Nehemiah 1 - John Lloyd

Nehemiah 1 (ESV)
Nehemiah 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, 
Nehemiah 1:2 that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning Jerusalem. 
Nehemiah 1:3 And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.” 
Nehemiah 1:4 As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. 
Nehemiah 1:5 And I said, “O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 
Nehemiah 1:6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned. 
Nehemiah 1:7 We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses. 
Nehemiah 1:8 Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples, 
Nehemiah 1:9 but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there I will gather them and bring them to the place that I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.’ 
Nehemiah 1:10 They are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand. 
Nehemiah 1:11 O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” Now I was cupbearer to the king.
 

Easter Sermon 1 Corinthians 15:12-17

1 Corinthians 15:12–17 (ESV)
1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 
1 Corinthians 15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 
1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 
1 Corinthians 15:15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 
1 Corinthians 15:16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 
1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.
 

Darkness and Dereliction - Dan Harper

Matthew 27:35–46 (ESV)
Matthew 27:35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. 
Matthew 27:36 Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. 
Matthew 27:37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” 
Matthew 27:38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. 
Matthew 27:39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads
Matthew 27:40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 
Matthew 27:41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, 
Matthew 27:42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 
Matthew 27:43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ” 
Matthew 27:44 And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way. 
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
 

Luke 23:35-43 - John Lloyd

Luke 23:35–43 (ESV)
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.” 
Luke 23:39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 
Luke 23:40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 
Luke 23:41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 
Luke 23:42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 
Luke 23:43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
 

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.