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Unpacking Your
Baggage with God’s Word

In the first installment of Pastor Ed’s series Adult Children, he unpacked items we could be carrying in our baggage. What item below weighs heavy on you? As you read over these scriptures daily, may you be empowered and encouraged in the journey of hope and healing.

We’ll see you back this weekend for the next installment of Adult Children!

Ephesians 4:26-27,  "'In your anger do not sin'; Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,  and do not give the devil a foothold.”

James 1:19-20, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

Proverbs 29:11, “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.”

Proverbs 15:1, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 15:18, “A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.”

Colossians 3:8, “ But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

Ecclesiastes 7:9, “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.”

1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”

Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Psalm 94:19, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”

Galatians 1:10, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Romans 14:17-18, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.”

2 Peter 1:10-11, “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

1 John 3:1, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”

1 Thessalonians 2:4, “For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.”

1 Samuel 16:7, “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Matthew 19:26, “Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'"

Jeremiah 32:27, "I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”

Matthew 11:28, “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’”

Psalm 115:3, “Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him.”

Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

2 Corinthians 12:10, “That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Matthew 7:1-2, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Proverbs 21:23, “Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”

Ephesians 4:29, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Luke 6:37, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

1 Peter 2:1, “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.”

Proverbs 18:21, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Mark 7:20-22, “He went on: 'What comes out of a person is what defiles them.  For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.'”

Ephesians 4:22-24, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;  to be made new in the attitude of your minds;  and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

Galatians 6:7-8, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

Proverbs 12:22, “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

Proverbs 11:3, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”

Colossians 3:9, “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.”

Philippians 2:3-4, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

Romans 12:3, “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”

1 Peter 5:5, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, 'God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'”

Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

James 3:16, “For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.”

Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Matthew 6:14, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

Colossians 3:13, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Psalm 86:5, “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.”

Mark 11:25, “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

John 3:17, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved”

Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, let us settle the matter," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Romans 8:1, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Ephesians 1:7, “He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.”

2 Corinthians 5:21, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Psalm 18:32, “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect”

Hebrews 10:14, “For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.”

Colossians 1:28, “So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.”

Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Romans 3:23-24, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”

Exodus 20:14, “"You shall not commit adultery.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10, “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Romans 13:13-14, “Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”

Matthew 5:28, “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

Psalm 9:10, “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

Psalm 13:5, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”

Psalm 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 28:25-26, “The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the LORD will prosper. Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”


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