Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Do everything in love.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.