Sun, Aug 31st - 10:39PM
2 Thessalonians 3
2 Thessalonians 3
A disciple works to earn and eat his own bread. He is not lazy, undisciplined, or a busybody
and he never tires of doing good.
even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not
willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 11For
we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at
all, but acting like busybodies. 12Now
such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet
fashion and eat their own bread. 13But
as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good. (NASB)
Tue, Aug 26th - 8:08PM
1 Thessalonians 4
1 Thessalonians 4
A disciple abstains from sexual immorality.
this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain
from sexual immorality; 4that
each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who
do not know God; 6and
that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord
is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and
solemnly warned you. 7For
God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification. 8So, he who rejects this is not
rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you. (NASB)
A disciple loves others.
as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to
you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; 10for indeed you do practice it toward all the
brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still
A disciple lives a quiet life, minds his own
business, and works to provide for himself so that he doesn’t have to depend on
to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your
hands, as we instructed you, 12so that
you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. (ESV)
Thu, Aug 21st - 9:40PM
A disciple seeks and sets his mind on the things of
God instead of the things of this world.
then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where
Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds
on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have
died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ
who is your life appears, then you also
will appear with him in glory. (ESV)
A disciple puts sexual immorality, impurity, evil
desires, covetousness, anger, malice, slander, obscene talk, and dishonesty out
of his life.
to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity,
passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6On account of
these the wrath of God is coming. 7In these you
too once walked, when you were living in them. 8But now you
must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from
your mouth. 9Do
not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10and have put
on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its
A disciple is holy, compassionate, kind, humble,
meek, patient, forgiving, and loving. He
lets the peace of Christ and the word of Christ dwell in his heart and gives
thanks to God.
on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts,
kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13bearing with
one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14And above
all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And
let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in
one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word
of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all
wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your
hearts to God. 17And whatever
you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving
thanks to God the Father through him. (ESV)
A disciple respects and loves their spouse, obeys
their parents, and does not provoke their children.
submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19Husbands,
love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20Children,
obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21Fathers,
do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. (ESV)
Wed, Aug 20th - 9:32PM
A disciple doesn’t let himself to be taken captive
by the philosophy, deceit, and the traditions of this world.
to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according
to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. (ESV)
Mon, Aug 18th - 10:30PM
A disciple rejoices in the Lord always. He is gentle and not anxious about anything
instead by prayer and thanksgiving makes his request known to God.
in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5Let
your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6Be
anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And
the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and
your minds in Christ Jesus. (NASB)
A disciple allows his mind to dwell on the things
that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and worthy of praise.
brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever
is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any
excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. (NASB)
A disciple is content in all circumstances he finds
himself because he knows he can do all things through Christ
that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever
circumstances I am. 12I
know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in
prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being
filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13I
can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (NASB)
Sun, Aug 17th - 11:08PM
A disciple knows he is saved through Christ, not
through his own efforts.
we who worship by the Spirit of God are
the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for
us. We put no confidence in human effort, (NLT)
A disciple counts everything else as worthless when
compared to knowing Christ because he knows he is made righteous through his
faith in Christ
once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless
because of what Christ has done. 8Yes,
everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing
Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting
it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9and become
one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the
law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For
God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. 10I
want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the
dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11so that one
way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead! (NLT)
A disciple forgets the past and presses onward
toward the prize in Christ.
don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have
already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which
Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13No, dear
brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing:
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14I
press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which
God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (NLT)
Sat, Aug 16th - 7:55PM
A disciple does nothing from selfish ambition or
conceit instead he is humble and looks after others.
nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more
significant than yourselves. 4Let each of
you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
A disciple does not complain or cause disputes
instead he is blameless and innocent and holds fast to the word of life.
all things without grumbling or disputing, 15that you
may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of
a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16holding
fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I
did not run in vain or labor in vain. (ESV)
Fri, Aug 15th - 7:47PM
A disciple lives a life worthy of the Gospel
standing firm in one spirit and strives for the faith of the Gospel and is not
frightened by the opponents of the Gospel knowing he will suffer for the sake
let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I
come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in
one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28and
not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of
their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29For
it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only
believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30engaged in
the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have. (ESV)
Thu, Aug 14th - 8:50PM
A disciple obeys and honors his parents.
obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2“Honor your
father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3“that
it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” (ESV)
A disciple brings his children up in the discipline
and instruction of the Lord.
do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and
instruction of the Lord.
A disciple is strong in the Lord.
be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. (ESV)
A disciple puts on the whole armor of God that he
may do battle with forces of evil.
on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of
the devil. 12For
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 heavenly places. 13Therefore
take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil
day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand
therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the
breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes
for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In
all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish
all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the
helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying
at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep
alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints (ESV)
Wed, Aug 13th - 8:54PM
A disciple is an imitator of God.
be imitators of God, as beloved children.
A disciple walks in love.
walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant
offering and sacrifice to God.
A disciple is not sexually immoral, impure, or
covetous. He avoids filthiness, foolish
talk, and crude joking instead he is thankful.
immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you,
as is proper among saints. 4Let there be no
filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but
instead let there be thanksgiving. 5For you may be
sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is
covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ
A disciple is not deceived with empty words and does not
partner with the sons of disobedience.
6Let no one
deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God
comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7Therefore do
not become partners with them;
A disciple walks a child of the Light.
8for at one time
you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),
A disciple tries to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
10and try to
discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
A disciple does not take part in the works of darkness but
instead he exposes the works of darkness.
11Take no part
in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For
it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But
when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything
that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake,
O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
A disciple walks wisely not
carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
A disciple makes the best use of his time for the
the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
A disciple is not foolish and he understands what
the will of the Lord is.
do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
A disciple does not get drunk instead he is filled
with the Spirit.
do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the
A disciple makes melody to the Lord in his heart and
gives thanks always for everything to God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody
to the Lord with your heart, 20giving thanks
always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus
A disciple submits to one another out of reverence
to one another out of reverence for Christ.
A disciple loves and respects their spouse.
to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the
husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his
body, and is himself its Savior. 24Now as the
church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their
love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26that
he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the
that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or
wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28In the same
way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife
loves himself. 29For no one
ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does
the church, 30because
we are members of his body. 31“Therefore a
man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two
shall become one flesh.” 32This mystery
is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33However,
let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she
respects her husband.
Tue, Aug 12th - 7:45PM
A disciple walks in a manner worthy of his calling
in humility, gentleness, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain
unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the
calling to which you have been called, 2with all
humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3eager
to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (ESV)
A disciple is not a child carried away by every
doctrine that comes along but he is spiritually mature speaking the truth in
that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried
about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful
speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the
head, into Christ (ESV)
A disciple does not walk in the futility of the
this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the
Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18They are
darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the
ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19They have
become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice
every kind of impurity. 20But that is
not the way you learned Christ!— 21assuming that
you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, (ESV)
A disciple puts off the old self which is corrupted
through deceitful desires.
put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is
corrupt through deceitful desires,
A disciple is renewed in the spirit of the mind.
to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
A disciple puts on the new self which is created in
the likeness of God in righteousness and holiness.
to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness
A disciple puts away falsehood and speaks the truth
with his others.
having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his
neighbor, for we are members one of another.
A disciple controls his angry and doesn’t give Satan
an opportunity with his anger.
angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,27and
give no opportunity to the devil.
A disciple does not steal but instead does honest
work and shares with those in need.
the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his
own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
A disciple only uses language that is good for
building up others and gives grace to those that hear.
no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for
building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
A disciple does not grieve the Holy Spirit by the
way he lives.
do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of
A disciple puts away bitterness, wrath, anger,
clamor, slander, and malice.
all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you,
along with all malice.
A disciple is kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving.
kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ
Mon, Aug 11th - 7:33PM
Christ dwells in the heart of the disciple through
faith and the disciple is rooted and grounded in love.
17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts
through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may
be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and
height and depth, 19and
to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up
to all the fullness of God.
to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works within us, 21to
Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations
forever and ever. Amen. (NASB)
Thu, Aug 7th - 7:34PM
A disciple sows to the Spirit so that he may reap
eternal life from the Spirit.
not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also
reap. 8For the one who sows to his own flesh will
from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from
the Spirit reap eternal life. (NASB)
A disciple does good for others.
us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow
weary. 10So then, while we have opportunity, let us do
good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the
Wed, Aug 6th - 7:56PM
A disciple loves other.
the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “YOU SHALL
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” (NASB)
A disciple walks by the Spirit.
I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17For
the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh;
for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things
that you please. (NASB)
A disciple crucifies the flesh with its passions and
those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and
A disciple lives and walks by the Spirit.
we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit (NASB)
A disciple is not conceited and he does not provoke
others and he is not envious of others.
us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (ESV)
Mon, Aug 4th - 8:11PM
A disciple lives by his faith in Christ.
that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident:
for, The just shall live by faith.
A disciple is a child of God through his faith in
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in
Sun, Aug 3rd - 7:57AM
A disciple is justified by his faith in Christ.
knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith
in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be
justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the
works of the Law no flesh will be justified. (NASB)
A disciple lives by his faith in Christ.
have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ
lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith
in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. (NASB)
Fri, Aug 1st - 10:24PM
A disciple is a God pleaser not a man pleaser and he
preaches the Gospel of Christ and not the gospel of man.
10 For am I now
seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were
still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of
Christ. 11For I would
have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s
gospel. 12For I did not
receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a
revelation of Jesus Christ. (ESV)
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