John 3:19. Jesus’ words challenge believers to be grateful, be alert, and be light.
Luke 18:7. Jesus instructs his disciples to pray as persistently as the widow.
1 Peter 2:23. Christ gives his people a rich example of how to respond to both insults and suffering.
1 Thessalonians 5:15. God’s people are called to return good for evil.
2 Timothy 2:1. Paul reminds Timothy to be strong in the grace that Christ provides.
Matthew 11:28-30. Jesus gives two calls to those who will follow him.
Lamentations 3:19-33. The lament for Jerusalem’s destruction shows believers three principles to cling to in the midst of suffering.
Job 1:20-22. Job gives us an example of how to mourn, worship, and submit in times of trial, all to the glory of God.
John 1:14. Jesus took on flesh and dwelt among his people
Hebrew 2:14-15. Jesus demonstrates his great love for us by taking on our humanity.
Luke 7:11-17. Jesus’ work of resurrecting the widow’s son gives believers today enouragement and hope.
Romans 8:31. A proper understanding of what Paul is referring to at the beginning of the verse leads to greater comfort from the promise made at the end of the verse.
1 Cor 1:26-27 – There is no room for boasting for the Christian. God uses the foolish things to shame the wise.
Philippians 1:6 – Christians can be assured: He who began a work in us WILL bring it to completion.
1 Peter 1:8 – Christians don’t see Jesus (few have), but we love Him.
Various passages – From Paul’s trustworthy sayings, Johnny urges the church’s elders and the church itself to keep the main things the main things.
1 Corinthians 15:10 – It’s by grace that we’re saved, and it’s by God’s grace that we do anything good. These are humbling and helpful reminders.
Ephesians 1:22. Jesus is Lord over all things. God has done this for the church. This has always been God’s plan.