All over the world the Good News is bearing fruit and growing. It has been doing that among you since the day you heard it. That is when you understood God’s grace in all its truth.
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Lord, don’t hold back Your mercy from me. May Your love and truth always keep me safe.
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created.
Lord, may glory be given to You, not to us. You are loving and faithful.
Always be joyful because you belong to the Lord. I will say it again. Be joyful.
God, we look forward to praising You in Zion. We will keep our promises to You. All people will come to You, because You hear and answer prayer.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD. You who serve the LORD, praise Him. You who serve in the house of the LORD, praise Him. You who serve in the courtyards of the temple of our God, praise Him.
Those who heard this asked, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus replied, “Things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”