Then Jesus told them,
“I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt,
you can do things like this and much more.
You can even say to this mountain,
‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’
and it will happen.
You can pray for anything, and if you have faith,
you will receive it.”
…Everything we have has come from you,
and we give you only what you first gave us!
We are here for only a moment,
visitors and strangers in the land
as our ancestors were before us.
Our days on earth are like a passing shadow,
gone so soon without a trace.
1 Chronicles 29:14-15
“I tell you the truth,
unless you turn from your sins
and become like little children,
you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness,
the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty.
Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD,
and this is your kingdom.
We adore you as the one who is over all things.
Wealth and honor come from you alone,
for you rule over everything.
Power and might are in your hand,
and at your discretion people are made great
and given strength.
1 Chronicles 29:11-12
…“Be strong and courageous, and do the work.
Don’t be afraid or discouraged,
for the LORD God, my God, is with you.
He will not fail you or forsake you.
He will see to it that all the work
related to the Temple of the LORD is finished correctly.
1 Chronicles 28:20
The LORD said, “I will guide you along
the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi,
he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
“Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist,
some say Elijah,
and others say Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
Then he asked them,
“But who do you say I am?”
There is no one like the God of Israel.
He rides across the heavens to help you,
across the skies in majestic splendor.
The eternal God is your refuge,
and his everlasting arms are under you…
…So Peter went over the side of the boat
and walked on the water toward Jesus.
But when he saw the strong wind and the waves,
he was terrified and began to sink.
“Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him.
“You have so little faith,” Jesus said.
“Why did you doubt me?”
When they climbed back into the boat,
the wind stopped.
Then the disciples worshiped him.
“You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.
Do not be afraid or discouraged,
for the LORD will personally go ahead of you.
He will be with you;
he will neither fail you nor abandon you.