What the law could not do since it was limited by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin's domain, and as a sin offering,
For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.
And those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.
Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood, we will be saved through Him from wrath.
For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, [then how] much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by His life!
Since by the one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.
to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, heirs according to the promise.
So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
the Gentiles are co-heirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
so that having been justified by His grace, we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life.
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve those who are going to inherit salvation?
Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath,
Listen, my dear brothers: Didn't God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?
and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master's joy!'
I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one on Me,
so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom. And you will sit on thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel.
Father, I desire those You have given Me to be with Me where I am. Then they will see My glory, which You have given Me because You loved Me before the world's foundation.
But as it is written: What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, and what has never come into a man's heart, is what God has prepared for those who love Him.
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come-- all are yours,
and you belong to Christ, and Christ to God.
The victor: I will give him the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I also won the victory and sat down with My Father on His throne.
The victor will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.
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Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.
Didn't the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?"
The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
strengthening the hearts of the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith, and by telling them, "It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God."
We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair;
we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed.
We always carry the death of Jesus in our body, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
For we who live are always given over to death because of Jesus, so that Jesus' life may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.
So death works in us, but life in you.
For it has been given to you on Christ's behalf not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him,
This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
This saying is trustworthy: For if we have died with Him, we will also live with Him;
if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us;
if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
Remind them of these things, charging them before God not to fight about words; this is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers.