For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “ Abba! Father!”
but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, ‘ Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.
And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
On the other hand I am filled with power— With the Spirit of the Lord— And with justice and courage To make known to Jacob his rebellious act, Even to Israel his sin.
The people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed.
“ Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.
And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.
But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ.
You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
And as I punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; and being furiously enraged at them, I kept pursuing them even to foreign cities.
But Paul *said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.
and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!