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For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice -- alive, holy, and pleasing to God -- which is your reasonable service.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God;
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God -- what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.
Jesus replied, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth."
Peter said to them, "Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
But to all who have received him -- those who believe in his name -- he has given the right to become God's children
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.
he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,
because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory -- the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.
Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth."
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For I know what I have planned for you,' says the Lord. 'I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.
It was he who gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.
They were devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness.
Jesus replied, "I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned --
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved."
So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away -- look, what is new has come!
"Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me.
The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
Then Jesus came up and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
I am able to do all things through the one who strengthens me.
For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called: Extraordinary Strategist, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Now on the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,
Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God's power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
"I give you a new commandment -- to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Now a certain man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council,
Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.
But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Then I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever --
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us,
God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
For this reason the sovereign master himself will give you a confirming sign. Look, this young woman is about to conceive and will give birth to a son. You, young woman, will name him Immanuel.
You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had,
Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
"If you love me, you will obey my commandments.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth by their unrighteousness,
Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and the regaining of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed,
Jesus answered, "I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Now when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard that he was winning and baptizing more disciples than John
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see.
Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.
So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness.
On the next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on his own authority, but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you what is to come.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God's appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring's heel."
All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.
These Jews were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they eagerly received the message, examining the scriptures carefully every day to see if these things were so.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.
You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that everyone might believe through him.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish these things but to fulfill them.
Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power.
Jesus said to him, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,
"I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me -- and I in him -- bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing.
"I tell you the solemn truth, the one who hears my message and believes the one who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life.
After all of this I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your elderly will have revelatory dreams; your young men will see prophetic visions.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.
Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Consequently faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the preached word of Christ.
He has told you, O man, what is good, and what the Lord really wants from you: He wants you to promote justice, to be faithful, and to live obediently before your God.
So he made a whip of cords and drove them all out of the temple courts, with the sheep and the oxen. He scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
Now the serpent was more shrewd than any of the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Is it really true that God said, 'You must not eat from any tree of the orchard'?"
Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.
The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who does not believe will be condemned.
just as it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one,
Set them apart in the truth; your word is truth.
God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds." It was so.
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household."
But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies,
So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand people were added.
After he had said this, while they were watching, he was lifted up and a cloud hid him from their sight.
You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; it is a detestable act.
On the first day of the week, when we met to break bread, Paul began to speak to the people, and because he intended to leave the next day, he extended his message until midnight.
But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.
Now this is eternal life -- that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,
A Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me some water to drink."
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I am!"
For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes -- his eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.
The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets,
The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,
"There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with me.
Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go out from your country, your relatives, and your father's household to the land that I will show you.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven -- only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
The wind blows wherever it will, and you hear the sound it makes, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
But those who wait for the Lord's help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles' wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired.
The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up. While I am trying to get into the water, someone else goes down there before me."
Then Jesus said to those Judeans who had believed him, "If you continue to follow my teaching, you are really my disciples
The one who believes in him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you and I will never abandon you."
Then Jesus spoke out again, "I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
The Father and I are one."
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
so that you may know for certain the things you were taught.
"I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.
And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment,
if you have experienced the Lord's kindness.
because of the truth that resides in us and will be with us forever.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.
God said, "Let there be light." And there was light!
In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
came to Jesus at night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him."
Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ.
Now when they heard this, they began to drift away one at a time, starting with the older ones, until Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way. While his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
God said to Moses, "I am that I am." And he said, "You must say this to the Israelites, 'I am has sent me to you.'"
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female -- for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
Is anyone among you ill? He should summon the elders of the church, and they should pray for him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
Now an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope.
All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change.
God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.
I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage -- I have conquered the world."
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground."
And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) -- when you believed in Christ -- you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit,
Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her
And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some regard slowness, but is being patient toward you, because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
He himself was not the light, but he came to testify about the light.
The angel replied, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called the Son of God.
Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
The one who believes in the Son has eternal life. The one who rejects the Son will not see life, but God's wrath remains on him.
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord,
"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault when the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have regained your brother.
and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking up into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way you saw him go into heaven."
Therefore repent and turn back so that your sins may be wiped out,
For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him?
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
So pray this way: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored,
Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching what is good.
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.
The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him."
What shall we say then? Are we to remain in sin so that grace may increase?
And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit,
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more.
He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well; because of his wounds we have been healed.
But a time is coming -- and now is here -- when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers.
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the empire for taxes.
For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human,
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
You study the scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same scriptures that testify about me,
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
"Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.
I, therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live worthily of the calling with which you have been called,
"Do not judge so that you will not be judged.
As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah -- from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf, one whose origins are in the distant past.
(Nun) Your word is a lamp to walk by, and a light to illumine my path.
For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received -- that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,
No one has greater love than this -- that one lays down his life for his friends.
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world's perspective and the world listens to them.
But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him.
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the disciples had gathered together and locked the doors of the place because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
and saying, "Where is his promised return? For ever since our ancestors died, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation."
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
After this there was a Jewish feast, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him -- all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers -- all things were created through him and for him.
Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
"Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent,
Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother's womb and be born a second time, can he?"
Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
because those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves.
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day drawing near.
Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.
Now in those days, when the disciples were growing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Greek-speaking Jews against the native Hebraic Jews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.
My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. By his wounds you were healed.
So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you.
But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?
For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin.
and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people.
The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.
Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
(For his disciples had gone off into the town to buy supplies.)
When the Advocate comes, whom I will send you from the Father -- the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father -- he will testify about me,
(See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God's children -- and indeed we are! For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know him.
Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance.
Then Peter started speaking: "I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism in dealing with people,
Then he said to them all, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Philip replied, "Two hundred silver coins worth of bread would not be enough for them, for each one to get a little."
Now one Sabbath when Jesus went to dine at the house of a leader of the Pharisees, they were watching him closely.
Now Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read,
The reason I left you in Crete was to set in order the remaining matters and to appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
So Jesus answered them, "I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on his own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, in the time of King Herod, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God.
Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet's own imagination,
"I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their testimony,
All the people who were directly descended from Jacob numbered seventy. But Joseph was already in Egypt,
If you have no desire to worship the Lord, choose today whom you will worship, whether it be the gods whom your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But I and my family will worship the Lord!"
(My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.) But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous One,
On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity,
Jesus answered her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who said to you, 'Give me some water to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery.
Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of the nations!
The brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Berea at once, during the night. When they arrived, they went to the Jewish synagogue.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,
For there are three that testify,
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.
In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.
I wrote the former account, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach
After this Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "Look, you have become well. Don't sin any more, lest anything worse happen to you."
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!
What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end.
for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
Therefore we have been buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life.
Everyone went to his own town to be registered.
Have you suffered so many things for nothing? -- if indeed it was for nothing.
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest.
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence,
In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.
And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment --
do you pay attention to the one who is finely dressed and say, "You sit here in a good place," and to the poor person, "You stand over there," or "Sit on the floor"?
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.
If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
"Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves.
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up.
"Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Now Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."
For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love.
Then Jesus told them a parable to show them they should always pray and not lose heart.
There are many dwelling places in my Father's house. Otherwise, I would have told you, because I am going away to make ready a place for you.
But when the appropriate time had come, God sent out his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
Jesus replied, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up again."
And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works,
Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy,
Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness?
Solomon addressed all Israel, including those who commanded units of a thousand and a hundred, the judges, and all the leaders of all Israel who were heads of families.
Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows,
Now large crowds were accompanying Jesus, and turning to them he said,
keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these do?" He replied, "Yes, Lord, you know I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing?
But he lifted up our illnesses, he carried our pain; even though we thought he was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done.
From one man he made every nation of the human race to inhabit the entire earth, determining their set times and the fixed limits of the places where they would live,
She will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
And God put all things under Christ's feet, and he gave him to the church as head over all things.
So then the Jewish leaders responded, "What sign can you show us, since you are doing these things?"
This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched (concerning the word of life --
Meanwhile Saul, still breathing out threats to murder the Lord's disciples, went to the high priest
For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us.
But the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped out, since there was a crowd in that place.
For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones,
Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think,
He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,
teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
In the year of King Uzziah's death, I saw the sovereign master seated on a high, elevated throne. The hem of his robe filled the temple.
You also are among them, called to belong to Jesus Christ.
"Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man clearly attested to you by God with powerful deeds, wonders, and miraculous signs that God performed among you through him, just as you yourselves know --
Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,
Kenan, Mahalalel, Jered,
So Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you."
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
Then some of his disciples said to one another, "What is the meaning of what he is saying, 'In a little while you will not see me; again after a little while, you will see me,' and, 'because I am going to the Father'?"
Now one of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table.
Dear friends, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.
Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.
He said, "The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the gospel!"
But he answered them, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.'"
and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Now many have undertaken to compile an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him two by two into every town and place where he himself was about to go.
When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. After he sat down his disciples came to him.
If a man has sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman, the two of them have committed an abomination. They must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.
But they did not have a child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both very old.
if my people, who belong to me, humble themselves, pray, seek to please me, and repudiate their sinful practices, then I will respond from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
But understand this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
[But Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing."] Then they threw dice to divide his clothes.
Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices they had prepared.
Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.
"You shall have no other gods before me.
Judah the father of Perez and Zerah (by Tamar), Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back for yourself part of the proceeds from the sale of the land?
Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand,
For the music director; a psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork.
"Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.
and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Now after John was imprisoned, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed the gospel of God.
Now when they heard this, they were acutely distressed and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "What should we do, brothers?"
He said to her, "Go call your husband and come back here."
But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you,
And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Then I saw heaven opened and here came a white horse! The one riding it was called "Faithful" and "True," and with justice he judges and goes to war.
I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father.
In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.
"Indeed, a time is coming," says the Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.
"Seventy weeks have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion, to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual righteousness, to seal up the prophetic vision, and to anoint a most holy place.
You have condemned and murdered the righteous person, although he does not resist you.
For where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them."
These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;
But he answered, "It is written, 'Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped,
Brothers and sisters, if a person is discovered in some sin, you who are spiritual restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness. Pay close attention to yourselves, so that you are not tempted too.
But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble."
"But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
And in the last days it will be,' God says, 'that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
"Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel," which means "God with us."
For in him all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form,
Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
He came to what was his own, but his own people did not receive him.
Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, for without it no one will see the Lord.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.
Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will desert the faith and occupy themselves with deceiving spirits and demonic teachings,
He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of that week he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing of abominations will come one who destroys, until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys."
Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world's friend makes himself God's enemy.
But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed --
Everyone will know by this that you are my disciples -- if you have love for one another."
Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive."
My commandment is this -- to love one another just as I have loved you.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
Now the whole crowd of people were praying outside at the hour of the incense offering.
The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God's household,
While he was with them, he declared, "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait there for what my Father promised, which you heard about from me.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!
For everything there is an appointed time, and an appropriate time for every activity on earth:
For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from my hand.
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are following a different gospel --
But Jesus said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator between you two?"
with respect to Jesus from Nazareth, that God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him.
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels!
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters! Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.
and he himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for our sins but also for the whole world.
Now while Zechariah was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty,
Now there were these prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen (a close friend of Herod the tetrarch from childhood) and Saul.
Then he took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.
I can pray this because his divine power has bestowed on us everything necessary for life and godliness through the rich knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence.
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.
Now the day came when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord -- and Satan also arrived among them.
Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert road.)
to Timothy, my dear child. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord!
Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.
But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than people.
So in fact children were fathered by one man -- and this one as good as dead -- like the number of stars in the sky and like the innumerable grains of sand on the seashore.
For just as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body -- though many -- are one body, so too is Christ.
For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Jesus also told this parable to some who were confident that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else.
When the wine ran out, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no wine left."
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
"For it is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them.
We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight. We all wither like a leaf; our sins carry us away like the wind.
But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death."
that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me.
Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Now Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing around him to hear the word of God.
You believe that God is one; well and good. Even the demons believe that -- and tremble with fear.
But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves.
Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praises.
This is the record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common.
How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers!
The woman said to him, "Sir, I see that you are a prophet.
No, I tell you! But unless you repent, you will all perish as well!
So he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
And Zechariah, visibly shaken when he saw the angel, was seized with fear.
So when they had gathered together, they began to ask him, "Lord, is this the time when you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?"
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
God saw all that he had made -- and it was very good! There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ."
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Jesus replied, "Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
The experts in the law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a reason to accuse him.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you.
What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath,
Jesus answered, "The most important is: 'Listen, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord,
All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on his own path, but the Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him.
For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you a measure of faith.
Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled."
Now a man named Ananias, together with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property.
[[Early on the first day of the week, after he arose, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had driven out seven demons.
So then, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
You must not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people, but you must love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
Now after the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.
Jesus replied, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here."
Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.
But our citizenship is in heaven -- and we also await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought aromatic spices so that they might go and anoint him.
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, because you know that we will be judged more strictly.
For in him we live and move about and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we too are his offspring.'
for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with now is not your husband. This you said truthfully!"
When he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, "It is completed!" Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
For in the same way the holy women who hoped in God long ago adorned themselves by being subject to their husbands,
To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your labor pains; with pain you will give birth to children. You will want to control your husband, but he will dominate you."
by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.
One of Jesus' disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him,
Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.