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    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. 

    10For 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)



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    Tue, Aug 26th - 8:08PM

    1 Thessalonians 4



    1 Thessalonians 4

    A disciple abstains from sexual immorality.

    3For 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.

     9Now 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 more, (NASB)

    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 others. 

    11and 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)



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    Thu, Aug 21st - 9:40PM

    Colossians 3



    Colossians 3

    A disciple seeks and sets his mind on the things of God instead of the things of this world.

    1If 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. 

    5Put 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 creator. (ESV)

    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.

    12Put 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.

    18Wives, 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)

     



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    Wed, Aug 20th - 9:32PM

    Colossians 2



    Colossians 2

    A disciple doesn’t let himself to be taken captive by the philosophy, deceit, and the traditions of this world.

    8See 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)



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    Mon, Aug 18th - 10:30PM

    Philippians 4



    Philippians 4

    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.

     4Rejoice 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.

    8Finally, 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

    11Not 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)



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    Sun, Aug 17th - 11:08PM

    Philippians 3



    Philippians 3

    A disciple knows he is saved through Christ, not through his own efforts.

    3For 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

    7I 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.

    12I 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)

     



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    Sat, Aug 16th - 7:55PM

    Philippians 2



    Philippians 2

    A disciple does nothing from selfish ambition or conceit instead he is humble and looks after others.

    3Do 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. (ESV)

    A disciple does not complain or cause disputes instead he is blameless and innocent and holds fast to the word of life.

    14Do 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)



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    Fri, Aug 15th - 7:47PM

    Philippians 1



    Philippians 1

    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 of Christ. 

    27Only 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)



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    Thu, Aug 14th - 8:50PM

    Ephesians 6



    Ephesians 6

    A disciple obeys and honors his parents.

    1Children, 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.

     4Fathers, 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.

    10Finally, 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.

     11Put 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)



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    Wed, Aug 13th - 8:54PM

    Ephesians 5



    Ephesians 5

    A disciple is an imitator of God.

    1Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

    A disciple walks in love.

     2And 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.

    3But sexual 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 and God.

    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 9(for 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 unwisely.

    15Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

    A disciple makes the best use of his time for the Lord.

    16making 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.

    17Therefore 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.

    18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

    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.

     19addressing 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 Christ,

    A disciple submits to one another out of reverence for Christ.

    21submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

    A disciple loves and respects their spouse.

    22Wives, submit 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 husbands.

    25Husbands, 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 word, 27so 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.

     



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    Tue, Aug 12th - 7:45PM

    Ephesians 4



    Ephesians 4

    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.

    1I 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 love.

    14so 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 schemes. 15Rather, 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 sinful mind.

    17Now 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.

    22to 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.

    23and 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.

    24and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

    A disciple puts away falsehood and speaks the truth with his others.

    25Therefore, 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.

     26Be 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.

    28Let 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.

     29Let 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.

     30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

    A disciple puts away bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, slander, and malice.

    31Let 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.

    32Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

     

     



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    Mon, Aug 11th - 7:33PM

    Ephesians 3



    Ephesians 3

    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.

          20Now 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)



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    Thu, Aug 7th - 7:34PM

    Galatians 6



    Galatians 6

    A disciple sows to the Spirit so that he may reap eternal life from the Spirit.

    7Do 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.

    9Let 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 faith. (NASB)



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    Wed, Aug 6th - 7:56PM

    Galatians 5



    Galatians 5

    A disciple loves other.

    14For 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.

      16But 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 desires.

    24Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (NASB)

    A disciple lives and walks by the Spirit.

    25If 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.

    26Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (ESV)

     



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    Mon, Aug 4th - 8:11PM

    Galatians 3



    Galatians 3

    A disciple lives by his faith in Christ.

    11But 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 Christ.

    26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.



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    Sun, Aug 3rd - 7:57AM

    Galatians 2



    Galatians 2

    A disciple is justified by his faith in Christ.

    16nevertheless 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.

    20“I 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)



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    Fri, Aug 1st - 10:24PM

    Galatians 1



    Galatians 1

    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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