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Benedictions

After posting the Preachers' Crib Sheet I realized that it was missing a list of good benedictions. So I asked for some input from other NorCal Nazarene pastors and here is what two of them sent me. Hope you find them useful.

If you have some candidates to add to this list, please send them to me.

Blessings,
Tim


From Pastor Humberto Reyes:

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his face towards you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

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

May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake us. May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep the commands, decrees and regulations he gave our fathers. 1 Kings 8:57-58

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

The God of peace be with you all. Amen. Romans 15:33

Peace be with you, dear brothers and sisters, and may God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you love with faithfulness. May God’s grace be eternally upon all who love our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:23-24

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:18

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:10-11

Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. 1 Peter 5:14

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love. 2 John 1:3

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21

To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy- to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 1:24-25

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21


From Pastor Don Creasman:

You are called to go out into the world in peace, have courage and hold to God's love for you.

Serve the weak, help those that suffer, return no one evil for evil – but honor everyone that you meet.

Love the Lord rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit, which is God's special gift to each one of us. And may the Love of God, the Grace of Jesus, and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you, and abide in you all week.


From Pastor Tim Isbell (me):

God is in control, despite all appearances to the contrary. This is what we believe. This is what we have seen. This is what we have to share with the world.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you and abide with you, and with all those who are dear to you, now and forever more. Amen.

Steve Bell's paraphrase of Numbers 6.24-26. It's found in the lyrics of his song "For the Journey." 

May the Lord bless and keep you.
May his face shine upon you.
May his graciousness be like an endless stream.
May the Lord show his favor to your house and your neighbor.
Till the last remaining strains of striving cease,
May he grant you peace.





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