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September 2016: Psalm 145:17-18 (NIV)
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
   and faithful in all he does.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
   to all who call on him in truth.

March 2016: Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV) - review from February 2005
I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.

January and February 2016: Genesis 1:1-3 (NIV) - review from January 2006
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

June to August 2015: Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) - review from October 2010
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

April and May 2015: Philemon vs. 3 (NIV)
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

January to March 2015: Daniel 3:17-18 (NIV)
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.

November and December 2014: Joshua 1:8-9 (NIV)
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

September and October 2014: Matthew 4:19-20 (NIV)
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
At once they left their nets and followed him.

August 2014: Psalm 40:1-3 (NIV) - review from August 2009
I waited patiently for the LORD;
   he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
   out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
   and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
   a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
   and put their trust in the LORD.

June and July 2014: Psalm 27:1-4a (NIV)
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
   whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
   of whom shall I be afraid?
When evil men advance against me
   to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
   they will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
   my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
   even then I will be confident.
One thing I ask from the Lord,
   this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
   all the days of my life.

May 2014: Romans 12:4-5 (NLT) - review from September 2006
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ's body. We are all parts of His one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.

April 2014: John 11:25-27 (NIV) - review from May 2004
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
"Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world."

February and March 2014: Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) - review from August 2003
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

January 2014: Acts 20:24 (NIV) - review from July 2004
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.

November 2013: Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

September and October 2013: Proverbs 3:5-8 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
  and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him,
  and He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
  fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
  and nourishment to your bones.

August 2013: Psalm 51:10-12 (NIV) - review from April/May 2012
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
  and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
  or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
  and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.

July 2013: Hebrews 12:1-2a (NIV) - review from February 2012
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.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

June 2013: James 1:2-4 (TLB) - review from November 2002
Whenever trouble comes your way, make it an opportunity for JOY. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow...so LET IT GROW. For when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for ANYTHING.

May 2013: Luke 10:21 (NIV) - review from January 2009
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.

April 2013: John 11:25-27 (NIV) - review from May 2004
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
"Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world."

March 2013: Psalm 19:14 (NLT)
May the words of my mouth
  and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
  O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

February 2013: Luke 1:46-49 (ESV)
My soul glorifies the Lord
  and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
  of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
  for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
  holy is his name.

January 2013: Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) - review from February 2003
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

September - December 2012: Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NIV)
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

June - August 2012: Romans 12:11-13 (NIV)
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

April and May 2012: Psalm 51:10-12 (NIV)
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
  and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
  or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
  and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.

February and March 2012: Hebrews 12:1-2a (NIV)
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.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

November 2011: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) - review from November 2009
Be joyful always;
pray continually;
give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ.

October 2011: Hebrews 13:15-16 (NCV) - review from June 2010
So through Jesus let us always offer to God our sacrifice of praise, coming from lips that speak his name. Do not forget to do good to others, and share with them, because such sacrifices please God.

September 2011: James 1:2-4 (TLB) - review from November 2002
Whenever trouble comes your way, make it an opportunity for JOY. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow...so LET IT GROW. For when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for ANYTHING.

August 2011: John 1:1, 2&14 (NIV) - review from August 2006
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

July 2011: Jude vs. 24-25 (NIV) - review from March/April 2010
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

June 2011: Psalm 139:1-8 (NIV) - review from June/July 2009
O Lord, you have searched me
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise:
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you know it completely, O Lord.
You hem me in—behind and before;
   you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
   too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
   Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
   if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

May 2011: Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) - review from October 2010
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

April 2011: John 11:25-27 (NIV) - review from May 2004
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
"Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world."

March 2011: Genesis 1:1-3 (NIV) - review from January 2006
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

February 2011: Exodus 15:1-2 (NLT) - review from May 2010
I will sing to the LORD,
   for he has triumphed gloriously;
He has thrown both horse and rider
   into the sea.
The LORD is my strength and my song;
   he has become my victory.
He is my God, and I will praise him;
   he is my father's God, and I will exalt him!

January 2011:
Month of review.

December 2010: Luke 2:8-12 (NIV)
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

October and November 2010: Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV)
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

August and September 2010: Psalm 9:1-2 (NIV)
I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart;
   I will tell of all your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
   I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

July 2010:
Month of review.

June 2010: Hebrews 13:15-16 (NCV)
So through Jesus let us always offer to God our sacrifice of praise, coming from lips that speak his name. Do not forget to do good to others, and share with them, because such sacrifices please God.

May 2010: Exodus 15:1-2 (NLT)
I will sing to the LORD,
   for he has triumphed gloriously;
He has thrown both horse and rider
   into the sea.
The LORD is my strength and my song;
   he has become my victory.
He is my God, and I will praise him;
   he is my father's God, and I will exalt him!

March and April 2010: Jude vs. 24-25 (NIV)
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

February 2010:
Month of review.

January 2010: Psalm 92:1-3 (NIV)
It is good to praise the LORD
  and make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning
  and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
  and the melody of the harp.

December 2009: Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

November 2009: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
Be joyful always;
pray continually;
give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ.

October 2009: Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
  test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
  and lead me in the way everlasting.

August and September 2009: Psalm 40:1-3 (NIV)
I waited patiently for the LORD;
   he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
   out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
   and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
   a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
   and put their trust in the LORD.

June and July 2009: Psalm 139:1-8 (NIV)
O Lord, you have searched me
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise:
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you know it completely, O Lord.
You hem me in—behind and before;
   you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
   too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
   Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
   if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

May 2009: Galatians 2:19-21 (KJV)
For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

April 2009: Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

March 2009: Psalm 142:5-7 (NIV)
I cry to you, O LORD;
   I say, "You are my refuge,
   my portion in the land of the living."
Listen to my cry,
   for I am in desperate need;
   rescue me from those who pursue me,
   for they are too strong for me.
Set me free from my prison,
   that I may praise your name.
   Then the righteous will gather about me
   because of your goodness to me.

February 2009:
Month of review.

January 2009: Luke 10:21 (NIV)
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.

December 2008: Luke 2:13-15 (NIV)
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

November 2008: Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

October 2008: Colossians 3:23-24(NIV)
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

September 2008: 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 (NIV)
And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

August 2008: Psalm 102:1-2 (NIV)
Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.

July 2008: Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life...

June 2008: Proverbs 6:22-23 (NIV)
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life.

May 2008: James 1:2-4 (NLT)
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

March and April 2008: Psalm 100 (NIV)
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

January and February 2008: 1 Corinthians 11:23b - 26 (NIV)
The Lord Jesus, on the night 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, after supper he took the cup, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood;
do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup,
you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

Decemer 2007: Isaiah 9:2,6 (NIV)
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Novemer 2007: Psalm 8:1-2 (NIV)
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

October 2007: Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.

September 2007: 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 (NIV)
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.

August 2007: The Books of the New Testament

Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

History: Acts

Letters of Paul: Romans, 1st & 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians,
Phillippians, Colossians, 1st & 2nd Thessalonians, 1st & 2nd Timothy,
Titus, Philemon

Other Letters: Hebrews, James, 1st & 2nd Peter, 1st, 2nd & 3rd John, Jude

Vision: Revelation

July 2007: The Books of the Old Testament

Pentateuch: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

History: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1st & 2nd Samuel, 1st & 2nd Kings,
1st & 2nd Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

Writings: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

April, May and June 2007: The Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 1
Question:
What is your only comfort in life and in death?

Answer:
That I am not my own, but belong
- body and soul, in life and in death -
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven:
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.

March 2007: The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

February 2007: Matthew 6:9-13 (21st Century KJV)
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory for ever. Amen.

January 2007: Luke 10:2-3 (NIV)
He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road."

December 2006: 1 Peter 1:22 & 4:8 (NIV)
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

November 2006: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

October 2006: Colossians 3:16-17 (NLT)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

September 2006: Romans 12:4-5 (NLT)
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ's body. We are all parts of His one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.

August 2006: John 1:1, 2 & 14 (NIV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

June and July 2006: Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

May 2006: Nehemiah 9:5b-6 (NIV)
Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

April 2006: 1 Kings 8:57-58 (NIV)
May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake us. May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep the commands, decrees and regulations he gave our fathers.

March 2006: Joshua 1:8 (NIV)
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

February 2006: Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV)
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

January 2006: Genesis 1:1-3 (NIV)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

December 2005: Psalm 144:3-4 (NIV)
O LORD, what is man that you care for him,
the son of man that you think of him?
Man is like a breath;
his days are like a fleeting shadow.

November 2005: Psalm 143:8 (NIV)
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.

October 2005: Psalms 117 (NIV)
Praise the LORD, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
Praise the LORD.

September 2005: Psalms 113:2-3 (NIV)
Let the name of the LORD be praised,
both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
the name of the LORD is to be praised.

August 2005: Psalms 90:1-2 (NIV)
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

July 2005: Psalms 71:17-18 (NIV)
Since my youth, O God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who are to come.

June 2005: Psalms 46:1-3 (NIV)
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

May 2005: Psalms 32:3-5 (NIV)
When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was sapped
as in the heat of summer.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, "I will confess
my transgressions to the LORD"--
and you forgave
the guilt of my sin.

April 2005: Psalms 16:11 (NIV)
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

March 2005: Genesis 12:3 (NIV)
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.

February 2005: Genesis 12:2 (NIV)
I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.

January 2005: Genesis 1:28 (NIV)
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

December 2004: Revelation 5:13 (NIV)
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!"

November 2004: Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another.

October 2004: 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 (NIV)
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

September 2004: 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NLT)
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

August 2004: Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

July 2004: Acts 20:24 (NIV)
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.

June 2004: John 15:8 (NIV)
This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

May 2004: John 11:25-26 (NIV)
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

April 2004: Luke 9:23 (NIV)
If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

March 2004: Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV)
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

February 2004: Mark 3:25 (NIV)
If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

January 2004: Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV)
The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

December 2003: Revelation 7:9 (NIV)
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.

November 2003: Philemon vs. 6 (NIV)
I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

October 2003: Romans 15:13 (NIV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

September 2003: Romans 8:28 (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

August 2003: Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

July 2003: Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

June 2003: Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
...but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

May 2003: Nehemiah 4:14 (NIV)
Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.

April 2003: 2 Chronicles 16:9a (NIV)
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

March 2003: Joshua 24:15b (NIV)
But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.

February 2003: Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

January 2003: Genesis 3:15 (NIV)
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.

December 2002: Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV)
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

November 2002: James 1:2-4 (TLB)
Whenever trouble comes your way, make it an opportunity for JOY. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow...so LET IT GROW. For when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for ANYTHING.

October 2002: Romans 12:5 (TLB)
...We belong to each other and each of us needs all the others.