Bless those who persecute you.
Don’t curse them,
pray that God will bless them.
Rejoice in our confident hope.
Be patient in trouble,
and keep on praying.
Don’t just pretend to love others.
Really love them.
Hate what is wrong.
Hold tightly to what is good.
If your gift is to encourage others,
If it is giving,
If God has given you leadership ability,
take the responsibility seriously.
And if you have the gift of showing kindness to others,
do it gladly.
In his grace,
God has given us different gifts
for doing certain things well…
If your gift is serving others,
serve them well.
If you are a teacher,
…let God transform you
into a new person
by changing the way you think…
Oh, how great are God’s riches
How impossible it is for us
to understand his decisions
and his ways.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved.”
But how can they call on him to save them
unless they believe in him?
And how can they believe in him
if they have never heard about him?
and how can they hear about him
unless someone tells them?
…it is by believing in your heart
that you are made right with God,
and it is by confessing with your mouth
that you are saved.
If you confess with your mouth
that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart
that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.