( Greek  for Encouragement or Comfort )

 Love is patient, love is kind,
And is not jealous;
Love does not brag
And is not arrogant,
Does not act unbecomingly;
It does not seek its own,
Is not provoked,
Does not take into account
A wrong suffered,
Does not rejoice in unrighteousness,
But rejoices with the truth;
Bears all things, believes all things,
Hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails...
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a

Now to Him who is able
To keep you from stumbling,
And to make you stand
In the presence of His glory
Blameless with great joy,
To the only God our Savior,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Be glory, majesty, dominion
And authority,
Before all time and now
And forever. Amen.
Jude 24-25

This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
The Lord's lovingkindnesses
Indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:21-23

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son,
That whoever believes in Him should not perish,
But have eternal life.
               John 3: 16

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:10


You shall love the Lord your God
With all your heart ,
And with all your soul,
And with all your strength,
And with all your mind;
And your neighbor as yourself.
                          Luke 10: 27

  Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the humble,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger
And thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5: 3-9



If you confess with your mouth
Jesus as Lord,
And believe in your heart
That God raised Him
From the dead,
You shall be saved;
For with the heart man believes,
Resulting in righteousness,
And with the mouth he confesses,
Resulting in salvation.
Romans 10:9-10

Therefore there is no condemnation
 for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8: 1

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
That you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  
Romans 15: 13

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
 Psalm 23

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Thou art worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power,
For Thou hast created all things,
And for Thy pleasure
They are and were created.
Revelation 4: 11

For the wages of sin is death,
but the free gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6: 23

If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and righteous
to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us

from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1: 9


For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14: 17

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud
Of witnesses surrounding us,
Let us also lay aside every encumbrance,
And the sin which so easily entangles us,
And let us run with endurance
The race that is set before us,
Fixing our eyes on Jesus,
The author and perfector of faith,
Who for the joy set before Him
Endured the cross,
Despising the shame,
And has sat down at the right hand
Of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2

Make me know Thy ways, O Lord;
Teach me Thy paths.
Lead me in Thy truth and teach me,
For Thou art the God of my salvation.
For Thee I wait all the day.
Psalm 25: 4-5


Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
Know that the Lord He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him; bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting,
And His faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100

The law of the Lord is perfect,
Restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure,
Making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
Rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure,
Enlightening the eyes.
Psalm 19:7-8


But the
Fruit of the Spirit
Against such things
There is no law.
Galatians 5: 22-23


Finally, brethren,
Whatever is true,
Whatever is honorable,
Whatever is right,
Whatever is pure,
Whatever is lovely,
Whatever is of good repute,
If there is any excellence
And if anything
Worthy of praise,
Let your mind
Dwell on these things.
Philippians 4: 8

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
Who, although He existed in the form of God,
Did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
But emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant,
And being made in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
Even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted Him,
And bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
Of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
To the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2: 5-11