For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, andwill call him Immanuel.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
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