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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Prov9:10 therefore set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Col3:2 because to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Rom8:6

Whatever things are true...noble...just... pure...Lovely or of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things Phil4:8 and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2Cor10:5 and let the word of Christ dwell in you richly Col3:16 meditate on it day and night Jos1:8 for if you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. John8:31 but do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.

Do what it says. Jam1:22 because faith without works is dead. Jam2:26 let us not love with words or tongue but with actions. 1John3:18 everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. Mat7:26 and not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Mat7:21 do not be like the hypocrites Mat6:5 because the LORD does not look at the things man looks at.

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. 1Sam16:7 therefore get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander Eph4:31 and rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 1Pet2:1 avoid sexual immorality...each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust 1Thes4:3 4 for you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Eph5:8 so count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus...do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

Do not offer the parts of your body to sin Rom6:11 13 because those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. Rom8:8 and if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently Gal6:1 because there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luk15:7

Warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. 1Thes5:14 If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. Luk17:3 just as in Christ God forgave you. Eph4:32

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Mat6:14 15 remember we love because he first loved us.

If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar.

For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 1John4:19 so love one another as he commanded us. 1John3:23 offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Rom12:1 because your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you 1Cor6:19 and true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. John4:23

Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph5:19 20 and let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing Heb10:25

Devote yourselves to prayer Col4:2 because everything is possible for him who believes. Mark9:23 for everyone who asks receives Mat7:8

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Phil4:6 and if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you Mat18:19 your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

This is how you should pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Mat6:8 13 and whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark11:24 for the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Jam5:16

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Eph4:3 there should be no division in the body 1Cor12:25 live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 1Pet3:8

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of others. Phil2:3 4

If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all. Mark9:35 if anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luk9:23

Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Mat10:37-38

So honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits Prov3:9

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth...but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven Mat6:19 for we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 1Tim6:7 seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Mat6:33 pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Fight the good fight of the faith. 1Tim6:11 12 faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb11:1

And without faith it is impossible to please God Heb11:6

The righteous will live by faith. Hab2:4 and not by sight. 2Cor5:7

Do everything without complaining or arguing Phil2:14 be completely humble and gentle Eph4:2 and submit to one another Eph5:21 live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way Col1:10 and let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Heb10:24 encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 1Thes5:14 and let us do good to all people Gal6:10

Carry each other's burdens Gal6:2 and serve one another in love Gal5:13 be quick to listen, slow to speak Jam1:19 because the tongue has the power of life and death Prov18:21 so do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Eph4:29 put off falsehood and speak truthfully Eph4:25

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Col4:6

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.-1pet3:15 and do the work of an evangelist-2Tim4:5 but it is not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty. Zec4:6 therefore you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses...to the ends of the earth. Act1:8 so go and make disciples of all nations Mat28:19 because whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him. John3:36 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.

Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Mat10:16

Watch out for false prophets.

They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Mat7:15 see to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy Col2:8 teach everyone with all wisdom Col1:28 love one another deeply, from the heart. 1Pet1:22

Let love and faithfulness never leave you prov3:3 but if you love those who love you, what reward will you get?

...And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others Mat5:46 47

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Do not put out the Spirit's fire...

Hold on to the good.

Avoid every kind of evil. 1Thes5:16 22 and above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Prov4:23 clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.

Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts Col3:12 15 So come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Mat11:28 29

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Mat28:20

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