Luke 23:32-38 - John Lloyd

Luke 23:32–38 (ESV)
Luke 23:32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 
Luke 23:33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 
Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. 
Luke 23:35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 
Luke 23:36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine
Luke 23:37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 
Luke 23:38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”
 

Philippians 4:14-23 - John Lloyd

Philippians 4:14–23 (ESV)
Philippians 4:14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. 
Philippians 4:15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 
Philippians 4:16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 
Philippians 4:17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. 
Philippians 4:18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 4:20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. 
Philippians 4:21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. 
Philippians 4:22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household. 
Philippians 4:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
 

Philippians 4:9-14 - John Lloyd

Philippians 4:9–14 (ESV)
Philippians 4:9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. 
Philippians 4:10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 
Philippians 4:11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 
Philippians 4:12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 
Philippians 4:14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
 

Philippians 4:5-4:9 - John Lloyd

Philippians 4:5–8 (ESV)
Philippians 4:5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 
Philippians 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
 

Philippians 3:22-4:4 - John Lloyd

Philippians 3:21–4:4 (ESV)
Philippians 3:21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. 
Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. 
Philippians 4:2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 
Philippians 4:3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. 
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
 

Philippians 3:17-21 - Paul Wilson

Philippians 3:17–21 (ESV)
Philippians 3:17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 
Philippians 3:18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 
Philippians 3:19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 
Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 
Philippians 3:21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
 

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 - Jon Brackett

1 Thessalonians 5:1–6 (ESV)
1 Thessalonians 5:1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 
1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 
1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 
1 Thessalonians 5:5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 
1 Thessalonians 5:6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
 

Philippians 3:12-16

Philippians 3:12–16 (ESV)
Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 
Philippians 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 
Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 3:15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 
Philippians 3:16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

 

Philippians 3:1-11 - John Lloyd

Philippians 3:1–11 (ESV)
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. 
Philippians 3:2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— 
Philippians 3:4 though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 
Philippians 3:5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 
Philippians 3:6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. 
Philippians 3:7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 
Philippians 3:8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ
Philippians 3:9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 
Philippians 3:10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 
Philippians 3:11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

 

Philippians 2:19-30 - John Lloyd

Philippians 2:19–30 (ESV)
Philippians 2:19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 
Philippians 2:20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. 
Philippians 2:21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 
Philippians 2:22 But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. 
Philippians 2:23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, 
Philippians 2:24 and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also. 
Philippians 2:25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, 
Philippians 2:26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. 
Philippians 2:27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 
Philippians 2:28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. 
Philippians 2:29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 
Philippians 2:30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.

 

Philippians 2:14-18 - John Lloyd

Philippians 2:14–18 (ESV)
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 
Philippians 2:15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 
Philippians 2:16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 
Philippians 2:17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 
Philippians 2:18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

 

Philippians 2:1-4 - John Lloyd

Philippians 2:1–4 (ESV)
Philippians 2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 
Philippians 2:2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 
Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

 

1 Samuel 29-31 - Jon B

1 Samuel 29–31 (ESV)

1 Samuel 29:1 Now the Philistines had gathered all their forces at Aphek. And the Israelites were encamped by the spring that is in Jezreel.

1 Samuel 29:2 As the lords of the Philistines were passing on by hundreds and by thousands, and David and his men were passing on in the rear with Achish,

1 Samuel 29:3 the commanders of the Philistines said, “What are these Hebrews doing here?” And Achish said to the commanders of the Philistines, “Is this not David, the servant of Saul, king of Israel, who has been with me now for days and years, and since he deserted to me I have found no fault in him to this day.”

1 Samuel 29:4 But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him. And the commanders of the Philistines said to him, “Send the man back, that he may return to the place to which you have assigned him. He shall not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he become an adversary to us. For how could this fellow reconcile himself to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of the men here?

1 Samuel 29:5 Is not this David, of whom they sing to one another in dances, ‘Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?”

1 Samuel 29:6 Then Achish called David and said to him, “As the Lord lives, you have been honest, and to me it seems right that you should march out and in with me in the campaign. For I have found nothing wrong in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, the lords do not approve of you.

1 Samuel 29:7 So go back now; and go peaceably, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines.”

1 Samuel 29:8 And David said to Achish, “But what have I done? What have you found in your servant from the day I entered your service until now, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?”

1 Samuel 29:9 And Achish answered David and said, “I know that you are as blameless in my sight as an angel of God. Nevertheless, the commanders of the Philistines have said, ‘He shall not go up with us to the battle.’

1 Samuel 29:10 Now then rise early in the morning with the servants of your lord who came with you, and start early in the morning, and depart as soon as you have light.”

1 Samuel 29:11 So David set out with his men early in the morning to return to the land of the Philistines. But the Philistines went up to Jezreel.

1 Samuel 30:1 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire

1 Samuel 30:2 and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way.

1 Samuel 30:3 And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

1 Samuel 30:4 Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.

1 Samuel 30:5 David’s two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel.

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, “Bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.

1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I pursue after this band? Shall I overtake them?” He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue.”

1 Samuel 30:9 So David set out, and the six hundred men who were with him, and they came to the brook Besor, where those who were left behind stayed.

1 Samuel 30:10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men. Two hundred stayed behind, who were too exhausted to cross the brook Besor.

1 Samuel 30:11 They found an Egyptian in the open country and brought him to David. And they gave him bread and he ate. They gave him water to drink,

1 Samuel 30:12 and they gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisins. And when he had eaten, his spirit revived, for he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights.

1 Samuel 30:13 And David said to him, “To whom do you belong? And where are you from?” He said, “I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite, and my master left me behind because I fell sick three days ago.

1 Samuel 30:14 We had made a raid against the Negeb of the Cherethites and against that which belongs to Judah and against the Negeb of Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire.”

1 Samuel 30:15 And David said to him, “Will you take me down to this band?” And he said, “Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will take you down to this band.”

1 Samuel 30:16 And when he had taken him down, behold, they were spread abroad over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.

1 Samuel 30:17 And David struck them down from twilight until the evening of the next day, and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men, who mounted camels and fled.

1 Samuel 30:18 David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, and David rescued his two wives.

1 Samuel 30:19 Nothing was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken. David brought back all.

1 Samuel 30:20 David also captured all the flocks and herds, and the people drove the livestock before him, and said, “This is David’s spoil.”

1 Samuel 30:21 Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow David, and who had been left at the brook Besor. And they went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him. And when David came near to the people he greeted them.

1 Samuel 30:22 Then all the wicked and worthless fellows among the men who had gone with David said, “Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except that each man may lead away his wife and children, and depart.”

1 Samuel 30:23 But David said, “You shall not do so, my brothers, with what the Lord has given us. He has preserved us and given into our hand the band that came against us.

1 Samuel 30:24 Who would listen to you in this matter? For as his share is who goes down into the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage. They shall share alike.”

1 Samuel 30:25 And he made it a statute and a rule for Israel from that day forward to this day.

1 Samuel 30:26 When David came to Ziklag, he sent part of the spoil to his friends, the elders of Judah, saying, “Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the Lord.”

1 Samuel 30:27 It was for those in Bethel, in Ramoth of the Negeb, in Jattir,

1 Samuel 30:28 in Aroer, in Siphmoth, in Eshtemoa,

1 Samuel 30:29 in Racal, in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, in the cities of the Kenites,

1 Samuel 30:30 in Hormah, in Bor-ashan, in Athach,

1 Samuel 30:31 in Hebron, for all the places where David and his men had roamed.

1 Samuel 31:1 Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.

1 Samuel 31:2 And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.

1 Samuel 31:3 The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was badly wounded by the archers.

1 Samuel 31:4 Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and mistreat me.” But his armor-bearer would not, for he feared greatly. Therefore Saul took his own sword and fell upon it.

1 Samuel 31:5 And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died with him.

1 Samuel 31:6 Thus Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor-bearer, and all his men, on the same day together.

1 Samuel 31:7 And when the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley and those beyond the Jordan saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned their cities and fled. And the Philistines came and lived in them.

1 Samuel 31:8 The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.

1 Samuel 31:9 So they cut off his head and stripped off his armor and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to the house of their idols and to the people.

1 Samuel 31:10 They put his armor in the temple of Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.

1 Samuel 31:11 But when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul,

1 Samuel 31:12 all the valiant men arose and went all night and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.

1 Samuel 31:13 And they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree in Jabesh and fasted seven days.

Philippians 1:27-30 - John Lloyd

Philippians 1:27–30 (ESV)
Philippians 1:27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 
Philippians 1:28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 
Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 
Philippians 1:30 engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

 

Philippians 1:18-26 - John Lloyd

Philippians 1:18–26 (ESV)

Philippians 1:18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,

Philippians 1:19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,

Philippians 1:20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Philippians 1:22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.

Philippians 1:23 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.

Philippians 1:24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.

Philippians 1:25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,

Philippians 1:26 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.

Phillipians 1:12-20 - John Lloyd

Philippians 1:12–20 (ESV)
Philippians 1:12 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 
Philippians 1:13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 
Philippians 1:14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 
Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 
Philippians 1:16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 
Philippians 1:17 The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. 
Philippians 1:18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice, 
Philippians 1:19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 
Philippians 1:20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.