He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Jesus looked at them and said,
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Today is Friday