Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Praying the Word

Making Disciples

Please Pray:
...that we would glorify God through making disciples,
fulfilling the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-31)
and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).


1. The Great Commandment: Pray that we show our love for God and each other.
30 “ ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:30-31

12This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  
John 15:12

35By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 13:35

20“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21that they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
John 17:20-21

2(F)ulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord of one mind. 3Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Philippians 2:2-4

10Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 
1 Corinthians 1:10

14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 
Galatians 5:14

2. The Great Commission: Pray that we would be disciples of Christ, making disciples.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
Matthew 28:18-20

Ø    For our families to grow together as disciples.
15“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”
Joshua 24:15
1Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.
Psalm 127:1

2That the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; 3the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things. 4that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. 6Likewise exhort the young men to be sober-minded.
Titus 2:2-6

19Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
Colossians 3:19

1Likewise, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 2when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 7Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
1 Peter 3:1-2, 7
20Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 21Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.        
Colossians 3:18-21

9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. 10With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! 11Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
Psalm 119:9-11

12Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

1Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them.”
Ecclesiastes 12:1

Ø   For singles and their children to be discipled, using this season to glorify Him
7 For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that. 8But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am.
1 Corinthians 7:7-8
32b He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord--how he may please the Lord. 34b The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit.
1 Corinthians 7:32b, 34b

Ø    In our lives. Pray we would bear fruit following Christ.


8By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
John 15:8
And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Luke 14:27

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Praying the Word

Local Witnessing and Faithful Giving

Please Pray:
...That God would lead us to be a witnessing church
and our faithful giving will impact our community.


WITNESSING 
1. OutReach. Pray for those who witness and evangelize and for those who hear.

23Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.                                                  Luke 14:23
21So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me I also send you.” 22And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
                                                                                                                            John 20:21-22
20For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.                  Acts 4:20
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to everyone who believes, for the Jew first, and also for the Greek. 17For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just will live by faith.”
                                                                                                                         Romans 1:16-17
8Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner: but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, 9who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.     2 Timothy 1:8-9
20Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.                                                          James 5:20

   FAITHFUL GIVING                                                                                     
1.  Obedience: Pray for a growing awareness of everyone’s responsibility to give.
10“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now with this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you such blessing, that there will not be room enough to receive it. 11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground; nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” says the Lord of hosts.
                                                                                                                        Malachi 3:10-11

2. Joyful Giving Spirit. Pray we have an attitude of gratitude for all the Lord has given us.
18In everything give thanks; for this the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.                     
                                                                                                                 1 Thessalonians 5:18
7So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.     2 Corinthians 9:7-8
18Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share.
                                                                                                                           1 Timothy 6:18
10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.                                                                          Luke 16:10
8Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.                                                                                                               Romans 13:8
1(I)f you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth. 2And all these blessings shall come upon you, and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God. 12The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13And the Lord will make you the head, and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath; if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.          Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 12-13

3. Our daily needs: Pray that we will have faith to believe God will meet our daily needs.
11Give us this day our daily bread.                                                                   Matthew 6:11
20So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.                        Matthew 17:20
38Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.                                                                               Luke 6:38

4. Jubilee. Pray we retire the debt on our building, being mindful we are His spiritual house.

27“For You, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore Your servant found it in his heart to pray this prayer to You.”                                                                                                                                        2 Samuel 7:27
4Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.       1 Peter 2:4-5

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Praying the Word

Deacons and all who serve in the church
Please Pray
...the deacons and those who serve in the church, 
will assist in the ministry so that 
God would be glorified,
the gospel would be shared and shown,
and the people would be edified …



... for the deacons and all who serve be faithful

8Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money; 9holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. 10But let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
 1 Timothy 3:8-10

18Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. 
Hebrews 13:18

... for the families in our church
11Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 
1 Timothy 3:11-12
28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.
Ephesians 5:28

 ...to see our ministry as a service to God
13For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 3:13

31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
7Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people
Ephesians 6:7

23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance.
Colossians 3:23-24

11If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:11


...the church will desire to read and uphold the Word of God
8This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth; but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8

...the church would be filled with (controlled by) the Holy Spirit
2Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve (Greek: diakonein, the root word for deacon) tables. 3Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4but we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch, 6whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. 
Acts 6:3-6

55But he (Stephen), being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Acts 7: 55

…to assist in extending the Kingdom of God.
5Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. 12But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. 35Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 40But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
7On the next day we who were Paul’s companions departed and came to Caesarea, and entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven (deacons, see Acts 6:5), and stayed with him. 
Acts 8:5,35, 40; 21:7

...to have a servant spirit
25But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. (diakonos) 27And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave-- 28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve (diakonesai), and to give His life a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:25-28


20But you, beloved, building up yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 23but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
Jude 1:20-23

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Praying the Word

Ministerial and Church Staff and Their Families

Please Pray

...that the ministerial staff would seek counsel
and follow the example in ministry
from the Good Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ


...for the leadership’s protection from Satan’s attacks;
31And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”                                 
Luke 22:31-32

...to them to be fruitful in labors and work.
9For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, to all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
Colossians 1:9-12

...that Christ will live through them and their ministries;
20I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 2:20

...for spiritual maturity and good reputation;
6Not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 3:6-7
9holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
Titus 1:9

...for moral purity of the pastoral and entire church staff;
2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4one who rules his own house well, having his children in subjection with all reverence.
1 Timothy 3:2-4
6If a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. 7For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, 8but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled.
Titus 1:5-8
28Therefore, take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.” 
Acts 20:28

...to be servant-leaders, examples to the church;
1The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed. 2Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by constraint but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3Nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
1 Peter 5:1-4
7In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.
Titus 2:7-8

...to receive God’s wisdom, not their own understanding
5Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. 6In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord. 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
James 1:5-8

...to be filled with the Holy Spirit
18And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.
                                                                                                                           Ephesians 5:18
31And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
                                                                                                                                     Acts 4:31


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Praying the Word

Worship Service/Sunday School

Please Pray:
 ...that our worship would honor God. 

1. Worship Service 
…That we would truly worship God.
1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
Psalm 122:1
8Oh, give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the peoples! 9Sing to Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk of all His wondrous works! 10Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord
1 Chronicles 16:8-10
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
John 4:23-24

…People are invited by friends, drawn by God’s Holy Spirit, and welcomed.
9“Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite to the marriage.” 10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding was filled with guests.
Matthew 22:9-10
44No man can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.                                                               
John 6:44
27So that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.
Acts 17:27
23“Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that My house may be filled.’”
Luke 14:23

…People will be convicted of sin, repent, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
8And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
John 16:8
37Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” 38Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:37-38
19Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Acts 3:19
16And now why are you waiting? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Acts 22:16
3that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
1 John 1:3
9That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.
Romans 10:9-10
9The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
John 1:12

…Pray for the anointing of building and equipment, so there would be no distractions.
1Now it came to pass, when Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, that he anointed it and sanctified it and all its furnishings, and the altar and all its utensils; so he anointed them, and sanctified them.
Numbers 7:1
9And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is in it, and you shall hallow it, and all its utensils, and it shall be holy.
Exodus 40:9

…that the choir and all the music bring praise to the Lord, for there to be an anointing.
1Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament! 2Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness! 3Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp. 4Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes. 5Praise Him upon the loud cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals! 6Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150
16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Colossians 3:16
1The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them who are bound.
Isaiah 61:1
13Indeed it came even to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, “For He is good; for His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud.
2 Chronicles 5:13
12And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

…for ushers and greeters, that every guest would be welcomed
35“I was a stranger and you took Me in.”
Matthew 25:35b
2Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing, some have unwittingly entertained angels.
Hebrews 13:2

2.  Sunday School
…Teachers prepare lessons of interest, excitement and practical application.
1My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.
James 3:1
15Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
19“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.” 
Matthew 13:19

…future teachers would respond to God's call to prepare to teach.
37Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful but the laborers few. 38Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” 
Matthew 9:37-38
12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
Hebrews 5:12

…God would increase the number and depth of those who attend our church.
7So then neither he who plants is anything nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 8Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 3: 7-8

… members would lead in Prayer, OutReach, InReach, Need-meeting or Teaching
42And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrineteaching and fellowshipInreach, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.Prayer 44Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. Need-meeting 46So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. Outreach
Acts 2:42,44-47

….Every class member would be challenged and encouraged in their faith.
13For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God which also effectively works in you who believe.
1 Thessalonians 2:13

…for the Word of God to work in the hearts of the hearers.
12For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12
9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:9
25 But the word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
1 Peter 1:25
5A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.”
Luke 8:5-8a, 11

…Pray that every lesson be true to the Word of God.
16All Scripture is giving by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 17that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
5For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
2 Corinthians 4:5

…Members would not be merely hearers of the Word but doers.
24“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock 25Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.”
Matthew 7:24,26
1But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
James 1:22

…That our classes would foster genuine Christian fellowship.
24And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24-25
11Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11