I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. … I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. … And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
If my steps have turned from the path, if my heart has been led by my eyes, or if my hands have been defiled, then may others eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted. … If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, “You are my security,” if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
You are the children of the LORD your God … for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.The LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you. … I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. … All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.
MESSIAH OVERTURE Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned.
The LORD is with me; he is my helper.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid. … So don’t be afraid.
The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”