Memory Verse - (June 12-19)
Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Paul's second letter to the church at Corinth where he reminds us that Jesus Christ is the light that shines into darkness. I was thinking about this verse recently while visiting a lighthouse on Lake Superior and what relationship it had to the sailors out in the dangerous waters.
May we each pray that the Holy Spirit would testify in us and through us a simple and pure devotion to Christ and that we would not resist His direction nor shy from His conviction. May He inspire us to a deeper understanding of the Gospel and a deeper commitment in our witness to the world as His lights.
Our Memory Verse for this week is:
"For God, who said, 'Light shall shine out of darkness,' is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." (2 Corinthians 4:6)
Other verses to consider:
"Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake" (2 Corinthians 4:1-5).
"Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God." (1 Corinthians 4:5)
"For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light." (Ephesians 5:8)
"But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, 'Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.'" (Ephesians 5:13-14)
"Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world." (Philippians 2:14-15)