Tuesday, June 12, 2018

13 Summer Activities to Help Your Kids Grow in the Lord

13 Summer Activities to Help Your Kids Grow in the Lord | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Looking for some ideas for your kids now that they are out of school for the summer? The summer is a great time to teach your children about the Bible.

Here are some ideas for Summer Bible Activities:

1. Memorize Some Bible Verses

50 Bible Verses to Memorize | scriptureand.blogspot.com

I have a list of 50 Bible verses you can memorize. Or if you need something to build your confidence, I have a list of short Bible verses. I also have some tips to make Bible memorization easier.

2. Watch What's in The Bible with Buck Denver.

What's In The Bible with Buck Denver | scriptureand.blogspot.com

I have a review of this series that takes kids (or anyone, really) through the entire Bible in 13 DVDs. It's both fun and educational.

3. Memorize the List of the Books of the Bible

Work on learning the Books of the Bible and then have Bible Drills, racing to find Bible Verses. Check out these activities to help. Look at my Pinterest board for more suggestions. Play this active game to learn the difference between the Old and New Testament.

4. Teach One of my Children's Bible Lessons

Themed Bible Units : Jesus Said I Am, Colossians 3:12, and Five Senses | scriptureand.blogspot.com
God Controls the Seasons Bible Lesson | scriptureand.blogspot.com
God Controls the Weather Bible Lesson | scriptureand.blogspot.com

During a laid-back summer, you can choose which topic and pick out which parts of the lesson you want to do. My themed units include The Five Senses, Colossians 3:12,  Jesus' "I Am" statements, and God Controls Nature. Find them here.

5. Listen to Jonathan Park Audio Adventures

Jonathan Park Audio Adventures Review | scriptureand.blogspot.com

This exciting radio series is great for a road trip or just nice for the kids to listen to while playing quietly (at least hopefully) at home. Here is my review of the series.

6. Learn the Names of the Twelve Disciples

The Twelve Disciples Review Game | scriptureand.blogspot.com

There are many songs to help you learn their names. Once you have learned them, I have a fun game you can play to process them.

7. Start a Habit For Children's Devotions

Keys for Kids Devotional Review | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Get your kids in the habit of learning from God's Word daily. I recommend Keys for Kids, which is also available in an app.

8. Make Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Make Blessing Bags for the Homeless | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Make some bags of items for the homeless and then keep them in the car for when you see someone in need or spend a day looking for homeless to help.

9. Play a Bible Scavenger Hunt

Indoor Bible Scavenger Hunt | scriptureand.blogspot.com
I have two Bible Scavenger Hunts, one for outdoors and one for indoors. Or you could make your own.

10. Find Babies in the Bible

Babies in the Bible Matching Sheet | scriptureand.blogspot.com
Look up some well-known children in the Bible to complete this printable.

11. Make Some Crafts or Even Christmas Presents

Homemade Christmas Presents | scriptureand.blogspot.com5 DIY Christmas Presents | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Get a jump on making Christmas gifts or just make some crafts: duct tape wallets, crocheted items, silhouette ornaments or candle holders, fort kits, pillowcase dresses, Bible verse candle holders, sippy cup leashes and more. Find them here and here.

12. Make Some Beach Themed Candles

Beach Souvenir Pillar Candles | scriptureand.blogspot.comBeach Souvenir Candle Holders | scriptureand.blogspot.com

If you are heading to the beach this summer, I have the perfect souvenir that you can make with seashells.

13. Check out Some of My Favorite Bible Resources

Bible Verse Songs, YouTube channels, Free Bible Trading Cards, and more.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bible Verses for The Lion and The Lamb

Bible Verses for The Lion and The Lamb by Leeland Mooring, Brian Mark Johnson, Brenton Brown from Big Daddy Weave and Bethel Music | scriptureand.blogspot.com

The lion and the lamb are a classic image. We've all seen the pictures of a lion laying next to a lamb in peace. It's usually used as a symbol of the peace, specifically of Christ's coming millennial kingdom (though misquoted from Isaiah 11:6 where the wolf lies down with the lamb and the lion with the calf, but you get the idea).

In Revelation 5, the lion and the lamb come together in a new way. They are both symbols of Christ. The Messiah is first introduced in verse 5 as the Lion of Judah, a reference to Genesis 49:9 when Jacob is blessing his twelve sons.  It seems to be clear that this Lion is the Christ by calling Him the root of David (Isaiah 11:1).  After being hailed as a lion, surprisingly, Peter turns and sees a Lamb standing as if he had been slaughtered. This is clearly Jesus (John 1:29).  That the powerful Lion and the meek, sacrificial Lamb can both refer to the Lord Jesus Christ seems contradictory. The attributes of God often are contradictory. He is both transcendent and near. He is just and merciful. He is three and yet one. Jesus as a Lamb embodies why Christ came in His first coming: to die for the sins of the world. Jesus as a Lion symbolizes why Christ will come again in His second coming: to judge the sins of the world. Praise God that those who have been purchased by His blood will not receive the judgment that we deserve!

You can read an interview with Leeland Mooring about the story behind this song by clicking here.

The Lion and the Lamb

by Leeland Mooring, Brian Mark Johnson, Brenton Brown

Verse 1:
He's coming on the clouds, kings and kingdoms will bow down
Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
Zephaniah 2:11 The Lord will be terrifying to them, for He will starve all the gods of the earth; and all the coastlands of the nations will bow down to Him, everyone from his own place.
Isaiah 49:7 Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, to the despised One, to the One abhorred by the nation, to the Servant of rulers, Kings will see and arise, princes will also bow down, because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You.” 
And every chain will break, as broken hearts declare His praise
Of the redeemed in Psalms 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke their bands apart.
About Jesus the Messiah in Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; 
Psalms 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 
Who can stop the Lord Almighty?
Isaiah 14:27 For the Lord of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?”

Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah
Revelation 5:4-5 Then I began to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it; and one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.”
He's roaring with power and fighting our battles
Joel 3:16 The Lord roars from Zion and utters His voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth tremble. But the Lord is a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the sons of Israel.
Nehemiah said to the Jews in Nehemiah 4:20 “At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” 
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 
And every knee will bow before You
Philippians 2:9-11 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain
Revelation 5:11-12 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”
For the sin of the world, His blood breaks the chains
John the Baptist said in John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
And every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
Oh every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
Revelation 5:13 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”

Verse 2:
So open up the gates, make way before the King of kings
Psalm 24:7-10 Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come inWho is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O gates, and lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in! Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
Our God who calls the saved is here to set the captives free
1 Thessalonians 2:12 so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. 
Jesus acknowledged this prophecy about Himself in Luke 4:17-21 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
Who can stop the Lord Almighty?
2 Chronicles 20:6 and he said, “O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You.

Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah
He's roaring with power and fighting our battles
And every knee will bow before You
Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain
For the sin of the world, His blood breaks the chains
And every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb

Oh every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Short Bible Verses to Memorize

Whether you are looking for a simple Bible verse to memorize or you want to find some short Bible verses that would be great for crafts, here is a list of 42 short Bible verses. I tried to choose verses that were not only short but also meaningful and important. I've listed them below, but you can print them out below or here.

If you are wondering why you should memorize Bible verses and how to do it, check out my article with 9 Tips for Memorizing the Bible. And if you are up to the challenge of longer Bible verses trip my 50 Bible Verses to Memorize. Don't underestimate yourself or your children on your ability to memorize. My three-year-old has already memorized John 3:16 and John 10:11 and yours could, too. 

42 Short Bible Verses to memorize or craft | scriptureand.blogspot.com

42 Short Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 5:7 ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 119:11 Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;”
Matthew 11:30 “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Luke 1:37 “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Luke 6:31 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
John 6:48 I am the bread of life.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 12:12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
Romans 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing;
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.
2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always;
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing;
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit;
1 Thessalonians 5:22 abstain from every form of evil.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
James 1:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
James 1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
1 John 4:8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:19 We love, because He first loved us.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bible Verses for Grace Wins

Bible Verses for Grace Wins by Matthew West | scriptureand.blogspot.com

If you look up verses in the Bible about grace, you will discover something. Grace abounds. It overflows. Grace wins. 
  • Abundant grace was upon the disciples as they witnessed (Acts 4:33). 
  • God's grace is more than abundant (1 Tim. 1:14). 
  • God's gift of salvation abounds to many by grace (Rom. 5:15). 
  • Grace abounds even more than sin (Rom. 5:20-21). 
  • God's grace in forgiveness is lavished upon us (Eph. 1:6-7). 
  • God's grace in providing for us abounds to others in our giving (2 Cor. 9:8). 
  • The grace we receive is heaped upon the grace we have previously received (John 1:16). 
It is clear that grace is more abundant than sin. Sin brings judgment, resulting in condemnation (Rom. 5:16), shame (Prov. 4:34), and death (Rom. 6:23). Grace overcomes these with justification, triumph, and eternal life (Rom. 5:16-17).

One line of Matthew West's Grace Wins, says "I'm living proof that grace wins every time." While the source of the grace is God, our lives can prove the will of God (Rom. 12:2) and we can be trophies of His grace (Eph. 2:7). Even our charitable giving can prove our love and bring glory to God (2 Cor. 9:13). It isn't so much what we have done, but rather what God has done in us. The result is that our lives are testimonies of His grace and how it overcomes sin and the resulting guilt of sin. 

Here is the lyric video:

And here is an interview with Matthew West about the story behind Grace Wins:

Grace Wins

by Matthew West

Verse 1:
In my weakest moment I see you
Shaking your head in disgrace
I can read the disappointment
Written all over your face
Here comes those whispers in my ear
Saying who do you think you are
Looks like you're on your own from here
Cause grace could never reach that far

But, in the shadow of that shame
Daniel 9:8 Open shame belongs to us, O Lord, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.
Beat down by all the blame
I hear you call my name sayin' it's not over
And my heart starts to beat
So loud now, drowning out the doubt
I'm down but I'm not out
1 Thessalonians 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

There's a war between guilt and grace
And they're fighting for a sacred space
But I'm living proof grace wins every time
Ephesians 2:4-8 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
No more lying down in death's defeat
Now I'm rising up in victory
Singing Hallelujah: Grace wins every time
Romans 5:20-21 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Verse 2:
Words can't describe the way it feels
When mercy floods a thirsty soul
John 1:16 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
A broken side begins to heal
And grace returns what guilt has stole
Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 

And, in the shadow of that shame
Beat down by all the blame
I hear you call my name sayin' it's not over
And my heart starts to beat
So loud now, drowning out the doubt
I'm down but I'm not out

There's a war between guilt and grace
And they're fighting for a sacred space
But I'm living proof grace wins every time
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
No more lying down in death's defeat
Now I'm rising up in victory
Singing Hallelujah: Grace wins every time
1 Timothy 1:12-14 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.

For the prodigal son, grace wins
Luke 15:11-32 And He said, “A man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them. And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’ So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.
“Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.’ But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him. But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’ And he said to him, ‘Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”
For the woman at the well, grace wins
John 4:5-30 So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” She said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.” He said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.” The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why do You speak with her?” So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city and said to the men, “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?” They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.
For the blind man and the beggar, grace wins
Luke 18:35-43 As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.
For always and forever, grace wins
For the lost out on the street, grace wins
For the worst part of you and me, grace wins
For the thief on the cross, grace wins
Luke 23:39-43 One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.
For a world that is lost
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

There's a war between guilt and grace
And they're fighting for a sacred space
But I'm living proof grace wins every time
Hebrews 4:16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
No more lying down in death's defeat
Now I'm rising up in victory
Singing Hallelujah: Grace wins every time
Romans 5:16-17 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justificationFor if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A-Z Attributes of God

God is Awesome
He inspires our awe and reverence.

God is Boundless 
His presence cannot be contained.

God is the Creator.
He has made everything and
without Him there would be nothing.

God is Dependable 
He is faithful to fulfill all that He has promised.

God is Eternal.
He always has been and always will be.

God is Free With Favor. 
He shows grace, unearned favor,
to all will accept it from Him.

God is Good.
He is the source and measure of goodness.

God is Holy.
He is distinct from creation by His complete purity.

God is Immutable.
His character and qualities do not change.

God is Just.
He judges all rightly.

God is Kind.
He is gentle and benevolent toward us.

God is Love.
He is the source and measure of love.

God is Merciful.
He is willing to withhold the punishment
that we deserve and forgive us.

God is Near.
He is close at hand when we need Him and call to Him.

God is Omnipresent.
He is present everywhere at all times.

God is Preeminent.
He is all powerful and capable
of carrying out what He desires.

God is a Quickening Spirit.
He is able to give us life, an abundant and eternal life.

God is Righteous.
All of His works are good and right.

God is Sovereign.
He is in control of all things.

God is Transcendent.
He and His ways and His thoughts
are higher than us and ours.

God is Unity.
He is one and cannot be divided.

God is Veracious.
He is true and only communicates truth.

God is Wise.
He knows all things and His understanding is infinite.

God is eXcellent.
He and His name are marvelous,
magnificent, and matchless.

God is Yahweh.
He is self-existent and self-sufficient.
Without any other qualifiers, He is.

God is Zealous.
He has ardor, passion, and vehemence for His people
and His plan for them.

You can print out the entire list here or below.