Tue, Sep 30th - 11:58AM
A disciple loves others and shows hospitality to
others. He cares for those who are in
prison and those who are being mistreated.
love continue. 2Do not neglect
to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels
those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are
mistreated, since you also are in the body.
A disciple honors marriage and is not sexually immoral or
4Let marriage be
held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will
judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
A disciple does not love money and is content with what God
has blessed him with.
5Keep your life
free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I
will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6So we can
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”
A disciple remembers his leaders
and does not allow himself to be led away by false teaching.
leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their
way of life, and imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is
the same yesterday and today and forever. 9Do not be led
away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be
strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to
A disciple seeks the city that is to come and offers praise
10We have an
altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11For
the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the
high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12So
Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through
his own blood. 13Therefore let
us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14For
here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15Through
him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the
fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
A disciple does good and shares what he has with others.
16Do not neglect
to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
A disciple obeys his leaders and a leader watches over the
souls of his charges with joy and without complaint.
leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as
those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with
groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Mon, Sep 29th - 12:10PM
A disciple shakes off the weight of sin and runs the
race that is set before him.
since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside
every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance
the race that is set before us, 2looking to
Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right
hand of the throne of God.
A disciple does not grow weary or fainthearted in
his struggle against sin.
him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may
not grow weary or fainthearted. 4In your struggle
against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
A disciple endures the discipline of God.
5And have you
forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
“My son, do not regard lightly the
discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
6For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”
7It is for
discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son
is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left
without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate
children and not sons. 9Besides this, we
have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not
much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10For they
disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines
us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11For the moment
all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the
peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
A disciple lifts up his hands and strengthens his
knees. He makes a straight path for his
life. He strives for peace with others
and holiness. He avoids bitterness and
he is not sexually immoral or unholy.
your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13and make
straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint
but rather be healed. 14Strive for
peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the
to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of
bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; 16that
no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a
single meal. 17For
you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was
rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.
A disciple is grateful for being included into the
Kingdom of God and worships God with reverence and awe.
us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us
offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29for our God is
a consuming fire.
Fri, Sep 26th - 2:39PM
A disciple is part of a local church and meets with
other believers to worship God together as a congregation.
therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By
a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that
is to say, his flesh; 21And having
an high priest over the house of God; 22Let us draw
near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let
us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is
faithful that promised;) 24And let us
consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day
Mon, Sep 22nd - 12:04PM
A disciple grows into
let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us
go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to
start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and
placing our faith in God. 2You don’t need
further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of
the dead, and eternal judgment. 3And so, God
willing, we will move forward to further understanding. (NLT)
Sun, Sep 21st - 8:22AM
A disciple grows spiritually and becomes spiritually
him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have
become dull of hearing. 12For
though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone
to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come
to need milk and not solid food. 13For
everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of
righteousness, for he is an infant. 14But
solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained
to discern good and evil.
Sun, Sep 14th - 10:37PM
A disciple submits to rulers and those in
authority. He speaks evil of no one, he
avoids quarreling, he is gentle, and shows courtesy to everyone.
them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready
for every good work, 2to speak evil of no
one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all
A disciple avoids foolish controversies and quarrels and has
nothing to do with a person who stirs up division.
9But avoid foolish
controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they
are unprofitable and worthless. 10As for a person
who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more
to do with him, 11knowing
that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. (ESV)
Sat, Sep 13th - 10:22PM
The older men in the
church are to be sober, dignified, self-controlled, faithful, loving, and steadfast.
as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.
men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in
love, and in steadfastness. (ESV)
Older women in the church are to be holy and not
false accusers or drunks but teachers of good things. They should teach the younger women to be sober,
to love their husband and children and to be discreet, chaste, to keep their home
and obedient to their husband.
aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not
false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4That
they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love
their children, 5To
be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands,
that the word of God be not blasphemed. (KJV)
Younger men in the church should have self-control.
urge the younger men to be self-controlled. (ESV)
A leader in the church should be a model of good
works and his teaching should show integrity, dignity, and sound speech.
yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show
integrity, dignity, 8and sound speech
that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having
nothing evil to say about us. (ESV)
A disciple renounces ungodliness and worldly
passions and lives a self-controlled, upright, and Godly life while he waits
for the return of Christ.
11For the grace of
God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to
renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled,
upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13waiting for our
blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus
gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself
a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.15Declare
these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you
Fri, Sep 12th - 11:33AM
A leader in the church must be above reproach, the
husband of one wife, his children must be believers who are not open to the
charge of debauchery or insubordination. The leader must not be arrogant, quick-tempered, a drunk, violent, or greedy. He must be hospitable, a lover of good,
self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the word as taught so
that he can give instruction in sound doctrine and rebuke those who contradict
Titus 1:5 This
is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and
appoint elders in every town as I directed you— 6if anyone is above
reproach, the husband of one wife, and
his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or
an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant
or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, 8but
hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. 9He
must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to
give instruction in sound doctrine and
also to rebuke those who contradict it. (ESV)
Tue, Sep 9th - 10:32PM
2 Timothy 2
2 Timothy 2
A disciple does not quarrel over words but rightly
handles the word of truth and he avoids irreverent babble.
them of these things, and charge them before God not
to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15Do
your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need
to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16But avoid
irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17and
their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18who
have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened.
They are upsetting the faith of some. 19But God’s
firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,”
and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” (ESV)
A disciple cleanses himself from that which is
in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood
and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21Therefore, if
anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he
will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of
the house, ready for every good work. (ESV)
A disciple flees youthful passions and pursues
righteousness, faith, love, and peace. He has nothing to do with foolish and ignorant controversies that lead
to quarrels. A disciple is not
quarrelsome but is kind to everyone and able to teach and corrects his
opponents with gentleness.
flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along
with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23Have nothing
to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24And
the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach,
patiently enduring evil, 25correcting
his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to
a knowledge of the truth, 26and they may
come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being
captured by him to do his will. (ESV)
Sun, Sep 7th - 8:16AM
1 Timothy 6
1 Timothy 6
A disciple follows after righteousness, Godliness,
faith, love, patience, and meekness. He
fights the good fight of faith, he lays hold of eternal life, and makes a good
profession of the faith before many witnesses.
thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12Fight the
good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 13I
give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before
Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14That
thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the
appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15Which in his
times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of
kings, and Lord of lords; 16Who only hath
immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man
hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
A disciple is not conceited and does not put his
hope in riches but in God. He does good
works with what God has given him and he is generous and ready to share.
those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their
hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all
things to enjoy. 18Instruct
them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to
share, 19storing up for themselves the treasure of a
good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is
life indeed. (NASB)
A disciple avoids Godless and foolish discussions with
those who oppose us.
guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with
those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge. 21Some people
have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness.
May God’s grace be with you all. (NLT)
Thu, Sep 4th - 7:43PM
1 Timothy 3
1 Timothy 3
A leader in the church must be above reproach, have
only one wife, sober, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, and be able to
teach. He must not be a drinker,
violent, quarrelsome or a lover of money. He must have control over his own house. He can’t be a new convert and he must have a good reputation with
saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires
a noble task. 2Therefore an
overseer must be above reproach, the
husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable,
hospitable, able to teach, 3not a drunkard,
not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4He
must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children
if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for
God’s church? 6He must not be
a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the
condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover, he
must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace,
into a snare of the devil. (ESV)
A deacon must be dignified, not double-tongued, not
a drinker or greedy. They should be
tested and found to be blameless. They
must be able to manage their house, be the husband of only one wife and their
wives should be dignified, sober, and not slanderers.
likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not
addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9They must hold
the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10And let them
also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves
wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in
all things. 12Let
deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own
households well. 13For those who
serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great
confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
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