Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.
Jesus replied, "Didn't I choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is the devil?"
"What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, 'The one who eats my bread has turned against me.'
When morning came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also named apostles:
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know the hearts of all. Show us which one of these two you have chosen
But the Lord said to him, "Go, because this man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel.
not by all the people, but by us, the witnesses God had already chosen, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
Then he said, 'The God of our ancestors has already chosen you to know his will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear a command from his mouth,
even before they were born or had done anything good or bad (so that God's purpose in election would stand, not by works but by his calling) --
1 John 4:10
In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
So Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you."
Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these do?" He replied, "Yes, Lord, you know I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."
Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.
"Before I formed you in your mother's womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations."
Then Jesus came up and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth."
Through him we have received grace and our apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of his name.
But I have written more boldly to you on some points so as to remind you, because of the grace given to me by God
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason for boasting, because I am compelled to do this. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
But when the one who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace was pleased
For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.
if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.
1 Timothy 2:7
For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle -- I am telling the truth; I am not lying -- and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
2 Timothy 1:11
For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher.
2 Timothy 2:2
And entrust what you heard me say in the presence of many others as witnesses to faithful people who will be competent to teach others as well.
The reason I left you in Crete was to set in order the remaining matters and to appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.
The fruit of the righteous is like a tree producing life, and the one who wins souls is wise.
The time is coming when Jacob will take root; Israel will blossom and grow branches. The produce will fill the surface of the world.
The rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return, but instead water the earth and make it produce and yield crops, and provide seed for the planter and food for those who must eat.
Those survivors from Jacob will live in the midst of many nations. They will be like the dew the Lord sends, like the rain on the grass, that does not hope for men to come or wait around for humans to arrive.
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I often intended to come to you (and was prevented until now), so that I may have some fruit even among you, just as I already have among the rest of the Gentiles.
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. I serve the gospel of God like a priest, so that the Gentiles may become an acceptable offering, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused it to grow.
that has come to you. Just as in the entire world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, so it has also been bearing fruit and growing among you from the first day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.
And the fruit that consists of righteousness is planted in peace among those who make peace.
After all, Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations on the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using his name.
Even when I am old and gray, O God, do not abandon me, until I tell the next generation about your strength, and those coming after me about your power.
we will not hide from their descendants. We will tell the next generation about the Lord's praiseworthy acts, about his strength and the amazing things he has done.
One generation will praise your deeds to another, and tell about your mighty acts!
"Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets called out, saying, 'The Lord who rules over all says, "Turn now from your evil wickedness,"' but they would by no means obey me," says the Lord.
"And now I know that none of you among whom I went around proclaiming the kingdom will see me again.
For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.
1 Corinthians 10:11
These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
2 Timothy 3:15
and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead.
1 Peter 1:14
Like obedient children, do not comply with the evil urges you used to follow in your ignorance,
1 Peter 3:2
when they see your pure and reverent conduct.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
At that time you will ask me nothing. I tell you the solemn truth, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive."