Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
For there are many whom I have often described to you, and I now even with tears describe them, as being enemies to the Cross of Christ.
I, then, the prisoner for the Master's sake, entreat you to live and act as becomes those who have received the call that you have received--
so that your lives may be worthy of the Lord and perfectly pleasing to Him, while you exhibit the results of right action of every sort and grow into a fuller knowledge of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
For you know that we acted towards every one of you as a father does towards his own children, encouraging and cheering you,
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Moreover, brethren, as you learnt from our lips the lives which you ought to live, and do live, so as to please God, we beg and exhort you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live them more and more truly.
but manifesting perfect fidelity and kind feeling, in order to bring honour to the teaching of our Saviour, God, in all things.
2 Peter 1:4
It is by means of these that He has granted us His precious and wondrous promises, in order that through them you may, one and all, become sharers in the very nature of God, having completely escaped the corruption which exists in the world through earthly cravings.
2 Peter 3:11
Since all these things are thus pre-destined to dissolution, what sort of men ought you to be found to be in all holy living and godly conduct,
I call God to witness--to whom I render priestly and spiritual service by telling the Good News about His Son-- how unceasingly I make mention of you in His presence,
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles, doing priestly duties in connexion with God's Good News so that the sacrifice--namely the Gentiles--may be acceptable to Him, being (as it is)
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this present age has blinded their unbelieving minds so as to shut out the sunshine of the Good News of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 9:13
For, by the practical proof of it which you exhibit in this service, you cause God to be extolled for your fidelity to your professed adherence to the Good News of the Christ, and for the liberality of your contributions for them and for all who are in need,
For other "Good News" there is none; but there are some persons who are troubling you, and are seeking to distort the Good News concerning Christ.
Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were present with you, but much more now since I am absent from you--labour earnestly, I say, to make sure of your own salvation.
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which prevails among you, and of your love for all God's people,
because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which you cherish towards all God's people,
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now that Timothy has recently come back to us from you, and has brought us the happy tidings of your faith and love, and has told us how you still cherish a constant and affectionate recollection of us, and are longing to see us as we also long to see you--
because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have towards the Lord Jesus and which you manifest towards all God's people;
3 John 1:3
For it is an intense joy to me when brethren come and bear witness to your fidelity to the truth--that you live in obedience to the truth.
"Nor is it for them alone that I make request. It is also for those who trust in me through their teaching;
And, day by day, attending constantly in the Temple with one accord, and breaking bread in private houses, they took their meals with great happiness and single-heartedness,
Among all those who had embraced the faith there was but one heart and soul, so that none of them claimed any of his possessions as his own, but everything they had was common property;
For just as there are in the one human body many parts, and these parts have not all the same function;
1 Corinthians 12:12
For just as the human body is one and yet has many parts, and all its parts, many as they are, constitute but one body, so it is with the Church of Christ.
in the uniting bond of peace, the unity given by the Spirit.
And peace, for those who strive for peace, is the seed of which the harvest is righteousness.
Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.
Not long after this, Felix came with Drusilla his wife, a Jewess, and sending for Paul, listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus.
through whom we have received grace and Apostleship in His service in order to win men to obedience to the faith, among all Gentile peoples,
But what does it say? "The Message is close to you, in your mouth and in your heart;" that is, the Message which we are publishing about the faith--
And in Him you Gentiles also, after listening to the Message of the truth, the Good News of your salvation--having believed in Him--were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit;
1 Timothy 1:11
and is not in accordance with the Good News of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have gone through the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have guarded the faith.