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    Mel's Weekly Study
          Just a simple place for me to put a scripture or two. My plan is to have one here a week or so. I was trying to do one a day, but think I need to go slower. Maybe I'll comment, maybe you will...

          Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

          Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (Acts 17:11)

          Test everything. Hold on to the good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

          Examine what I say, challenge me if I seem wrong, rebuke me if I am way off the mark...

    Tue, Feb 28th - 8:18PM

    Acts 17:25 (NIV)



    25And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

    Comment (3)

    Mon, Feb 27th - 12:13AM

    Isaiah 40:29 (NIV)



     29 He gives strength to the weary
           and increases the power of the weak.

    Comment (3)

    Sun, Feb 26th - 10:01AM

    Luke 11:13 (Amplified Bible)



    13If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!

    Comment (1)

    Sun, Feb 26th - 9:55AM

    Matthew 3:11 (Amplified Bible)



    11I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to take off or carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

    Comment (0)

    Sat, Feb 25th - 8:17AM

    Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)



    37Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

    Comment (1)

    Sat, Feb 25th - 8:15AM

    Psalm 18:39 (NIV)



     39 You armed me with strength for battle;
           you made my adversaries bow at my feet.

    Comment (1)

    Thu, Feb 23rd - 10:18AM

    Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)



     6 Train a child in the way he should go,
           and when he is old he will not turn from it.



    Comment (7)

    Thu, Feb 23rd - 10:16AM

    Psalm 139:1 (NIV)



     1 O LORD, you have searched me
           and you know me.

    Comment (1)

    Tue, Feb 21st - 1:41PM

    1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)



    8Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

    Comment (6)

    Tue, Feb 21st - 1:36PM

    1 Corinthians 13:9-13 (NIV)



    9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

     13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.



    Comment (1)

    Tue, Feb 21st - 1:28PM

    Matthew 10:40-42 (NIV)



     40"He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me. 41Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward. 42And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."

    Comment (1)

    Tue, Feb 21st - 1:25PM

    Matthew 25:40,45 (Amplified Bible)



    40And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.

    45And He will reply to them, Solemnly I declare to you, in so far as you failed to do it for the least [in the estimation of men] of these, you failed to do it for Me.



    Comment (2)

    Mon, Feb 20th - 7:03PM

    Psalm 23:1 (NAS)



        1The LORD is my shepherd,
             I shall not want.

    Comment (6)

    Sun, Feb 19th - 1:33AM

    1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV)



     8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

    Comment (0)

    Fri, Feb 17th - 4:01PM

    1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (NIV)



    6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    Comment (5)

    Thu, Feb 16th - 5:05PM

    1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV)



    5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

    Comment (4)

    Wed, Feb 15th - 11:18AM

    1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)



     4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

    Comment (3)

    Tue, Feb 14th - 1:47PM

    Song of Solomon 7:10 (NIV)



     10 I belong to my lover,
           and his desire is for me.

    Comment (1)

    Mon, Feb 13th - 3:01AM

    Philippians 4:8 (NIV)



     8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

    Comment (2)

    Sun, Feb 12th - 9:29AM

    Matthew 5:3 (NIV)



     3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
          for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


    Comment (2)

    Sun, Feb 12th - 9:27AM

    Isaiah 46:11-13 (NIV)



     11 From the east I summon a bird of prey;
           from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
           What I have said, that will I bring about;
           what I have planned, that will I do.

     12 Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted,
           you who are far from righteousness.

     13 I am bringing my righteousness near,
           it is not far away;
           and my salvation will not be delayed.
           I will grant salvation to Zion,
           my splendor to Israel.



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Feb 12th - 9:25AM

    Hosea 8:1 (NIV)



     1 "Put the trumpet to your lips!
           An eagle is over the house of the LORD
           because the people have broken my covenant
           and rebelled against my law.

    Comment (1)

    Sun, Feb 12th - 9:19AM

    Malachi 2:13-15 (NIV)



     13 Another thing you do: You flood the LORD's altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer pays attention to your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. 14 You ask, "Why?" It is because the LORD is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.

     15 Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.



    Comment (0)

    Sat, Feb 11th - 12:39AM

    Colossians 3:11 (NIV)



    11Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

    Comment (2)

    Fri, Feb 10th - 2:28AM

    Matthew 23:15 (NIV)



     15"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.

    Comment (5)

    Fri, Feb 10th - 2:21AM

    Proverbs 28:13 (NIV)



     13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
           but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

    Comment (0)

    Fri, Feb 10th - 2:19AM

    Luke 13:1-3 (NIV)



     1Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

    Comment (0)

    Fri, Feb 10th - 2:11AM

    Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)



     22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Comment (0)

    Fri, Feb 10th - 2:09AM

    Matthew 3:8 (NIV)



    8Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

    Comment (0)

    Thu, Feb 9th - 12:45PM

    Genesis 8:21 (NIV)



    21 The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

    Comment (1)

    Wed, Feb 8th - 1:17AM

    1 Kings 3:10-14 (NIV)



     10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both riches and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."



    Comment (3)

    Tue, Feb 7th - 1:58AM

    Revelation 21:4 (NIV)



    4He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."



    Comment (0)

    Mon, Feb 6th - 12:21AM

    2 Chronicles 16:9 (The Message)



    9GOD is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God's help. Now you're in trouble--one round of war after another."

    Comment (7)

    Mon, Feb 6th - 12:12AM

    Psalm 51:5-12 (NIV)



     5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
           sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

     6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts;
           you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

     7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
           wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

     8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
           let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

     9 Hide your face from my sins
           and blot out all my iniquity.

     10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
           and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

     11 Do not cast me from your presence
           or take your Holy Spirit from me.

     12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
           and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Feb 5th - 11:18AM

    Daniel 7:23 (NIV)



     23 "He gave me this explanation: 'The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it.

    Comment (0)

    Sat, Feb 4th - 3:03PM

    Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)



    12I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

    Comment (3)

    Fri, Feb 3rd - 3:04AM

    Ecclesiastes 5:19 (NIV)



    19 Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God.

    Comment (5)

    Thu, Feb 2nd - 12:23PM

    Joel 3:10 (NIV)



     10 Beat your plowshares into swords
           and your pruning hooks into spears.
           Let the weakling say,
           "I am strong!"



    Comment (2)

    Wed, Feb 1st - 1:06AM

    Psalm 34:12-16 (NIV)



     12 Whoever of you loves life
           and desires to see many good days,

     13 keep your tongue from evil
           and your lips from speaking lies.

     14 Turn from evil and do good;
           seek peace and pursue it.

     15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
           and his ears are attentive to their cry;

     16 the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
           to cut off the memory of them from the earth.



    Comment (3)

    Wed, Feb 1st - 12:55AM

    1 Peter 4:11 (NIV)



    11If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

    Comment (3)

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