"Watchtower" Study: Biblical texts | Week Starting december 7-13, 2015

“Give Us More Faith”: Biblical texts for personal study

07/12/2015 (w 15/10/2015)

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(Hebrews 11:6) 6 Moreover, without faith it is impossible to please God well, for whoever approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him.
(2 Thessalonians 3:2) 2 and that we may be rescued from harmful and wicked men, for faith is not a possession of all people.

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(1 Peter 1:7) 7 in order that the tested quality of your faith, of much greater value than gold that perishes despite its being tested by fire, may be found a cause for praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
(Hebrews 10:39) 39 Now we are not the sort who shrink back to destruction, but the sort who have faith for the preserving of our lives.
(Mark 9:24) 24 Immediately the child’s father cried out and said: “I have faith! Help me out where I need faith!”
(Luke 17:5) 5 Now the apostles said to the Lord: “Give us more faith.”

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(Romans 15:4) 4 For all the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope.
(Hebrews 11:32-35) 32 And what more will I say? For time will fail me if I go on to relate about Gid′e•on, Ba′rak, Samson, Jeph′thah, David, as well as Samuel and the other prophets. 33 Through faith they defeated kingdoms, brought about righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the force of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from a weak state were made powerful, became mighty in war, routed invading armies. 35 Women received their dead by resurrection, but other men were tortured because they would not accept release by some ransom, in order that they might attain a better resurrection.

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(1 Kings 17:1) 17 Now E•li′jah the Tish′bite, an inhabitant of Gil′e•ad, said to A′hab: “As surely as Jehovah the God of Israel whom I serve is living, during these years there will be no dew or rain except by my word!”
(1 Kings 17:4-5) 4 You should drink from the stream, and I will command the ravens to supply you food there.” 5 He immediately went and did according to the word of Jehovah; he went and stayed by the Valley of Che′rith, east of the Jordan.
(1 Kings 17:13-14) 13 Then E•li′jah said to her: “Do not be afraid. Go in and do as you said. But first make me a small round loaf of bread with what is there, and bring it out to me. Then you can make something afterward for you and your son. 14 For this is what Jehovah the God of Israel says: ‘The large jar of flour will not run out, and the small jar of oil will not run dry until the day Jehovah makes it rain on the surface of the ground.’”
(1 Kings 17:21) 21 Then he stretched himself out over the child three times and called out to Jehovah: “O Jehovah my God, please, let this child’s life come back into him.”
(1 Kings 18:24) 24 Then you must call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of Jehovah. The God who answers by fire will show that he is the true God.” To this all the people answered: “What you say is good.”
(1 Kings 18:37) 37 Answer me, O Jehovah! Answer me so that this people may know that you, Jehovah, are the true God and that you are turning their hearts back to you.”
(1 Kings 18:41) 41 E•li′jah now said to A′hab: “Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy downpour.”

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(Galatians 5:22) 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
(Luke 11:13) 13 Therefore, if you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will the Father in heaven give holy spirit to those asking him!”

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(Hebrews 6:1-2) 6 Therefore, now that we have moved beyond the primary doctrine about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying a foundation again, namely, repentance from dead works and faith in God, 2 the teaching on baptisms and the laying on of the hands, the resurrection of the dead and everlasting judgment.
(James 1:25) 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.
(James 2:24) 24 You see that a man is to be declared righteous by works and not by faith alone.
(James 2:26) 26 Indeed, just as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

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(Romans 1:12) 12 or, rather, that we may have an interchange of encouragement by one another’s faith, both yours and mine.
(James 1:3) 3 knowing as you do that this tested quality of your faith produces endurance.
(1 Corinthians 15:33) 33 Do not be misled. Bad associations spoil useful habits.
(Hebrews 10:24-25) 24 And let us consider one another so as to incite to love and fine works, 25 not forsaking our meeting together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as you see the day drawing near.
(Romans 10:17) 17 So faith follows the thing heard. In turn, what is heard is through the word about Christ.

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(Acts 4:17-20) 17 So that this does not spread any further among the people, let us threaten them and tell them not to speak to anyone anymore on the basis of this name.” 18 With that they called them and ordered them not to say anything at all or to teach on the basis of the name of Jesus. 19 But in reply Peter and John said to them: “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves. 20 But as for us, we cannot stop speaking about the things we have seen and heard.”
(Acts 13:46) 46 Then Paul and Bar′na•bas boldly said to them: “It was necessary for the word of God to be spoken first to you. Since you are rejecting it and do not judge yourselves worthy of everlasting life, look! we turn to the nations.

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(Joshua 23:14) 14 “Now look! I am about to die, and you well know with all your heart and with all your soul that not one word out of all the good promises that Jehovah your God has spoken to you has failed. They have all come true for you. Not one word of them has failed.
(Joshua 24:14-15) 14 “Therefore, fear Jehovah and serve him with integrity and faithfulness, and remove the gods that your forefathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt, and serve Jehovah. 15 Now if it seems bad to you to serve Jehovah, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve, whether the gods that your forefathers served on the other side of the River or the gods of the Am′or•ites in whose land you are dwelling. But as for me and my household, we will serve Jehovah.”
(Psalms 34:8) 8 Taste and see that Jehovah is good; Happy is the man who takes refuge in him.

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(James 2:18) 18 Nevertheless, someone will say: “You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

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(Habakkuk 2:3) 3 For the vision is yet for its appointed time, And it is rushing toward its end, and it will not lie. Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it! For it will without fail come true. It will not be late!
(2 Corinthians 13:5) 5 Keep testing whether you are in the faith; keep proving what you yourselves are. Or do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in union with you? Unless you are disapproved.
(Romans 10:10) 10 For with the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation.
(Hebrews 4:16) 16 Let us, then, approach the throne of undeserved kindness with freeness of speech, so that we may receive mercy and find undeserved kindness to help us at the right time.
(Luke 11:3) 3 Give us each day our bread according to our daily needs.
(1 Kings 17:3-6) 3 “Leave here, and turn eastward and hide at the Valley of Che′rith, east of the Jordan. 4 You should drink from the stream, and I will command the ravens to supply you food there.” 5 He immediately went and did according to the word of Jehovah; he went and stayed by the Valley of Che′rith, east of the Jordan. 6 And the ravens were bringing him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the stream.

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(Matthew 6:33) 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you.
(Proverbs 10:4) 4 Idle hands will cause poverty, But diligent hands bring riches.
(Galatians 3:11) 11 Moreover, it is evident that by law no one is declared righteous with God, because “the righteous one will live by reason of faith.”
(Habakkuk 2:4) 4 Look at the one who is proud; He is not upright within himself. But the righteous one will live by his faithfulness.
(Ephesians 3:20) 20 Now to the one who can, according to his power that is operating in us, do more than superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive,

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(Luke 17:5) 5 Now the apostles said to the Lord: “Give us more faith.”
(Colossians 1:23) 23 provided, of course, that you continue in the faith, established on the foundation and steadfast, not being shifted away from the hope of that good news that you heard and that was preached in all creation under heaven. Of this good news I, Paul, became a minister.
(1 John 5:14) 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that no matter what we ask according to his will, he hears us.

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(2 Thessalonians 1:3) 3 We are obligated always to give thanks to God for you, brothers. This is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of each and every one of you is increasing toward one another.
(2 Thessalonians 1:5) 5 This is a proof of the righteous judgment of God, leading to your being counted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which you are indeed suffering.

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