Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered. … For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. … Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Continue reading

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In the beginning God (Elohim)

The LORD (Jehovah) God made the earth and the heavens. … Sovereign Lord (Adonai). Continue reading

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Live in harmony with one another

Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Continue reading

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We know and rely on the love God has for us

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. … This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Continue reading

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My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. Continue reading

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He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Continue reading

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I, even I, am he who comforts you

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. … I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Continue reading

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The grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. Continue reading

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Show diligence to the very end so that what you hope for may be fully realized.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

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Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken let us be thankful

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Continue reading

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