2016 wrap-up

First of all, let me congratulate all those who worked at memorizing the Book of Philippians in 2016.  What a blessing it was to preach through Philippians and hear God’s people reciting their verses with one another each Sunday evening.  Special congratulations to all who completed the entire book, 102 verses.

2017 challenge

In 2017, pastor will be preaching on a specific topic each month and all the verses for that month will correspond with that topic.  Will you commit to memorizing and meditating upon the following?  The topics and verses are as follows:

January – Gratitude:

Jan. 1 – Eph. 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ

1 Thes. 5:18 – In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Jan. 8 – 1 Thes. 1:2 – We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Psa. 107:22 – And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Jan. 15 – Heb. 13:15 – By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Jan. 22 – 1 Cor. 15:57 – But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jan. 29 – 2 Cor. 4:15 – For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Psa. 100:4 – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

February – Giving:

Feb. 5 – Lk. 6:38 – Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Feb. 12 – 2 Cor. 9:6,7 – But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Feb. 19 – Pro. 11:24,25 – There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.  The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

Feb. 26 – 2 Cor. 8:5 – And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

March – Witnessing:

Mar. 5 – Acts 1:8 – But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Mar. 12 – Jn.15:27 – And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

Acts 5:20 = Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

Mar. 19 – Mk. 16:15 –  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Mar. 26 – Acts 4:33 – And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.