Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy,
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or Greeks or slaves or free, we were all made to drink of the one Spirit.
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.
A song of ascents, by David. Look! How good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together!
If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commandments and remain in his love.
Every day they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts,
The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common.
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.
And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, who calls "Abba! Father!"
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
so that through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him.
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people:
Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon who was righteous and devout, looking for the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so they may experience my joy completed in themselves.
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
And again Isaiah says, "The root of Jesse will come, and the one who rises to rule over the Gentiles, in him will the Gentiles hope."
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
Every day I am in danger of death! This is as sure as my boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow toward us, so also our comfort through Christ overflows to you.
But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and who makes known through us the fragrance that consists of the knowledge of him in every place.
And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) -- when you believed in Christ -- you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit,
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you too were called to the one hope of your calling,
For God is my witness that I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
For we are the circumcision, the ones who worship by the Spirit of God, exult in Christ Jesus, and do not rely on human credentials
My goal is that their hearts, having been knit together in love, may be encouraged, and that they may have all the riches that assurance brings in their understanding of the knowledge of the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,
so that we who have found refuge in him may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie.
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by being set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with Jesus Christ's blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure!
This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials.
You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart.