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BIBLE STUDY FOR LIFE CHANGE!


KEY CONCEPTS SCRIPTURE MEMORY:
1. Only the Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to humans. The Bible is not what man
thinks about God, but what God has chosen to reveal about Himself, how we Romans 12:2 - Do not
can have a relationship with Him, and how our Creator has designed us to live conform any longer to the
life in time and eternity. Make time in it priority #1. pattern of this world, but be
2. Stories of the Bible help us get to know God personally. We do not merely gather information transformed by the renewing
about Him, but we learn to see how He is, how He operates, His “ways” in Scripture. of your mind. Then you will
3. The Bible is “alive and active”, which means God miraculously speaks to our hearts about our be able to test and approve
current life situations through stories where we see ourselves portrayed in the lives of Bible what God's will is--his good,
characters or clearly described in the words of Scripture. “We read the Bible, but the Bible really pleasing and perfect will.
reads us.”
4. There are a lot of tools available to help you study the Bible, but your primary teacher and helper Joshua 1:8 - Do not let this
is the Holy Spirit. Pray that He speaks to you every time you open His Word. Book of the Law depart from
5. You cannot separate your love for the Lord from your love of this book. They go hand in hand. your mouth; meditate on it day
As one grows, the other does. and night, so that you may be
careful to do everything written
BIBLE STUDY TOOLS & HELPS in it. Then you will be
prosperous and successful.
• Types of Bibles
Psalm 119:18 - “Open my eyes
 Translation – Word by word translation from the original languages. King James Version that I may behold wonderful
(KJV), NIV (New International Version), NASB (New American Standard Version). A things in your law.”
parallel Bible has several translations side by side.
Psalm 119:34 “Give me
 Paraphrase – Phrase by phrase more loosely paraphrased to make easier for reading. understanding that I may
Good for high level reading of scriptures. Get the big picture of a whole book. The observe your law”
Message, The Living Bible.
James 1:22 - “Do not merely
• Types of Studies
listen to the word, and so
 Book study – Read intro’s at beginning of book for context. Who was it deceive yourselves. do what it
written to, when, by whom, purpose of writing. Read through and get says.”
main themes.
Psalm 119:11 – I have hidden
 Expositional Bible study – sentence by sentence, even word by word your word in my heart that I
 Topic or Word study – Ex. angels, holiness – Biblegateway.com print off all verses might not sin against you.

 Character Study – You could do a study by reading all the passages that reference a
particular Biblical character, for ex David, or Peter. Deuteronomy 32: 45-47 - When
Moses finished reciting all these
 Starting Point Bible Study Tools - Use the Paths – FAQ Questions – Terms at center of words to all Israel, he said to
each page – Book introductions them, "Take to heart all the
words I have solemnly declared
• Types of Bible Study Helps to you this day, so that you may
command your children to obey
 Commentaries – Study Bibles have commentary at the bottom, or you can have separate carefully all the words of this
Bible commentaries. At some point purchase a good study Bible like the Life Application law. They are not just idle words
Bible or NIV Study Bible. for you - they are your life.
 Cross References – usually in the center column in Bibles. Will direct you to other verses
on the same topic.
II Timothy 3:16-17 - All
 Dictionaries & Concordances – Word definitions along with a listing of passages where the Scripture is God-breathed and is
word is used. Your SP Bible has a Dictionary/Concordance. useful for teaching, rebuking,
 Online Sources – online commentaries, Bible search tools, Bible studies, devotionals, correcting and training in
parallel Bibles, etc. Examples are: crosswalk.com, blueletterbible.org, righteousness, so that the man
of God may be thoroughly
 Bible Teaching Series – mp3 download, podcast, or listen online. oneplace.com equipped for every good work.
 Charles Stanley – intouch.org (Charles Stanley Institute)
 Tom Nelson – dentonbible.org
II Peter 1:20-21 - Above all, you
 Chip Ingram - walkthru.org
must understand that no
 Charles Swindoll - insight.org prophecy of Scripture came
 Workbook Style Studies about by the prophet's own
 Beth Moore – DVD Teaching Series with workbook for individual preparation and small interpretation. For prophecy
group discussion. never had its origin in the will of
 Experiencing God – Henry Blackaby man, but men spoke from God
as they were carried along by
 Walking with God Series – Willow Creek – ex. Friendship with God the Holy Spirit.
 Life Change Series – Bible Book studies – ex. Book of James

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BIBLE STUDY TIPS


• General Tips
 Make studying the Bible itself priority one in your Christian life. There are a lot of good Christian
books out there, but only the Bible is promised by God to change your life
 Read and study with the goal of experiencing God, not simply to acquire knowledge. Read expecting
that God will speak to you because He will. Enjoy being with God.
 Read for personal, real application to your life, not someone else’s. You might try putting your name
in verses where it makes sense. For ex. “You are a new creation.”, read as “Doug is a new creation.”
 Grow in consistency and discipline in Bible study, but be creative and try different methods of Bible Study.

• Be Creative & Mix it Up


 Actively take notes, highlight, underline, and write in your Bible whenever studying or being taught
 Re-write scriptures in your own words as you try to understand the meaning
 Journal – write what you think about what you read, how you see it applying to your life, how God is working in
your heart, prayers to God, a list of prayer requests and answers, etc. It will bless you now and as you read
them over years in the future.
Meditate on God’s Word by taking verses on a 3x5 card with you each day. “Chew the cud”
 Memorize God’s Word so you can think about it at any time
 Pray God’s Word back to Him. We’ll go over examples of this in our lesson on prayer
 Talk to other Christians. Bring a verse up at lunch with other Christians

• Interpretation Tips
 Read and interpret verses in the context of other verses around it.
 Interpret scripture with scripture. Look up other verses on the same topic to gain better understanding
by using cross references.
 Understand and interpret based on whether the language is figurative or literal language. Ex. Jesus
said to pluck out your eye if it causes you to sin. This is figurative language of how serious we should
take sin and the danger it is to us, but not a call to physically do damage to ourselves.
 Interpret scripture in light of who it was originally written to, the culture and customs of the time.
 The New Testament fulfills Old Testament prophecies. Language of the New Testament often points to an Old
Testament picture. For ex. John call Jesus the “Lamb of God”. The phrase has deep Old Testament meaning and
Jesus is the fulfillment of that picture.
 Approach the different writings of the Bible according to their literary types - poetry, history, drama, letters, sermons,
biography and prophecy.
 Put yourself in the shoes of the very first readers of each portion of the Bible. Try to imagine what they understood as
they read.
 Specific steps in Bible study that may help you.
 Observation - Who, What, Where, When, Why? Key words or phrases? Cultural context?
 Interpretation - Context, Comparison, Culture, Consultation
 Application – Is there an Example to follow ? Sin to avoid ? Promise to claim? Command to obey? Condition to
meet? Verse to memorize? Error to mark? A fuller knowledge, understanding, appreciation, or love of God and
His character. Use your imagination, put yourself in the verses.

PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK


Next week we will discuss doubt and trials. We’ll discuss doubt in contrast to faith. How do the two relate? Can you have
faith when you doubt? What is real faith? We’ll also discuss God’s view of trials that come into our lives. How does God want
us to view trials that He allows in our lives? Divorce? Death of a loved one? Job loss? Job struggles? Sickness? Financial
struggles? Addictions? Family members that hurt you or just drive you crazy? Why does He allow trials? How can I prepare
ahead of time to deal with trials? What good if any can come out of trials? We will apply Bible study techniques from this
week to study through Luke 8:22-25 where God gives us a story that teaches us about doubt and about dealing with trials.

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SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS


1. The verse below describes some unique qualities of the Bible. What do you think it means that “the Word of
God is living and active”? What about that visual of the sword dividing joints and marrow? Why do you think
this verse reminds us that we will “give an account” of our lives one day and what does that mean?
Hebrews 4:12-16 - For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul
and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.
Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account

ANS: The Bible is unlike any other book. God through the Holy Spirit works through the words of this book to speak directly to a
Christian’s spirit. The words become alive when we personally know God is speaking to us in our particular life situation. Also, a verse a
read today can impact me in one way, but a year from now in a totally different way, depending on my life circumstances and what God is
currently desiring to teach me. The marrow is at the center of the bone, God’s Word cuts deep into our innermost parts of who we are,
our actions and our motives. We can fool others, and maybe even fool ourselves about our motives, but God’s Word opens our eyes to
see the truth about ourselves, our “inner attitudes of the heart.”. “Dividing soul and spirit”, means making us see our true motives. Why
do some “good work” like helping someone? God’s Word can help me separate out what is “of God” and for His glory, versus what is of
my flesh for the applause of man. The reason the Bible can do that is because it is God’s Word. God is Who is able to see all and know
all. “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.” We should all be careful then to judge our motives, not just our actions, because
God knows and sees it all, and when He reveals a hypocrisy in our motives we should be quick to deal with it. There is an accountability
as Christians we have for the “good works” we do after salvation. As Christians we will never be judged at the “Great White Throne
Judgment” which is for the unsaved. Matthew 7:21-23 - "Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but
only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name,
and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, `I never knew you. Away from me, you
evildoers!' This is referring to unbelievers judgment. See more about the Christians judgment below.

http://www.allaboutgod.com/bema-seat.htm - The Bema Seat judgment is for believers whose salvation has already been secured by
faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10). We should not focus on the Bema Seat as Christ judging our sins, but rather as God
rewarding us according to our lives. Yes, we will surely have to give an account of our lives. Romans 14:10-12 explains, "You, then, why
do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat. It is written: "'As
surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.'" So then, each of us will give an
account of himself to God." Part of this judgment is answering for the sins we committed. At the same time, I do not think judgment is
going to be the focus of the Bema Seat.

In 2 Corinthians 5:10, Paul gives the Corinthian church an illustration of the Bema Seat, "For we must all appear before the judgment
seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad." Paul is teaching us
that all Christians will stand before the Bema Seat of Christ. At the Bema Seat, Jesus Christ will bring to light every deed-good or bad-
that each believer has done on earth since he or she became a Christian. Every Christian will be rewarded based on his words, deeds,
and faithfulness. -----------------

The Bible does challenge us to make every day count, to “lay up treasure in Heaven”, to work for “crowns”, and to work for God’s “well
done thou good and faithful servant.” The Bible describes various levels of responsibility in Heaven also based on our works done here.
Our good works have nothing to do with salvation, but has everything to do with showing our love for Christ and what He has done for us.
We should live every day in light of eternity. It does make a difference, so don’t just “accept Christ” and then live life like a gerbil
concerned only about the things of this earth.

2. Read Mark 11:24. What does this verse teach? I’d like to win a 40 million dollar lottery, but does this verse
mean that God will give it to me if I just ask Him!? Read James 4:3 and Psalm 37:3-4. How do these all fit
together?
ANS: The promise of this verse is that we can pray for whatever we want and get it!!! James 4:3 teaches us that we can pray for things
and not receive them because God knows our hearts and our goal is to consume the thing we are praying for on our own lusts, ie, our
own selfishness. Psalm 37:3-4 says Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in
the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. This verse means that as I spend time with God and grow in my relationship
with Him, He will change the desires of my heart to line up with His! I will see things more and more from His eternal perspective. He will
change my “wanter”. Then, when I pray as Mark 11:24 says. Also remember that God answers prayer; yes, no, and wait.

The important principle here is that you must be so careful not to take one scripture out of context and apply it to your life. This is how
cults work. This is how bad teaching begins and it leads to all kinds of problems in the church. God wants us to “compare scripture with
scripture.” Scripture is cohesive as a whole. So if you find a principle somewhere in scripture, it will be consistent through scripture if you
are interpreting it correctly. You have to search out other verses that clarify, further explain, and/or balance other scriptures. This is

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huge!! This is critical! Don’t fall into this trap that many do. This is why it’s important to talk with other Christians about scripture. They
may have insights into other scriptures about a topic that they can share with you to help you see the whole picture.

3. Bible Study Practice - What are some things you observe, interpret, or apply in this reading? What can we
learn and apply from each of the characters in this reading? One example is given for each to get you started.
This reading also address the question “What about the people who never hear about Jesus?”

Acts 8:26-35 – Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road-- the desert road-- that goes down
from Jerusalem to Gaza." So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in
charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on
his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that
chariot and stay near it." Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you
understand what you are reading?" Philip asked. "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he
invited Philip to come up and sit with him. The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: "He was led like a
sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the sheerer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he
was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth." The eunuch asked
Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?" Then Philip began with that very
passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

From Phillip:
1. He is quick to listen for the Holy Spirit’s leading in His life.
2. He is quick to obey, even though He doesn’t have all the information. “So he started out…”
3. He doesn’t think about it, He does it. He doesn’t know God’s plan to meet the Ethiopian. God says go, and he
goes, looking for opportunities as he goes.
4. He is following one day at a time, one step at a time. He doesn’t know God’s whole plan for His life.
5. He trusts and follows one day at a time. This is what it means to be Spirit-filled.
6. He was prepared. He knew scripture. He was willing and prepared to share Christ.
7. He was not pushy, but he asked questions to bring up spiritual things. We waited to be
invited.
From the Ethiopian:
1. He has a seeking heart for God, even though he has never heard about Jesus.
2. He is teachable, open, earnest, and sincere. “Tell me, please”
3. He is trying to understand God’s salvation, not making up his own way to approach God. “Good works” are
just man’s attempt to show God how good he is. God says “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags”.
About God:
1. He knows exactly where each of us are; Believers, unbelievers, and seekers. He is in control.
2. He has someone prepared to share Christ with people who are seeking Him.
3. He is concerned about those outside His chosen people. This is an Ethiopian, not a Jew.
4. He plans “chance” meetings. These are “God-ordained appointments”.
5. He loves each person and will take drastic and dramatic steps to have them hear about Christ.
6. We are His body. He uses His people to share His plan of salvation with others. He expects us
to be prepared, ready, available, filled with the Holy Spirit, and useable. Phillip was that person.

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HOMEWORK WEEK 6

PATH – Life in a Confusing World Intro and 1-3, p. 1543, FAQ – Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? P. 570
1. PATH INTRO p. 43 – God’s got a plan – The Bible shows how the “faith challenges” of those who lived long ago can be
used in our lives to do what two things?

2. PATH #3 p. 567 – A glimpse behind the scenes - From the scripture reading in this Path, what is significant about how
much Satan power Satan has over Job’s life? (Thought Question)

3. FAQ – Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? P. 570 – “Good” is a term that we use to describe people we see as
living “better” lives than others. It’s our opinion, and our limited knowledge making that judgment. God knows the human
heart and what does he say about those we would label as “good”?

4. FAQ – Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? P. 570 – “One of the secrets to contentment here on earth is an
eternal perspective.” What does that mean?

PATH – Life in a Confusing World 4-10, p. 1543


1. PATH #4 p. 581 – My Redeemer lives – Job hits bottom, his family and possessions are gone along with his physical
health. His “friends” only add to his pain by their comments. He cries out to God in his pain, but then he finds that “there
is no suffering so deep that God’s grace is not deeper still.” What perspective did he show in verses 25-27? (Thought
Question)

2. PATH #5 p. 600 – Questions for God – Job asked God a lot of questions, but God never answered him about the “why” of
his sufferings. He did respond back with many questions to Job which all demonstrated God’s greatness, power, and
sovereignty. God didn’t give Job answers, He gave him focus on Who He is. Why do you think God answered Job in that
way?

3. PATH #5 p. 600 – Questions for God – After going through his trials, Job never got an answer to why, but yet he said, “My
ears had heard of You but now my eyes have seen You.” What’s the difference between Job knowing about God by
hearing about Him before his trials in contrast to seeing Him through the trials he went through? (Thought question)

4. PATH #6 p. 649 – God is bigger than that – Read the Path and all of Psalm 73. If you haven’t had something in your life
that makes you able to relate to this Psalm, you can be sure you will at some point in your Christian life. God allows us to
come to a point of “crisis” in our Christian life, where we say like v. 2 “but as for me, my feet had almost slipped…for I
envied…” You question God’s goodness, or His ways, or if He even exists because it gets tough to serving Him when
everything is going wrong for you, but everything is going great for the wicked we see around us! Been there? Lost your
job, marriage, health, or child? Read v. 23-28. What do these verses mean to you?

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WHEN QUESTIONS, DOUBTS, OR TRIALS ROCK YOUR WORLD,


THEY DON’T HAVE TO ROCK YOUR FAITH!!!

“When you don’t understand something about God or His actions, you don’t need
answers…you need focus.” ~ Tom Nelson

Questions, doubts, and trials will arise in your Christian life. You can expect it, but they
don’t have to shake your faith. There will be times you will come across some scripture, which you don’t
understand something about God which brings questions to your mind about your belief in Him. Maybe
it will be some Evolutionist who sounds so right, or some Atheist laying down some smooth sounding argument
which bring doubts to your heart. It might be a trial you will be confronted with which brings doubt to your heart
about God’s control, or cause you to question His love for you. It could be you have questions about those who
have never heard the salvation message of Jesus, or a “sincere” Muslim, or maybe the idea of Hell brings doubts
of God’s goodness. No matter what the issue, the result is the same. You start questioning God, doubts and
fears rush in and God’s peace leaves your heart. God doesn’t want that for you as new believers!

Here are some things to consider! God will always be room for doubt, because He requires faith to please
Him. “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6. If God were “testubable” then there would
never be a need for faith and trust. He would be like gravity. You know how gravity behaves, you adjust
accordingly, and in fact you don’t even think about it anymore. You just assume it always operates, don’t think
about it, and just take it for granted! In the same way we become oblivious to the fact that each day God makes
the sun to rise, or our hearts to beat, or our eyes to see….we just take it all for granted! God knows how we are!
If God always “behaved” in our way of thinking, we would become apathetic to Him also. The Israelites miserable
failures in the desert show just how we are about God. Even the miracle of “manna” became something they
took for granted and even started complaining about!! No, the reality we live in is that God is not predictable and
understandable to our little minds. As C.S. Lewis describes Aslan the lion, a picture of Christ, “he is dangerous,
but he is good”. It takes faith to believe that when questions, doubts, fears, and trials come into our lives. But it
also puts us on our knees before Him, seeking Him with all our hearts. We have to choose to believe in faith that
despite the circumstances, despite the waves, despite the trials, that Who God is and how I fit into His plan has
not changed. He is the good shepherd.

What provides that kind of faith in our lives? First, there has to be sufficient evidence about Jesus and God
to make His claims credible? We have to study the “Evidences that Demand a Verdict” – Josh McDowell, about
the Bible, about Biblical history, about Jesus as a historical figure, about creation, and about the resurrection to
name a few. God will not be put in a test tube to prove His existence, or prove He created, or prove the
resurrection, or prove whatever, but He does provide ample evidence that He is who He says He is. Romans 1
states that the Creation itself is enough to show an open heart that there is a Creator God.

What else provides a basis for faith in God in our lives? Experiences where He shows Himself to be faithful
over time. We have the Biblical examples, we have other Christians in our lives examples, and we have our own
history with Him to “prove” that He is worthy to maintain our faith. All things do not have to be scientifically
provable to be true. There are many true things that are beyond science. Example: Do you know your mom,
dad, or a close friend loves you? Yes, how? Can you prove it? Put it in a test tube? No. You know they love
you because of the overwhelming evidence over time. The same is true of God and He can be trusted much
more than human beings. Questions, doubts, fears, and trials all provide the springboard for experiences with
God where He comes along side us and shows Himself to be faithful to us and to His Word.

Having these “evidences” in our lives makes the “leap of faith” a logical and natural step in our Christian
lives no matter what questions, doubts, fears or trials God allows in our lives. It’s why Paul could write, and we
can claim the following verses from Romans 8:35-39:

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril,
or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all
these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor
angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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MY CHILD…
You may not know me, but I know everything about you…Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up…Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways…Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered…Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in My image…Genesis 1:27
In Me you live and move and have your being…Acts 17:28
For you are My offspring…Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived…Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation…Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in My book…Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live…Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made…Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb…Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born…Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know Me…John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love…1 John 4:16
And it is My desire to lavish My love on you…1 John 3:1
Simply because you are My child and I am your Father…1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could…Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect Father…Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from My hand…James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs…Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope…Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love…Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore…Psalm 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing…Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you…Jeremiah 32:40
For you are My treasured possession…Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all My heart and all My soul…Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things…Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek Me with all your heart, you will find Me…Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart…Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires…Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine…Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager…2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles…2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you…Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to My heart…Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes…Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth…Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love My son, Jesus…John 17:23
For in Jesus, My love for you is revealed…John 17:26
He is the exact representation of My being…Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you…Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins…2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled…2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of My love for you…1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love…Romans 8:31-32

My question to you is, are you My child?…John 1:12-13, If not, I am waiting for you…Luke 15:11-32

If you receive the gift of My Son Jesus, you receive Me…1 John 2:23
You are my Child, and nothing will ever separate you from My love…Romans 8:38-39
And when you come to Me, I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen…Luke 15:7
Remember, I have always been Father, and will always be Father…Ephesians 3:14-15
Love, …..Your Abba (Daddy) Father, Almighty God

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