God said, "You are my servant;
I have chosen you and have not rejected you."
Accept one another, then, just as
Christ accepted you, in order to
bring praise to God.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male
nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Jesus said, "All that the Father gives me will come
to me, and whoever comes to me I will never
How good and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in unity!
Jesus said, "He who receives you receives me, and
he who receives me receives the one who sent me."
Jesus said, "Give to the one who asks you, and do
not turn away from the one who wants to borrow
from you. You have heard that it was said, `Love
your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you:
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute
To love [God] with all your heart, with all your
understanding and with all your strength, and to
love your neighbor as yourself is more important
than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.
For the sake of his great name the Lord will not
reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to
make you his own.
1 Samuel 12:22
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ He chose us in him before the creation of
the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In
love he predestined us to be adopted as his
sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his
pleasure and will.
Lord, you establish peace for us;
all that we have accomplished you
have done for us.
"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit," says
the Lord Almighty.
A longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for
the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything
a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of
knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I
have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I
may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a
righteousness of my own that comes from the law,
but that which is through faith in Christ-the righteousness
that comes from God and is by faith.
The plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all
With [God's] help I can advance
against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the
race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for
me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the
righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and
not only to me, but also to all who have longed
for his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
Commit to the Lord whatever
and your plans will succeed.