8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom. 5:8 - Never forget you need the Gospel as much as your people.
Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Ps 127:1 - A good dose of perspective about Who is really the Mover and Shaker.
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 1 Cor 3:3 ESV - Because church planters aren’t exactly known for their humility.
18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matt. 16:18 - A good dose of perspective on Whose the Church is and His plan for Her.
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. Prov. 16:9 – A healthy reminder to write your church planting proposal in pencil.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Prov. 3:5-6 – Oh to truly live in this!
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, Ps. 24:1 – Doesn’t this help you sleep at night?
This is simply a list to get us started.
Any other verses particularly encouraging/challenging/meaningful for you in your planting process?
Leave them in the comments below.