Matthew 10:34-39 New International Version (NIV) 34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[a] 37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more
Matthew 10:26-33 New International Version (NIV) 26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Y
James 4:13-17 New International Version (NIV) Boasting About Tomorrow 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant sc
Matthew 10:16-26 English Standard Version (ESV)
Persecution Will Come
16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles.19 When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say
1 Corinthians 2: 14 - 16
This is the final message in the series. We can summarise the main things we have learned in 5 key statements:
1. The people of the world will always regard the message of the cross as foolishness. Nothing about it will make sense to them even though the message of the cross is true wisdom from God.
2. God destroys human pride by choosing weak and overlooked people for his family. He does this so that no one can boast in his presence.
3. We must
Matthew 10:1-15 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Sends Out the Twelve 10 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. 2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot
1 Corinthians 2: 10 - 13 4 important truths about the Holy Spirit and the believer: 1. The Holy Spirit reveals the truth of God to us v. 10 To “reveal” means to make clear that which was previously hidden or unknown. The Holy Spirit “turns on the lights” for us so that we can see the truth of God. If the Holy Spirit did not “turn on the lights” for us, we would still be in the darkness. 2. The Holy Spirit can reveal the truth of God to us because He knows the mind of God
Matthew 9:32-38 New International Version (NIV) 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. 33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” 34 But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.” The Workers Are Few 35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synag
1 Corinthians 2: 6 - 9 Underline 1 word and pay special attention to it - Paul repeats it 4 times. It’s the word “wisdom.” There is the “message of wisdom” that Paul shared with others. There is the “wisdom of this age” that really is no wisdom at all. There is God’s “secret wisdom” that is really “hidden wisdom” that the world has never understood and does not understand now. Wisdom comes from 1 of 2 places—God or the world. God’s wisdom leads us in one direction; the world’