It is not faith that needs increase. It is knowledge.
For this cause we also, ...do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye
might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding …Colossians 1.9
Have faith in God. Eternal life is knowing the one true God by faith that
comes from grace.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus
Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Receive the Person of the gospel and you’ll walk in the promise of the
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of
God, even to them that believe on his name.
Trace the grace in your day.
Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned
unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life
by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5.20b, 21
We live in the tension between time on our hands and eternity in our
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of
God abideth forever. 1 John 2.17
Jesus didn’t send the Holy Spirit to make us comfortable, but to
comfort us in our sufferings.
Blesssed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation...
1 Corinthians 1.3, 4a
“Rugged individuals” haven’t been crucified at the old rugged cross.
The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For
we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that
one bread. 1 Corinthians 10.16b, 17
Live with others in interdependence on Christ.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that
one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1 Corinthians 12.12
Jesus entered the world that sinners might encounter truth.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Sinners sin until Christ steps in.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Romans 6.23
Christians are aliens and strangers to the world, so prepare to be
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou
shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not
of the world. John 17.15, 16
Nature determines appetite.
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by
these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the
corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter 1.4
Which rules: law on the outside or life on the inside?
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is
our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.
Colossians 3.3, 4
Do you know where you are in the pursuit of your goals?
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow
after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ
Jesus. Philippians 3.12
Jesus has power to bring everything under His control.
We look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working
whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.
Know whose you are and whom you serve.
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I
Enter today naked of the past, clothed with the promise, armed with
Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things
which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of
God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3.13, 14
Dwell on where you’re headed, not on where you’ve been.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where
Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Know where you’re headed and take the next step.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Though imperfect ourselves, we expect perfection out of others.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Correct others as you would like to be corrected.
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such
an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be
God in Christ Jesus takes hold of us. Take hold of Him.
I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which I am apprehended of Christ
Jesus. Philippians 3.12
Know where you are, who you are, whose you are, and where you’re
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the
gospel of God...for obedience to the faith among all nations, for His name...
Romans 1.1, 5
Touching God in prayer touches others in power.
I pray for them. John 17.9
Faith is belief that motivates to action.
...I will show thee my faith by my works.
Call upon God now. Don’t wait until the day of trouble.
In You, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me
in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline Your ear unto me, and
save me. Psalm 71.1, 2
Center your “self” in Christ. When the world crashes around you, the
peace of Christ remains within you.
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.
Stop denying God. Say, “I belong.”
Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
1 Corinthians 12.27
Being a part of a greater whole increases individual significance.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or
Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into
one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
1 Corinthians 12.13, 14
Accept diversity to avoid division in the Body.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit...But the manifestation of
the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1 Corinthians 12.4, 7
Be content. Look to the stores at hand.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such
things as you have: for He has said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”