Luke 22:46. In the Bible, Jesus tells us how to resist temptation. We must resist temptation by vigilance and prayer. Luke 22:46 says, “And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation”. In this scripture Jesus was at the mount of Olives and was warning His disciples to stay vigilant and in prayer, or they would fall asleep.
Mark 14:38. One example of human weakness is our physical weakness. We may have good intentions to do something, but our body will give up on us. This is what happened to Peter, James, and John in the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus had commanded them to sit and watch for Him while He prayed. This was a dark hour for Jesus.
John 18:36. Another key aspect of what is the kingdom of heaven is that it is a divine kingdom that transcends human government and the natural world. The kingdom of God does not answer to any human government or authority. The kingdom of heaven is not bound by natural laws, and it is only answerable to God.
Mark 11:23. Prayers are answered by God. The challenge with prayer it is an unique type of spiritual communications that we have with God. Within this spiritual context, God requires us to be very specific in what we desire of him. When we enter into prayer with God, we are entering into a supernatural realm, where natural laws do not apply.
Mark 11:15. In the book of Mark, Jesus displayed Christian anger at the hypocritical moneychangers in the temple. Mark 11:15 says, “And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of them that sold doves;”
Matthew 21:19. God does not get angry often, but when He does it is direct and to the point. God gets most angry with people that are disobedient to Him and that our unfruitful in their lives. All God's creation were made for a purpose. When God's creation is not fulfilling the purpose that God intended, God gets angry.
John 12:26. Christian stewardship at its essence is being a diligent follower of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. In John 12:26 Jesus says, “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour”.
2nd Corinthians 9:6. Another law of sowing and reaping is that if you sow little, you will reap little. If you sow much, you will reap much. In each case you reap in proportional to what you sowed. Just as with a farmer where if you sow many acres, you can then harvest many acres.
Romans 8:24. Hope is a core Christian value. Hope is defined as “to believe, desire, or trust”. A Christian's hope is to believe the promises of Jesus Christ that He can redeem mankind and give us eternal life. All we have to do is accept His offer for Him to be our Lord and Savior. Once we accept Jesus, we must then truly make Him Lord of our lives by putting all our hope in Him.
Isaiah 5:20. It is so tempting to call something evil good, but in the end it will end in calamity and God's judgment. Isaiah 5:20 says, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" We must seek God's truth in everything we do.