Thursday, April 22

More... Scripture As We Live It

More Scripture...As We Live It by Alan Knox...

Jesus asked, “Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy pointed out his theological error.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” (Luke 10:36-37 re-mix)

If my people who are called by my name Americans humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways pass conservative moral laws, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 re-mix)

I [John the Baptist] baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire water also. (Matthew 3:11 re-mix)

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved; and if you are baptized in the proper manner and partake of the Lord’s Supper in the right way and become a member of the right kind of church organization and give a portion of your money to that church and profess doctrinal agreements with us and do anything else that we deem appropriate, then we will treat you as if you are saved. (Romans 10:9 re-mix)

So I exhort the elders among you… shepherd the flock of God that is among you preach sermons, organize programs, officiate weddings and funerals,administer finances, supervise employees… (1 Peter 5:1a, 2a re-mix)

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you you should repeat these words after passing out the bread during the Lord’s Supper but before eating the bread, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, repeat these words after passing out the cups but before drinking saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25 re-mix)

There was not a needy person were needy persons among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. (Acts 4:34-35 re-mix)

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task occupation. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church. He must not be a recent convert, but must be a seminary graduate or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. (1 Timothy 3:1-7 re-mix)

Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house concerning a personal issue between us and you alone… there’s no reason to involve the whole church in this. (Philemon 1:1-2 re-mix)

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