For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For it is by the grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfullness.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have ethernal life.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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