"LORD God, you've begun to show your greatness and your strong power to your servant. For what god in heaven or on earth can equal your works and mighty deeds?
1 John 2:24
What you have heard from the beginning must abide in you. If what you have heard from the beginning abides in you, you will also abide in the Son and in the Father.
I am convinced of this, that the one who began a good action among you will bring it to completion by the Day of the Messiah Jesus.
"Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is approaching."
beginning when he was baptized by John until the day he was taken up from us. Therefore, someone like this must become a witness with us to his resurrection."
It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering as part of his plan to glorify many children,
fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 John 3:11
This is the message that you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
just as they were passed down to us by those who had been eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning,
I, too, have carefully investigated everything from the beginning and have decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,
You Philippians also know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church participated with me in the matter of giving and receiving except for you.
that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and spreading all over the world, so it has been doing among you from the day you heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth.
"When I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he was first given to us.
However, I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first.
Therefore, remember how far you have fallen. Repent and go back to what you were doing at first. If you don't, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place unless you repent.
Are you so foolish? Having started out with the Spirit, are you now ending up with the flesh?
1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing to you a new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning. This old commandment is the word you have heard.
The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years were over. This is the first resurrection.
How blessed and holy are those who participate in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them. They will be priests of God and the Messiah, and will rule with him for a thousand years.