by: Pastor Max
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the
power of God unto salvation to every one that
believeth." (Romans 1:16)
Paul was a preacher of the gospel for many years and was
called the 'Apostle to the Gentiles.'
encounter with Jesus Christ on the 'Damascus Road' made
such an impact on his life that he recounted it repeatedly
in his preaching and before important people like Governor
Felix and King Agrippa.
to new converts in Rome, he stated: "The Gospel of
Christ is the power of God unto salvation..." (1
Corinthians 1:16) The gospel is the power of God.
What an awesome statement.
was anticipating a visit to Jerusalem and ultimately to
Rome - where he knew he would suffer imprisonment - so he
wrote the epistle to educate, prepare and strengthen the
saints, who would also suffer such a fate for their belief
in Jesus Christ.
everywhere were being persecuted and undoubtedly, many
believers were afraid to witness their faith publicly or
were ashamed of being a part of a movement that was so
maligned, and that made them a laughing stock before their
Timothy was feeling the pain of Paul's persecution and
having anxious moments about his own life being so closely
allied to the great Apostle!
DEMANDS TOTAL SURRENDER!
Paul admonished Timothy: "God hath not given us the
spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our
Lord, nor of me His prisoner: but be thou partaker of the
afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God:
hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not
according to our works; but according to His own purpose
and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the
world began." (2 Timothy 1:7)
oft refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain."
(1 Timothy 1:16) To Church at Philippi, he
wrote: "For me to live is Christ, and to die is
gain." (Philippians 1:21)
didn't pull any punches. Jesus didn't make it easy
for people to follow Him. He demanded all or nothing
and because He gave all, He expected His followers to do
Saviour said: "Whosoever will come after Me, let
him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but
whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the
Gospel's, the same shall save it." (Mark 8:34-36)
the man who exclaimed: "Lord, I will follow Thee
whithersoever Thou goest", Jesus answered, "The
foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but
the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head."
Lord said to another, "Follow Me", but he said,
"Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my
father." Jesus answered, "Let the
dead bury their dead, but go thou and PREACH the Kingdom
to Jewish tradition, the eldest son had first right to the
inheritance and had to take charge of family matters when
his father died. In this case, the man's father may
have still been alive but he felt it his duty to stay at
home until his passing.
had a different view on the matter. His message
is this, if you are called to follow Him and proclaim His
Gospel that trumps other obligations that are not as
important. Even if the man's father was already
dead, others could be assigned to bury him!
other words, let those who are spiritually dead bury their
dead and allow those that are spiritually alive to preach
the gospel and save precious souls to Christ!
another also said, Lord, I will follow Thee; but let me
first go bid them farewell which are at home at my house.
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to
the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of
God." (Luke 9:57-62)
is Jesus teaching us through this? Jesus is serious
about our spiritual life and eternal salvation.
Everything fades into insignificance when you compare
temporal things with the spiritual needs of the
individual. Jesus came to seek and to save the lost.
He came to heal the broken hearted and mend sick bodies
and spirits. (Luke 4:18-19)
is as important as pleasing God and sharing His mercy and
love to family, friends and neighbors. He stated:
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This
is the first and great commandment. And the second
is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as
thyself." (Matthew 22:37-39)
IS STILL THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
gave His life so that we may live. Jesus is our
Saviour, Redeemer, Deliverer, Healer and Sustainer.
His Gospel is the greatest news our sinful and sick world
could ever hear.
stated: "Greater love hath no man than this
that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are
My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you."
am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of
Mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the
Father and I lay down My life for the sheep." (John
when we were without strength (hopeless), in
due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God
commendeth His love toward us, in that, whole we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:6,7)
the Council of Nicea in AD 325, ATHANASIUS the intrepid
Champion of the true deity of Jesus Christ vigorously
opposed the spurious attacks of ARIUS and the UNITARIANS
who denied our Saviour's divinity. A wishy-washy
friend warned the great Man of God thusly:
"Have a care Athanasius: The world is against
you!" Athanasius answered: "Then,
I am against the world!"
MAKE THE GOSPEL SO POWERFUL?
was it about Jesus of Nazareth that so captivated the
apostles and early disciples that they forsook all earthly
conveniences, fortunes and zones of comfort to follow Him,
even to their deaths?
impressed Matthew the tax collector, Luke
the physician and Zenas the lawyer, to
forsake all and follow the Master? And what has
inspired millions more down through the last two Millennia
to worship the Lord Jesus Christ as very God and to make
known His name to multitudes everywhere, often at the cost
of their lives?
was it that caused Peter and Andrew, Thomas and Bartholomew
follow in the footsteps of Jesus? What was it that
caused the proud Pharisee Saul of Tarsus to humble
himself, repent of his folly and become the greatest of
all Gospel preachers, after his encounter with Jesus
Christ on the Damascus Road?
What made this 'Jewish
terrorist' and injurious persecutor of Christians and
blasphemer of Jesus, make this sudden switch?
inspired Silas and Timothy, Barnabas
and Apollos, Jude and Agabus,
to pick up the torch of this Evangelical Gospel?
What was the reason that Justin Martyr and Polycarp
declared their faith in Jesus Christ at the cost of their
made John Huss go to his death so that the
Gospel of Christ would not be compromised? What
inspired Bishops Lattimer and Ridley to
shout God's praises and continue to confess Christ from
Papal Rome's Burning Stake?
was, my beloved friend, the indisputable, indestructible,
unmistakable call of the Holy Spirit of God upon those
whose love for Jesus Christ and His gospel had become
greater than life itself!
CHRIST: GOD INCARNATE
stated: "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them
and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man
pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave
them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck
them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are
ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into
the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son
of God. If I do not the works of My Father, believe
Me not. But, if I do, though ye believe not Me,
believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the
Father is in Me, and I in Him." (John
is the amazing truth that Jesus of Nazareth who was born
in a stable in Bethlehem was more than a man. He was
the Eternal Son of God from Heaven and the Creator of all
life. He was God incarnate (God in human flesh).
came to earth on a specific mission to redeem Adam's
fallen race from sin, fear, sickness, disease, death and
OF NAZARETH was born to die in order to defeat Satan, the
enemy of our souls. And to rise from the dead,
victorious over death, hell and the grave! Jesus
Christ is truly the Saviour of the world, the Liberator
of sinful man, the Healer of every sickness, the
Emancipator of the human race and the Possessor
of Eternal Life!
is the final victory speech of St. Paul who was personally
recruited by the Lord Jesus Christ to spread His glorious
Gospel across the Gentile world:
I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure
is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have
finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall
give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them
also that love His appearing." (2 Timothy 4:6)
Gospel is the GOOD NEWS of God's unconditional love, unmerited mercy and
prevenient grace toward
lost and perishing humanity. How do I know all this?
God Himself says so. His Holy inerrant Word
proclaims that it is so. And He cannot deny Himself,
change, make a mistake, fail or lie!
RECORD VERIFIES AND CONFIRMS THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND MERCY OF GOD
historical record verifies and confirms it. God's
dealings with mankind recorded in sacred as well as
secular writing show His unconditional love for carnal,
lost and ungodly men by providing a way of escape from
Satan the perverted Evil One called Satan the Hater,
Oppressor and Adversary of God and man.
greatest mission of unconditional love, overcoming all
barriers of sin, death and judgment was manifested on
Calvary's cross nearly 2,000 years ago when the incarnated
SON of God paid the ransom price for the souls of lost
humanity, meeting the demands of Divine Justice through
His perfect, vicarious and all atoning death and glorious
resurrection from the dead.
sought us before we knew Him or even thought of Him!
The songwriter scribbled these words: "When He was
on the cross I was on His mind. He loved me before I
knew Him.." And St. John wrote: "We love
Him because He first loved us." (1 John)
is the power of God because it changes those who receive
its life giving message. It not only transforms the
inner man but it heals sick and diseased bodies through
the efficacious power of the shed blood of Jesus that was
given freely for us on Calvary's tree.
RIDDLE OF THE CHANGED CALENDAR
2,000 years later, Dr. A.U. Michelson, another prominent
Jew wrote in 'The Riddle of the Changed Calendar'
mighty earthly monarch decreed and ordained the rise and
fall of the tides? We all know there was none.
It is a decree of nature, of a force not set in
motion by man. Nor could the entire human race do
anything to check its regular flow and ebb.
what earthly monarch decreed or commanded, or even
suggested that all civilized peoples should date their
calendars backward and forward, B.C. and A.D. from the
birth of Jesus Christ?"
furnishes no clue to this question; for there never was
such an edict; no such suggestion ever came from the lips
or the pen of any world potentate. Each human ruler
would much prefer to impose upon the face of history a
date system whereby some great deed or victory of his own
should forever be commemorated. Such futile attempts
were repeatedly made; some even simultaneously with the
slow, but inexorable, forward march of the Christian
most notable attempt in modern days to find a new starting
point for civilized time was that undertaken by France in
1793. This revolutionary calendar fell with the
cause it represented. It lasted just thirteen years,
and its only legacy to history is the tangle of dates
which confuses the record of these thirteen years."
history also is strewn with these forgotten way marks of
time - Babylonian Eponyms, Greek Olympiads, Roman
Consulates. For centuries before the birth of
Christ, the letters A.U.C. designated the founding of that
great city, And, yet when, and by whom, was it decreed
that the letter A.U.C. should give place to A.D. and B.C.?
No imperial edict forced this change; yet all civilized
time bears the signature of Jesus Christ. How did
this come to pass? Again history is mute in answer
to this question."
is the person to whom the whole civilized world gives
was a humble inhabitant of an obscure town in a small
province of the then existing Roman Empire. His
public life was short. He wrote no book. He
overthrew no government. He left no great band of
highly influential followers. In fact, after three
years of pedestrian itineraries, He was put to death as a
criminal. His followers, few and humble, forsook Him
reject the claims of Jesus as being equal with God, as
being God the Son, the very almanac of the modern world is
an incredible absurdity.
a jury of historians had to explain, on purely historical
grounds, the letters A.D. and B.C. which now serve
universally as the point from which civilized time is
reckoned, they must report that "some force",
mysterious in origin, and independent of human will, but
with range and energy sufficient to affect all civilized
nations, and persistent enough to run through all the
centuries, has "somehow" put the impress of
Christ's hand on all history.
possible explanation is there for this enigma?
is a man of the darkest age of the world. He lived
in a subject province. He never wrote a sentence
that has been preserved. He died when He had
scarcely reached manhood; and He died cast out by His own
race, and abandoned by His scanty band of followers.
yet, twenty centuries after He hung upon a cross, His
birth is accepted by believers and unbelievers alike, at
the point from which all centuries are dated. Every
morning all the newspapers of the world, even though some
are impregnated with hatred and ridicule of Jesus Christ,
adjust their dates to His cradle. The very dates on
our cheques and letters, all governmental records, all
legal documents, all literature, yes, all are
unconsciously a testimony to the birth of Jesus Christ.
can be but one explanation for this riddle of the 'Changed
Calendar.' It is that He who hung upon that Roman
cross, was, at He claimed, more than a man, that he was,
in fact, God incarnate. God in the person of His Son
- Himself the Creator of Time. And this Lord of
Creation performed upon that cross a far mightier work
than all human achievements put together - namely, the
redemption of the human race; available to all who will
believe and receive Him as Redeemer and Lord.
DEATH BED CONFESSION OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
W. Kates, writing in The Churchman says,
"It is hardly to such a man as Napoleon Bonaparte one
would turn for spiritual enlightenment: but it is
interesting indeed to note what he said about Jesus of
Nazareth and the Christian Religion"."I
see in Lycurgus, Numa, and Mohammed only
legislators who, having the first rank in the state, have
sought the best solution of the social problem"; said
Napoleon, "but I see nothing there which reveals
divinity ... nothing announces them divine. On the
contrary, there are numerous resemblances between them and
myself, foibles and errors which ally them to me and to
is not so with Christ", he continued in this
conversation with General Bertrand, one of his companions
during the twilight days of his meteoric career.
search in vain in history to find the equal of Jesus
Christ, beyond the march of events and above the human
in Him astonishes me. His spirit overawes me, and
His will confounds me. Between Him and whoever else
in the world, there is no possible term of comparison.
He is truly a Being by Himself. His ideals and
His sentiments, the truths which He announces, His manner
of convincing, are not explained either by human
organization or by the nature of things."
birth, and the history of His life; the profundity of His
doctrine, which grapples the mightiest difficulties, and
which is, of those difficulties, the most admirable
solution; His Gospel, His apparition, His empire, His
march across the ages, and the realms, is for me a
prodigy, a mystery insoluble, which plunges me into a
reverence which I cannot escape, a mystery which is there
before my yes, a mystery which I cannot deny or explain.
Here I see nothing human."
nearer I approach, the more carefully I examine,
everything is above me, everything remains grand - or a
grandeur which overpowers."
religion is a revelation from an intelligence which
certainly is not that of man. There is a
profound originality, which has created a series of words
and of maxims before unknown. Jesus borrowed nothing
from our sciences. One can absolutely find nowhere,
but in Him alone, the imitation or the example of His
another place Napoleon wrote: "I know men;
and I tell you that Jesus is not a man. Superficial
minds see a resemblance between Christ and the founders of
empires, and the gods of other regions. That
resemblance does not exist. There is between
Christianity and whatever other religions the distance of
states his conception of the Christian religion in the
following words when he says it is "neither ideology
nor metaphysics, but a practical rule which directs the
actions of man, corrects him, counsels him, and assists
him in all his conduct."
Bible contains a complete series of facts and historical
men, to explain time and eternity, such as no other
religion has to offer. If this is not the true
religion, one is very excusable in being deceived for
everything in it is grand and worthy of God.
to Christ's empire and His Church in contrast to his own
passing fame and glory, Napoleon who has been described as
the "world's greatest traveling man of
speak of Caesar, of Alexander, of their conquests, and of
the enthusiasm they enkindled in the hearts of their
soldiers; but can you conceive of a dead man making
conquests with an army faithful and entirely devoted to
his memory? My armies have forgotten me, even while
living, as the Carthaginian army forgot Hannibal.
Such is our power!"
is the history of the invasion and conquest of the world
by Christianity. Such is the power of God of the
Christians; and such is the perpetual miracle of the
progress of the Faith and the government of His Church.
Nations pass away, thrones crumble, but the church remain.
What is, then, the power which has protected this church,
thus assailed by the furious billows of rage and the
hostility of ages? Whose is the arm which for
eighteen hundred years, has protected the church from so
many storms which have threatened to engulf it?"
Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires. But
on what did we rest the creations of our genius?
Upon force! Jesus Christ alone founded His Empire
upon love; and, at this hour, millions of men would die
and rather pathetically, the great Napoleon remarked to
his companion: "We are mere lead now, General
Bertrand, and soon I shall be in my grave. Such is
the fate of great men! So it was with Caesar
and Alexander, and I, too, am forgotten, and the
name of a conqueror and an emperor is a college
the destiny, near at hand, of him who has been called the
great Napoleon! What an abyss between my deep misery
and the eternal reign of Christ, which is proclaimed,
loved, adored, and which is extending over all the earth!
Is this to die? Is it not rather to live? The
death of Christ - it is the death of God!"
TO GOD THE FATHER BE GLORY - THROUGH
JESUS CHRIST OUR
John the Apostle had been exiled to tohe Island called
Patmos for his testimony about Jesus Christ. It was while
he was serving his sentence there, that he was visited by
the Eternal living and resurrected Son of God in all His
the very presence of the Glorified Christ, John fell at
His feet as dead but Jesus laid His hand upon him, saying:
"Fear not; I am in the first and the last:
I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold I am alive
forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of
death." (Revelation 1:17, 18) To God be
all the Honour, Praise and Glory forever and ever.
JESUS CHRIST DIED
by: Pastor Max
YEARS AGO, ON AN OLD RUGGED CROSS, AT A PLACE CALLED
GOLGOTHA, JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU
my friend, Jesus died for you nearly 2000 years ago on a
rugged cross outside Jerusalem's city wall, at a place
THAT IS REAL LOVE
was the greatest expression of love and the greatest price
ever paid for anything! When Jesus paid the supreme
penalty - His life's blood - He purchased eternal life for
every human being who would accept this wonderful gift.
Bible says, "For
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have
God loved the world so dearly - that’s you and me
- that He sent Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our
sins and purchase our freedom!
I had to do to receive this wonderful gift of salvation
was to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and to receive Him
into my heart by faith, turn from my evil ways and live
for Him by His strength and grace. That's all you
have to do to be saved, as well! If you accept Jesus
Christ and His gift of love, you will never be sorry.
GIFT OF SALVATION IS ABSOLUTELY FREE
something else - This gift is absolutely
fact, you couldn't buy it if you wanted to.
The Bible says: "For
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
is the gift of God: not
of works, lest any man should boast."
You do not pay for a gift!
All that is necessary to receive a gift, is to
accept it! God
gave His Son to die on the cross and Jesus died willingly.
He died that we might live.
Bible says, "But
God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us."
DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE ?
friend, that is real love.
You ask, "WHY
DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE"?
was because of your sin and mine.
God is so holy, righteous and pure that He could
not look upon sin, and our sins had separated us from God!
prophet declared, "Behold, the Lord's hand is not
shortened, that it cannot save: neither His ear heavy,
that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have
separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid
His face from you, that He will not hear." (Isaiah
of man's rebellion, we became partakers of Satan's penalty
and were consigned to an eternal death!
WANT PEOPLE TO GO TO HELL, SO HE MADE
A WAY OF ESCAPE
FOR US ALL!
law in God's
Word stated: "Without
the shedding of blood, there is no remission for sins".
In other words, innocent blood had to be shed!
Jesus had to die so that everyone who accepts God’s
promise could be forgiven.
THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD - THERE IS
NO REMISSION FOR SINS
Jesus died, He poured out His precious blood for the sins
of the whole world! And
all who receive His Word can be free, cleansed from their
sins and pardoned of their guilt!
The Word of God states:
the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son cleanseth us from all
(1 John 1:7,9)
you say, "I
do not feel I am too bad a sinner.
Why must I be saved?"
The Bible says,
have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
(Romans 3:23) "All
we like sheep have gone astray and the Lord hath laid upon
Him the iniquity of us all."
IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE
Bible says: "There
is none righteous; no, not one."
we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the
truth is not in us”. (1 John 1:8)
now, you will sense the need to be forgiven of your sins.
The Bible says:
we confess our sins (to
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
MAY FEEL YOU ARE TOO WICKED FOR MERCY
may feel you are too wicked to find mercy, but listen to
the words of Jesus: "Him
that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out."
(John 6:37) And
in Luke 19:10: "I
am come to seek and to save that which was lost."
CAME TO SEEK AND SAVE THOSE WHO ARE LOST
may think, "I
could never live a Christian life, because I have no power."
are right. You
cannot live a Christian life in your own strength, but God
will give you the needed power.
The Bible says, "He
came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power
to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on
CHRIST IS OUR HOPE & OUR STRENGTH
you invite Jesus Christ into your heart, He will be your
strength. Your life will be changed and God will
give you direction and purpose, ever leading in the way of
you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe
in your heart Christ is risen - you are saved and never
forget, GOD CARES ABOUT YOU! Amen.
I DO TO
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and
women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and
troubles. In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and
mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the
troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and
healing to the sick!
- You must admit that you are a sinner
Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God”. (Rom. 3:23) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
- You must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died
on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal
life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: buot he that
believeth not is condemned already.” (John 3:15,18) “Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on
Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)
- You must repent of your sins
Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
(Luke 13:3) “Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous
man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will
have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon”.
- You must receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour
Bible says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with Me.” (Rev. 3:20) “He that hath the Son hath life: and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)
- You must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord
Bible says: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation”. (Romans 10:9-10)
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess
before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8, 9)
DO I INVITE
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?
to God, a prayer - from your heart.
Tell Him that you
are a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Tell him that
you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins. Tell him that
you are willing to change, to turn away from sin. Ask Jesus
Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2
you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW
RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.
God Bless You.
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Scriptures verses about
crucifixion of Jesus Christ, resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter
(King James Version
7:14 - (kjv) - "Behold,
a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name
1:35 - (kjv) - "...the
Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest
shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall
be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."
4:4 - (kjv) - "But
when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His
5:24 - (kjv) - Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on
him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
26:49-50 - (kjv) - "And forthwith he came to
Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed Him. And Jesus said unto
him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid
hands on Jesus, and took Him away."
26:55-56 - (kjv) - "In
that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as
against a thief with swords and staves for to take Me? I sat daily
with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on Me. But
all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be
fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook Him, and fled."
26:2 - (kjv) - "Ye know that after two days
is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be
27:3-10 - (kjv) - "Then
Judas, which had betrayed Him, when he saw that He was condemned,
repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to
the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have
betrayed innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see
thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple,
and departed, and went and hanged himself."
the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not
lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price
of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's
field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The
field of blood, unto this day."
was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that
was valued, Whom they of the children of Israel did value; And
gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me."
28:1-10 - (kjv) - In
the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day
of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the
behold there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his
raiment white as snow:
for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And
the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for
He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the
dead, and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall
ye see Him: lo, I have told you.
they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy;
and did run to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell
His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they
came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him."
said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell My brethren that they
go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me.
13:3 - (kjv) - I
tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
17:30 - (kjv) - At
the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commanded all
men every where to repent:
3:19 - (kjv) - Repent
ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the
John 1:9 - (kjv) - If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our]
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2:5 - (kjv) - Remember
therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the
first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will
remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
2:38 - (kjv) - Then Peter
said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Peter 3:9 - (kjv) - The
Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
1:15 - (kjv) - And
saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Corinthians 7:9 - (kjv) - Now
I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to
repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye
might receive damage by us in nothing.
3:2 - (kjv) - And
saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
2:13 - (kjv) - And rend
your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your
God: for he [is] gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of
great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
18:8 - (kjv) - If that
nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I
will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
3:19 - (kjv) - As
many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and
4:17 - (kjv) - From
that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3:10 - (kjv) - And God saw
their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God
repented of the evil, that he had said he would not do unto them;
and he did [it] not.
20:21 - (kjv) - Testifying
both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God,
and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
8:22 - (kjv) - Repent
therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the
though of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
3:9 - (kjv) - Who
can tell [if] God will turn and repent, and turn away from his
fierce anger, that we perish not?
Timothy 2:25 - (kjv) - In
meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the
1:4 - (kjv) - John
did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins.
12:17 - (kjv) - For ye know
how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he
was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he
sought it carefully with tears.
2:4 - (kjv) - Or despisest
thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering;
not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
26:20 - (kjv) - But
shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and
throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the Gentiles,
that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for
3:3 - (kjv) - I
came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
3:3 - (kjv) - And
he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism
of repentance for the remission of sins;
6:12 - (kjv) - And
they went out, and preached that men should repent.
2:7 - (kjv) - When Jesus
heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need
of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to to call
the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
27:3 - (kjv) - Then Judas,
which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned,
repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to
the chief priests and elders,
9:13 - (kjv) - But
go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to
6:50 - (kjv) - This
is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die.
6:13 - (kjv) - And
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine
is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
57:15 - (kjv) - For thus saith
the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is]
Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that
is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
1:23 - (kjv) - For
I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be
with Christ; which is far better:
6:23 - (kjv) - For
the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:8 - (kjv) - For he that soweth
to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that
soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
10:10 - (kjv) - But the
LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting
king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall
not be able to abide his indignation.
90:2 - (kjv) - Before
the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou
72:17 - (kjv) - His
name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as
the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call
41:13 - (kjv) - Blessed
[be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting.
Amen, and Amen.
5:8 - Blessed
are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
5:12 - Rejoice,
and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so
persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
5:20 - For
I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves do not break through nor steal.
8:11 - And I say unto you, That
many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with
Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
13:30 - Let both grow together until the harvest: and
in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye
together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them:
but gather the wheat into my barn.
13:43 - Then shall the righteous
shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who
hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:49 - So shall it be at
the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the
wicked from among the just.
18:10 - Take heed that ye despise
not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven
their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in
19:21 - Jesus said unto him, If
thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow
22:30 - For in the resurrection
they neither marry; nor are given in marriage, but are as the
angels of God in heaven.
25:34 - Then shall the King say
unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
25:46 - And these shall go away
into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
10:20 - Notwithstanding in this
rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather
rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him
shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
12:32 - Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33 - Sell that ye have, and
give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure
in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth,
neither moth corrupteth.
15:6 - And when he cometh home,
he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them,
Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7 - I say unto you, that
likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth,
more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no
15:10 - Likewise, I say unto you,
there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner
15:32 - It was meet that we
should make merry, and be glad for this thy brother was dead, and
is alive again, and was lost, and is found.
16:22 - And it came to pass, that
the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's
bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
20:34 - And Jesus answering said
unto them, The child of this world marry, and are given in
20:35 - But they which shall be
accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from
the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
20:36 - Neither can they die any
more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of
God, being the children of the resurrection.
22:29 - And I appoint unto you a
kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
22:30 - That ye may eat and drink
at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve
tribes of Israel.
23:43 - And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
5:28 - Marvel not at this: for
the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall
hear his voice,
5:28 - And shall come forth; they
that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that
have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
10:28 - And I give unto them
eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand.
12:26 - If any man serve me, let
him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if
any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
13:26 - Simon Peter said unto
him, Lord, whither goes thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I
go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me
14:2 - In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not
so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
17:22 - And the glory which thou
gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given
me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
7:55 - But he, being full of the
Holy Ghost, look up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of
God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
7:56 - And said, Behold, I see
the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand
5:17 - For if by one man's
offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive
abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in
life by one, Jesus Christ.
Corinthians 5:1 - For we know
that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we
have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in
Corinthians 12:2 - I knew a man
in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot
tell, or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Corinthians 2:3 - And I knew such
a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell:
Corinthians 2:4 - How that he was
caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is
not lawful for a man to utter.
1:18 - The eyes of your
understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope
of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his
inheritance in the saints,
1:5 - For the hope which is laid
up for you in heaven; whereof ye heard before in the word of the
truth of the gospel;
1:6 - Which is come unto you, as
it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also
in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in
1:12 - Giving thanks unto the
Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance
of the saints in light.
3:4 - When Christ, who is our
life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Thessalonians 2:12 - That ye
would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and
Thessalonians 4:17 - Then we
which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.
Thessalonians 1:7 - And to
you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall
be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.
Thessalonians 2:14 - Whereunto he
called you by our gospel, to the obtaining the glory of our Lord
10:34 - For ye had compassion of
me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods,
knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an
11:16 - But now they desire a
better country, that is, an heavenly : wherefore God is not
ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a
12:22 - But ye are come unto
mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly
Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.
12:23 - To the general assembly
and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to
God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
12:24 - And to Jesus the mediator
of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh
better things than that of Abel.
12:28 - Wherefore we receiving a
kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may
serve God acceptably: with reverence and godly fear.
13:14 - For here have we no
continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Peter 1:4 - To an inheritance
incorruptible, and undefiled; and that fadeth not away, reserved
in heaven for you,
Peter 1:11 - For so an entrance
shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting
kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Peter 3:13 - Nevertheless we,
according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2:7 - He that hath an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that
overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the
midst of the paradise of God.
3:21 - To him that overcometh
will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame,
and am set down with my Father in his throne.
4:4 - And round about the throne
were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and
twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and they had on
their heads crowns of gold.
5:9 - And they sung a new song,
saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals
thereof for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy
blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.
7:9 - After this I beheld, and,
lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations,
and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne,
and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their
Scriptures verses on Values, morals
Moral & values taught by
6:24 - (kjv) - No man can
serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the
other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
20:35 - (kjv) - I have shewed you
all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak,
and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is
more blessed to give than to receive.
6:32 - (kjv) - For if ye
love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also
love those than love them.
- (kjv) - Him
that is weak in the faith receive ye [but] not to doubtful
- (kjv) - And
when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that
your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your
- (kjv) - Thou
shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy
people, but thoo shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I [am] the
19:9-10 - (kjv) - And when ye
reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the
corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of
thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither
shall thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave
them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.
- (kjv) - Put
on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels
of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have
a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of
- (kjv) - All
scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
3:1 - (kjv) - If ye then be risen
with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ
sitteth on the right hand of God
(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you
even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same
things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is]
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the
kingdom of Christ and of God.
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk
worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment
seat of Christ.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no
power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
[which is] your reasonable service.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but
that the world through him might be saved.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him,
They have no wine.
He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
1:16 (kjv) - And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom
was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
1:18 (kjv) - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on the wise: When
as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, we was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
27:22 (kjv) - Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with
Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be
1:1 (kjv) - The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son
12:35 (kjv) - And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the
temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
1:17 (kjv) - For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth
came by Jesus Christ.
(kjv) - And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the
only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
(kjv) But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life
through his name.
(kjv) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that
God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord
- Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
(kjv) - Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as
I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise
up and walk.
(kjv) - And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached
- Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that
by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom
God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here
before you whole.
(kjv) - And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased
not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
(kjv) - And when they believed Philip preaching the things
concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they
were baptized, both men and women.
(kjv) - And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart,
thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus
Christ is the Son of God.
(kjv) - And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee
whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
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