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Motto Text for 2020

"Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him."

Hosea 6:3 (NLT)

TBC Motto Texts over the Years
2020 "Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him." Hosea 6:3 (NLB)
2019 "Rejoice always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
2018 "My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
2017 "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord" Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
2016 "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15 (NIV)
2015 "This is a day of Good News" 2 Kings 7:9 (NIV)
2014 "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand" Jeremiah 18:6 (NIV)
2013 "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess" Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)
2012 "Run in such a way as to get the prize" 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)
2011 "I have hidden your word in my heart" Psalm 119:11 (NIV)
2010 "be transformed by the renewing of your mind" Romans 2:12 (NIV)
2009 "transforming the Valley of Trouble into the Door of Hope" Hosea 2:15
2008 "In all things grow up into Him" Ephesians 4:15 (NIV)
2007 "It is for freedom that Christ has set you free" Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
2006 "This is a day of good news" 2 Kings 7:9 (NIV)
2005 "Let your light shine" Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
2004 "We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth" Ezra 5:11 (NIV)
2003 "So that we might be mature and full-grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ" Ephesians 4:13 (NLB)
2002 "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain" Psalm 127:1 (NIV)
2001 "Live a life worthy of the calling you have received" Ephesians 4:1 (NIV)
2000 "... our eyes are upon you" 2 Chronicles 20:12 (NIV)
1999 "I am not ashamed of the gospel." Romans 1:16 (NIV)
1998 "In everything, by prayer..." Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
1997 "All I want is to know Christ." Philippians 3:10 (NEB)
1996 "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. Receive the Holy Spirit." John 20:21-22 (NIV)
1995 "The Lord is my shepherd ... he restores my soul ... my cup overflows." Psalm 23:1,3,5 (NIV)
1994 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
1993 Jesus commanded: "Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12 (NIV)
1992 "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 (NIV)
1991 "Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
1990 "Be filled with the spirit. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always givings thanks to the Father for everything." Ephesians 5:18-20 (NIV)
1989 "I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 (AV)
1988 "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Colossians 4:6 (NIV)
1987 "Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14
1986 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
1985 "The God of hope." Romans 15:13 (AV)
1984 "Go ... make ... disciples." Matthew 28:19 (NEB)
1983 Jesus said, "I shall build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18 (AV)
1982 "Christ gave Himself for our sins." Galatians 1:4 (AV)
1981 "The Lord shall guide you continually." Isaiah 58:11 (AV)
1980 "The fruit of the Spirit is...goodness." Galatians 5:22 (AV)
1979  All Scripture is inspired by God...giving instruction for right living." 2 Timothy 3:16 (NEB)
1978 "You are the body of Christ." 1 Corinthians 12:27 (AV)
1977 "I will make you a light to the nations of the world." Isaiah 49:6 (Living Bible)
1976 "Always pray, never lose heart." Luke 18:1 (NEB)
1975 "Tell them how much the Lord has done for you." Mark 5:19
1974 "If God is for us, who is against us?"  Romans 8:1 (AV)
1973 "I will guide thee with mine eye."  Psalm 32:8 (AV)
1972 "There remains...much...to be possessed."  Joshua 13:1 (AV)
1971 "For ye serve the Lord Christ."  Colossians 3:24 (AV)
1970 "Take up his cross and follow..." Matthew 16:24 (AV)
1969 "Launch out into the deep." Luke 5:4 (AV)
1968 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2 (AV)
1967 "I have set before you a open door." Revelations 3:8 (AV)
1966 "Serve the Lord with gladness." Psalm 100:2 (AV)
1965 "Persist in prayer." Romans 12:12
1964 "Seek and ye shall find." Matthew 7:7 (AV)
1963 "Quench not the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (AV)
1962 "Be thou faithful...." Revelation 2:10 (AV)
1961 "They continued steadfastly." Acts 2:42 (AV)
1960 "Behold, now is the accepted time." 2 Corinthians 6:2 (AV)
1959 "Go ye...and make disciples." Matthew 28:19 (AV)
1958 "In nothing be anxious."  
1957 "Be clothed with humility." 1 Peter 5:5 (AV)
1956 "Pray for us here that the Lord's message may go forward unhindered and may bring Him glory." 2 Thessalonians 3:1
1955 "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than that of the former ... and in this place will I give peace." Haggai 2:9 (AV)
1954 "If God be for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 (AV)
1953 "Unto you ... which believe, He is precious." 1 Peter 2:7 (AV)
1952 "The Lord .... delighted in thee." 1 Kings 10:9 (AV)
1951 "Reckon on God's faithfulness."  
1950 "Work in the midst of the years." A mid-century prayer
1949 "Christ shall be magnified." Philippians 1:20 (AV)
1948 "He shall not fail...thee." Isaiah 42:4 (AV)
1946 "For me to live is Christ." Philippians 1:21 (AV)
1945 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13 (AV)
1944 "The Lord is my helper." Hebrews 13:6 (AV)
1943 "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." Proverbs 4:23 (AV)
1942 "This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." 1 John 5:4 (AV)
1941 "As thy days so shall thy strength be." Deuteronomy 33:25 (AV)
1940 "I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." Psalm 16:8 (AV)
1939 "In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:6 (AV)
1938 "My expectation is from Him." Psalm 62:5 (AV)
1937 "I will go in the strength of the Lord." Psalm 71:16 (AV)
1936 "There shall be showers of blessing." Ezekiel 34:26 (AV)
1935 "Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation." 1 Peter 1:5 (AV)
1934 "The battle is not your's, but God's." 2 Chronicles 20:15 (AV)
1933 "Never forget Jesus Christ risen from the dead." 2 Timothy 2:8
1932 "Consider your ways"; "One another"; "Jesus Christ." Haggai 1:5,7; Hebrews 10:24; Hebrews 3:1 (AV)
1931 "This God is our God for ever and ever." Psalm 48:14 (AV)
1930 "Establish Thou the work of our hands." Psalm 90:17 (AV)
1929 "Launch out into the deep." Luke 5:4 (AV)
1928 "In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15 (AV)
1927 "Do and teach these commandments." Matthew 5:19 (AV)
1926 "The pure in heart ... shall see God." Matthew 5:8 (AV)
1925 "Be not moved away from the hope of the gospel." Colossians 1:23 (AV)
1924 "The joy of your Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10 (AV)
1923 "Revive us again." Psalm 85:6 (AV)
1922 "Jehovah-jireh" Genesis 22:14 (AV)
1921 "Lord, I am ready." Luke 22:33 (AV)
1920 "Freely ye have received, freely give," Matthew 10:8 (AV)
1919 "From this day I will bless you." Haggai 2:19 (AV)

Selected by Editor of the Record (no Minister) and possibly not an official Motto Text

1918 "Certainly I will be with thee." Exodus 3:12 (AV)
1917 "Be strong, fear not; behold your God will come." Isaiah 35:4
1916 "He knoweth them that trust in Him." Nahum 1:7 (AV)
1915 "That we should be holy and without blame before Him in love" Ephesians 1:4 (AV)
1914 "Our sufficiency is of God" 2 Corinthians 3:5 (AV)
1913 "If ye have faith ... nothing shall be impossible unto you" Matthew 17:20 (AV)
1912 "I will bless thee ... and thou shalt be a blessing" Genesis 12:2 (AV)
1901 "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy." Psalm 137:5-6 (AV)
1899 "But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19 (AV)