8 March 2018 Verse of the Day

If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.  (Mark 3:25 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Example of Christ
Rom 15:1
  Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. 
Rom 15:2  Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. 
Rom 15:3  For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED YOU FELL ON ME.” 
Rom 15:4  For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 
Rom 15:5  Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, 
Rom 15:6  so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Rom 15:7  Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. 
Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles
Rom 15:8  For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers, 
Rom 15:9  and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, “THEREFORE I WILL GIVE PRAISE TO YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, AND I WILL SING TO YOUR NAME.” 
Rom 15:10  Again he says, “REJOICE, O GENTILES, WITH HIS PEOPLE.” 
Rom 15:11  And again, “PRAISE THE LORD ALL YOU GENTILES, AND LET ALL THE PEOPLES PRAISE HIM.” 
Rom 15:12  Again Isaiah says, “THERE SHALL COME THE ROOT OF JESSE, AND HE WHO ARISES TO RULE OVER THE GENTILES, IN HIM SHALL THE GENTILES HOPE.” 
Rom 15:13  Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 
Paul the Minister to the Gentiles
Rom 15:14  And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another. 
Rom 15:15  But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God, 
Rom 15:16  to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 
Rom 15:17  Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God. 
Rom 15:18  For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, 
Rom 15:19  in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. 
Rom 15:20  And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation; 
Rom 15:21  but as it is written, “THEY WHO HAD NO NEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND.” 
Paul’s Plan to Visit Rome
Rom 15:22  For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you; 
Rom 15:23  but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you 
Rom 15:24  whenever I go to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while— 
Rom 15:25  but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints. 
Rom 15:26  For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. 
Rom 15:27  Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things. 
Rom 15:28  Therefore, when I have finished this, and have put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain. 
Rom 15:29  I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ. 
Rom 15:30  Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, 
Rom 15:31  that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints; 
Rom 15:32  so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company. 
Rom 15:33  Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. 

Personal Greetings
Rom 16:1
  I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea; 
Rom 16:2  that you receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, and of myself as well. 
Rom 16:3  Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 
Rom 16:4  who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles; 
Rom 16:5  also greet the church that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia. 
Rom 16:6  Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you. 
Rom 16:7  Greet Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are outstanding among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. 
Rom 16:8  Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. 
Rom 16:9  Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys my beloved. 
Rom 16:10  Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. 
Rom 16:11  Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord. 
Rom 16:12  Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord. 
Rom 16:13  Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine. 
Rom 16:14  Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the brethren with them. 
Rom 16:15  Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them. 
Rom 16:16  Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you. 
Final Instructions and Greetings
Rom 16:17  Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. 
Rom 16:18  For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. 
Rom 16:19  For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil. 
Rom 16:20  The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. 
Rom 16:21  Timothy my fellow worker greets you, and so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen. 
Rom 16:22  I, Tertius, who write this letter, greet you in the Lord. 
Rom 16:23  Gaius, host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer greets you, and Quartus, the brother. 
Rom 16:24  [The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.] 
Doxology
Rom 16:25  Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, 
Rom 16:26  but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith; 
Rom 16:27  to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard