Saturday, April 28, 2012


I'm back to teaching Sunday School to Junior High and High Schoolers again. YAY! Last week marked my first official morning back since having baby #3. Now that she's about 6 months old her schedule is such that she doesn't need to be fed during Sunday School and I'm free to get back to doing what I love.

Our class finished up with the prophet Hosea and his prostitute wife before I had the baby. The substitute teacher was brave enough to dig into the book of Revelation but I'm not. :)  I left it up to the teens to decide what we studied next and they chose 1 Corinthians because one girl said her favorite verse was 1 Corinthians 13:4, "Love is patient. Love is kind..." (often referred to as The Wedding Verse). I was very happy with their choice. All that to say that you'll notice I'm now including a lot from 1 Corinthians in my weekly editions of GOD IS.

Also, part way through last week I decided to make a change to stop including something in my list. The Bible Story book we've been reading through with the kids (currently in Exodus) puts the story from scripture in the author's own words and elaborates. So because it is not direct Bible reading,  I decided not to include what those stories have to say about God, at least for now. My list is quite long as it is! So I kept what I had already written for Exodus but did not (and will not) continue.

Without further ado...

1 Corinthians 1:1 It is by God's will that people are called to be apostles of Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:2 Jesus Christ sanctified (made holy) God's church in Corinth.

1 Corinthians 1:3 God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ gives us grace and peace.

1 Corinthians 1:4 God's grace is given to us in Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:5 Christ enriches us in every way - in all our speaking and in all our knowledge.

1 Corinthians 1:7-8 Jesus Christ will be revealed and will keep us strong to the end.

1 Corinthians 1:9 God, who has called us into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

1 Corinthians 1:13 Christ is not divided.

1 Corinthians 1:17 Christ did not send Paul to baptize but to preach the gospel.

Exodus 16:4 God told Moses that He would rain down bread from heaven for the people who were complaining that they had no food. God would only send down enough each day for that day for the people to gather to test them to trust Him and obey Him.

Exodus 16:10 The glory of the Lord appeared in a cloud while Moses and Aaron were telling the people to expect God to provide the manna (wafers that were as white as coriander seed and tasted like honey - v. 30) and quail.

Exodus 16:11 God told Moses, "I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, 'At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.' "

Exodus 16:23-24 God instructed Moses to tell the Israelites to gather twice as much food on the sixth day of the week and to bake and boil that day so that they would have enough to rest on the seventh day, a Sabbath to the Lord.

Exodus 16:28-29 After the Israelites attempted to gather bread on the Sabbath and found none, the Lord said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? Bear in mind that the Lord has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where he is on the seventh day; no one is to go out."

Exodus 16:32 God instructed Moses to get a jar and put some of the manna in it to keep for generations to come so they could see the bread He gave them to eat in the desert when He brought them out of Egypt.

Ephesians 4:32 God forgives us in Christ.

Exodus 17:5-6 After the people grumbled to Moses about having no water to drink, God told Moses to walk ahead of the people with some of his elders and to take his staff with him. God stood before Moses at a rock and told him to strike the rock with his staff and water poured out for the people to drink. The elders were there to witness what God said and what happened.

Exodus 17:14 After winning their first battle with the Amalekites because Moses kept his hands outstretched, the Lord told Moses, "Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua [who helped hold up Moses' arms when he was tired - v. 12] hears it, because I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven."

Exodus 17:15 After that, Moses called God "The Lord is my Banner" because God helped them while his hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord.

Psalm 3:3 The Lord is a shield around us and bestows glory on us and lifts up our heads.

Proverbs 16:5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart and will be sure they do not go unpunished.

Exodus 18:11 After hearing about all that the Lord had done for the Israelites, Moses' father-in-law declared with delight that he now knew "the Lord is greater than all other gods..."

Isaiah 37:23 God is the Holy One of Israel.

1 Peter 2:3 The Lord is good.

1 Peter 2:4, 6 Jesus is the living Stone - rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him. Whoever trusts in Him will never be put to shame.

1 Peter 2:7-8 Jesus is the stone the builders rejected but has become that capstone. He is a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall because they disobey the message.

1 Peter 2:9 God chooses us to belong to Him and to declare His praises. He calls us out of darkness and into His wonderful light.
Exodus 19:3-6 When Moses went up Mt. Sinai to God, the Lord called to him from the mountain and said to tell the people of Israel, "You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."  (Emphasis is mine - of course of I love that!)

1 Peter 2:15 It is God's will that by doing good we should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

1 Peter 2:20 God finds it commendable if we suffer for doing good and endure it.

Romans 15:5-6 God gives us endurance, encouragement and a spirit of unity as we follow Christ Jesus, so that with one mouth, we may glorify God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 2:25 God may grant repentence that leads to knowledge of the truth if we gently instruct those who oppose Him.

1 Peter 2:21-23 Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example, that we should follow in His steps. When they hurled insults at him, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to Him who judges justly.

1 Peter 2:24 Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the tree (cross), so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness. By his wounds we have been healed.

1 Peter 2:25 Christ is the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls.
Romans 6:23 The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord, even though our sins earn us death.

1 Timothy 2:5-6a There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men.

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