For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.
“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’
They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he *said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”
But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk?
He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;
When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him.
The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have become like men and have come down to us.”
for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.
Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.
just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.
Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is accursed”; and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.
For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;
and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness—
For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.
who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.
shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.