This is my beloved Son, listen to Him.
Love one another, as I have loved you.
He must increase, I must decrease.
Apart from Me you can do nothing.
Not I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:17
If you love me, keep my commandments.
He who does not love does not know God.
1 John 4:8
Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind.
All things work together for the good for those who love God,
who are called according to His purpose.
Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.
Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Whoever hears my word
and believes him who sent me has eternal life.
He does not come into judgment,
but has passed from death to life.
Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him
will never be thirsty again.
The water that I will give him
will become in him a spring of water
welling up to eternal life.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
We have not ceased to pray for you,
asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will
in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,
fully pleasing to him:
bearing fruit in every good work
and increasing in the knowledge of God;
being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might
for all endurance and patience with joy;
giving thanks to the Father,
who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness
and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creation.
For by him all things were created,
in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—
all things were created through him and for him.
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in everything he might be preeminent.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven,
making peace by the blood of his cross.
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death,
in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast,
not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard.