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Assigned Verses 2016

The 2016 Theme: Work!

You’ll never find the phrase, “I just quit my day job” in the Bible.  Much to the chagrin of mankind, work is a critical ingredient in God's long-range plan for every human being. Take the journey with us as we explore the world of work.

Name Last City State Country Team Verse                                                              
                                                                           
Ben Whimpey Bayswater Victoria Australia 1 Proverbs 12:14  From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward                                              
Deborah Brown Catania Sicily Italy 2 John 4:38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”                                            
Paul LeGrand Northridge CA US 3 Psalm 121:1-2  A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains-- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.                                        
Jason Bond Denver CO US 4 Matthew 20:12-13  ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’  “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius?                        
Michael Head Prosper TX US 5 John 14:12  Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.                                        
Chase Baker Montrose CA US 6 Proverbs 22:29 Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank                                              
Jason Marsh Sunland CA US 7 Proverbs 14:23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.                                                    
Jose Lombera North Hollywood CA US 8 Genesis 29:15,  Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.” 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”                            
Mark Baird Houston TX US 9 John 1:5 "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."                                                    
Mark Baird Houston TX US 10 Proverbs 12:11 (NIV) Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.                                              
Mark Baird Houston TX US 11 Ecclesiastes 5:19 (NIV) Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.                                      
Zuberi Smith Lancaster CA US 12 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”                                              
Zulema Nall Katy TX US 13 John 9:3  “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.                                            
Stephanie Hylton Canoga Park CA US 14 Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.                                            
Susan Shearer Hollywood CA US 15 Ephesians 2:8 - 9 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. not by works, so that no one can boast.                                        
Robert Sandoval Santa Fe Springs CA US 16 Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.                                            
Rita Betti Superior AZ US 17 2 Corinthians 5:10 "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.                                    
Alec Mizerik Sugar Land TX US 18 James 1:22  (NIV) Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.                                                  
Benedict Natividad Northridge CA US 19 Genesis 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die." DO BOTH WAYS 16 AND 16-17                              
Andrew Thorn Inglewood WA Australia 20 Deuteronomy 24:14  Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns.                                        
Max Terronez Sonora CA US 21 John 14:27 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.                                          
Vincent Williams Dallas TX US 22 Romans 8:28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.                                            
Sarah  Williams Big Sandy TX US 23  Proverbs 16:26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.                                                     
Nina May McLean VA US 24 Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.                                                   
Richard Villarreal Lakewood CA US 25 Isaiah 49:4   But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all. Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God.”                                          
Raquel Elizabeth Ames Oceanside CA US 26 John 9:4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.                                                
Michael  Lugenbuehl Reseda CA US 27 Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”                                        
Doug  Hughes Dublin OH US 28 Ephesians 4:16  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.                                          
April  Manor Bellflower CA US 29 Matthew 11:28-30   "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me--watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." MSG              
Joshua Barker Anaheim CA US 30 Matthew 5:16  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.                                            
Joshua Barker Anaheim CA US 31 2 Corinthians 4:11-12  For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.                                    
Aaron Kamp Wanneroo WA Australia 32 Psalm 138:8 The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.                                                
Anthony Varon Hawthorne CA US 33 Genesis 29:18   Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”                                              
Don Wahl Federal Way WA US 34 Ecclesiastes 5:19 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.                                        
Chris Hussar Chatsworth CA US 35 John 6:27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”                                      
Susan Shearer Hollywood CA US 36 Matthew 9:22  Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed at that moment.                                            
Stephanie  Wiseman Encino CA US 37 James 1:4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.                                                
Aaron  Ybarra Weaverville NC US 38 Psalm 9:16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.                                                
Jeffrey Hamm Ferris TX US 39 Proverbs 31:31   Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.                                                
Gwen McGee Los Angeles CA US 40 James 1:27  Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.                                      
Mark Baird Houston TX US 41 Jeremiah 26:13 (NIV) Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the Lord your God. Then the Lord will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you.                                        
Kristina  Sullivan North Hollywood CA US 42 John 6:28-29 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”                                          
Dija Henry Fishers IN US 43 Matthew 13:33   He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”                                      
Ralph Garcia Glendora CA US 44 1 Corinthians 4:12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;                                              
Ryan Ito Northridge CA US 45 Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.                                          
Sheila  Hart Jenison MI US 46 Isaiah 58:10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.                                       
Doug  Farris Aptos CA US 47 1 Timothy 5:18  For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”                                              
Sharelle Hall North Hollywood CA US 48 Romans 8:38,39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.                          
John Lockmer Lakewood CA US 49 Exodus 18:18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.                                            
Marilyn Herbison Suisun City CA US 50 Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.                                            
David Bradshaw Rancho Santa Margarita CA US 51 Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,                                                
Alexander Schwindt Raleigh NC  US 52 1 Corinthians 4:12-13   We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;  13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment.                            
Jill Larramore Bowling Green FL US 53 Philippians 1:4-6  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.                            
Nellie  Happ Spring TX US 54 Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.                                              
Marie Lundin Calabasis CA US 55  Proverbs 20:12 Ears that hear and eyes that see, the Lord has made them both.                                                    
Dhaba Wayessa Addis Ababa Addis Ababa Ethiopia 56  Luke 10:40  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”                                    
Dennis Bentivengo Yorba Linda CA US 57 1 Chronicles 28:10 Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.”                                              
Talisha Henderson Los Angeles CA US 58 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.                                    
                                                                           
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