Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
After that, he associated with them freely in Jerusalem,
After I had returned to Jerusalem, one day when I was praying in the Temple, I fell into a trance,
I will save you from your people and from the heathen, to whom I will send you
Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly, and said, "God's message had to be told to you first, but since you thrust it off and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the heathen.
In ages past he let all the heathen follow their own ways;
But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "
you must not look down upon the branches. If you do, remember that you do not support the root; the root supports you.
Then produce fruit that will be consistent with your professed repentance!
Then produce fruit that will be consistent with your professed repentance! And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our forefather,' for I tell you, God can produce descendants for Abraham right out of these stones!
But Zaccheus stopped and said to the Master, "See, Master! I will give half my property to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay him four times as much."
So what I mean and insist upon in the Lord's name is this: You must no longer live like the heathen, with their frivolity of mind and darkened understanding.
So follow God's example, like his dear children,
Children, as Christians obey your parents, for that is right.
Teach the older men to be temperate, serious, and sensible??en of vigorous faith, love, and steadfastness.
1 Peter 1:14
Like obedient children, do not adapt yourselves to the cravings you used to follow when you were ignorant,
1 Peter 2:9
But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, his own people, so that you may declare the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light;
1 Peter 4:2
and no longer lives by what men desire, but for the rest of his earthly life by what God wills.
2 Peter 1:5
For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,
I have not come to invite the pious but the irreligious to repentance!"