Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
The will fight for you; you need only to be still.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sinsand live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Know therefore that the your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
The is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
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