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THE IMPORTANCE OF SCRIPTURE:
2 Tim. 3:14-17; Rom. 15:4; Deut. 4:2, 8:3, 12:32, 32:47; Ps. 19; Jer. 15:16; Heb. 4:12; Col. 3:16a, Ps. 119; 2 Pet. 1:16-21; Matt. 22:29
TRIALS AND SUFFERING:
Psalm 119:50; 2 Cor. 4:7-10, 16-18, James 1:2-4; Rom. 5:1-5, Hosea 6:13
WE ARE CLOTHED IN CHRIST:
Is. 61:10; Rom. 13:14; Gal. 3:27; Zech. 3:1-5; Phil. 3:9; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 10:14; 2 Tim. 4:8
Rom. 12:2; 2 Tim. 2:7; Acts 20:24; Micah 6:8
Eph. 4:32, 5:2; 1 John 3:16, 4:11, 19; Rom. 15:1-3a,7; Phil. 2:1-8
John 3:17-18; Heb. 9:13-14
OVERCOME THE PAST:
Gen. 41:50-51; Is. 42:4; Matt 12:20; Ps. 27:10; Ezek. 18:1-4; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Pet. 4:1-5; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 2 Peter 1:9
Jer. 31:29-30, Ps. 27:10; Ps. 103:17-18; Phil. 3:12-15; Jer. 31:30; 2 Peter 1:9; Ezek. 18; Eph. 4:22-24
Phil. 4:6-7; Ps. 37:8b; 1 Pet. 5:7; Ps. 56:3-4; Matt. 6:25-34, 10:29-30; Luke 12:32; Ps. 94:19
FEAR OF MAN:
Prov. 29:25; Judges 6:27; Gal. 1:10; Is. 2:22; Acts 5:4; 1 Sam. 15:24; 1 Thess. 2:4; 1 Cor. 4:3; John 12:41-42; Ps. 118:6
FEAR OF DEATH:
Heb. 2:14-17; Rev. 14:13
Joel 2:12-13; 2 Cor. 7:10-13; Rom. 2:4; Is. 57:15; Ps. 85:6; Luke 17:3-4, Ps. 32, 51
You, and your words, are significant and
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CHERYL MARSHALL AND CAROLINE NEWHEISER
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