As God’s child, you have power and courage in the Spirit to advance God’s kingdom.

As God’s child, you have power and courage in the Spirit to advance God’s kingdom.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear [deilia=timidity or cowardice], but of power [dunamis] and of love [agape] and of a sound mind [sophronismos].” (2Tim 1:7)

“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba, Father.”  (Rom 8:15)

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.” (Matt 6:9,10)

“Be strong and of good courage” (Josh 1:6)

“Only be strong and very courageous” (Josh 1:7)

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Josh 1:9)

“This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare” (1Tim 1:18)

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Rom 5:5)

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive [lambano]” (Jn 7:38,39)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Gal 5:22-23)

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.” (2Pet 1:5-7)

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1Cor 2:12)

“But we have the mind of Christ.” (1Cor 2:16)

“But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.” (Lk 9:11)

“But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.” (Lk 11:20)

“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matt 10:8)

Reading: 1Tim 5-6; 2Tim 1; Matt 18