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"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever trusts in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
since all have sinned and lack the glory which comes from God;
Every Scripture, seeing that it is God-breathed, is also profitable for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
I entreat you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies to Him as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. This is your reasonable service of worship.
But the harvest-fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity, gentleness, and self-control;
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is God's gift.
Now we know that all things continually work together for good to those who love God, to those who have been the called according to his purpose.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;
And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Jesus answered him. "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man ever comes to the Father but by me.
"yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you are to be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the very ends of the earth."
"Repent," answered Peter, "and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
FOR THE POOR WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, BUT THE FREE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS, OUR MASTER.
But to all who receive him, to them he has given the right to become children of God, even to those who trust in his name;
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was face to face with God, and the Word was God.
He saved us, not because of any deeds that we had done in righteousness, But because of his own pity for us. He saved us by that washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit
Confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God actually raised him from the dead, and you will be saved.
And the Word became flesh and tented with us. And we gazed on his glory??lory as of the Father's only Son??ull of grace and truth.
But God gives proof of his love to us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
It is he who made some men apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
and they stedfastly continued in the teaching of the apostles, and in the fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers.
"Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
But if we confess our sins, faithful is he and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all wrong-doing.
"In very truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that unless a man is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
"The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance.
Thus, then, sin came into the world through one man, and through sin came death and so death spread to all men, because all had sinned.
And he said to them. "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.
"There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, in which we must be saved."
So there is a new creation when any man is in Christ. The old life has passed away, behold, the new is come.
"Let not your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust in me also.
The true Light, which enlightens every man, was then coming into the world.
And Jesus came forward to them and spoke to them, saying. "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
Since we stand justified as the result of faith, let us continue to enjoy the peace we have with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am strong for everything in Him who gives me strength.
Do not worry about anything; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Thus there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus;
Now two days after this there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there;
When the day of Pentecost was fully come, and they were all together in the same place,
I have been crucified with Christ, so it is no longer I who am living, but it is Christ who is living in me; and the life I am now living in the flesh, I am living in faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself up for me.
FOR I AM PROUD OF THE GOSPEL. IT IS GOD'S SAVING POWER FOR EVERY ONE WHO BELIEVES. FOR THE JEW FIRST, AND ALSO FOR THE GENTILE.
I give you a new commandment, Love one another!
Now there was one of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler among the Jews.
Strive earnestly to present yourself unto God, tested and proved worthy by trial, a workman unashamed, ever cutting a straight path for the message of the truth.
"But continue to seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
"and I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Comforter to be with you forever, the Spirit of Truth.
Seeing then that we are encircled with this great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin that clings about us. Let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, and be shepherds of the church of God which he has purchased with his own blood.
for Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
"If you love me, you will obey my commandments,
For God's wrath is ever being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who smother the truth by their unrighteousness.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me Because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim release to the prisoners, And recovery of sight to the blind; To set at liberty those that are bruised,
"I tell you solemnly," Jesus answered, "that unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Accordingly when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard it said, "Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John,"
Now faith is the title-deed of things hoped for; the putting to the proof of things not seen.
"and you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
So confess your sins one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. For the fervent prayer of a righteous man is mighty in its working.
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said: "Behold, that is God's Lamb, who takes and bears away the sin of the world.
And so God has given life to you Gentiles also, who were once dead in your trespasses and sins,
But when he is come, that Spirit of Truth, he will guide you into the whole truth. For he will not speak on his own authority, but all that he hears he will speak, and will make known to you that which is to come.
Every one should be in the higher authorities; for there is no authority apart from God. The authorities that now exist have been appointed by God.
"Moreover I say to you that you are Petros (a rock), and on this petra (rock) I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against her.
"But when the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he take his seat on the throne of his glory;
All things came into being through him, and apart from him nothing that exists came into being.
The Jews of Berea were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they very readily received the message with all readiness of mind, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether these things were so.
"But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and bring to your remembrance everything that I have told you.
"You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a man-slayer from the very beginning; and he has no standing place in the truth, because truth is not in him. Whenever he utters a lie, he speaks from his nature, for he is a liar and the father of lying.
He came as a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light??o that all men might believe through him.
"For God's grace has shined forth bringing salvation to all men
"Do not suppose that I am come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I am come not to destroy, but to fulfil.
Finally, my brothers, let your hearts be strengthened in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Jesus answered, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
He is a visible image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;
"I am the Vine you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, bears abundant fruit; because apart from me you can do nothing.
"I tell you solemnly that he who listens to my messages and believes Him who sent me, has eternal life. He will not come under condemnation, but has passed out of death into life.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if virtue is anything, if honor is anything, be always thinking about these.
now without faith it is impossible to please him; for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he ever rewards those who are seeking.
While we look for the blessed hope and epiphany of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
So faith comes from a message heard, and the message comes from the teaching of Christ.
So he plaited a scourge of rushes, and drove all out of the temple??oth the sheep and oxen. He began to pour out the coins of the money-changers, and to overturn their tables,
My brothers, when you are beset by various temptations, count it all joy,
and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who disbelieves shall be condemned.
As it is written. There is none righteous, no, not one;
Dedicate them in thy truth; thy word is truth.
"Believe on the Lord Jesus," they answered, "and you will be saved, you and all your household."
If any one of you is lacking in wisdom, let him ask it from the God who gives to all men freely and without upbraiding; and it will be given to him.
"I am the resurrection and the life," said Jesus. "He who believes in me, even if he has died, shall live.
Then those who welcomed his message were baptized, and in that day about three thousand souls were added to them;
When he had said this, and while they were looking at him, he was lifted up, and a cloud received him up out of their sight.
On the first day of the week we met for the breaking of bread, and Paul, who was going away the next morning, began preaching to them, and prolonged his discourse until midnight.
But consecrate Christ in your hearts, as Lord. Be always in readiness to make and answer to any one who asks you a reason for the hope that is within you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
And this is eternal life, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. None who are immoral, or idolaters, or adulterers, or catamites, or sodomites,
It was about noon, and a woman of Samaria came to draw water.
"In solemn truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that before Abraham came into existence, I am."
For ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, even his everlasting power and divinity, has been clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made. So they have no excuse.
But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people, that you may show forth the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light??10 you who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; who were once without mercy, but now you have found mercy.
God, who in ancient days spoke to our ancestors in the prophets, at many different times and by various methods,
"Now there was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and made merry every day in splendor.
Behold, I am standing at the door and knocking! If any one listens to my voice, and opens the door, I will come to him, and sup with him, and he with me.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
The wind blows where it wills, and you hear its voice, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with every one who has been born of the Spirit."
"Sir," answered the sick man, "I have no man to put me into the pool whenever the water is troubled; and while I am trying to come, some one else steps down before me."
So Jesus spoke to the Jews that believed him, saying. "If you abide in my teaching, you are my true disciples;
He who trusts in him is not condemned, but he who does not trust has already been condemned, because he has not put his trust in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Let your life be untainted by love of money; be content with such things as you have; for God himself has said, I will never leave thee; I will never forsake thee.
Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the light of the world," he said; "He who follows me shall not walk in the darkness, but he shall have the Light of life."
"Store up for yourselves no treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;
"I and my Father are one."
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the despotisms, the empires, the rulers of this present darkness, the spirit-hosts of evil in the heavenly realm.
so that you may know the certainty of the story which you have been taught by the word of mouth.
"I am the vine, and my Father the vine-grower.
And since it is appointed to men once to die, and after that the judgment;
since you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
I love you for the sake of the truth which is abiding in us and will be with us forever.
"Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.
Six months later the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee, called Nazareth,
This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him. "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher sent from God; for no man can do these signs which you are continually doing, unless God is with him."
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ.
When they heard that, they went out one by one, beginning with the eldest. And Jesus was left behind alone??nd the woman in the middle of the court.
"You are the light of the world. A city built on a hilltop cannot be hid;
The birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. After his mother, Mary, had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
Do not believe every spirit, beloved, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets are gone out into the world.
In him there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Is any in good spirits? Let him sing unto his harp. Is any one of you ill? Let him send for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, after anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
Then a certain lawyer stood up and tempted him. "Master," he said "what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
But I would not have you ignorant, brothers, about those who are falling asleep. You must not sorrow like other men, who have no hope.
Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above, and is ever coming down to us from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of eclipse.
Him who knew no sin, in our behalf he has made to be sin; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
I have said all this to you that in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be courageous; I have overcome the world."
And in him, because you listened to the proclamation of the truth, the evangel of your salvation, and trusted it, you Gentiles too were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her,
And the light is shining in the darkness, and the darkness has not overwhelmed it
The Lord does not loiter over his promise, as some men esteem loitering; but he is longsuffering toward you, not purposing that any should perish, but that all should pass on to repentance.
He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony concerning the Light that he came into being.
"The Holy Spirit shall come upon you," said the angel, "and the power of the most High shall overshadow you, and therefore the holy offspring which is born, shall be called the son of God.
and undefiled before our God and Father, to look after orphans and widows in their affliction, and ever to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but he who disobeys the Son shall not see life, but he who disobeys the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him."
Wives likewise to their husbands as to the Lord,
"If your brother sins against you, go and show him, between yourself and him alone. If he listens, you have won your brother.
and they said: "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into the sky will come back in just the same way as you have seen him going into the sky."
"Repent then! and reform, from the blotting out of your sins, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;
for we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good deeds, which God predestined us to make our daily way of life.
My brothers, what good is it if any one says that he has faith, if he has no deeds? Can such faith save him?
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
For do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Jesus Christ, have been baptized into his death?
"So pray in this way. "Our Father who art in heaven, May thy name be hallowed,
that older women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers or slaves to much wine, but teachers of what is right.
What then shall we say? Shall we continue to abound in sin, in order that grace may come to abound?
Do not be drunk with wine, in which is riotous living, but drink deep in the Spirit,
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and the sea is no more.
But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. For the Father is seeking such as his worshipers.
In those days Augustus Caesar issued an edict for a census of the whole inhabited world.
For God is one; and one is mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus,
Then Jesus was led up into the desert by the Spirit, to be tempted by the devil.
"You are searching the Scriptures because you suppose that in tem you have eternal life; and though these are they that bear witness concerning me,
It is in him we have deliverance, the forgiveness of our trespasses, through his blood;
"Do not wonder at this, because an hour is coming in which all who are in their graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth again;
But is we are passing our life in the light, as he is in the light, we ever have partnership with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ is cleansing us from every sin.
No man has ever seen God; God, only begotten, who is in the bosom of the Father??e has interpreted him.
I summon you then, I the prisoner in the Lord, to live lives worthy of the calling to which you were called.
"Judge not, that you may be judged, yourselves;
For the very first thing I taught you was that I had myself been taught, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture,
"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
They are of the world, and for this reason they speak as of the world, and the world listens to them.
This is my meaning. Let your steps be guided by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
But you are not earthly, but spiritual, if indeed the Spirit of God is really dwelling in you. If any one does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
On the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, although the doors of the room where the disciples gathered had been locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came, and there he stood among them, saying. "Peace to you!"
and say, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the day that our fathers fell asleep everything continues as it was from the beginning of the creation."
answered Jesus; "no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him; then I will raise him up on the last day.
After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
for in him was the universe created, things in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen, thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; by him and for him all have been created;
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
"Enter by the narrow gate; for broad is the gate and wide the road that leads to destruction, and many are they who go in by it;
"The times of ignorance God overlooked, but he now commands all men that they should all, everywhere, repent;
"How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus replied; "Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?"
If you then are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ abides, seated on the right hand of God.
For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, so that he might be the eldest of a great brotherhood;
And become doers of the Word, and not merely hearers, deceiving yourselves.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, consecrated and beloved, clothe yourselves with tenderness of heart, kindness, humility, gentleness, good temper;
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the custom of some, but exhorting one another; all the more as you behold the Day drawing near.
because Christ also once for all suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but make alive in spirit.
Now in these days while the number of the disciples was multiplying, the Grecian Jews began to murmur against the Hebrews, because their widows were habitually overlooked in the distribution of alms.
"Peace I leave with you. My own peace I give to you. It is not the world's 'Peace' I give you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
"My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them and they follow me.
"For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks the door is opened.
He bore our sins in his own body upon the tree, in order that we might become dead to sins, and be alive unto righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
So then ever be subject to God, Ever resist the devil and he will flee from you.
"Yet?? am telling you the truth??y going is for your good. For unless I go away the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart I will send him unto you.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep.
Jesus also was invited to the wedding, and his disciples.
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt lose its savor, in what way shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing but to be thrown out and trodden under foot of men.
He being an emanation of God's glory and stamp of his substance, and upholding the universe by the utterances of his power, after by himself making purification of our sins, has taken his seat on the right hand of the Majesty on High.
Be temperate, be vigilant; because your enemy, the devil, is prowling about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
In the same way the Spirit also takes hold with us in our weakness; for we know knot how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loves us a child of God.
"Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will never reject.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink" (for his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food.)
"When the Comforter is come whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who comes forth from the Father, he will bear witness of me;
Behold what manner of love the Father has given us in allowing us to be called "Children of God!" And that is what we are. For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not know him.
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, while it was yet dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and discovered that the stone had been removed from the tomb.
Then Peter began to speak. "Of a truth I begin to see quite plainly that God is no respecter of persons;
And he said to all. "If any man wills to follow me, Let him renounce self and take up his cross daily and follow me.
"Thirty-five dollars worth of bread," answered Philip, "is not enough for them, so that each can take a morsel."
It happened on the Sabbath Day when he went into the house of a certain ruler among Pharisees to take a meal, that they were watching him.
Then he came to Nazareth where he had been brought up. and, as was his custom, he entered into the synagogue on the Sabbath Day, and stood up to read.
I left you in Crete for this reason, that you might set right the things left unfinished, and appoint presbyters in every city as I had instructed you;
So Jesus answered them in these words. "In solemn truth I tell that the Son cannot do anything of himself, except what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does also.
After the birth of Jesus, which took place at Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod, lo! certain Magi arrived in Jerusalem, saying.
You are all sons of God through your faith in Jesus Christ.
Let the word of Christ have its home in you richly, in all wisdom. Teach and admonish one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, ever singing with grace in your hearts unto God.
But first be assured of this??hat no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.
"Nor do I pray for them alone, but for those also who believe in me through their word,
My children, I am writing this to you that you may not continue to sin; but if any one sin, we ever have a Comforter before the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.
Now the last day, that the great day of the feast, Jesus stood up and cried in a loud voice.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest; such, for instance, as fornication, impurity, indecency,
"If you had known the free gift of God," Jesus answered, "and who it is that says to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water."
stand firm then, and do not be again entangled in a yoke of bondage.
Now the brothers sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they got there they betook themselves to the Jewish synagogue.
For I am fully persuaded that neither death nor life, Neither angels nor principalities, nor powers, Neither the present world nor the world to come, Nor the powers of Nature,
For there are three who bear testimony, the Spirit, and the water,
For only those are sons of God who are led by God's Spirit.
"So let your light shine before men that they may see good you do, and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
My first account, O Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus began doing and teaching from the beginning down to the day when,
Afterward Jesus found him in the Temple, and said to him. "Look! You have become well. Do not go on sinning, lest a worse thing befall you."
Grace to you and peace from God our Father in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
What shall we say then, to these things? If God be for us, Who can be against us?
Of this I am fully persuaded, that He who has begun a good work in you will go on completing it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Now just before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour was come when he should leave this world to go to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, showed forth his love to the end.
For no prophecy was ever brought by the will of man; but moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke for God.
We have been buried together with him, then, through baptism into his death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so also we should live in a newness of life.
And every one went to be registered, each to the town to which he belonged.
Did you have such experience to no purpose??f indeed it was really to no purpose?
It happened as they went on their way that he entered into a certain village were a woman named Martha received him into her house.
And so, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, with reverence and self-distrust work out your own salvation;
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And he, when he comes, will convict the world of sins and of righteousness and of judgment;
and you look up to him who wears the fine clothing, and say to him, "Sit here in this fine place!" and to the poor man you say, "Stand there!" or "Sit on the floor at my feet!"
Jesus replied. "If any loves me he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
If we say, "We have no sin," we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
"Beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but within they are ravening wolves.
Love suffers long and is kind; love envies not; love makes no parade, is not puffed up,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whose great mercy we have been born anew into a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead;
It happened he was praying in a certain place, and when he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Master, teach us how to pray, just as John taught his disciples."
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blemish in his sight.
He also taught them by a parable how they ought always to pray and never to lose heart.
In my Father's house there are many rooms If it were not so, would I have told you that I went to prepare a place for you?
But when the fulness of time was come God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under law,
"Destroy this temple," answered Jesus, "and in three days I will raise it up."
and let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and good works;
If then there is any comfort in Christ, if there is any persuasive power in love, if there is any companionship of the Spirit, if there is any tenderness or pity,
Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers; for what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? what communion has light with darkness?
Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that will he also reap.
Great crowds were along with him, and he turned to them and said:
looking unto Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured a cross, despising shame, and has now taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
When they were through breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Lord, you know that you are dear to me." he answered. Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs."
"I myself am the bread of life," answered Jesus; "he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst again.
"For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious about your life, inquiring what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor yet for your body, inquiring what you shall wear. Is not your life more than its food, and your body than its clothing?
"He has made of one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed seasons and the bounds of their habitation,
"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife home, for what is begotten in her is by the Holy Spirit; and she will bear a son, and you are to call him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."
Do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is within you, the Spirit whom you have from God?
God has put all things under Christ's feet, and placed him as Head over all in the church,
Then the Jews asked Jesus, "What sign are you going to show us, seeing that you do these things?"
It is of what has existed from the beginning, of what we have listened to, of what we have seen with our own eyes, of what we have witnessed and touched with our own heads, it is concerning the Logos of Life that we are now writing.
Meanwhile Saul, still breathing out threats of murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
For I count as nothing what we now suffer, in comparison with the glory which will soon be unveiled to us.
But he who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had moved away, as there was a crowd in that place.
That is why God has given them up to passions of dishonor; for on the one hand their women actually changed the natural function of sex into that which is against nature;
Now unto him who, according to his might that is at work within us, is able to do infinitely more than all we ask or even think,
For he has delivered us out of the dominion of the darkness, and transplanted us into the kingdom of his dear Son,
teaching them to observe every command which I have given you. and lo! I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.
among whom you also are called to be Jesus Christ's.
"Men of Israel, listen to these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man accredited to you by God, through mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him among you, as you yourselves know;
Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, came back from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, all the time tempted by the devil.
Then Jesus said to them again. "Peace to you. As my Father has sent me forth, I also now am sending you."
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
At this some of his disciples said among themselves. "What does he mean by telling us, 'In a little while you shall behold me no more; and again in a little while you shall see me,' and 'because I am going to the Father'?"
One of the Pharisees kept urging him to dine, so he entered the house and reclined at table.
We are God's children now, beloved; what we shall be has never yet been made manifest. But we know that when he is manifested we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is.
And I saw a great white throne, and One who sat thereon; from his presence fled earth and sky, and no place was found for them.
"The time is now come," he said, "and the kingdom of God is near! Repent and believe the gospel."
He replied, "The man who healed me told me to take up my bed and walk."
Submit yourselves one to another out of reverence for Christ.
Seeing that many have taken it in hand to draw up an account of those matters which have been fully established among us,
After this the appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two before his face, into every city and place into which he himself intended to go.
When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and when he had seated himself, his disciples came to him,
Now they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren, and both were far advanced in years.
But of this be sure. In the last days grievous times will come.
"No slave can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will pay heed to the one and despise the other. You cannot be the slaves both of God and of gold.
No temptation has overtaken you that is beyond man's power; but God is faithful, who will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but will, with every temptation, provide the way of escape also, so that you may be able to withstand.
"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save the lost."
Jesus kept saying, "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided his garments among them, casting lots for them,
On the Sabbath Day they rested in obedience to the commandment, but in the deep dawn of the first day of the week they took the spices which they had prepared, and came to the tomb.
Judah (by Tamar), of Perez and Zerah; Perez, of Hezron; Hezron, of Ram;
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
"Ananias," said Peter, "why has Satan so filled your heart that you are lying to the Holy Spirit, and keeping back part of the price of the land?
Now I am calling to your remembrance, brothers, the gospel which I preached to you, which you also received, and on which you have taken your stand,
"Be careful not to do your good deeds in the sight of men, in order to be observed by them. If you do, you have no reward with your heavenly Father.
and how from a child you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
After John had been thrown into prison Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of God.
When they heard these words they were stung to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles. "Men and brothers, what shall we do?"
Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and then come here."
"But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.
All your own needs my God will fully supply, according to his riches in glory, in Christ Jesus.
And I saw heaven opened, and lo! a white horse; and he who sat upon him was named "Faithful and True"; and in righteousness does he judge and make war.
"I tell you solemnly that he who trusts in me shall himself do the works that I am doing; and still greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.
"Therefore everything that you would have men do to you, do you also the same to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.
You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous man unresisting!
"For wherever there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I among them."
Moreover these signs shall follow those who believe. They shall drive out demons in my name; they shall speak with new tongues in foreign languages;
Jesus answered him, "It is written, Not by bread alone shall man live, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."
who, though from the beginning he had the nature of God, did not reckon equality with God something to be forcibly retained,
Even if any one should be overtaken in a fault, brothers, you that are spiritual ought, in a gentle spirit, to restore such a one, each one of you looking to himself, lest you too be tempted.
But he gives more and more grace. therefore it is said, God ever resists the proud; but to the humble he gives grace continually.
"But to you who are listening to me I say, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Take care lest any man drag you away captive by his philosophy which is a vain deceit, following the traditions of men and the world's crude notions, and not Christ.
Beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be proclaimed throughout the whole inhabited earth, for a testimony to the Gentiles, and then will come the end.
"In the last days, God says, it shall come to pass that I will pour out my Spirit upon all mankind; "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams;
and thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.'"
Behold! the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son; and they shall call his name Immanuel, a word which means "God with us."
For it is in Christ that all the fullness of deity dwells bodily,
A man came into being, sent from God, whose name was John.
And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
He came to his own creation, and his own folk welcomed him not.
Run swiftly after peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
For the Lord himself with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God will descend from heaven. Then the dead in Christ will rise first.
For everything that was written of old has been written for our instruction, that through patience, and through the comfort of the Scriptures, we might have hope.
Now the Spirit distinctly declares that in latter days there will be some who will fall away from the faith, by listening to spirits of error, and to teachings of demons
You adulteresses, do you not know that the friendship of the world is enmity to God? Whoever, then, desires to be a friend of the world, makes himself and enemy of God.
But now, quite apart from any law, a righteousness coming from God has been fully brought to light, continually witnessed to by the Law and the Prophets.
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another."
"Pardon, and you shall be pardoned; Give, and gifts shall be given to you; Full measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they shall pour into your bosom. For with what measure you measure, they will measure back to you."
"This is my command, Love one another as I have loved you.
Though I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have no love, I am become a clanging brass, or a clashing cymbal.
And the whole multitude of the people were without, praying at the hour of incense.
He who does not love, does not know God; for God is love.
Take notice then that no longer are you strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God's household.
And once when he was eating with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father. "Of this," he said, "you have heard from me.
Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again will I say, rejoice!
For the message of the Cross is indeed for those on their way to destruction, foolishness; but for us who are on our way to salvation it is the power of God.
"I am giving them eternal life, and they shall never perish, nor shall any one snatch them out of my hand.
I am amazed that you are so soon shifting your ground, and deserting him who called you by the grace of Christ,
"Man," said he, "who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?"
"how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how he went about everywhere doing good, and curing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with him.
"Then he will say to those also at his left hand. 'Depart from me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels;
Mark this well, my dear brothers. Let every man be swift in hearing, slow in speaking, slow in growing angry;
And he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
Now while Zachariah was acting as priest before God in the due course of his class, it fell to his lot, according to the custom of priesthood,
Now there were in the church in Antioch prophets and teachers; Barnabas and Symeon, surnamed "the Black," Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, the foster-brother of Herod the Tetrarch, and Saul.
And he took a loaf, and after giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them saying. "This is my body, which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me.'
He is the head of his Body, the Church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, in order that in all things he may become preeminent.
For his power divine has granted to us everything needful for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue.
When he is being tempted, let no one say, "It is God who tempts me," for God cannot be tempted with evil, nor does he tempt any man.
And an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go on your way south, along the road that runs down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert way."
To Timothy, my beloved child; Grace mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love him.
But Peter and the apostles said in reply.
and thus there sprang from one man, and him practically dead, a nation like the stars in the heavens in multitude, or grains of sand upon the seashore, innumerable.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, although they be many, are one body; so also is Christ.
For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but a spirit of power and of love and of self-control.
Moreover he spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves because they were righteous, and looked down upon the rest.
And when the wine ran short, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no wine."
For while we were still without strength, Christ died in due time for the ungodly.
"For it is like a man going into another country, who summoned his slaves, and committed his property to their care.
But as for the cowards, the faithless, the abominable, And for the murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, Idolaters, and all liars, Their part will be in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. "This is the second death."
that they may all be one, even as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee; that they also may be in us; in order that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Ram, of Amminadab; Amminadab, of Nahshon; Nahshon, of Salmon;
On one occasion when he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, the crowd pressed upon him to listen to the word of God.
You believe that God is one? You do well; even the demons believe, and they shudder.
But there were false prophets, too, among the people, just as among you also there will be false teachers. These will secretly bring in destructive sects, denying even the Master who bought them, and bringing swift ruin upon themselves.
Is any one of you in trouble? Let him pray.
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Now the multitude of the believers was of one heart and one soul, nor did any one of them say that any of his possessions was his own; but they had all things common.
"I see, Sir, that you are a prophet," replied the woman.
"I tell you no; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
Hence also he is able to continue saving to the uttermost those who are ever drawing near to God through him, seeing that he is ever living to intercede for them.
And as he saw him Zachariah was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
So, when they came together, they began to ask him, "Master, are you at this time about to restore the kingdom of Israel?"
and justly, for even the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life, a ransom for many."
"Therefore let the whole House of Israel know assuredly that Gods has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified."
"If any one comes to me and does not hate father and his mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters, yes, and his own very life also, he cannot be a disciple of mine.
"Have I been so long among you, and yet you, Philip, have you not recognized me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Cause us to see the Father'?
Now the Scribes and Pharisees kept watching to see if he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might be able to bring on accusations to him.
"If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever your will is, and it shall be yours.
What is born of the flesh is flesh; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Once he was teaching in one of the synagogues, on the Sabbath,
Jesus replied. "The first is. 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;
Such a man need not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord,
For, through the grace that was given to me, I tell every man among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but so to think, as to think soberly, according to the measure of faith which God has given him.
Then he said to them, "These are my words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, how all things must be fulfilled which are written in the Law of Moses, and the prophets, and the Psalms concerning me."
But a man named Ananias who, with his wife Sapphira, sold a farm of his,
"You then must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
And you fathers, do not irritate your children, but bring them up in the nature and admonition of the Lord.
At the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came down to see the sepulcher, when lo!
Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right.
Jesus answered him. "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants have fought hard that I should not be handed the Jews; but in reality my kingdom is not of such origins."
Do nothing out of strife, nothing out of vanity, but let each one in true humility consider the others to be of more account than himself.
But commonwealth is in heaven; and it is from heaven also that we are anxiously awaiting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ,
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices in order to go and anoint him.
Do not become many teachers, my brothers, because you know well that we teachers shall be judged by a severer standard than others.
"for in him we live and move and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, "'For we also are his offspring.'
"for you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband; in this you have spoken truly."
Then after he had taken the vinegar, Jesus said, "IT IS FINISHED!" And bowing his head, he yielded up his spirit.
For in this way in the olden time the holy women also, who put their trust in God, used to adorn themselves. They were ever in submission to their own husbands;
Cast all your care upon him, for he ever cares for you.
This, then, is the message that we have heard from him, and are announcing to you, that God is light, and no darkness what ever is in him.
For as the sun comes up with a burning heat, it withers the grass, and its flowers fall, and the grace of the fashion of it perishes; so also shall the rich man fade away amid his pursuits.
Whatever the gifts which each has received, use them for one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
On that same day two of his disciples were walking to Emmaus, a village about seven miles from Jerusalem.
First of all then, I am urging that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered regularly for all men;
"Do not suppose that I am come to bring peace on the earth; I am come not to bring peace, but a sword.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us (for it is written, Cursed is every one who is hanged upon a tree),
He was face to face with God in the Beginning.
"You have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery.
For my preaching was not grounded on a delusion, or on impure motives, on in deceit.
Therefore, since the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also similarly partook of the same, in order that through death he might render powerless him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
"'In solemn truth I tell you,' the King will answer them, 'that inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these, my brothers, you have done it unto me.'
But the younger men rose, wrapped the body up, and carried it out to bury it.
but he has answered me. "My grace is sufficient for you; it is in weakness that my power is perfected."
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ; Grace and peace be multiplied to you.
I testify to every man who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If any man shall add to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;
this gospel is concerning his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of David's posterity in respect of his bodily nature,
Just then up came one of the Scribes who had heard them arguing, and realized that Jesus had answered them admirably. "What commandment," he asked, "is the first of all?"
And just as it is spreading through the whole world, bearing fruit and increasing, so also is it among you, from the day in which you heard it, and came truly to know the grace of God,
"The spirit is what gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words which I have been speaking to you, are spirit and are life.
and to knowledge self-control, and to self-control stedfastness, and to stedfastness piety,
"Every one who hears my words and does them I will liken to a wise man who built his house upon the rock.
For his Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God;
By this we learn to know love, because he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
Now as he was passing along he saw a man, blind from birth.
"In solemn truth I tell you," said Jesus, "that this day you shall be with me in Paradise."
I tell you this, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor can corruption inherit incorruption.
but they are now being justified by his free grace through the deliverance that is in Christ Jesus.
For I passed on to you the account, which I myself received from the Lord; how the Lord Jesus, on the very night he was betrayed, took bread,
but whoever once drinks of the water that I will give him, shall never thirst any more, but the water that I will give him shall become a living spring of water within him, welling up into eternal life."
From Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for a gospel of God,
After this I looked, and behold a great multitude, whom no man could number, out of every nation and tribe and people and tongue, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands;
"In solemn truth I tell you that whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, that man is a thief and a robber;
Let marriage be held in honor by all, and the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers will God judge.
This is a faithful saying, "If any man is seeking the office of a minister he is aspiring to a noble task."
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Now it happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul, after passing through the hinterland, came to Ephesus, where he found a few disciples.
"And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the corners of the avenues, in order that men may see them. In solemn truth I tell you that they have their reward in full.
"You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
For you, brothers, were called for freedom; only do not make your freedom an excuse for self-indulgence, but in love enslave yourselves to one another.
Now the great dragon was thrown down??hat old Serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Because whether you are eating or whether you are drinking, you are to do it all for the glory of God.
For so the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.
And whatever you do, do it heartily as for the Lord, and not for men.
For this cause I bend my knees before the Father,
For you well know that not with perishable things, with silver or gold, were you redeemed from the emptiness of your manner of life, received by tradition from your ancestors;
Learn then to imitate God as his beloved children,
and brought them out, saying, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
And I saw thrones, and those who sat on them, and they were permitted to judge; and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the Word of God, those who did not worship the beast nor his image, and who did not receive his brand upon their brow, or hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Continue to pray at all times, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching for it with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Let love be without insincerity. Abhor what is evil; wed yourselves to what is good.
but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
In the same way you wives must be submissive to your own husbands; so that if some of them will not believe the message, they may apart from the message be won over by the behavior of their wives,
Very well; and do you suppose, you who judge those that practise such vices, and are doing the very same, that you will elude the judgment of God?
Just then Peter came to him, and asked him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?"
and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch, where for a whole year they were guests of the church, and taught many people. And it was in Antioch that the disciples first received the name of "Christians."
to enter into the sanctuary of the Lord and to burn incense.
There is no one gone up to heaven, except the One who came down from heaven??he Son of man himself.
and even though they were still unborn, and had done nothing either good or bad, in order that the purpose of God might stand according to election, not of works, but of Him who called,
Then he consented. And after Jesus was baptized, as soon as he rose out of the water, lo! the heavens opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon him,
"How is it," answered the Samaritan woman, "that you who are a Jew ask a drink from me, a woman, and a Samaritan?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and, when he had blessed it, he broke it and gave to his disciples, saying, "Take, eat, this is my body."
Some days later when Jesus entered Capernaum again the news spread, "He is in the house";
Then Jesus said to his disciples. "If any man wishes to come after me, let him renounce self, take up his cross, and follow me.
When Jesus came into the neighborhood of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of man is?"
Then one of the crowd said to him, "Master, tell my brother to give me my share of our inheritance."
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, with the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
in order that every one who believes in him may have eternal life.
Now a man named Lazarus was ill. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha??2 it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill.
when you were buried with him in baptism. In baptism also you were raised with him, through your faith in the energy of that God who raised him from the dead.
By reading what I have written, you can judge of my insight into that secret truth of Christ
Him I am ever proclaiming, warning every one and teaching every one, in all wisdom; that I may bring every man into his presence, full grown in Christ.