Luke 17:3 Ministries Inc
Sunday, February 26, 2017
For Adult Daughters of Controlling or Abusive Birth-Families
Dear Sister, many Bible verses apply to our life situations. Some Scripture that we include here may not seem relevant to you, but may be meant for someone else. We do not always understand why the Lord leads us to include or discuss a particular Scripture, but we are obedient to his perfect will.
Scripture is taken from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise stated.
And do not call anyone on earth 'father', for you have one Father, and he is in heaven...Matthew 23:9
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise....Jeremiah 17:14
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God......2 Corinthians 1:3-4
They have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. But the Lord is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.......Psalm 129:2-4
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you....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....Colossians 3:13-14,17
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognized the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.....1 John 4:1-3
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.....Matthew 7:6KJV
When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die', and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself......Ezekiel 33:8-9
Though my mother and father forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me your way, O Lord: lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.......Psalm 27:10-11
Because God has said,'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence,' The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'.....Hebrews 13:5-6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you....Deuteronomy 31:6
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid......John 14:27
Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God......John 3:19-21
So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight, what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs....Matthew 10:26-27
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.....John 8:36KJV
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free....John 8:32KJV
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry: the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth....Psalm 34:15-16
If you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands; go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor!....Proverbs 6:2-3
The nations will see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory; You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow....Isaiah 62:2
Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds- his name is the Lord- and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.....Psalm 68:4-6
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!.....2 Corinthians 5:17
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you....John 15:15
I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve....Jeremiah 17:10
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.....Colossians 3:21
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things......Phillipians 4:4-8
In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free......Psalm 118:5
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.....John 3:16
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.....Colossians 1:13-14
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you....Ezekiel 36:26
Men of perverse heart shall be far from me: I will have nothing to do with evil.....Psalm 101:4
But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. By standing firm you will gain life.....Luke 21:14-19
Now Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. Someone told him,'Your mother and brothers are standing outside wanting to see you.' He replied, 'My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice.'.......Luke 8:19-21
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. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother,' Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.....Matthew 7:1-5
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.....Matthew 7:7
No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart, his mouth speaks.....Luke 6:43-45
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