for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Again Isaiah says,
“There shall come the root of Jesse,
And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles,
In Him shall the Gentiles hope.”
1 Corinthians 15:31
I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
2 Thessalonians 2:16
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
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A Song of Ascents, of David.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brothers to dwell together in unity!
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
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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.
However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;
1 Peter 1:2
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
1 John 3:24
The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
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For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;