Thematic Bible

Thematic Bible

And whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you, and testifying, that ye should walk worthily of God, Who is calling you into His own Kingdom and glory.

But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord; because God, from the beginning, chose you to salvation, in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of truth; unto which He called you through our Gospel, to an obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a Heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus, Who was faithful to Him Who appointed Him, as also was Moses in all His house.

Wherefore, as the Holy Spirit saith, "To-day, if ye hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness,

But, when it pleased God, who set me apart from my mother's womb, and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might proclaim the good news of Him among the gentiles; straightway I conferred not with flesh and blood,

Only, as the Lord hath distributed to each one, as God hath called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the assemblies. Was any one called, having been circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Has any one been called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but the keeping of the commandments of God. read more.
Let each one abide in that calling in which he was called. Were you called, being a slave? care not for it; but, even if you can become free, use it rather.

And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He Who calleth you, Who also will do it.

Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who obtained an equally precious faith with us, in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: grace to you, and peace be multiplied in a full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; since His divine power has given to us all things pertaining to life and godliness, through the full knowledge of Him Who called us through His glory and virtue;

And Paul said, "John immersed with an immersion of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him coming after him; that is, on Jesus."

Salute ye one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to you all who are in Christ.

Now the God of peace, Who brought up from the dead the Great Shepherd of the sheep, in virtue of the blood of an eternal covenant, even our Lord Jesus, make you perfect in every good thing to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be the glory forever. Amen.

but, in so far as ye share in Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of His glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. If ye are reproached in Christ's name, happy are ye, because the Spirit of glory and that of God rests upon you.

and, if children, heirs also; heirs, indeed, of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if, indeed, we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified with Him. For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are of no account in comparison with the glory about to be revealed for us. For the earnest longing of the creation is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God. read more.
For the creation was made subject to vanity, not of choice, but by reason of Him Who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation is groaning and travailing in pain together until now; and, not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first fruit of the Spirit, even we ourselves are groaning within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

and we toil, laboring with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat; we were made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things, until now.

For we who live are always delivered up to death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So that death is working in us, but life in you. But, having the same spirit of faith, according to what has been written, "I believed, therefore did I speak"; we believe, therefore also we speak; read more.
knowing that He Who raised up the Lord Jesus will raise up us also with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, abounding through the many, may make the thanksgiving abound, to the glory of God. Wherefore, we faint not; but even if our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is being renewed day by day. For our momentary light tribulation is working out for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen are temporal, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

For, in fact, he was sick, near to death; but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow. I sent him, therefore, the more urgently, that, seeing him again, ye may rejoice, and I may be the less sorrowful. Receive him, therefore, in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honor; read more.
because, for the work of Christ, he came near to death; imperiling his soul, that he might fill up your lack of ministry toward me.

so that we ourselves glory in you in the assemblies of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations which ye endure; a proof of the righteous judgment of God, to the end that ye may be accounted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer;

For, I think, God did set forth us the apostles last, as doomed to death; because we became a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are highly esteemed; but we are without honor. Even until this present hour, we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place; read more.
and we toil, laboring with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat; we were made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things, until now.

Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, is going about, seeking whom he may devour; whom resist, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same kinds of sufferings are being accomplished in your brethren who are in the world. And the God of all grace, Who called you into His everlasting glory in Christ, after ye have suffered a little while, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, settle you.