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As we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

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Our citizenship is in heaven

We eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

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Do not love the world or anything in the world

If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. … Continue reading

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I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder

Among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. … Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: … Continue reading

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I rejoice greatly that at last you have renewed your concern for me

Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. … I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to … Continue reading

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I am the Lord your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws

Be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may … Continue reading

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I am the Lord your God; follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws

Just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” … Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. … So I … Continue reading

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I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man

  We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. … That I may … Continue reading

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The righteous stand firm forever

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. … Stand firm, and you will win life. … Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in … Continue reading

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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! … If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand … Continue reading

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