Global Update Scripture Medley

We have had a number of requests to post the Scripture references that were quoted during the service on Sunday.  So, here you go!  Our prayer and hope is that this will continue to encourage you, point your hearts and minds to God and His mission, and also motivate you to 'store up His Word in your hearts' (Psalm 119:11).

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness (Genesis 1:1-4)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:1-5)

[and] God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it" (Genesis 1:27-28)

[But] sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— (Romans 5:12)

[yes], all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)

and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil (John 3:19)

[and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things (Romans 1:18-23)

[but our God] sits above the circle of the Earth, and its inhabitants are like [creeping things].  He stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them like a tent to dwell in.  He brings princes to nothing and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.  Scarcely are they scattered, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth when He blows on them and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble.  To whom then will you compare me that I should be like Him, says the Holy One?  Lift up your eyes on high and see, who created these?  He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name. By the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one of them is missing...Have you not known?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the Earth.  He does not faint or grow weary. His understanding is unsearchable (Isaiah 40:21-28)

[Oh] declare His glory among all the nations; His marvelous works among all peoples.  for great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, He is to be feared above all gods.  All the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens (Psalm 96:3-5)

[and] the heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech and night to night reveals knowledge.  There is no speech nor are their words whose voice is not heard.  Their voice goes out to all the earth, and their words to the end of the world (Psalm 19:1-4)

[and this] God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for... (Acts 17:24-27)

the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14)

[yes] God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16)

[and that Son,] He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross (Colossians 1:15-20)

And there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, for the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:1-2)

[yes] For our sake He made him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)

And [that] gospel of the kingdom, [it] will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14)

[But] it is not for you to know times or seasons that my father has fixed by his own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the Earth (Acts 1:7-8)

[for] all authority on heaven and on earth has been given to me, therefore go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18-20)

[so] I am not ashamed of [this] gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to all who believe (Romans 1:16)

[yes] everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13)

But the harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few (Matthew 9:37)

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? (Romans 10:14-15)

Thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation, but as it is written, "those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand" (Romans 15:20-21)

[and one day] every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11)

And [then] I looked and behold...a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne...and around the throne...are four living creatures, each of them with six wings, full of eyes all around and within, and...they sang a new song, saying "worthy are you to take the scroll and open its seals, for you were slain and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation...and day and night they never cease to say "Holy holy holy is the Lord God almighty, who was and is and is to come. (Revelation 4:1a, 4:2b, 4:6a, 5:9, 4:8