Followers of God

 

 

Followers of God

 

 

 

 

 

5 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

 

2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

 

 

 

 

 

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

 

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

 

 

 

26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

 

27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

 

28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

 

The Love of God

 

 

The Love of God

 

 

 

 

 

20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

 

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

 

2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Not for gain

3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

 

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

 

5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

The Love of God

The Spirit

6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

To come in one’s own name

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7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

 

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

 

9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

 

10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

 

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

 

12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

 

13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

 

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Arise

 

 

 

 

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

 

25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

 

26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

 

27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

 

28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

 

29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

 

30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

 

31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

 

32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

 

33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.

 

34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.

 

35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

 

36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

 

37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

 

38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

 

39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

 

40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

 

41 I receive not honour from men.

 

42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.

 

43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

 

44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

 

45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.

 

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

 

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

 

 

 

 

 

7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted lossfor Christ.

 

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

 

9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

 

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

 

Manifestation

 

 

Manifestation

 

 

 

 

 

35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

 

 

 

13 But all things that are reproved are mademanifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

 

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

 

 

 

2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

 

 

 

31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

 

32 For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

 

33 The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

 

34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

 

35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

 

 

 

 

 

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

 

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

 

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

 

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

 

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

Better than Sacrifices

 

 

Better than Sacrifices

 

 

 

 

 

29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

 

30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

 

31 This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

 

32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

 

33 For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

 

 

 

6 Behold, thou desiresttruth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

 

 

 

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

 

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

 

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

 

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

 

Choose Life

 

 

Choose Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

 

20 That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

 

 

 

 

 

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

 

14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

 

15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

 

16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

 

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

 

18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

 

 

 

 

 

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

 

 

 

15 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

 

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

 

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

 

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

 

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

 

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

 

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

 

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

 

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

 

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

 

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

 

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

 

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

 

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

 

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

 

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

 

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

 

 

 

8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

 

 

 

 

 

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guard your heart

 

 

Guard your heart

 

 

 

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

 

 

 

3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.

 

4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

 

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

 

8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

 

 

 

 

 

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

 

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

 

 

 

23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

 

 

 

20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

 

21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

 

With Thy Blessing

 

 

With Thy Blessing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.

 

28 And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:

 

29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

 

 

 

 

 

25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

 

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

 

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

With Thy blessing

28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

 

29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

 

30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

 

31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

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16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

With Thy blessing

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17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

 

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

 

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.