Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




but like the holy Being who has called you, you must also prove holy in all your conduct, for the Scripture says, "You must be holy, Because I am holy."




Jesus said to him, "If I wish him to wait till I come, what does it matter to you? You must follow me."




Jesus said to him, "If I wish him to wait till I come, what does it matter to you? You must follow me."





Then he explained to them for the first time that the Son of Man must go through much suffering, and be refused by the elders and the high priests and the scribes, and be killed, and rise again three days after. He told them this plainly. And Peter took him aside, and began to reprove him for it. But turning and seeing his disciples he reproved Peter, and said, "Get out of my sight, you Satan! for you do not side with God, but with men." read more.
And he called the people and his disciples to him and said to them, "If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself, and take his cross and follow me.

and said, "The Son of Man must endure great suffering and be refused by the elders, the high priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and be raised to life on the third day." And he said to everyone, "If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself, and take his cross day after day and follow me.

Jesus answered, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it remains just one grain. But if it dies, it yields a great harvest. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. read more.
If anyone serves me, he must follow me, and wherever I am found, my servant must be also. If anyone serves me, my Father will show him honor.


Jesus said to them, "You will have the light only a little while longer. Go on while you still have the light, so that darkness may not overtake you, for those who go about in the dark do not know where they are going. While you have the light believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." With these words Jesus went away, and disappeared from them.

Do everything without any grumbling or disputing, so that you will be blameless and honest, faultless children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted age, in which you appear like stars in a dark world,

When he saw the crowds of people he went up on the mountain. There he seated himself, and when his disciples had come up to him, he opened his lips to teach them. And he said, "Blessed are those who feel their spiritual need, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them! read more.
"Blessed are the mourners, for they will be consoled! "Blessed are the humble-minded, for they will possess the land! "Blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for uprightness, for they will be satisfied! "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy! "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God! "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called God's sons! "Blessed are those who have endured persecution for their uprightness, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them! "Blessed are you when people abuse you, and persecute you, and falsely say everything bad of you, on my account. Be glad and exult over it, for you will be richly rewarded in heaven, for that is the way they persecuted the prophets who went before you! "You are the salt of the earth! But if salt loses its strength, how can it be made salt again? It is good for nothing but to be thrown away and trodden underfoot. You are the light of the world! A city that is built upon a hill cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and put it under a peck-measure; they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. Your light must burn in that way among men so that they will see the good you do, and praise your Father in heaven.

So follow God's example, like his dear children, and lead loving lives, just as Christ loved you and gave himself for you, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But immorality or any form of vice or greed must not be so much as mentioned among you; that would not be becoming in God's people. read more.
There must be no indecency or foolish or scurrilous talk??ll that is unbecoming. There should be thanksgiving instead. For you may be sure that no one who is immoral, or greedy for gain (for that is idolatry) can have any share in the Kingdom of Christ and God. Whatever anyone may say in the way of worthless arguments to deceive you, these are the things that are bringing God's anger down upon the disobedient. Therefore have nothing to do with them. For once you were sheer darkness, but now, as Christians, you are light itself. You must live like children of light,

But as to times and dates, brothers, you do not need to have anyone write to you, for you yourselves know perfectly well that the Day of the Lord is to come like a thief in the night. When people say, "What peace and security!" then suddenly destruction will be upon them, like birth-pains upon a woman about to give birth to a child, and there will be no escape. read more.
But you are not in darkness, brothers, so that that Day should surprise you like thieves. You all belong to the light and the day. We have nothing to do with night or with darkness.