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Verses that Encourage

1 & 2 Corinthians

Those who don't accept LGBTQ individuals will often quote the "clobber" passages from the Bible - 4 passages from the Old Testament and 3 passages in the New Testament. However, there are over 370 passages in the New Testament that are encouraging to all people, including the LGBTQ community.  How does that compare?  When wondering if those who identify as LGBTQ are loved by God, I encourage you to read and ponder these verses that apply to you and to your LGBTQ friends and family members.

1 Cor 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

 

1Cor 3:23 and you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God.

 

1Cor 4:12-13 when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure; when we are slandered, we try to reconcile;

 

1Cor 7:20 Let each man remain in that condition in which he was called.

 

1Cor 7:24 Brethren, let each man remain with God in that condition in which he was called.

 

1Cor 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.

 

1Cor 10:24 Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.

 

1Cor 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.

 

1Cor 12:18-20 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now there are many members, but one body.

 

1 Cor 13 But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

 

1 Cor 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

 

1 Cor 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.

 

2Cor 3:5-6 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

 

2Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

 

2Cor 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

 

2Cor 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 

2Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died.

 

2Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

 

2 Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have abundance for every good deed.

 

2 Cor 12:9-10 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

2 Cor 13:11 Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

 

2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

Next Verses: Galatians & Ephesians

 

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