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For God loved the world so dearly that he gave up his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life, instead of perishing.
All have sinned, all come short of the glory of God,
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for amendment, and for moral discipline,
Well then, my brothers, I appeal to you by all the mercy of God to dedicate your bodies as a living sacrifice, consecrated and acceptable to God; that is your cult, a spiritual rite.
But the harvest of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, good temper, kindliness, generosity, fidelity,
For it is by grace you have been saved, as you had faith; it is not your doing but God's gift,
We know also that those who love God, those who have been called in terms of his purpose, have his aid and interest in everything.
go and make disciples of all nations, baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the holy Spirit,
Instead of being moulded to this world, have your mind renewed, and so be transformed in nature, able to make out what the will of God is, namely, what is good and acceptable to him and perfect.
Jesus said to him, "I am the real and living way: no one comes to the Father except by means of me.
You will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses at Jerusalem, throughout all Judaea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
"Repent," said Peter, "let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins; then you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit.
Sin's wage is death, but God's gift is life eternal in Christ Jesus our Lord.
On those who have accepted him, however, he has conferred the right of being children of God, that is, on those who believe in his Name,
THE Logos existed in the very beginning, the Logos was with God, the Logos was divine.
and he saved us, not for anything we had done but from his own pity for us, by the water that means regeneration and renewal under the holy Spirit
Confess with your mouth that 'Jesus is Lord,' believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved;
So the Logos became flesh and tarried among us; we have seen his glory ??glory such as an only son enjoys from his father ??seen it to be full of grace and reality.
But God proves his love for us by this, that Christ died for us when we were still sinners.
he granted some men to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to shepherd and teach,
They devoted themselves to the instruction given by the apostles and to fellowship, breaking bread and praying together.
Come to me, all who are labouring and burdened, and I will refresh you.
if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, he forgives our sins and cleanses us from all iniquity;
Jesus replied, "Truly, truly I tell you, no one can see God's Realm unless he is born from above."
The thief only comes to steal, to slay, and to destroy: I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.
Thus, then, sin came into the world by one man, and death came in by sin; and so death spread to all men, inasmuch as all men sinned.
And he said to them, "Go to all the world and preach the gospel to every creature:
There is no salvation by anyone else, nor even a second Name under heaven appointed for us men and our salvation."
There is a new creation whenever a man comes to be in Christ; what is old is gone, the new has come.
Let not your hearts be disquieted; you believe ??believe in God and also in me.
The real Light, which enlightens every man, was coming then into the world:
Then Jesus came forward to them and said, "Full authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth;
As we are justified by faith, then, let us enjoy the peace we have with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
In him who strengthens me I am able for anything.
Never be anxious, but always make your requests known to God in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving;
Thus there is no doom now for those who are in Christ Jesus;
Two days later a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee; the mother of Jesus was present,
During the course of the day of Pentecost they were all together,
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, Christ lives in me; the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in 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 everyone who has faith, for the Jew first and for the Greek as well.
I give you a new command, to love one another ??as I have loved you, you are to love one another.
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who belonged to the Jewish authorities;
Do your utmost to let God see that you at least are a sound workman, with no need to be ashamed of the way you handle the word of the Truth.
Seek God's Realm and his goodness, and all that will be yours over and above.
and I will ask the Father to give you another Helper to be with you for ever,
Therefore, with all this host of witnesses encircling us, we must strip off every handicap, strip off sin with its clinging folds, to run our appointed course steadily,
God is Spirit, and his worshippers must worship him in Spirit and in reality."
Treat one another with the same spirit as you experience in Christ Jesus.
Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock of which the holy Spirit has appointed you guardians; shepherd the church of the Lord which he has purchased with his own blood.
Everyone who invokes the name of the Lord shall be saved.
If you love me you will keep my commands,
But God's anger is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me: for he has consecrated me to preach the gospel to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim release for captives and recovery of sight for the blind, to set free the oppressed,
Jesus replied, "Truly, truly I tell you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter God's Realm.
Now when the Lord learned that the Pharisees had heard of Jesus gaining and baptizing more disciples than John
Now faith means we are confident of what we hope for, convinced of what we do not see.
you will understand the truth, and the truth will set you free."
For the Logos of God is a living thing, active and more cutting than any sword with double edge, penetrating to the very division of soul and spirit, joints and marrow ??scrutinizing the very thoughts and conceptions of the heart.
So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the prayers of the righteous have a powerful effect.
Next day he observed Jesus coming towards him and exclaimed, "Look, there is the lamb of God, who is to remove the sin of the world!
And as with us so with you. You were dead in the trespasses and sins
However, when the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you into all the truth; for he will not speak of his own accord, he will say whatever he is told, and he will disclose to you what is to come.
Every subject must obey the government-authorities, for no authority exists apart from God; the existing authorities have been constituted by God.
Now I tell you, Peter is your name and on this rock I will build my church; the powers of Hades shall not succeed against it.
When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory,
through him all existence came into being, no existence came into being apart from him.
where the people were more amenable than at Thessalonica; they were perfectly ready to receive the Word and made a daily study of the scriptures to see if it was really as Paul said.
but the Helper, the holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and recall to you everything I have said.
You belong to your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires; he was a slayer of men from the very beginning, and he has no place in the truth because there is no truth in him: when he tells a lie, he is expressing his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
he came for the purpose of witnessing, to bear testimony to the Light, so that all men might believe by means of him.
For the grace of God has appeared to save all men,
Do not imagine I have come to destroy the Law or the prophets; I have not come to destroy but to fulfil.
To conclude. Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might;
He replied, "You must love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with your whole mind.
He is the likeness of the unseen God, born first before all the creation ??16 for it was by him that all things were created both in heaven and on earth, both the seen and the unseen, including Thrones, angelic Lords, celestial Powers and Rulers; all things have been created by him and for him;
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains in me, as I in him, bears rich fruit (because apart from me you can do nothing).
Truly, truly I tell you, he who listens to my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life; he will incur no sentence of judgment, he has already passed from death across to life.
Finally, brothers, keep in mind whatever is true, whatever is worthy, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is attractive, whatever is high-toned, all excellence, all merit.
and apart from faith it is impossible to satisfy him, for the man who draws near to God must believe that he exists and that he does reward those who seek him.
awaiting the blessed hope of the appearance of the Glory of the great God and of our Saviour Christ Jesus,
(You see, faith must come from what is heard, and what is heard comes from word of Christ.)
Making a scourge of cords, he drove them all, sheep and cattle together, out of the temple, scattered the coins of the brokers and upset their tables,
Greet it as pure joy, my brothers, when you come across any sort of trial,
and they were all filled with the holy Spirit ??they began to speak in foreign tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to express themselves.
he who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who will not believe shall be condemned.
Consecrate them by thy truth: thy word is truth.
"Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ," they said, "and then you will be saved, you and your household as well."
Whoever of you is defective in wisdom, let him ask God who gives to all men without question or reproach, and the gift will be his.
Jesus said to her, "I am myself resurrection and life: he who believes in me will live, even if he dies,
So those who accepted what he said were baptized; about three thousand souls were brought in, that day.
On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.
On the first day of the week we met for the breaking of bread; Paul addressed them, as he was to leave next day, and he prolonged his address till midnight
but reverence Christ as Lord in your own hearts. Always be ready with a reply for anyone who calls you to account for the hope you cherish, but answer gently and with a sense of reverence;
And this is eternal life, that they know thee, the only real God, and him whom thou hast sent, even Jesus Christ.
What! do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Realm of God? Make no mistake about it; neither the immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor catamites nor sodomites
and a Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink"
"Truly, truly I tell you," said Jesus, "I have existed before Abraham was born."
But you are the elect race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, the People who belong to Him, that you may proclaim the wondrous deeds of Him who has called you from darkness to his wonderful light ??10 you who once were no people and now are God's people, you who once were unpitied and now are pitied.
Many were the forms and fashions in which God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets,
There was a rich man, clad in purple and fine linen, who lived sumptuously every day.
Lo, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and sup with him, and he with me.
It is not everyone who says to me 'Lord, Lord!', who will get into the Realm of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.
The wind blows where it wills; you can hear its sound, but you never know where it has come from or where it goes: it is the same with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
The invalid replied, "Sir, I have nobody to put me into the bath, when the water is disturbed; and while I am getting down myself, someone else gets in before me."
So Jesus addressed the Jews who had believed him, saying, "If you abide by what I say, you are really disciples of mine:
He who believes in him is not sentenced; he who will not believe is sentenced already, for having refused to believe in the name of the only Son of God.
Keep your life free from the love of money; be content with what you have, for He has said, Never will I fail you, never will I forsake you.
Then Jesus again addressed them, saying, "I am the light of the world: he who follows me will not walk in darkness, he will enjoy the light of life."
Store up no treasures for yourselves on earth, where moth and rust corrode, where thieves break in and steal:
I and my Father are one ??."
For we have to struggle, not with blood and flesh but with the angelic Rulers, the angelic Authorities, the potentates of the dark present, the spirit-forces of evil in the heavenly sphere.
to let you know the solid truth of what you have been taught.
And just as it is appointed for men to die once and after that to be judged,
You have had a taste of the kindness of the Lord:
for the sake of the Truth which remains within us and will be with us for ever:
Ask and the gift will be yours, seek and you will find, knock and the door will open to you;
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazaret,
he came one night to Jesus and said, "Rabbi, we know you have come from God to teach us, for no one could perform these Signs of yours unless God were with him."
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who in Christ has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly sphere!
And on hearing what he said, they went away one by one, beginning with the older men, till Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
You are the light of the world. A town on the top of a hill cannot be hidden.
The birth of [Jesus] Christ came about thus. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together she was discovered to be pregnant by the holy Spirit.
Do not believe every spirit, beloved, but test the spirits to see if they come from God; for many false prophets have emerged in the world.
There is no room for Jew or Greek, there is no room for slave or freeman, there is no room for male and female; you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Is anyone ill? let him summon the presbyters of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
Now a jurist got up to tempt him. "Teacher," he said, "what am I to do to inherit life eternal?"
We would like you, brothers, to understand about those who are asleep in death. You must not grieve for them, like the rest of men who have no hope.
all we are given is good, and all our endowments are faultless, descending from above, from the Father of the heavenly lights, who knows no change of rising and setting, who casts no shadow on the earth.
For our sakes He made him to be sin who himself knew nothing of sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
I have said all this to you that in me you may have peace; in the world you have trouble, but courage! I have conquered the world.
You also have heard the message of the truth, the gospel of your salvation, and in him you also by your faith have been stamped with the seal of the long-promised holy Spirit
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
amid the darkness the Light shone, but the darkness did not master it.
The Lord is not slow with what he promises, according to certain people's idea of slowness; no, he is longsuffering for your sake, he does not wish any to perish but all to betake them to repentance.
He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony to the Light that he appeared.
The angel answered her, "The holy Spirit will come upon you, the power of the Most High will overshadow you; hence what is born will be called holy, Son of God.
Pure, unsoiled religion in the judgment of God the Father means this: to care for orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself from the stain of the world.
He who believes in the Son has eternal life, but he who disobeys the Son shall not see life ??God's anger broods over him."
Wives, be subject to your husbands as to the Lord,
If your brother sins [against you], go and reprove him, as between you and him alone. If he listens to you, then you have won your brother over;
who said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to heaven? This Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven will come back, just as you have seen him depart to heaven."
Repent then, and turn to have your sins blotted out, so that a breathing-space may be vouchsafed you,
God has made us what we are, creating us in Christ Jesus for the good deeds which are prepared beforehand by God as our sphere of action.
My brothers, what is the use of anyone declaring he has faith, if he has no deeds to show? Can his faith save him?
God did not send his Son into the world to pass sentence on it, but to save the world by him.
Surely you know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into his death!
Let this be how you pray: 'our Father in heaven, thy name be revered,
Tell the older women also to be reverent in their demeanour and not to be slanderers or slaves to drink;
Now what are we to infer from this? That we are to 'remain on in sin, so that there may be all the more grace'?
and do not get drunk with wine ??that means profligacy ??but be filled with the Spirit,
Then I saw the new heaven and the new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away; and the sea is no more.
But the time is coming, it has come already, when the real worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in reality; for these are the worshippers that the Father wants.
Now in those days an edict was issued by Caesar Augustus for a census of the whole world.
For "there is one God" and "one intermediary between God and men,
Then Jesus was led into the desert by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil.
You search the scriptures, imagining you possess eternal life in their pages ??and they do testify to me ??40 but you refuse to come to me for life.
in whom we enjoy our redemption, the forgiveness of our trespasses, by the blood he shed.
Do not wonder at this; for there is a time coming when all who are in the tombs will listen to his voice
but if we live and move within the light, as he is within the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.
Nobody has ever seen God, but God has been unfolded by the divine One, the only Son, who lies upon the Father's breast.
As the Lord's prisoner, then, I beg of you to live a life worthy of your calling,
Judge not, that you may not be judged yourselves;
First and foremost, I passed on to you what I had myself received, namely, that Christ died for our sins as the scriptures had said,
To lay life down for his friends, man has no greater love than that.
They belong to the world, therefore they speak as inspired by the world, and the world listens to them:
I mean, lead the life of the Spirit; then you will never satisfy the passions of the flesh.
But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells within you. Anyone who does not possess the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him.
On the evening of that same day ??the first day of the week ??though the disciples had gathered within closed doors for fear of the Jews, Jesus entered and stood among them, saying, "Peace be with you!"
asking, "Where is His promised advent? Since the day our fathers fell asleep, things remain exactly as they were from the beginning of creation."
No one is able to come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me (and I will raise him up on the last day).
After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Indeed the Son of man must be lifted on high, just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
Enter by the narrow gate: for [the gate] is broad and the road is wide that leads to destruction, and many enter that way.
Such ages of ignorance God overlooked, but he now charges men that they are all everywhere to repent,
Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother's womb over again and be born?"
Since then you have been raised with Christ, aim at what is above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God;
For he decreed of old that those whom he predestined should share the likeness of his Son ??that he might be the firstborn of a great brotherhood.
Act on the Word, instead of merely listening to it and deluding yourselves.
As God's own chosen, then, as consecrated and beloved, be clothed with compassion, kindliness, humility, gentleness, and good temper ??13 forbear and forgive each other in any case of complaint; as Christ forgave you, so must you forgive.
Christ himself died for sins, once for all, a just man for unjust men, that he might bring us near to God; in the flesh he was put to death but he came to life in the Spirit.
During these days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists began to complain against the Hebrews, on the ground that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
Peace I leave to you, my peace I give to you; I give it not as the world gives its 'Peace!' Let not your hearts be disquieted or timid.
My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them and they follow me;
for every one who asks receives, the seeker finds, the door is opened to anyone who knocks.
he bore our sins in his own body on the gibbet, that we might break with sin and live for righteousness; and by his wounds you have been healed.
Well then, submit yourselves to God; resist the devil, and he will fly from you:
Yet ??I am telling you the truth ??my going is for your good. If I do not depart, the Helper will not come to you; whereas if I go, I will send him to you.
I am the good shepherd; a good shepherd lays down his own life for the sheep.
for ours is no high priest who is incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every respect like ourselves, yet without sinning.
and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes insipid, what can make it salt again? After that it is fit for nothing, fit only to be thrown outside and trodden by the feet of men.
He, reflecting God's bright glory and stamped with God's own character, sustains the universe with his word of power; when he had secured our purification from sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Keep cool, keep awake. Your enemy the devil prowls like a roaring lion, looking out for someone to devour.
So too the Spirit assists us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray aright, but the Spirit pleads for us with sighs that are beyond words,
Beloved, let us love one another, for love belongs to God, and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God;
All those will come to me who are the Father's gift to me, and never will I reject one of them;
Love not the world, nor yet what is in the world; if anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
(his disciples had gone to the town to buy some food).
When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth which issues from the Father, he will bear witness to me;
'Born of him!' Think what a love the Father has for us, in letting us be called 'children of God!' That is what we are. The world does not recognize us? That is simply because it did not recognize him.
On the first day of the week Mary of Magdala went early to the tomb, when it was still dark; but as she saw the boulder had been removed from the tomb,
Then Peter opened his lips and said, "I see quite plainly that God has no favourites,
He said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross day after day, and so follow me;
Philip answered, "Seven pounds' worth of bread would not be enough for them, for everybody to get even a morsel."
Now when he entered the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees to take a meal, they watched him closely.
Then he came to Nazaret, where he had been brought up, and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue as was his custom. He stood up to read the lesson
I left you behind in Crete in order to finish putting things right and to appoint presbyters in every town as I told you,
So Jesus made this answer to them: "Truly, truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, nothing but what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, the Son also does the same.
Now when Jesus was born at Bethlehem, belonging to Judaea, in the days of king Herod, magicians from the East arrived at Jerusalem,
you are all sons of God by your faith in Christ Jesus
Let the inspiration of Christ dwell in your midst with all its wealth of wisdom; teach and train one another with the music of psalms, with hymns, and songs of the spiritual life; praise God with thankful hearts.
Nor do I pray for them alone, but for all who believe in me by their spoken word;
My dear children, I am writing this to you that you may not sin; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father in Jesus Christ the just;
Now on the last day, the great day, of the festival, Jesus stood and cried aloud, "If anyone is athirst, let him come to me and drink;
Now the deeds of the flesh are quite obvious, such as sexual vice, impurity, sensuality,
Jesus answered, "If you knew what is the free gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked him instead, and he would have given you 'living' water."
with the freedom for which Christ set us free. Make a firm stand then, do not slip into any yoke of servitude.
Then the brothers at once sent off Paul and Silas by night to Beroea. When they arrived there, they betook themselves to the Jewish synagogue,
For I am certain neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future,
The Spirit is the witness to this, for the Spirit is truth.
For the sons of God are those who are guided by the Spirit of God.
So your light is to shine before men, that they may see the good you do and glorify your Father in heaven.
IN my former volume, Theophilus, I treated all that Jesus began by doing and teaching
Later on Jesus met him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well and strong; commit no more sins, in case something worse befalls you."
grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is always the same, yesterday, to-day, and for ever.
Now what follows from all this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
of this I am confident, that he who has begun the good work in you will go on completing it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Now before the passover festival Jesus knew the time had come for him to pass from this world to the Father. He had loved his own in this world and he loved them to the end;
for prophecy never came by human impulse, it was when carried away by the holy Spirit that the holy men of God spoke.
Our baptism in his death made us share his burial, so that, as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live and move in the new sphere of Life.
So everyone went to be registered, each at his own town,
Have you had all that experience for nothing (if it has really gone for nothing)?
In the course of their journey he entered a certain village, and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have been obedient always and not simply when I was present, so, now that I am absent, work all the more strenuously at your salvation with reverence and trembling,
In him life lay, and this life was the Light for men:
And when he comes, he will convict the world, convincing men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment:
if you attend to the wearer of the handsome clothes and say to him, "Sit here, this is a good place," and tell the poor man, "You can stand," or "Sit there at my feet,"
Jesus answered, "If anyone loves me he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up our abode with him.
If we say, 'We are not guilty,' we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us;
Beware of false prophets; they come to you with the garb of sheep but at heart they are ravenous wolves.
Love is very patient, very kind. Love knows no jealousy; love makes no parade, gives itself no airs,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a life of hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
He was praying at a certain place, and when he stopped one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples."
He chose us in him ere the world was founded, to be consecrated and unblemished in his sight,
He also told them a parable about the need of always praying and never losing heart.
In my Father's house there are many abodes; were it not so, would I have told you that I was going to prepare a place for you?
but when the time had fully expired, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
Jesus replied, "Destroy this sanctuary and I will raise it up in three days."
and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good deeds ??25 not ceasing to meet together, as is the habit of some, but admonishing one another, all the more so, as you see the Day coming near.
So by all the stimulus of Christ, by every incentive of love, by all your participation in the Spirit, by all your affectionate tenderness,
[Keep out of all incongruous ties with unbelievers. What have righteousness and iniquity in common, or how can light associate with darkness?
Make no mistake ??God is not to be mocked ??a man will reap just what he sows;
There were large crowds travelling with him; so he turned and said to them,
our eyes fixed upon Jesus as the pioneer and the perfection of faith ??upon Jesus who, in order to reach his own appointed joy, steadily endured the cross, thinking nothing of its shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Blessed are the merciful! they will find mercy.
Then after breakfast Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than the others do?" "Why, Lord," he said, "you know I love you." "Then feed my lambs," said Jesus.
Jesus said, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me will never be hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty again.
Therefore I tell you, do not trouble about what you are to eat or drink in life, nor about what you are to put on your body; surely life means more than food, surely the body means more than clothes!
All nations he has created from a common origin, to dwell all over the earth, fixing their allotted periods and the boundaries of their abodes,
She will bear a son, and you will call him 'Jesus,' for he will save his people from their sins."
Do you not know your body is the temple of the holy Spirit within you ??the Spirit you have received from God? You are not your own,
Then the Jews accosted him with the words, "What sign of authority have you to show us, for acting in this way?"
It is of what existed from the very beginning, of what we heard, of what we saw, of what we witnessed and touched with our own hands, it is of the Logos of Life
Meanwhile Saul still breathed threats of murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest
Present suffering, I hold, is a mere nothing compared to the glory that we are to have revealed.
Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for (owing to the crowd on the spot) Jesus had slipped away.
That is why God has given them up to vile passions; their women have exchanged the natural function of sex for what is unnatural,
Now to him who by the action of his power within us can do all things, aye far more than we ever ask or imagine,
rescuing us from the power of the Darkness and transferring us to the realm of his beloved Son!
and teach them to obey all the commands I have laid on you. And I will be with you all the time, to the very end of the world."
including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ:
Men of Israel, listen to my words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man accredited to you by God through miracles, wonders, and signs which God performed by him among you (as you yourselves know),
From the Jordan Jesus came back full of the holy Spirit,
Jesus then repeated, "Peace be with you! As the Father sent me forth, I am sending you forth."
"Blessed are those who feel poor in spirit! the Realm of heaven is theirs.
So some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by telling us, 'In a little while, you will behold me no longer; then, after a little, you shall see me'? and, 'I go to the Father'?"
One of the Pharisees asked him to dinner, and entering the house of the Pharisee he reclined at table.
We are children of God now, beloved; what we are to be is not apparent yet, but we do know that when he appears, we are to be like him ??for we are to see him as he is.
Then I saw a great white throne, and One who was seated thereon; from his presence earth and sky fled, no more to be found.
he said, "The time has now come, God's reign is near: repent and believe in the gospel."
He replied, "But the man who healed me, he told me, 'Lift your mat and walk'."
Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Inasmuch as a number of writers have essayed to draw up a narrative of the established facts in our religion
After that the Lord commissioned other seventy disciples, sending them in front of him two by two to every town and place that he intended to visit himself.
So when he saw the crowds, he went up the hill and sat down; his disciples came up to him
but they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren. Both of them were advanced in years.
Mark this, there are hard times coming in the last days.
No one can serve two masters: either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will stand by the one and despise the other ??you cannot serve both God and Mammon.
No temptation has waylaid you that is beyond man's power; trust God, he will never let you be tempted beyond what you can stand, but when temptation comes, he will provide the way out of it, so that you can bear up under it.
For the Son of man has come to seek and save the lost."
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing." Then they distributed his clothes among themselves by drawing lots.
On the sabbath they rested in obedience to God's command, but on the first day of the week at early dawn they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
As we have a great high priest, then, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession;
Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Aram,
are placed in the middle of verse 13:31] "I am the real Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser;
You have not chosen me, it is I who have chosen you, appointing you to go and bear fruit ??fruit that lasts, so that the Father may grant you whatever you ask in my name.
"Ananias," said Peter, "why has Satan filled your heart and made you cheat the holy Spirit by appropriating some of the money paid for the land?
Now, brothers, I would have you know the gospel I once preached to you, the gospel you received, the gospel in which you have your footing,
Take care not to practise your charity before men in order to be noticed; otherwise you get no reward from your Father in heaven. No,
remember you have known from childhood the sacred writings that can impart saving wisdom by faith in Christ Jesus.
After John had been arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the gospel of God;
When they heard this, it went straight to their hearts; they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what are we to do?"
Jesus said to her, "Go and call your husband, then come back here."
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
My God will supply all your own needs from his wealth in Glory in Christ Jesus.
Then I saw heaven open wide ??and there was a white horse: his rider is faithful and true, yea, just are his judgments and his warfare.
Truly, truly I tell you, he who believes in me will do the very deeds I do, and still greater deeds than these. For I am going to the Father,
Well then, whatever you would like men to do to you, do just the same to them; that is the meaning of the Law and the prophets.
you have condemned, you have murdered the righteous ??unresisting.
For where two or three have gathered in my name, I am there among them."
And for those who believe, these miracles will follow: they will cast out daemons in my name, they will talk in foreign tongues,
He answered, "It is written, Man is not to live on bread alone, but on every word that issues from the mouth of God."
Though he was divine by nature, he did not set store upon equality with God
Even if anyone is detected in some trespass, brothers, you are spiritual, you must set the offender right in a spirit of gentleness; let each of you look to himself, in case he too is tempted.
Yet he gives grace more and more: thus it is said, The haughty God opposes, but to the humble he gives grace.
I tell you, my hearers, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you:
Beware of anyone getting hold of you by means of a theosophy which is specious make-believe, on the lines of human tradition, corresponding to the Elemental spirits of the world and not to Christ.
THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ [the Son of God].
This gospel of the Reign shall be preached all over the wide world as a testimony to all the Gentiles, and then the end will come.
and you must love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, with your whole mind, and with your whole strength.
The maiden will conceive and bear a son, and his name will be called Immanuel (which may be translated, God is with us).
It is in Christ that the entire Fulness of deity has settled bodily,
And this is the sentence of condemnation, that the Light has entered the world and yet men have preferred darkness to light. It is because their actions have been evil;
he came to what was his own, yet his own folk did not welcome him.
Aim at peace with all ??and at that consecration without which no one will ever see the Lord;
The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a loud summons, when the archangel calls and the trumpet of God sounds; the dead in Christ will rise first;
But in later days, the Spirit distinctly declares, certain people will rebel against the faith; they will listen to spirits of error and to the doctrines that daemons teach
(Wanton creatures! do you not know that the world's friendship means enmity to God? Whoever, then, chooses to be the world's friend, turns enemy to God.
But now we have a righteousness of God disclosed apart from law altogether; it is attested by the Law and the prophets,
By this everyone will recognize that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another."
give, and you will have ample measure given you ??they will pour into your lap measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over; for the measure you deal out to others will be dealt back to yourselves."
This is my command: you are to love one another as I have loved you.
Thus, I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but if I have no love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal;
the mass of the people all remaining in prayer outside at the hour of incense.
he who does not love, does not know God, for God is love.
Thus you are strangers and foreigners no longer, you share the membership of the saints, you belong to God's own household,
Also, as he ate with them, he charged them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father promised ??"for what you have heard me speak of," said he;
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, 'rejoice.'
Those who are doomed to perish find the story of the cross 'sheer folly,' but it means the power of God for those whom he saves.
and I give them eternal life; they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
I am astonished you are hastily shifting like this, deserting Him who called you by Christ's grace and going over to another gospel.
but he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over your affairs?"
Then he will say to those on the left, 'Begone from me, you accursed ones, to the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels!
Be sure of that, my beloved brothers. Let everyone be quick to listen, slow to talk, slow to be angry ??20 for human anger does not promote divine righteousness;
he is himself the propitiation for our sins, though not for ours alone but also for the whole world.
Now while he was officiating before God in the due course of his division,
Now in the local church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Symeon (called Niger) and Lucius the Cyrenian, besides Manaen (a foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.
Then he took a loaf, and after thanking God he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This means my body given up for your sake; do this in memory of me."
Also, he is the head of the Body, that is, of the church, in virtue of his primacy as the first to be born from the dead ??that gives him pre-eminence over all.
Inasmuch as his power divine has bestowed on us every requisite for life and piety by the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence ??4 bestowing on us thereby promises precious and supreme, that by means of them you may escape the corruption produced within the world by lust, and participate in the divine nature ??5 for this very reason, do you contrive to make it your whole concern to furnish your faith with resolution, resolution with intelligence,
Let no one who is tried by temptation say, 'My temptation comes from God'; God is incapable of being tempted by evil and he tempts no one.
but an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go south, along the road from Jerusalem to Gaza" (the desert-route).
Blessed is he who endures under trial; for when he has stood the test, he will gain the crown of life which is promised to all who love Him.
Peter and the apostles answered, "One must obey God rather than men.
Thus a single man, though he was physically impotent, had issue in number like the stars in heaven, countless as the sand on the seashore.
As the human body is one and has many members, all the members of the body forming one body for all their number, so is it with Christ.
for God has not given us a timid spirit but a spirit of power and love and discipline.
He also told the following parable to certain persons who were sure of their own goodness and looked down upon everybody else.
As the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine."
For when we were still in weakness, Christ died in due time for the ungodly. For the ungodly!
For the case is that of a man going abroad, who summoned his servants and handed over his property to them;
but as for the craven, the faithless, the abominable, as for murderers, the immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and liars of all kinds ??their lot is the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
may they all be one! As thou, Father, art in me and I in thee, so may they be in us ??that the world may believe thou hast sent me.
Aram the father of Aminadab, Aminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Now as the crowd were pressing on him to listen to the word of God, he saw, as he stood beside the lake of Gennesaret,
You believe in one God? Well and good. So do the devils, and they shudder.
Still, false prophets did appear among the People, as among you also there will be false teachers, men who will insinuate destructive heresies, even disowning the Lord who ransomed them; they bring rapid destruction on themselves,
Is anyone of you in trouble? let him pray. Is anyone thriving? let him sing praise.
The birth-roll of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
[Relocated to before vs 34] Now there was but one heart and soul among the multitude of the believers; not one of them considered anything his personal property, they shared all they had with one another.
"Sir," said the woman, "I see you are a prophet.
I tell you, no; unless you repent you will all perish as they did.
For an angel used to descend from time to time into the bath, and disturb the water; whereupon the first person who stepped in after the water was disturbed was restored to health, no matter what disease he had been afflicted with].
Hence for all time he is able to save those who approach God through him, as he is always living to intercede on their behalf.
When Zechariah saw him he was troubled, and fear fell on him;
Now when they met, they asked him, "Lord, is this the time you are going to restore the Realm to Israel?"
for the Son of man himself has not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
So let all the house of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this very Jesus whom you have crucified."
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, aye and his own life, he cannot be a disciple of mine;
Jesus said to him, "Philip, have I been with you all this time, and yet you do not understand me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. What do you mean by saying, 'Let us see the Father'?
and the scribes and Pharisees watched to see if he would heal on the sabbath, so as to discover some charge against him.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, then ask whatever you like and you shall have it.
What is born of the flesh is flesh: what is born of the Spirit is Spirit.
When he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath,
Jesus replied, "The chief one is: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,
that man need not imagine he will get anything from God,
In virtue of my office, I tell everyone of your number who is self-important, that he is not to think more of himself than he ought to think; he must take a sane view of himself, corresponding to the degree of faith which God has assigned to each.
Then he said to them, "When I was still with you, this is what I told you, that whatever is written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled."
But a man called Ananias, who with his wife Sapphira had sold some property,
(a) Now after he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary of Magdala out of whom he had cast seven daemons.
You must be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
As for you fathers, do not exasperate your children, but bring them up in the discipline and on the admonitions of the Lord.
At the close of the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right;
Jesus replied, "My realm does not belong to this world; if my realm did belong to this world, my men would have fought to prevent me being handed over to the Jews. No, my realm lies elsewhere."
never acting for private ends or from vanity, but humbly considering each other the better man,
But we are a colony of heaven, and we wait for the Saviour who comes from heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ,
And when the sabbath had passed Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought some spices in order to go and anoint him;
My brothers, do not swell the ranks of the teachers; remember, we teachers will be judged with special strictness.
for it is in him that we live and move and exist ??as some of your own poets have said, 'We too belong to His race.'
you have had five husbands, and he whom you have now espoused is not your husband. That was a true word."
And when Jesus took the vinegar, he said, "It is finished," bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.
It was in this way long ago that the holy women who hoped in God adorned themselves. They were submissive to their husbands.
let all your anxieties fall upon him, for his interest is in you.
One of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,
Here is the message we learned from him and announce to you: 'God is light and in him there is no darkness, none.'
You must serve one another, each with the talent he has received, as efficient stewards of God's varied grace.
That very day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus about seven miles from Jerusalem.
Well, my very first counsel is that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving, are to be offered for all men ??2 for kings and all in authority, that we may lead a tranquil life in all piety and gravity;
Do not imagine I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace but a sword.
Christ ransomed us from the curse of the Law by becoming accursed for us (for it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a gibbet),
He was with God in the very beginning:
You have heard how it used to be said, Do not commit adultery.
For the appeal we make does not spring from any delusion or from impure motives ??it does not work by cunning;
Since the children then share blood and flesh, he himself participated in their nature, so that by dying he might crush him who wields the power of death (that is to say, the devil)
The King will answer them, 'I tell you truly, in so far as you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even to the least of them, you did it to me.'
And the younger men rose, wrapped the body up and carried it away to be buried.
but he told me, "It is enough for you to have my grace: it is in weakness that [my] power is fully felt." So I am proud to boast of all my weakness, and thus to have the power of Christ resting on my life.
whom God the Father has predestined and chosen, by the consecration of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with his blood: may grace and peace be multiplied to you.
[I adjure all who hear the words of the prophecy of this book: "If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book;
concerning his Son, who was born of David's offspring by natural descent
Then a scribe came up, who had listened to the discussion. Knowing Jesus had given them an apt answer, he put this question to him, "What is the chief of all the commands?"
which has reached you as it spreads over all the world with fruit and increase. Such has been your life from the day you learned to know what God's grace really is.
What gives life is the Spirit: flesh is of no avail at all. The words I have uttered to you are spirit and life.
intelligence with self-control, self-control with stedfastness, stedfastness with piety,
Now, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts upon them will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock.
it is this Spirit testifying along with our own spirit that we are children of God;
We know what love is by this, that He laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for the brotherhood.
As he passed along he saw a man who had been blind from his birth;
"I tell you truly," said Jesus, "you will be in paradise with me this very day."
I tell you this, my brothers, flesh and blood cannot inherit the Realm of God, nor can the perishing inherit the imperishable.
but they are justified for nothing by his grace through the ransom provided in Christ Jesus,
I passed on to you what I received from the Lord himself, namely, that on the night he was betrayed the Lord Jesus took a loaf,
but anyone who drinks the water I shall give him will never thirst any more; the water I shall give him will turn into a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God
After that I looked, and there was a great host whom no one could count, from every nation and tribe and people and tongue, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clad in white robes, with palm-branches in their hands;
Truly, truly I tell you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs up somewhere else, he is a thief and a robber;
Let marriage be held in honour by all, and keep the marriage-bed unstained. God will punish the vicious and adulterous.
It is a popular saying that "whoever aspires to office is set upon an excellent occupation."
Blessed are the peacemakers! they will be ranked sons of God.
It was when Apollos was in Corinth that Paul, after passing through the inland districts, came down to Ephesus. There he found some disciples,
Also, when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they like to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street-corners, so as to be seen by men; I tell you truly, they do get their reward.
You have heard the saying, 'You must love your neighbour and hate your enemy.'
Brothers, you were called to be free; only, do not make your freedom an opening for the flesh, but serve one another in love.
So the huge dragon was thrown down ??that old serpent called the Devil and Satan, the seducer of the whole world ??thrown down to the earth, and his angels thrown down along with him.
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, let it be all done for the glory of God.
you will thus be richly furnished with the right of entry into the eternal realm of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
Whatever be your task, work at it heartily, as servants of the Lord and not of men;
For this reason, then, I kneel before the Father
you know it was not by perishable silver or gold that you were ransomed from the futile traditions of your past,
Copy God, then, as his beloved children,
and brought them out (after securing the other prisoners). "Sirs," he said, "what must I do to be saved?"
And I saw thrones with people sitting on them, who were allowed to judge ??saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and God's word, those who would not worship the Beast or his statue, and who would not receive his mark on their forehead or hand; they came to life and reigned along with the Christ for a thousand years.
praying at all times in the Spirit with all manner of prayer and entreaty ??be alive to that, attend to it unceasingly, interceding on behalf of all the saints
Let your love be a real thing, with a loathing for evil and a bent for what is good.
but these Signs are recorded so that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and believing may have life through his Name.
In the same way, you wives must be submissive to your husbands, so that even those who will not believe the Word may be won over without a word by the behaviour of their wives,
Very well; and do you imagine you will escape God's doom, O man, you who judge those who practise such vices and do the same yourself?
Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often is my brother to sin against me and be forgiven? Up to seven times?"
and on finding him he brought him to Antioch, where for a whole year they were guests of the church and taught considerable numbers. It was at Antioch too that the disciples were originally called "Christians."
it fell to him by lot, as was the custom of the priesthood, to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and burn incense,
And yet the Son of man, descended from heaven, is the only one who has ever ascended into heaven.
and though the children were still unborn and had done nothing either good or bad (to confirm the divine purpose in election which depends upon the call of God, not on anything man does),