The kingdom of heaven has come near

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. … Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. … Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Continue reading

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Whatever you learned from me—put it into practice

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for those who come to me and hear my words and put them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.” Continue reading

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These commandments … are to be on your hearts

This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the Lord is to be on your lips. … 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. Continue reading

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You must love one another

You, my brothers and sisters … serve one another. … be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. … Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. … All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another … Greet one another with a kiss of love. … have fellowship with one another. Continue reading

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They encouraged one another

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. … Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. … Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Continue reading

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Show mercy and compassion to one another

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. … I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. Continue reading

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Do to others as you would have them do to you

For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of others. … Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ in front of others, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Continue reading

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My people have been lost sheep

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. … But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness. He guided them safely, so they were unafraid. Continue reading

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I have strayed like a lost sheep

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. … This is the fate of those who trust in themselves … They are like sheep and are destined to die; death will be their shepherd. Continue reading

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You encourage them

Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Continue reading

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