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?
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
We cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. … Others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. … Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. … In whom there is nothing false. … Who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. … From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
Offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness. … and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
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.
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.