Thematic Bible

Thematic Bible

And it is my prayer that your love may grow richer and richer in knowledge and perfect insight, so that you may have a sense of what is vital, and may be men of transparent character and blameless life, in preparation for the Day of Christ, with your lives filled with the fruits which uprightness produces through Jesus Christ, to the honor and praise of God.

Not that I have secured it yet, or already reached perfection, but I am pressing on to see if I can capture it, because I have been captured by Jesus Christ. Brothers, I do not consider that I have captured it yet, only, forgetting what is behind me, and straining toward what lies ahead, I am pressing toward the goal, for the prize to which God through Christ Jesus calls us upward. read more.
Let as many of us therefore as are mature have this attitude. If you have any different attitude, God will make this clear to you.

so that the lives you live may be worthy of your Master and wholly pleasing to him, and you may be fruitful in all kinds of good deeds, and may grow into fuller knowledge of God. Then, so mighty is his majesty, he will nerve you perfectly with strength for the cheerful exercise of endurance and forbearance in every situation,

May the Lord make your love for one another and for all men wide and full like my love for you, so that your hearts may be strong and faultlessly pure in the sight of our God and Father, when our Lord Jesus appears with all his saints!

Let us therefore leave elementary Christian teaching alone and advance toward maturity. We must not be always relaying foundations, of repentance for wrong-doing, and of faith in God, with the teaching of baptism and the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead and final judgment. And we will advance if God permits it.

Free yourselves, therefore, from all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of any kind, and like new-born babes crave the pure spiritual milk that will make you grow up to salvation, since you have tasted the Lord's kindness.