EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [14]

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [14] Selfishness!
a/ Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife, but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall prosper.
b/ Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven; and come and follow Me.”
c/ Mark 8:26 And He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.”
27 And Jesus went out with His disciples into the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He asked His disciples, saying unto them, “Who do men say that I am?”
d/ Luke 12:15 And He said unto them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
16 And He spoke a parable unto them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.
17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, because I have no room to store my fruits?’
18 And he said, ‘This will I do. I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there will I store all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thine ease; eat, drink, and be merry.’
20 But God said unto him, ‘Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee. Then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?’
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
[ also read Luke 16:19-31 ]
e/ Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better than himself.

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EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [15]

Today we are exploring THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN!

Open your Bible to the following Scripture passages and underline or circle the key words.

I will use brackets to mark a few things that stand out to me.

Isaiah 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, [when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.]

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up [a kingdom,] [which shall never be destroyed:] and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it [shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.]

Matthew 3:And saying, [Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.]

Matthew 6: After this manner therefore [pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.]

10[ Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.]

33 But [seek ye first the kingdom of God,] and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Mark 10: 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, [Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.]

15 Verily I say unto you, [Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.]

23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, [How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!]

24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, [Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!]

25 [It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.]

Luke 9: 61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.62 And Jesus said unto him, [No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.] 12:31 But rather [seek ye the kingdom of God]; and all these things shall be added unto you.  17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, [The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:]21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, [the kingdom of God is within you.]

[ prepared by Winston Staples ]