Calling

 

 

Calling

 

 

 

 

 

8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

 

9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

 

 

 

 

 

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

 

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

 

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

 

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

 

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

 

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

 

24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him denyhimself, and takeuphiscross, and followme.

 

25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

 

 

 

 

 

15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

 

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

 

17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

 

18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

 

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

 

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

 

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

 

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

 

23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

 

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

 

25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

 

26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

 

Edification

 

 

Edification

 

 

 

 

 

28 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

 

4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

 

23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

 

 

 

 

 

2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

 

22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

 

28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

 

 

 

14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

 

13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

 

27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

 

7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

 

8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

 

9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

 

10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

 

11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

 

12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

 

13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

 

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

 

15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

 

16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

 

17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

 

18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

 

19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

 

20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

 

21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

 

22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

 

23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

 

24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

 

25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

 

Christ lives in us

 

 

Christ lives in us

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.

 

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

 

 

 

The Comforter

 

 

The Comforter

 

 

 

 

 

15 And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

 

16 And Jonathan Saul’s son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

 

17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.

 

18 And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.

 

 

 

 

 

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

 

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

 

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

 

19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

 

20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

 

27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

 

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

 

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

 

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

 

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

 

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

 

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

 

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

 

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

 

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

 

16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

 

 

 

 

 

Raise us up

   
Raise us up  
   
   
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?  
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.  
   
   
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.  
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.  
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,  
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.  
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.  
24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?  
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.  
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  
   

Love

 

 

Love

 

 

 

20 And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?

 

2 And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.

 

3 And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

 

4 Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

 

21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

 

22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

 

23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

 

24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

 

25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

 

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

 

27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

 

Hold Fast

 

 

Hold Fast

 

 

 

 

 

5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

 

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

 

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 

8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

 

9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

 

10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

 

11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

 

12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

 

13 Hold fastthe form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

 

14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

 

7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

 

8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

 

9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

 

10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

 

11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

 

12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

 

13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

 

14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

 

15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.