Now I do all this because of the gospel, that I may become a partner in its benefits.
For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.
If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.
Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.
clearly recalling your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois, then in your mother Eunice, and that I am convinced is in you also.
since you have been born again-- not of perishable seed but of imperishable-- through the living and enduring word of God.
For All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower drops off,
but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word that was preached as the gospel to you.
I have written to you, children, because you have come to know the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have come to know the One who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, God's word remains in you, and you have had victory over the evil one.
And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God's will remains forever.