Young people, use the time of your youth wisely—to gain a knowledge of God and to grow in your faith.

Young people, use the time of your youth wisely—to gain a knowledge of God and to grow in your faith.

BibleGateway: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:7 ESV Text: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:7 Ecclesiastes 11:9–12:7 (Listen) 9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. 10 Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain1 from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity. Remember Your Creator in…

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We can face anything through Christ who strengthens us.

We can face anything through Christ who strengthens us.

BibleGateway: Philippians 4:1-13 ESV Text: Philippians 4:1-13 Philippians 4:1–13 (Listen) 4:1 Therefore, my brothers,1 whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer 2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion,2 help these women, who have labored3 side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names…

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We are surrounded by so many spiritual dangers in this life that it is vital to keep pressing on toward our heavenly goal.

We are surrounded by so many spiritual dangers in this life that it is vital to keep pressing on toward our heavenly goal.

BibleGateway: Philippians 3:1-21 ESV Text: Philippians 3:1-21 Philippians 3 (Listen) Righteousness Through Faith in Christ 3:1 Finally, my brothers,1 rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God2 and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the…

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Christian humility shines like a light in a dark world, and Jesus, who humbled Himself for us, helps us to remain humble.

Christian humility shines like a light in a dark world, and Jesus, who humbled Himself for us, helps us to remain humble.

BibleGateway: Philippians 2:1-18 ESV Text: Philippians 2:1-18 Philippians 2:1–18 (Listen) Christ’s Example of Humility 2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to…

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Along with Paul, we give thanks for the fellow Christians God has put in our lives.

Along with Paul, we give thanks for the fellow Christians God has put in our lives.

BibleGateway: Philippians 1:3-11 ESV Text: Philippians 1:3-11 Philippians 1:3–11 (Listen) Thanksgiving and Prayer 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 7 It is right for…

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We do the work the Lord puts in front of us to do without always worrying how it will end up.

We do the work the Lord puts in front of us to do without always worrying how it will end up.

BibleGateway: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 ESV Text: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 Ecclesiastes 11:1–6 (Listen) Cast Your Bread upon the Waters 11:1   Cast your bread upon the waters,    for you will find it after many days.2   Give a portion to seven, or even to eight,    for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.3   If the clouds are full of rain,    they empty themselves on the earth,  and if a tree falls to the south or to the north,    in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.4   He who observes…

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Caleb shows us that we can trust the Lord over our own eyes.

Caleb shows us that we can trust the Lord over our own eyes.

BibleGateway: Numbers 13:16-33 ESV Text: Numbers 13:16-33 Numbers 13:16–33 (Listen) 16 These were the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua. 17 Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan and said to them, “Go up into the Negeb and go up into the hill country, 18 and see what the land is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, whether they…

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The Christian is under constant attack from the devil and temptation. Only with the “armor of God” can we survive.

The Christian is under constant attack from the devil and temptation. Only with the “armor of God” can we survive.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV Text: Ephesians 6:10-20 Ephesians 6:10–20 (Listen) The Whole Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the…

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Notice how God’s instructions for marriage are based on the love and forgiveness Christ has shown to us.

Notice how God’s instructions for marriage are based on the love and forgiveness Christ has shown to us.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 5:22-33 ESV Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Ephesians 5:22–33 (Listen) Wives and Husbands 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,…

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It’s important that the Spirit lead us to grow up and mature as Christians so that we are not easily misled by false teaching.

It’s important that the Spirit lead us to grow up and mature as Christians so that we are not easily misled by false teaching.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 4:7-16 ESV Text: Ephesians 4:7-16 Ephesians 4:7–16 (Listen) 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says,   “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,    and he gave gifts to men.”1 9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?2 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that…

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