Scripture on Sunday: Three of my favorite Bible Verses about loving your neighbors

Hello, my friends!

Since Valentine’s day is tomorrow, I thought I’d share 3 of my favorite Bible Verses loving your neighbors.

 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32

This verse is the one that is heard most in my house when my siblings and I are squabbling. I love this verse as it reminds us not only to be kind and love our neighbors but to forgive them just like Jesus forgave us.

A friend loveth at all times.

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times. Not just when the other person is being kind, but at all times. This verse is one I am really trying to live by, as I have a few friends that are harder to love all the time. 😅

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

`1 Corinthians 13:4

This verse is an excellent reminder of what love is and what it isn’t. Love is patient, and love is kind. As mentioned above in Proverbs 17:17 we need to love at all times and be patient.

Let’s chat in the comments – What are your favorite Bible verses on love?

Thank you so much for reading and have a lovely Sunday!

Scripture Sunday: Proverbs 3:5-6

Hello, my friends!

How are you all doing this Sunday?

This week, I am focusing on the verse, Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

I’ve always loved this verse, ever since I memorized it years ago when I was around the age of 4.

It’s a wonderful reminder to help us trust God and to focus on Him. And know that He has a plan for each and every one of us.

And also, it reminds us that we need to acknowledge God in everything we do. In every little choice, every decision. We need to let God be part of it.

What parts of your life do you need to acknowledge and trust God in more?

If you want to study along with me, click here to download a graphic for you to print out.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

The Christmas Blog Tour Wrap Up and Scripture Sunday

Hello, my friends!

Welcome back to the Christmas Blog Tour! (New to the tour? Check out Bethany’s kickoff post for more details.)

Today, I’m going to be wrapping things up by sharing three of my favorite Christmas scriptures! Shall we get started?

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10 and 11

This was the first verse Christmas I memorized, and ever since then, it’s been one of my favorite verses.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

I’ve always loved this verse – An excellent reminder of all that Jesus is. That He is mighty, and the Prince of Peace and so many other things.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Matthew 2:10

This verse I only really read and memorized this year, but it’s one of my favorites now,.

I hope you all enjoyed following the tour, and if you missed a post, here are all the links:

Blog Tour Announcement on Bethany’s Blog

Stop #1 on my Blog

Stop #2 on Bethany’s Blog

Stop #3 on Rachel’s Blog

Stop #4 on Anna’s Blog

Thank you all so much for joining us!

Scripture Sunday

Hello, my friends!

How are you doing this Sunday?

I have fallen off the wagon a bit with these posts, and I even forgot today, but I just remembered a bit ago. So this week we’ll be a bit shorter but it’s here.

This week I am studying James 2:10

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

James 2:10

Isn’t this very interesting?

James gives an illustration of showing favoritism to someone who is rich over someone who is poor in this passage. He is pointing out that God considers favoritism a sin and that in the eyes of God it is just as bad of a sin as any other sin.

That even if we sin one little bit, and don’t do anything else wrong, we are as guilty as if we did everything wrong.

Wow.

This really makes me think about what I do, and how to do it. In a way, it’s inspiring. It makes me want to be a better person. And not sin at all, the tiniest bit. Because in God’s eyes, it’s as bad as if I did a million things wrong.

The last thing I guess is that I am thankful that even though God doesn’t want us to sin, we can come to him when we have sinned and ask for forgiveness and he will forgive our sins.

Anyway, those are just a few of my thoughts from today’s verse.

If you would like to study along with me, I’ve attached a poster for you to print out.

I hope you all have a lovely week!

And the Shepherds Glorified God

“And the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen as it was told unto them. “

-Luke 2:20

I was inspired during the Christmas season to write a story from the shepherds perspective. To me, it seems like they have a unique perspective and a special story to tell.

How amazing that God chose to use regular people like shepherds to hear the message of the angel and be one of the first to meet the newborn baby- the child that would grow to be the Saviour of the world (1 John 4:14)

Scripture Sunday

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11

And this is what is all about folks! God sent us a Saviour in the form of a baby boy. The trees, the gifts, the parties, the baking, the carols, the special services- it all goes back to this one miracle. This is what brings the joy is knowing Jesus Christ as your Saviour.

Anything is survivable with Jesus.

Everything is easier with Jesus.

Jesus is the answer to it all.

I know Jesus as my Saviour. It makes Christmas even more special for me when I remember the sacrifice that Jesus made to come to Earth to be my (and whoever else will call upon his name) Saviour.

In the comments, tell me what makes Christmas special for you.

Scripture Sunday

Today, we lit the second candle in our wreath as we continue celebrate Jesus and his life. We have been reading scripture every day starting last week with the birth of Jesus. We read a little bit about his life and ministry each day. Today we read about the woman at the well and I was overcome with gratitude for his love for everyone. I am thankful that God thought to provide examples that show that Jesus is for everyone including me. It makes me even more excited to celebrate this child who was born to save us all.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulders and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

This is one of my favorite Christmas verses and it seems even more special when I consider it was written 700 years before Jesus was born. It was a message of hope to a people who were about to be conquered by a neighboring country. It was an announcement meant to get God’s people excited and it has me excited today.

I am thankful that my Savior was born, died for our sins, and rose again. He fulfills all of his names. He is my Wonderful Counsellor giving me all the wisdom I could ever want. He is a mighty God with divine strength and power to meet all my needs and prayer concerns. Jesus is my everlasting Father always showing his eternal care and love for us. Finally, he is the Prince of Peace bringing me peace in my life whenever I cry out to him and ask for it.

What is your favorite Christmas verse? Please share in the comments.

Until next time,

Scripture on Sunday- Hope

And what a special Sunday it is! At my house, we are gearing our hearts, minds, and activities towards celebrating the birth of Christ and all that means for us! We celebrated the first Sunday of Advent by lighting a candle to remind us of the hope we find in Christ. We discussed Titus 1:2 and how the promise has helped generation after generation of believers get through all of the tough times this world has to offer.

Titus 1:2 is a scripture that quickly brings us to the real meaning of Christmas. Eternal life. Jesus brings us the gift of hope because no matter how difficult life is if we have Jesus as our Savior, we know that we look forward to a perfect eternal future in Heaven.

My family has a tradition where we always ring bells for the Salvation Army the day after Thanksgiving. It is a great reminder to me of what the season is really about showing love to others because God showed his unfailing love for us when he sent his Son (John 3:16.)

Here’s a poster if you would like to print it out and study along with me-

Please share with me things your family does to celebrate in the comments!

Until next time,