Monday, November 30, 2009

What I've been working on...

Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
Pater saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
John 13:7-20

Thursday, October 15, 2009

John 13:5-6

After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
John 13:5-6

Thursday, October 8, 2009

John 13:4

He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel and girded himself.
John 13:4

Monday, October 5, 2009

Time for a New Project

Now before the feast of the the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

John 13:1-3

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Last Verse in Titus :-)

All that are with me salute thee.  Greet them that love us in the faith.  Grace be with you all.  Amen.
Titus 3:15

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Titus 3:14

And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
Titus 3:14

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Titus 3:12-13

When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
Bring Zenus the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
Titus 3:12-13

Monday, August 17, 2009

Looking for Wisdom

A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
Titus 3:10-11
These are my verses for today.  I am struggling with knowing how to apply these in the context of evangelism.  When does a person cross the line from unbelieving/unsaved and in need of the gospel to a heretic who should be rejected after the second admonition?  Can nonbelievers be heretics or is that term reserved for those who claim to be Christians but promote heresies and subvert the gospel?  Lots to meditate on today. 

Monday, August 10, 2009

Titus 3:8-9

This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works.  
These things are good and profitable unto men.  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Titus 3:8-9

Monday, July 13, 2009

Titus 3:5-7

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3:5-7

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Titus 3:4

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Titus 3:4

Monday, June 29, 2009

Slow, Not Quite Steady, But Still Going

I haven't been real consistent lately, but I'm still adding verses, little by little.  I hope to be done with Titus by mid-July.
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Titus 3:3
divers- Where do you ever hear this word anymore?  I am really growing to love the King James.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Titus 3:2

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Titus 3:2

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Titus 3:1

Today I'll be working on Titus 3:1
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
I'm not sure how ready I am for every good work.  I'm usually slow to volunteer to bring food to people because I just don't know what to fix that would transport well and that the kids in a family would like.  I'm thinking I should make a list of meals that I can cook that would be appropriate for taking to someone so I am prepared when the  need arises.

Titus 2:11-15

Time for a little catch up...  I'm having trouble posting these as I'm going along...
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.  Let no man despise thee.
Titus 2:11-15

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Titus 2:8-10

Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Titus 2:8-10

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Titus 2:7

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Titus 2:7

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Titus 2:6

Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
Titus 2:6

Monday, June 1, 2009

Titus 2:1-5

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:1-5

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Still Catching Up

The good thing is that I am doing a verse a day.  I just keep forgetting to post them.  I cannot imagine trying to do 4 at a time...
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Titus 1:14-16

Friday, May 22, 2009

Catch Up Again

  For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
  But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
  Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
  For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision:
  Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
  One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
  This witness is true.  Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
  Titus 1:7-13

Friday, May 15, 2009

Titus 1:6

If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
Titus 1:6

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Catch Up

I haven't been posting what I'm working on- sort of got out of the habit...
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. 
Psalm 1:6
And...
  Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth with is after godliness;
  In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
  But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
  To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
  For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city , as I had appointed thee:
Titus 1:1-5

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Psalm 1:5

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the day of judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
Psalm 1:5

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Back At It

February 28?  Wow, I guess it has been awhile since I last posted.  Well, I am off on my next project, so I am thinking that I will begin posting again. 

Several weeks ago I shared a testimony on memorizing Ephesians with my Sunday school department, and last Sunday I started teaching a women's class using Janet Pope's His Word in My Heart.  Amazingly, there are several women who actually joined the class.  We are memorizing Psalm 1 this week and on Sunday will begin working our way through memorizing the book of Titus.

Here is where I am so far...
Blessed is he who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.  
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.
Not so the wicked!  They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Psalm 1:1-4

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 23-24

Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.  Amen.
Ephesians 6:23-24

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 21-22

But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
Ephesians 6:21-23

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 19-20

And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Ephesians 6:19-20

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:18

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 15-17

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Ephesians 6:15-17

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 14

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Ephesians 6:14

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 12-13

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Ephesians 6:12-13

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 11

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:11

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 10

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Ephesians 6:10

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 9

And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
Ephesians 6:9

Monday, February 9, 2009

Now THAT'S a Holding a Grudge

Overheard at our house:

"If you do that again, I am never going to give you any money again!  Even in heaven!!!"

I should have gently taken the child, both children actually, and reminded them of Ephesians 4:32: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.  But I was too busy trying not to laugh.      

Ch. 6 v. 8

Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
Ephesians 6:8

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 5-7

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
Ephesians 6:5-7

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ch. 6 v. 4

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4

Monday, February 2, 2009

Teaching Children to Obey Blesses THEM

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Ephesians 6:1-3

Sunday, February 1, 2009

One Hundreth Post and Chapter Five Completed

It seems like a fitting pair, doesn't it?  One hundred posts and 5 chapters...
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Ephesians 5:33

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 32

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Ephesians 5:32

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 31

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 30

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Ephesians 5:30

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 29

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Ephesians 5:29

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 27-28

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Ephesians 5:27-28

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 26

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Ephesians 5:26

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Ephesians 5:25

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 24

Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Ephesians 5:24

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 23

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Ephesians 5:23

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 22

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:22

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 21

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Ephesians 5:21

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 20

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Ephesians 5:20

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 19

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:19

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 18

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Ephesians 5:18

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 17

Wherefore be ye not unwise , but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:17

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 15-16

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 12-14... Playing Catch-up

I am not really tackling all of these today, just v. 14.  I was a little behind in posting.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Ephesians 5:12-14

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 11 ... and a Vocabulary Lesson

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.      Ephesians 5:11
REPROVE:
1. To blame; to censure.
2. To charge with a fault to the face; to chide; to reprehend.
3. To blame for; with of; as, to reprove one of laziness.
4. To convince of a fault, or to make it manifest.
5. To refute; to disprove.
6. To excite a sense of guilt.
7. To manifest silent disapprobation or blame.
from Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

I love this  1828 version of Webster's dictionary.  Its definitions include several literary and biblical references and quotes for illustrative purposes.  Now to look up disapprobation...

Friday, January 9, 2009

One Hundred

I am doubling up today, memorizing verses 9 and 10, to be able to make it all the way through chapter 5 by the end of January.  Verse 10 is the 100th verse in Ephesians.  God is so good.  I am overwhelmed that I have come this far.  God is faithful and loving and full of grace.  Through the washing of His Word He is changing me.  Deep inside He is changing me, and I am absolutely overwhelmed.  Maybe one day I will write about that.  
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:9-10
Only 47 more to go...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 8

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians 5:8

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 6-7

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians 5:6-7

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 5 - Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?

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”mmm”

That IS a game we played in elementary school, right?  I seem to remember something like that.  Anyways, there it is.  Thanks, Ann, for the button instructions.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians 5:5

UPDATE:  Well obviously I don't have the button.  I HAD the button, but whenever I exit Safari and then go back, the button has mysteriously turned into a question mark.  You can still click it to get to Ann Roeker's MMM page.  I will have to figure this out when I have more time.  

Monday, January 5, 2009

I can sew a button, but how do I ADD one?

Ann Kroeker is hosting Mega Memory Month on her blog.  The idea is to put to memory some long passage (Scripture, a poem, etc.) during the month of January and to encourage others who are joining in doing the same.  

I will be working on Ephesians 5 for January.  Last summer I started working on memorizing Ephesians and Lea's Remember in September contest helped me complete Chapter 2 and part of Chapter 3 (not to mention start blogging).  It took all of October and November to finish Chapter 3, and I did Chapter 4 in December.  My method is to add a new verse each day and then review previous verses.  (If you look at previous posts you will see that in actuality this works out to sometimes skipping days and doubling up on other days, or in the case of Chapter 3, taking an inordinate amount of time to complete a section.)

I am loving the accountability and deadline aspect of MMM.  It really seems to help me.

Oh, and there is this really nice button for Mega Memory Month with a coral, which I think is a brain coral, which would be totally appropriate, but I have to figure out how to add a button to a blog.  

Ch. 5 v. 4

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:4

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 3

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Ephesians 5:3

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 1-2

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians 5:1-2

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The End of Ephesians 4!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe that I'm at the end of Chapter 4.  That is two-thirds of the way through.  Only two more chapters to go!
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as 
God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:30-32