But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. You cannot serve God and money.”. Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org. If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. In the year that the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought against it and captured it— at that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from your waist and take off your sandals from your feet,” and he did so, walking naked and barefoot. Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away to follow Him. And when He had spoken this, He *said to him, “Follow Me!”. Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. ‣ So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of Cephas,” and “I of Christ.”. But Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”. Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. ‣ No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known. For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. V And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He *found Philip. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. ‣ Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. Keep it, and repent. Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”. For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. “‘I know your works. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. S 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. H But now there are many members, but one body. Hebrews 10:25 ESV / 51 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”, He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Paths God's Plan For Us Working For The Lord Acknowledging God Destiny Giving To God Goal Setting Commitment, to God Entrusting Secrets To Success Career Success Commitment … and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.”. All the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.” And Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord. So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Publisher: OpenBible.info. N He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. U If they were all one member, where would the body be? So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. K Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. F Which is why I suffer as I do. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the Lord our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day.”, Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’read more.Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. Then the Lord said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush, so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt. You shall therefore obey the voice of the Lord your God, keeping his commandments and his statutes, which I command you today.”. But refuse to put younger widows on the list, for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married. J Then they shall be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and of Egypt their boast. so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. ‣ For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.