In our 26-blog series, we used the following scriptures for key texts…
Genesis 1: 1-2 In the Beginning. Good.
Genesis 1: 26 The Masterpiece.
Genesis 1: 27-28 The Gift of Self-Existence.
Genesis 2: 7 The Good Gift of Life.
Genesis 3: 1 Good and Evil.
Exodus 3: 14 Behind the Curtain.
Job 22: 21 The Gift of God-Dependency.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 An Epilogue.
Isaiah 1: 18 An Invitation to Good.
Isaiah 14: 12-15 Hoarding Good for Oneself.
Isaiah 55: 1 Soaking in the Good.
Jeremiah 21: 8 Good Turned Sour.
Matthew 5: 8 Keeping Good Pure.
Matthew 5: 48 An Introduction.
Matthew 11: 28-30 Willing to Listen and Learn?
Matthew 24: 35 Water. Fire. Earth.
Luke 4: 1-4 Bread in the Desert.
Luke 4: 5-12 My Eyes Fixed on Jesus.
Luke 17: 33 The Temptation of Self-Preservation.
Luke 18: 14 The Temptation of Self-Promotion.
John 3: 16-17 Life Everlasting.
John 5: 17-20 The Temptation of Self-Perpetuation.
John 13: 12-17 The Father’s Good Blessing.
Acts 3: 19-20 My Response to God’s Good.
2nd Corinthians 13: 14 Faith. Hope. Love.
Philippians 4: 8 An Epilogue.
All Scripture quotations in this publication are from the Holy Bible, using the following translations:
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Editor’s note: In all Bible translations used, the author has taken the liberty of capitalizing all pronouns associated with God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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