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Scripture Sentences

Scripture Sentences are short verses suitable for reading at the open and close of worship, though, they can be helpful for transitioning between elements within the service, too. Here you will find a growing collection of Opening Sentences and closing Benedictions for your convenience. Look for a third category, Calls to Repentance, to come…

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Opening Sentences

Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. | Psalm 124:8


The LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him. | Habakkuk 2:20


This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. | Psalm 118:24


I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.” | Psalm 122:1


God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. | John 4:24


Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. | Psalm 19:15

Benedictions

The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. | Numbers 6:24-26


Now may the God Who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. | Romans 15:5-7


Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. | Romans 15:13


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 


Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. | Ephesians 3:20-21


Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love. | Ephesians 6:23-24


And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen. | Philippians 4:19-20 


Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. | 1 Timothy 1:17


But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. | 2Peter 3:18


Now to Him Who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. | Jude 24-25


To Him Who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.| Revelation 1:5b-6 


Now the God of peace, Who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to Whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. | Hebrews 13:20-21


But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. | 1 Thessalonians 5:21-28


But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. | 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13