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Verses that Encourage

Philippians & Colossians

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.

Phil 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

 

Phil 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

 

Phil 2:3-4 …but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

 

Phil 2:13 For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

 

Phil 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Phil 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

 

Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

 

Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.

 

Phil 4:7 And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.

 

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

 

Phil 4:19 And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

 

Col 1:9 …we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.

 

Col 2:6-7 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith…

 

Col 2:10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

 

Col 3:1-2 If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

 

Col 3:11—a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, But Christ is all, and in all.

 

Col 3:12-13 And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other,

 

Col 3:14 And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

 

Col 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

 

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, and with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

 

Col 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

Col 3:23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.

 

Col 4:5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

 

Col 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person.

Next Verses: 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus

 

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