Ten Bible Passages for 2018

By Hangzhou Chengbei Church , January 16, 2018 09:01 AM

Happy New Year 2018!(pixabay.com)

Jesus, the King of peace, came to the world to save people from sins and punishment, bringing peace, hope, freedom, and forgiveness.Since the old year has passed, everything is a new start. In the year ahead, walk with hope and believe that God is already working to bring peace to all nations and tongues. 

Meditate on the following ten Bible passages to not lose hope whatever the time or place:

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:4-5  Because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God's people-  the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. 

Hebrew 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

1 John 3:3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Romans 5:3-5 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Psalm 43:5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

Psalm 1:1-6 
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
    but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
   That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither-
    whatever they do prospers.
    Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
   Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
   For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Hebrew 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.

Job 11:18 You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. 

- Translated by Karen Luo

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