We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:
“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
I will sing the praises of your name.”
10 Again, it says,
“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”
11 And again,
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
let all the peoples extol him.”
12 And again, Isaiah says,
“The Root of Jesse will spring up,
one who will arise to rule over the nations;
in him the Gentiles will hope.”
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Hello Father God,
Thank you for gathering together new and old friends. When we forgive each other, we broaden our horizons. When we gather together to know each other's cares and put the effort into fellowship - we enrich all the lives we touch. Thank You for the opportunity to fellowship with others who love You.
Father God, James wrote whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. And You told us the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. You, Father God, You are the Lord and our king - save us. In Your leadership and guidance, let the grace and truth through Jesus Christ keep us.
Thank You for the blessings that are sunshine on our backs, warming us. To know in this season of change we have You, Lord. To know You, Father God, will strengthen us in all good things to do His will. We Thank You we are touched by Love.
Bless us with all the blessings You would willingly provide and opportunities to do Your Will.
Comfort the lonely, calm the stressed, give hope to those who need that hope, strengthen what is wobbly, empower the good, subdue what is doubtful, light the path and help us to walk this with Your Love and Wisdom.
With joy and expectation, we call on You, Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. Come Lord Jesus. Because of You and Your Promises - We Will Overflow with Hope. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †