John 15: 4,5 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 34)

Week 34
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. (John 15: 4,5)

Week 33
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 Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

Week 32
3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. (Proverbs 13: 3, 4)

Week 31
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. (Nehemiah 4: 6)

Week 30
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. (1 Peter 2: 9, 21)

Week 29
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10: 12, 13)

Week 28
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world. The love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (1 John 2:15,16)

Week 27
And though I have the gift of prophesy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)

Week 26
7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (1 John 4:7-9)

Week 25
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:7,8)

Week 24
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

Week 23
1 I beseech ye therefore my brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1,2)

Week 22
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8,9)

Week 21 
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29,31)

Week 20
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest is truly plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. (Matthew 9:37,38)

Week 19
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:9,16)

Week 18
I can do all thing through Christ which strengtheneth me. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:13,19)

Week 17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)

Week 16
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:1,6)

Week 15
12 Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 15 Meditate upon these things: give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:12,15)

Week 14
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; Yet not I but Christ liveth 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 for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for is righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:20,21)

Week 13
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  (James 1:22)

Week 12
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)

Week 11
Then said I, Lo I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:7,8)

Week 10
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Week 9
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For me yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  (Matthew 11:28-30)

Week 8
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

Week 7
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)

Week 6
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6 )

Week 5
“38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height. nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38,39)

Week 4
“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

Week 3
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth: to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”  (Romans 1:16)

Week 2
“12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Week 1
“14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 for god so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:14-16)

 

We learn bible verses because….”For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

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Acts 1:8 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 33)

Week 33
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 Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

Week 32
3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. (Proverbs 13: 3, 4)

Week 31
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. (Nehemiah 4: 6)

Week 30
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. (1 Peter 2: 9, 21)

Week 29
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10: 12, 13)

Week 28
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world. The love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (1 John 2:15,16)

Week 27
And though I have the gift of prophesy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)

Week 26
7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (1 John 4:7-9)

Week 25
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:7,8)

Week 24
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

Week 23
1 I beseech ye therefore my brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1,2)

Week 22
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8,9)

Week 21 
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29,31)

Week 20
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest is truly plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. (Matthew 9:37,38)

Week 19
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:9,16)

Week 18
I can do all thing through Christ which strengtheneth me. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:13,19)

Week 17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)

Week 16
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:1,6)

Week 15
12 Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 15 Meditate upon these things: give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:12,15)

Week 14
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; Yet not I but Christ liveth 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 for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for is righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:20,21)

Week 13
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  (James 1:22)

Week 12
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)

Week 11
Then said I, Lo I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:7,8)

Week 10
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Week 9
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For me yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  (Matthew 11:28-30)

Week 8
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

Week 7
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)

Week 6
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6 )

Week 5
“38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height. nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38,39)

Week 4
“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

Week 3
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth: to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”  (Romans 1:16)

Week 2
“12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Week 1
“14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 for god so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:14-16)

 

We learn bible verses because….”For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

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Ash Wednesday Prayer

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We Pray Together:

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent.

Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the  God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

Why do United Methodist celebrate Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have been triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins.

It is traditional to save the palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday service to burn to produce ashes for this service. Sometimes a small card or piece of paper is distributed on which each person writes a sin or hurtful or unjust characteristic. The cards are then brought to the altar to be burned with the palm branches. The ash cross on the forehead is an outward sign of our sorrow and repentance for sins.

— Adapted from The United Methodist Book of Worship

http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/why-ashes-on-ash-wednesday

 

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March 1 is date for ‘New Vision Celebration’ for ‘United Methodist Neighborhood Centers’

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers of Memphis, Inc., (UMNC) will celebrate its “New Vision for New Days” fundraising campaign with a “New Vision Celebration” on Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 p.m. at Emmanuel UMC(2404 Kirby Road) in Memphis, Tenn.

UMNC is an agency of the Memphis conference of the United Methodist Church that serves the Memphis, Tenn., area through various outreach efforts including childcare and programs to alleviate hunger and poverty.

Last fall UMNC undertook a “New Vision for New Days” fundraising campaign that far exceeded its original $50,000 goal. Read more here.

According to Dr. Mark Matheny, UMNC missioner, the “New Vision Celebration” on March 1 will include updates on the UMNC mission, along with opportunities for people to support Phase Two of the fundraising campaign. The Singing Preachers (debut performance), an ensemble from Maranata UMC and children from the Miriam Child Development Center (part of UMNC) will provide music.

The celebration also will include a silent auction, organized by the Key Women of UMNC, and following the celebration, there will be a reception with refreshments in the church parlor.

“This is a celebration of Phase One of the ‘New Vision’s focus that was highly successful last Fall, as well as the opening round of Phase II for UMNC for 2015 and beyond,” said Matheny. “This will be a heartwarming time together and should make us all humbly grateful to be part of God’s mission to people in need.”

There is no charge for the March 1 celebration, but organizers will take up an offering and provide opportunities for attendees to pledge gifts to UMNC.

For more information, contact UMNC Missioner Dr. Mark Matheny at memtheny@gmail.com or 901-423-4993.

Those not able to attend may mail a pledge or donation to UMNC at Box 111348, Memphis, TN 38111.

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Proverbs 13: 3, 4 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 32)

Week 32
3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. (Proverbs 13: 3, 4)

Week 31
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. (Nehemiah 4: 6)

Week 30
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. (1 Peter 2: 9, 21)

Week 29
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10: 12, 13)

Week 28
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world. The love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (1 John 2:15,16)

Week 27
And though I have the gift of prophesy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)

Week 26
7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (1 John 4:7-9)

Week 25
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:7,8)

Week 24
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

Week 23
1 I beseech ye therefore my brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1,2)

Week 22
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8,9)

Week 21 
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29,31)

Week 20
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest is truly plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. (Matthew 9:37,38)

Week 19
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:9,16)

Week 18
I can do all thing through Christ which strengtheneth me. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:13,19)

Week 17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)

Week 16
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:1,6)

Week 15
12 Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 15 Meditate upon these things: give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:12,15)

Week 14
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; Yet not I but Christ liveth 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 for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for is righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:20,21)

Week 13
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  (James 1:22)

Week 12
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)

Week 11
Then said I, Lo I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:7,8)

Week 10
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Week 9
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For me yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  (Matthew 11:28-30)

Week 8
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

Week 7
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)

Week 6
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6 )

Week 5
“38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height. nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38,39)

Week 4
“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

Week 3
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth: to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”  (Romans 1:16)

Week 2
“12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Week 1
“14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 for god so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:14-16)

 

We learn bible verses because….”For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

All 40 verses on memory cards from Teen Missions.

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Nehemiah 4: 6 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 31)

Week 31
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. (Nehemiah 4: 6)

Week 30
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. (1 Peter 2: 9, 21)

Week 29
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10: 12, 13)

Week 28
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world. The love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (1 John 2:15,16)

Week 27
And though I have the gift of prophesy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)

Week 26
7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (1 John 4:7-9)

Week 25
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:7,8)

Week 24
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

Week 23
1 I beseech ye therefore my brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1,2)

Week 22
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8,9)

Week 21 
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29,31)

Week 20
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest is truly plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. (Matthew 9:37,38)

Week 19
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:9,16)

Week 18
I can do all thing through Christ which strengtheneth me. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:13,19)

Week 17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)

Week 16
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:1,6)

Week 15
12 Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 15 Meditate upon these things: give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:12,15)

Week 14
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; Yet not I but Christ liveth 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 for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for is righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:20,21)

Week 13
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  (James 1:22)

Week 12
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)

Week 11
Then said I, Lo I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:7,8)

Week 10
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Week 9
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For me yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  (Matthew 11:28-30)

Week 8
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

Week 7
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)

Week 6
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6 )

Week 5
“38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height. nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38,39)

Week 4
“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

Week 3
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth: to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”  (Romans 1:16)

Week 2
“12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Week 1
“14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 for god so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:14-16)

 

We learn bible verses because….”For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

All 40 verses on memory cards from Teen Missions.

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Community Baby Shower for Teenage Mothers

The Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and The Miriam Child Development Center will host a community baby shower for Teenage Mothers (age 24 years and under) with a baby age 1 year or younger. The first 25 RSVP’s, who meet the criteria, will be accepted. This is an opportunity to receive information about resources available to the mother and child. We will also have workshops about health and safety for the mother and child. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. This event will be hosted at 3000 Walnut Grove on February 21, 2015, from 10 AM-1PM. Please contact Mrs. Washington at iletha76 At gmail.com for more information.

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Prayer: For All Conditions of Men

O God, the creator and preserver of all mankind; we humbly beseech Thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that Thou wouldst be pleased to make Thy ways known unto them, Thy saving health unto all nations.

More especially, we pray for Thy holy Church universal, that it may be so guided and governed by Thy Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.

Finally, we commend to Thy fatherly goodness all those who are in any way afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate; that it may please Thee to comfort and relieve them according to their necessities, giving them patience under their suffering, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we ask for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen

(2 Corinthians 12:9) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

(Psalms 34:17-20) [The righteous] cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

(1 Corinthians 10:13) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

(James 5:11) Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

(Philippians 4:13) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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1 Peter 2: 9, 21 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 30)

Week 30
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. (1 Peter 2: 9, 21)

Week 29
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10: 12, 13)

Week 28
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world. The love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (1 John 2:15,16)

Week 27
And though I have the gift of prophesy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)

Week 26
7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (1 John 4:7-9)

Week 25
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:7,8)

Week 24
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

Week 23
1 I beseech ye therefore my brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1,2)

Week 22
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8,9)

Week 21 
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 31 but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29,31)

Week 20
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest is truly plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. (Matthew 9:37,38)

Week 19
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:9,16)

Week 18
I can do all thing through Christ which strengtheneth me. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:13,19)

Week 17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)

Week 16
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:1,6)

Week 15
12 Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 15 Meditate upon these things: give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. (1 Timothy 4:12,15)

Week 14
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; Yet not I but Christ liveth 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 for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for is righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Galatians 2:20,21)

Week 13
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  (James 1:22)

Week 12
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)

Week 11
Then said I, Lo I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:7,8)

Week 10
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Week 9
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For me yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  (Matthew 11:28-30)

Week 8
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14)

Week 7
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)

Week 6
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6 )

Week 5
“38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor height. nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38,39)

Week 4
“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

Week 3
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth: to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”  (Romans 1:16)

Week 2
“12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Week 1
“14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 for god so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:14-16)

 

We learn bible verses because….”For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

All 40 verses on memory cards from Teen Missions.

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Project Cradle Care at Miriam

The Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter and the Alpha Omicron Chapter (Lemoyne Owen College) of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. hosted “Project Cradle Care” at The Miriam Child Development Center on January 22, 2015.”Project Cradle Care” is one of the National Programs of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. This is a program in which we educate women about the importance of receiving adequate prenatal care, proper infant care, and proper child development. The informational packets contain resourceful information concerning the care of babies and very young children. Healthy snacks are also being provided to your child. Hats and gloves were also being provided to the children from the Key Women of the United Methodist Churches.

 

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