Romans 8:18 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 38)

Week 38
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  (Romans 8:18)

Week 37
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:4,5)

Week 36
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil therefore. (Matthew 6:33,34)

Week 35
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19: 14)

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)

All 40 verses on memory cards from Teen Missions.

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The Miriam Child Development Center at the Al Chymia Shrine Circus!!!

The Miriam Child Development Center enjoyed a day at the Al Chymia Shrine Circus!!!

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Psalm 37:4,5 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 37)

Week 37
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:4,5)

Week 36
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil therefore. (Matthew 6:33,34)

Week 35
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19: 14)

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)

All 40 verses on memory cards from Teen Missions.

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Matthew 6:33,34 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 36)

Week 36
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil therefore. (Matthew 6:33,34)

Week 35
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19: 14)

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)

All 40 verses on memory cards from Teen Missions.

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“New Vision for New Days” fundraising campaign

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers of Memphis, Inc., (UMNC) celebrated 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.

The Singing Preachers (debut performance) and children from the Miriam Child Development Center (part of UMNC) provided music.

Part of the Miriam Staff

The Singing Preachers

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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Psalm 19: 14 (40 Weeks of Memory Verses – Week 35)

Week 35
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19: 14)

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)

All 40 verses on memory cards from Teen Missions.

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Prayer: Of Confession

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from Thy ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.
We have offended against Thy holy laws.
We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and
we have done those things which ought not to have done.
But thou, o Lord, have mercy upon us.
Spare Thou those, o God, who confess their faults.
Restore Thou those who are penitent,
according to Thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord.
And grant, o most merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life;
to the glory of Thy holy name. Amen.

(Romans 3:23 ESV)
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

(Psalm 51:1-5 ESV)
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

(Acts 19:18 ESV)
Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices.

(James 4:17 ESV)
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

(John 20:22-23 ESV)
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

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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)

All 40 verses on memory cards from Teen Missions.

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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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