable. fear the Lord and shun evil. Therefore. that he may lift you up in due time. 14 1 Peter 5:6-7 6 7 Humble yourselves. he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. my dear friends. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.We admitted we were powerless over alcohol . And God is faithful. and he will make your paths straight.12 Steps And The Bible 1 Corinthians 10:13-14 13 Page 4 STEP 1 . No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. under God's mighty hand. Proverbs 3:5-8 5 6 7 8 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Do not be wise in your own eyes.

let us reason together." John 6:40 40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life.12 Steps And The Bible John 14:16 16 Page 1 STEP 2 . 19 20 St ep 2 . you will be devoured by the sword. MORE Step 2 . Romans 10:13 13 For everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. they shall be like wool. "Though your sins are like scarlet. you will eat the best from the land. "I am the way and the truth and the life. If you are willing and obedient. but if you resist and rebel. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus answered.Addiction Bible Scriptures Isaiah 1:18-20 18 "Come now.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." says the Lord." For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. though they are red as crimson. they shall be as white as snow.

he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit." . my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. 3 4 Romans 10:13 13 for. I will come in and eat with him. Romans 8:11 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. and he with me.12 Steps And The Bible Revelation 3:20 20 Page 2 STEP 2 . "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own. they did not submit to God's righteousness. Romans 10:1-4 1 2 Brothers. who lives in you. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God. but their zeal is not based on knowledge.

"Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" Jesus answered. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form." .12 Steps And The Bible John 3:3-6 3 Page 3 STEP 2 . In reply Jesus declared. but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. nor does his word dwell in you." "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. "I tell you the truth. no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. "I tell you the truth. Flesh gives birth to flesh. and I will raise him up at the last day. 38 39 John 6:40 40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life. 4 5 6 John 5:37-39 37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. These are the Scriptures that testify about me. for you do not believe the one he sent.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

John 7:37-39 37 On the last and greatest day of the Feast. Jesus stood and said in a loud voice. He who believes in me will live. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given.“ Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples.12 Steps And The Bible Page 4 STEP 2 . streams of living water will flow from within him. whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Do you believe this?" John 20:29-30 29 Then Jesus told him. let him come to me and drink. "Because you have seen me." By this he meant the Spirit. which are not recorded in this book. even though he dies. "I am the resurrection and the life. as the Scripture has said.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. since Jesus had not yet been glorified. 30 . 39 John 11:25-26 25 Jesus said to her. "If anyone is thirsty. you have believed. blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. 38 Whoever believes in me. 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Footnotes: John 14:1-14." With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak. and that by believing you may have life in his name. 2 Corinthians 4:13-14 13 It is written: "I believed. therefore I have spoken.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.12 Steps And The Bible Page 5 STEP 2 . John 20:31 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ. 17:15-26 . the Son of God. 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence.

for I am gentle and humble in heart. all you who are weary and burdened. and you will find rest for your souls. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God. 1o MORE Step 3 .Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. St ep 3 . confirming his salvation.“ Proverbs 16:3 3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.Addiction Bible Scriptures Matthew 11:28-30 28 29 "Come to me. and I will give you rest. Therefore honor God with your body. and your plans will succeed. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. and with his mouth he tells others of his faith. You will be saved. 1 Corinthians 6:20 20 you were bought at a price. For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord.12 Steps And The Bible Romans 10:9-10 9 Page 1 STEP 3 .

" she replied. This command I received from my Father. No one takes it from me." “I have no husband. "Go. by the trespass of the one man. John 4:15-17 15 The woman said to him. Jesus said to her. John 10:17-18 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life--only to take it up again. but I lay it down of my own accord. "Sir. For if. Jesus Christ." 18 ." 16 17 He told her. "You are right when you say you have no husband.Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. death reigned through that one man. give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water. call your husband and come back.12 Steps And The Bible Romans 5:17 17 Page 2 STEP 3 . how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man.

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. because you are not under law. and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. but rather offer yourselves to God. 1o 1 Pet 1:13-16 13 Therefore.12 Steps And The Bible Romans 6:12-14 12 Page 3 STEP 3 .Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. But just as he who called you is holy. as those who have been brought from death to life. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin. and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. 16for it is written: "Be holy. be self-controlled. so be holy in all you do." and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. For sin shall not be your master. 14 As obedient children. but under grace. set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. prepare your minds for action. as instruments of wickedness. you will be saved. because I am holy. do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 13 14 Romans 10:9-10 9 That if you confess with your mouth." 15 . "Jesus is Lord.

1 Corinthians 5:15-21. 5:4-5. not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law. but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. Philippians 3:7-9 7 8 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. that I may gain Christ and be found in him. 12-14. I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.12 Steps And The Bible Page 4 STEP 3 . for whose sake I have lost all things.Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. What is more. 9 Footnotes: John 3:16-26. . I consider them rubbish.

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. O Lord. Ezekiel 30:31 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds. but rather expose them. and know my heart. my Rock and my Redeemer.12 Steps And The Bible Ephesians 5:11 11 Page 1 STEP 4 . Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness. and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. See if there is any offensive way in me. but worldly sorrow brings death. Psalms 139:23-24 23 24 Search me. 2 Corinthians 7:10 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret. MORE Step 4 .Addiction Bible Scriptures Psalms 19:14 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. and lead me in the way everlasting. O God. St ep 4 . test me and know my anxious thoughts.

12 Steps And The Bible Ephesians 4:17 17 Page 2 STEP 4 . rather." If you keep on biting and devouring each other. 14 15 16 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself. and insist on it in the Lord. So I say. malice. live by the Spirit.Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. sexual immorality. lewdness. were called to be free. in the futility of their thinking. adultery. So I tell you this. Galatians 5:13-16 13 You. envy. watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. serve one another in love. Mark 7:20-23 20 He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature. theft. out of men's hearts. come evil thoughts. murder.'" 22 . arrogance and folly. 23All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean. deceit. that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do. greed.' 21For from within. Ephesians 5:21 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. my brothers. slander.

and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. we have confidence before God 20 21 22 and receive from him anything we ask. and he knows everything. Those who obey his commands live in him. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us. because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. Jesus Christ. 35Now a slave has no permanent place in the family. Dear friends. and he in them. if our hearts do not condemn us.Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 23 24 John 8:34-36 34 Jesus replied. everyone who sins is a slave to sin. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son. .12 Steps And The Bible 1 John 1:8 8 Page 3 STEP 4 . 36 So if the Son sets you free. 1 John 3:19-24 19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth. we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. For God is greater than our hearts. but a son belongs to it forever. you will be free indeed. and to love one another as he commanded us. "I tell you the truth. If we claim to be without sin.

I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? . I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field. 30 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds. I will save you from all your uncleanness. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine.12 Steps And The Bible Ezekiel 36:26-31 26 Page 4 STEP 4 . and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. and I will be your God. 27 28 29 You will live in the land I gave your forefathers. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. you will be my people. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you.

pleasing and perfect will. brothers. I urge you. in view of God's mercy. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them. but rather think of yourself with sober judgment. in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. says the Lord. and I will be their God. What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. Footnotes: Romans 8:5-9. holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good. 2 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought. 13:11-14 .Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. and they will be my people.12 Steps And The Bible 16 Page 5 STEP 4 . Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world." 17 Romans 12:1-3 1 Therefore. but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Touch no unclean thing. and I will receive you. to offer your bodies as living sacrifices." Therefore come out from them and be separate.

my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.and you forgave the guilt of my sin. 2Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. whose sins are covered. 3 4 When I kept silent.12 Steps And The Bible 1 John 1:8-9 8 9 Page 1 STEP 5 . If we claim to be without sin. my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord"-. James 5:16 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed. Romans 13:12 12 The night is nearly over. Selah St ep 5 . I said. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me.Admitted to God. the day is almost here. If we confess our sins. MORE Step 5 .Addiction Bible Scriptures Psalms 32:1-5 1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven. 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.

and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. I am clean and without sin"? Proverbs 28:13 28:13 13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper. "I have kept my heart pure. and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight. Luke 12:2-3 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed. Who can say.12 Steps And The Bible Proverbs 20:9 9 Page 2 STEP 5 . or hidden that will not be made known. to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Everyone who does evil hates the light. so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God." 20 21 .Admitted to God. John 3:19-21 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world.

My dear children. I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins. we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ. to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. . and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 2 James 5:16 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.Admitted to God. the Righteous One.12 Steps And The Bible 1 John 2:1-2 1 Page 3 STEP 5 .

who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age.Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. because he has been born of God. No one who is born of God will continue to sin. Amen. because God's seed remains in him. he cannot go on sinning. Hebrews 4:13-16 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. to offer your bodies as living sacrifices. since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens.12 Steps And The Bible 1 John 3:9 9 Page 1 STEP 6 .Addiction Bible Scriptures Galatians 1:3-5 3 4 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. MORE Step 6 . according to the will of our God and Father. Jesus the Son of God.which is your spiritual worship. holy and pleasing to God . Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. I urge you brothers. Romans 12:1 1 Therefore. in view of God's mercy. Therefore. let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 14 St ep 6 . 5to whom be glory for ever and ever.

4 But because of his great love for us. "Look.12 Steps And The Bible 15 Page 2 STEP 6 . who takes away the sin of the world! Ephesians 1:7 7 In him we have redemption through his blood. just as we are--yet was without sin. then. 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. the forgiveness of sins. who is rich in mercy. that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. 16 Acts 3:19 19 Repent. so that your sins may be wiped out. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses.Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. we were by nature objects of wrath. so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence. but we have one who has been tempted in every way. the Lamb of God. in accordance with the riches of God's grace Ephesians 2:3-5 3 All of us also lived among them at one time. . and turn to God. Like the rest. God. John 1:29 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said. gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.

No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. forgiving each other. along with every form of malice. And in him is no sin. nor is anyone who does not love his brother. 5But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. Get rid of all bitterness.12 Steps And The Bible Ephesians 4:31-32 31 Page 3 STEP 6 . rage and anger. because he has been born of God. just as in Christ God forgave you. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. sin is lawlessness. 10 . 32 1 John 3:4-6 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law. 6 1 John 3:9-10 9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin. Be kind and compassionate to one another. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God. brawling and slander. because God's seed remains in him.Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. he cannot go on sinning. in fact.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world. a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 2 Timothy 2:15 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved.Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. brothers. to offer your bodies as living sacrifices. by his wounds you have been healed. pleasing and perfect will. holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. Footnotes: Hebrews 8:10-12 . so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness.12 Steps And The Bible 2 Peter 2:24 24 Page 4 STEP 6 . Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good. I urge you. Romans 12:1-2 1 Therefore. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree. in view of God's mercy.

"I will confess my transgressions to the Lord"-. Psalm 51:10 10 Create in me a pure heart. "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord" .Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. Psalm 32:5 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not cover up my inequity. but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy." Proverbs 1:7 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Selah Psalms 41:4 4 I said. have mercy on me. for I have sinned against you. "O Lord. Proverbs 28:13 13 Page 1 He who conceals his sin does not prosper. St ep 7 . I said. MORE Step 7 .and you forgave the guilt of my sin.12 Steps And The Bible STEP 7 . and renew a steadfast spirit within me. but fools despise wisdom and discipline. heal me.and You forgave the guilt of my sin. I said.Addiction Bible Scriptures Psalms 32:5 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. O God.

Proverbs 20:9 9 Who can say." 1 Peter 5:6-7 6 7 Humble yourselves. under God's mighty hand. preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying.Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. I am clean and without sin"? Footnotes: Psalms 51:1-13.12 Steps And The Bible STEP 7 . he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. "Repent. that he may lift you up in due time. and humility comes before honor. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. for the kingdom of heaven is near. therefore. 28:13 . Matthew 3:1-2 1 2 Page 2 In those days John the Baptist came. "I have kept my heart pure. 1 John 1:9 9 If we confess our sins. Proverbs 15:33 33 The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom. Proverbs 22:4. Matthew 18:10-14.

" St ep 8 . 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. MORE Step 8 . so you must love one another. if you love one another. Matthew 5:21-24 21 "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago. As I have loved you. Fools mock at making amends for sin.12 Steps And The Bible Proverbs 14:9 9 Page 1 STEP 8 . and became willing to make amends to them all.' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. 'Raca. and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples. 22 23 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. But anyone who says. if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you.Addiction Bible Scriptures John 13:34-35 34 "A new command I give you: Love one another.Made a list of all persons we had harmed.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. 'Do not murder. Again. anyone who says to his brother. then come and offer your gift. but good will is found among the upright. Therefore. First go and be reconciled to your brother.

" Luke 6:27-28 27 28 But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies. So in everything. forgive him. and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.Made a list of all persons we had harmed. he does not know where he is going. because the darkness has blinded him. 10 11 Mark 11:25 25 And when you stand praying. do to others what you would have them do to you.12 Steps And The Bible Matthew 7:12 12 Page 2 STEP 8 . pray for those who mistreat you. bless those who curse you. if you hold anything against anyone. so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. . do good to those who hate you. 1 John 2:9-11 9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light. and became willing to make amends to them all. for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

love each other deeply. Above all. and became willing to make amends to them all." . "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the Lord. The end of all things is near.Made a list of all persons we had harmed. 15 Proverbs 20:22 22 Do not say. "I'll do to him as he has done to me. your heavenly Father will also forgive you.12 Steps And The Bible 1 Peter 4:7-8 7 8 Page 3 STEP 8 . Matthew 6:14-15 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you. Proverbs 24:29 29 Do not say. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. and he will deliver you. your Father will not forgive your sins. because love covers over a multitude of sins. I'll pay that man back for what he did. But if you do not forgive men their sins.

8 1 Peter 3:13 13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right you are blessed. except the continuing debt to love one another. he will not die. if honor. returns what he has stolen. then revenue. 15 St ep 9 . Let no debt remain outstanding. except when to do so would injure them or others. he will surely live. then honor. follows the decrees that give life. for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law. 'You will surely die. and does no evil.' but he then turns away from his sin and does what is just and right. pay taxes.12 Steps And The Bible Romans 13:7-8 7 Page 1 STEP 9 .Made direct amends to such people wherever possible.Addiction Bible Scriptures Ezekiel 33:14-15 14 And if I say to the wicked man. if you owe taxes. Give everyone what you owe him. if he gives back what he took in pledge for a loan. MORE Step 9 . if revenue.

1 Peter 3:13 13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? Matthew 25:40 40 The King will reply. whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine. except the continuing debt to love one another. if he is thirsty. except when to do so would injure them or others.Made direct amends to such people wherever possible. for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. give him water to drink. then respect. and the Lord will reward you. if honor. you will heap burning coals on his head. 'I tell you the truth. then honor. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes. 8 Proverbs 25:21-22 21 22 If your enemy is hungry.12 Steps And The Bible Romans 13:7-8 7 Page 2 STEP 9 . In doing this. pay taxes. then revenue. if respect. if revenue. Let no debt remain outstanding. you did for me. give him food to eat.' .

Philippians 2:3 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. which is hypocrisy. 2 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight. Do not think of yourself more highly then you ought. live as servants of God. Jesus began to speak first to his disciples. but rather think of yourself with sober judgment. Luke 12:1-3 1 Meanwhile. honor the king. but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil. fear God.Addiction Bible Scriptures 1 Peter 2:16-17 16 17 Live as free men. St ep 10 . but in humility consider others better than yourselves.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees. MORE Step 10 .12 Steps And The Bible Romans 12:3 3 Page 1 STEP 10 . There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed. and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. so that they were trampling on one another. when a crowd of many thousands had gathered. or hidden that will not be made known. in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers.

And the Lord's servant must not quarrel. But when you are tempted. . able to teach. instead. not resentful. because you know they produce quarrels. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor. "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry 26 2 Timothy 2:23-24 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments. he must be kind to everyone. he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. be careful that you don't fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 24 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 12 13 So. for we are all members of one body. if you think you are standing firm.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.12 Steps And The Bible Ephesians 4:25-26 25 Page 2 STEP 10 . And God is faithful.

in which you shine like stars in the universe Romans 12:3 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought. for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. 14Do everything without complaining or arguing. 1 John 1:9 9 If we confess our sins. James 1:22 22 Do not merely listen to the word. 1 Corinthians 13:4-11. but rather think of yourself with sober judgment. Footnotes: 1 Peter 1:22-32. Therefore. my dear friends. Philippians 2:1-4 . as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence.12 Steps And The Bible Philippians 2:12-15 12 Page 3 STEP 10 . in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. and so deceive yourselves. 2 Timothy 2:14-16. Do what it says. 13 15 so that you may become blameless and pure. but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him. seek and you will find. Matthew 7:7-8 7 8 Ask. the door will be opened 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Be joyful always. listen closely to my words. praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. For everyone who ask receives. Do not let them out of your sight. With this in mind. MORE Step 11 . Proverbs 4:20-22 20 21 My son. 22for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. 18give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. knock and the door will be opened to you.12 Steps And The Bible Page 1 STEP 11 . keep them within your heart. St ep 11 .Addiction Bible Scriptures Ephesians 6:18 9 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. and it will be given you. and to him who knocks. be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. 17pray continually. he who seeks finds. pay attention to what I say.

but the body is weak. my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. The spirit is willing. your law is within my heart." John 16:23-24 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. may your good Spirit lead me on level ground." Psalms 143:10 10 Teach me to do your will. and your joy will be complete.12 Steps And The Bible Page 2 STEP 11 . ." Matthew 26:41 41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. Psalms 40:8 8 I desire to do your will. praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. I tell you the truth. O my God.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him. Matthew 12:50 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother. Ask and you will receive. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. for you are my God.

Ephesians 3:14-19 . and with his brothers.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him. Acts 4:2-13. 119:10-11. I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for. they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. 7:7-8. Acts 1:14 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer. Matthew 18:18-20 18 "I tell you the truth. praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus. and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. there am I with them. whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven.12 Steps And The Bible Page 3 STEP 11 . For where two or three come together in my name. Psalms 1:1-3. On the contrary. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 20 Footnotes: Matthew 6:5-13. 19 "Again.

But watch yourself or you may be also tempted. 1 Peter 4:7-8 7 8 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self controlled so that you can pray. 4 St ep 12 . and in all Judea and Samaria. the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. Above all. Acts 1:8 8 But. if someone is caught in a sin. and to the ends of the earth. because love covers a multitude of sins. and to practice these principles in all our affairs. so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.12 Steps And The Bible Page 1 STEP 12 . Galatians 6:1 1 Brothers. love each other deeply. who comforts us in all our troubles. you who are spiritual should restore him gently. we tried to carry this message to other alcoholics. MORE Step 10 .Addiction Bible Scriptures 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. and you will be my witness in Jerusalem.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps. you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.

standing firm in the faith. they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 9 Resist him. if someone is caught in a sin. 2 Timothy 4:3-5 3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. 4 5 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. we tried to carry this message to other alcoholics. endure hardship. keep your head in all situations. and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Instead. you who are spiritual should restore him gently.12 Steps And The Bible Page 2 STEP 12 . or you also may be tempted. But watch yourself. 2 Carry each other's burdens. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. discharge all the duties of your ministry. Galatians 6:1-2 1 Brothers. because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. and to practice these principles in all our affairs. 1 Peter 5:8-9 8 Be self-controlled and alert. . But you. do the work of an evangelist.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps. to suit their own desires.

Freely you have received. we tried to carry this message to other alcoholics.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps." John 15:17 17 This is my command: Love each other. raise the dead. 32Then you will know the truth. freely give. "If you hold to my teaching.12 Steps And The Bible Page 3 STEP 12 . preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near. cleanse those who have leprosy. 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. Footnotes: Matthew 10:16-33. Jude 20-23 . and to practice these principles in all our affairs. drive out demons. Jesus said. and the truth will set you free. John 8:31-32 31 To the Jews who had believed him. you are really my disciples.' Heal the sick. Matthew 10:7-8 7 8 As you go.

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