Our Father in heaven

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Continue reading

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We do not know what we ought to pray for

When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Continue reading

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The Father, through the sanctifying Spirit, for obedience to Jesus

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness”

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.” Continue reading

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I know my sheep, my sheep know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” Continue reading

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He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel

Just as there were many who were appalled at him—his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness—But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Continue reading

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He has given us of his Spirit

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. … The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. Continue reading

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I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me

You heard me say, “I am going away and I am coming back to you.” If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” Continue reading

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Those who suffer he delivers in their suffering

It has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. … 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. Continue reading

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Do not lose heart or be afraid

Our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. … We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world right up to this moment. Continue reading

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