To all … who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
But Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting. … Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame. … The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.
(Jesus) went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.
If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear … faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.