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Scriptures for Rejoicing!

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3rd Sunday of Advent

December 17, 2012



This Sunday is dedicated to rejoicing.

Every few years I like to re-run this column; it has been the most downloaded ever!  Keep these scriptures out - they help you keep rejoicing!

                                           Father Gary

Night and day I thank God, keeping my conscience clear.      2 Tim 1:3

Dismiss all anxiety from your minds.  Present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude!     Phil 4:6

A joyful heart is excellent medicine!  Proverbs 17:22

Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength!   Neh. 8:10

Glad heart means happy face!  Proverbs 15:13

Through him, then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to his name.  Heb 13:15

Give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever.  Rev 4:9

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!  Rom 7:25

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!  1 Cor 15:57

Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ.  2 Cor 2:14

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!   2 Cor 9:15

There must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.  Eph 5:4

....giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.  Col 1:12

Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.  Col 3:17

Dedicate yourselves to thankfulness.  Col 3:15

Pray perseveringly, be attentive to prayer, and pray with a spirit of thanksgiving.  Col 4:2

Through him, then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give praise to his name!  Hebrews 13:15

Give praise to our God, all you his servants, the small and the great.  Rev 19:5

At all times bless the Lord God.  Tobit 4

At midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing praises to God.  Acts 16:25

This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice!  Psalm 118

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice!  Everyone should see how unselfish you are.  The Lord is very near.  Phil 4:4

Rejoice always; never cease praying; render constant thanks.  Such is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thes 5:16

I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do share on behalf of his body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.  Col 1:24

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now, for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials.  1 Pet 1:6

...but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of his glory you may rejoice with exultation. 1 Pet 4:13

Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready.  Rev 19:7

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great!  For in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.    Mt 5:12

Rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven!  Luke 10:20

I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and that joy no one shall take from you!  John 6:22

Do not grow slack but be fervent in spirit.  He whom you serve is the Lord.  Rejoice in hope; be patient under trial; persevere in prayer.  Romans 12

I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips!  Psalm 34

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