WORDS TO LIVE BY IN 2015
Bishop Joseph New Years Eve 12.31.14
Matthew 13:18 “Hear then the parable of the sower.
Matthew 13:19 “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it,the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one onwhom seed was sown beside the road.
Matthew 13:20 “The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man whohears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
Matthew 13:21 yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when afflictionor persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
Matthew 13:22 “And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the manwho hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke theword, and it becomes unfruitful.
Matthew 13:23 “And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man whohears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some ahundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”
2 Chronicles 20:20 They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa;and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah andinhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the Lord your God and you will be established.Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.”
Isaiah 7:1 When Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, King Rezin ofAram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel marched up to fight against Jerusalem, but they could not overpower it.
Isaiah 7:2 Now the house of David was told, “Aram has allied itself with Ephraim”; so the hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken by the wind.
Isaiah 7:3 Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out, you and your son Shear-Jashub, to meet Ahaz at the end of the aqueduct of the Upper Pool, on the road to the Washerman’s Field.
Isaiah 7:4 Say to him, ‘Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid. Do not lose heart because of these two smoldering stubs of firewood—because of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah.
Isaiah 7:5 Aram, Ephraim and Remaliah’s son have plotted your ruin, saying,
Isaiah 7:6 “Let us invade Judah; let us tear it apart and divide it among ourselves, and make the son of Tabeel king over it.”
Isaiah 7:7 Yet this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “ ‘It will not take place, it will not happen,
Isaiah 7:8 for the head of Aram is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is only Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be too shattered to be a people.
Isaiah 7:9 The head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son. If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.’ ”
1 Timothy 1:18 This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight,