The last of 3 dozen (less 1)…
verses to start thinking
about key Christian behaviors
[See 2 previous posts]
(25) Phil. 4:6-7 Don’t be anxious ……………. about anything.
For more use the DOOR.
(26) Phil. 4:5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted for
God’s sake. (That’s not for just being
a pain in the neck!)
(27) Rom. 1:16 Paul wasn’t ashamed of being a Christian;
neither should you be.
(28) Rom. 10:14-15 People need to hear the Word before they
can believe it.
(29) Mt. 16:24-25 Following Christ is serious business; you
must deny yourself and “take up
your cross” and follow Christ.
(30) John 15:5 Jesus is the “vine” and we are the “branches.”
You can only “bear fruit” by abiding in
Him. (Jesus uses symbols and teaches
By telling stories.)
(31) II Tim. 3:16 All Scripture is from God; consequently,
Scripture has authority.
(32) Col. 3:5 Put to death your old sinful nature.
(33) Phil. 3:13 Forget what is behind; press on to what is
(34) Psa. 24:1-2 The Earth and everything in it is the Lord’s.
Why? He made it.
(35) Dt. 19:10-13 Witchcraft is to be totally avoided. (See
also Gal. 5:20.)
As stated earlier, these verses I’ve used as 5-minute Sunday school “openers” to plant seeds that can grow into questions in class, or in the future. They are not intended to deal with the issue addressed which is, of course, more complicated than a bumper sticker declaration. It helps for young people to hear face-to-face from (nonfamily) adults who believe these things, have thought about them, and declare their importance–especially in a 5-minute “wrapper” that a Christian adult has put together.
Two more things: (1) These passages and ideas are by no means a “fixed set”; much hasn’t been addressed. It’s just what we used years ago. And (2) as we’ve said several times before, the context of using single verses and verse groups is important to consider so as not to force a Bible passage to say things it was never intended to say.