but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail. When you have come back, you must strengthen your brothers."
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."
Who is the one to condemn? It is the Messiah Jesus who is interceding on our behalf. He died, and more importantly, has been raised and is seated at the right hand of God.
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away by my groaning all day long.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me.
The LORD told Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan in fact, may the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! This man is a burning brand plucked from the fire, is he not?"
Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom from heaven.
Peter remembered the words of Jesus when he said, "Before a rooster crows, you'll deny me three times." Then he went outside and cried bitterly.
Just then a rooster crowed a second time. Peter remembered that Jesus told him, "Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." Then he broke down and cried.
But go and tell his disciples especially Peter that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you."
The ones on the stony ground are the people who joyfully welcome the word when they hear it. But since they don't have any roots, they believe for a while, but in a time of testing they fall away.
Then the Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. And Peter remembered the word from the Lord, and how he had told him, "Before a rooster crows today, you will deny me three times."
"In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live also.
"I am asking on their behalf. I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you gave me, because they are yours.
I'm not asking you to take them out of the world but to protect them from the evil one.
Now that we have been justified by his blood, how much more will we be saved from wrath through him!
The one who did not spare his own Son, but offered him as a sacrifice for all of us, surely will give us all things, along with his Son, won't he?
who comforts us in all our suffering, so that we may be able to comfort others in all their suffering, as we ourselves are being comforted by God.
In the past I was a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a violent man. But I received mercy because I acted ignorantly in my unbelief,
They have abandoned the truth by claiming that the resurrection has already taken place, and so they destroy the faith of others.
From: Paul, a servant of God, and also an apostle of Jesus the Messiah, to bring the faith to those chosen by God, along with full knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness,
Therefore, because he always lives to intercede for them, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him.
Therefore, strengthen your tired arms and your weak knees,
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up and causes you trouble, or many of you will become defiled.
Through faith you are being protected by God's power for a salvation that is ready to be revealed at the end of this era.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep a clear head, and set your hope completely on the grace to be given you when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed.
Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the Devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
So then, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election certain, for if you keep on doing this you will never fail.
So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to have the Lord find you at peace and without spot or fault.
And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, continuously be on your guard not to be carried away by the deception of lawless people. Otherwise, you may fall from your secure position.
My little children, I'm writing these things to you so that you might not sin. Yet if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father Jesus, the Messiah, one who is righteous.