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Old Testament

Psalms

  • Psalm 40:1-3
    “I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.”
  • Psalm 61:1-2
    “Hear my cry, O God; Listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you, when my heart is faint.”

 

Isaiah

  • Isaiah 55:12
    “For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Malachi

  • Malachi 4:2“But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.”

 


New Testament

Matthew

  • Matthew 5:14-16
    "You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp-stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
  • Matthew 11:28
    “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” 
  • Matthew 11:30
    "my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
  • Matthew 22:34-40
    "When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.””

Acts Of The Apostles

  • Acts 1:4-5
    4"While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. "This," he said, "is what you have heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
  • Acts 1:7
    1:7 He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem. in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth."
  • Acts 1:12
    Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away.
  • Acts 1:14
    All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.
  • Acts 1:15-16
    In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said "Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus
  • Acts 1:24-25
    Then they prayed and said, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and the apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place."
  • Acts 21:1
    When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
  • Acts 2:11
    in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power.
  • Acts 2:16
    No This is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: "in the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams.  even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smokey mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness. , and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-6
    “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in the wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.”

1 Thessalonians

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    "Pray without ceasing.”

1 John

  • 1 John 4:16
    "God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.”

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