God's Promises for Graduates: Class of 2014 - Pink: New King James Version

God's Promises for Graduates: Class of 2014 - Pink: New King James Version

by Jack Countryman
     
 

A bestselling inspirational book for graduates year after year!

To be successful in their journeys, high school and college graduates need insightful wisdom and God’s direction as they tackle new challenges and embrace new opportunities. God’s Promises® for Graduates is the perfect gift for graduates,

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A bestselling inspirational book for graduates year after year!

To be successful in their journeys, high school and college graduates need insightful wisdom and God’s direction as they tackle new challenges and embrace new opportunities. God’s Promises® for Graduates is the perfect gift for graduates, providing encouragement and direction in their faith for a brand-new road in life!

For over 30 years, the God’s Promises series—which has sold more than 15 million copies—has been guiding and comforting people through topically arranged Scriptures addressing many facets of life. This book includes major topics such as character, integrity, loyalty, focus, respect, perseverance, and more. This keepsake gift has “Class of 2014” stamped in platinum foil, special section to journal memories, ribbon marker, 2014 charm, and silver-gilded edges.

Year after year, God’s Promises for Graduates is the bestselling title for the graduation season!

Features & Benefits:

  • The bestselling inspirational graduation book since 2008, has sold more than 800,000 units
  • Filled with powerful reminders of promises for the five million students who are graduating this year
  • A fabulous value with leathersoft hardcover binding, rounded corners, ribbon marker, gilded edges, and 2014 charm—all for under $15
  • Cards are forgotten and pens get lost, but this classic gift will be a lifelong keepsake

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400322923
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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God's Promises for Graduates (PINK)

Class of 2014


By Jack Countryman

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2008 Thomas Nelson
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4003-2292-3



CHAPTER 1

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU NEED ...

• To Make a Change (to Please God)

• Comfort

• Confidence

• Contentment

• To Make a Decision

• Discipline

• Encouragement

• Faith

• Forgiveness

• Friendship

• Guidance

• Healing

• Hope

• Humility

• Peace

• Protection

• Repentance

• To Wait on the Lord

• Wisdom


TO MAKE A CHANGE (TO PLEASE GOD)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17


Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.

Jeremiah 24:7


But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 1:12–13


"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing."

John 15:1–5


But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Titus 3:4–6


Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering.

Colossians 3:12


Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Philippians 2:12–13


Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12–14


If indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct ... and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:21–24


Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Ephesians 5:1–2


For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:13–14


I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Romans 12:1–2


COMFORT

Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You hold me by my right hand.

Psalm 73:23

Remember the word to Your servant,
Upon which You have caused me to hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life....
I remembered Your judgments of old, O Lord,
And have comforted myself.

Psalm 119:49–50, 52

Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved

Psalm 55:22


"I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep."

John 10:14–15


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28


"And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever."

John 14:16


"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

Matthew 5:4


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 Corinthians 1:3–4


For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17–18


O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.

Psalm 139:1–3


He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9–10


"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:28


CONFIDENCE

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16


Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

Hebrews 10:35–36


The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?

Hebrews 13:6


For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7


Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

1 John 3:21–22


Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:7


Do not be afraid of sudden terror,
Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
For the Lord will be your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught.

Proverbs 3:25–26


Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:6


Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 6:10–11


CONTENTMENT

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So we may boldly say:

"The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.

What can man do to me?"

Hebrews 13:5–6


Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:11–13


The fear of the Lord leads to life,
And he who has it will abide in satisfaction;
He will not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 19:23


"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Matthew 6:19–21


How much better to get wisdom than gold!

And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 16:16


"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

Matthew 6:33


"Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."

Matthew 10:29–31


TO MAKE A DECISION

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
A good understanding have all those who do His
commandments.

Psalm 111:10


I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Romans 12:1–2


Commit your works to the Lord,
And your thoughts will be established.

Proverbs 16:3


Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5–6


I will instruct you and teach you in the way you
should go;
I will guide you with My eye.

Psalm 32:8


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6–7


Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly ...
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 1:1–2


DISCIPLINE

Indeed it was for my own peace
That I had great bitterness;
But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit
of corruption,
For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Isaiah 38:17


Exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

1 Timothy 4:7–8


But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise the Spirit also helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Romans 8:25–26


Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.... Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

1 Corinthians 9:24, 26–27


Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:11


You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you.

Deuteronomy 8:5


ENCOURAGEMENT

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Psalm 27:14


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 by the Spirit of the Lord. Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.

2 Corinthians 3:18–4:1


"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son."

Revelation 21:4–7


And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Galatians 6:9


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6–7


FAITH

Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9


In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:6–7


For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."

Romans 1:17


So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17


So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."

Luke 17:6


As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:6–7


For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Ephesians 2:8–9


My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

James 1:2–3


Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:12

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10


FORGIVENESS

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9


My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

1 John 2:1–2


Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

Colossians 3:12–13


Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 55:6–7


In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence.

Ephesians 1:7–8


"Come now, and let us reason together,"
Says the Lord,
"Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool."

Isaiah 1:18


There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:1–2


(Continues...)

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Jack Countryman is the founder of JCountryman® Gift Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, and the recipient of the ECPA Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the past 30 years he has developed bestselling gift books such as God’s Promises® for Your Every Need, God’s Promises® for Men, God’s Promises® for Women, and God Listens. Countryman’s books have sold more than 20 million units.

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