For we are his work, formed in Christ Jesus for good works in which God had prepared beforehand to have us live.
For the earnest expectation of the creation is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God.
For every house is built by some one, but he who built all things is God.
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory through the ages! Amen.
Of his own will he made us his children through the message of truth, so that we might be a sort of first fruits of his creatures.
So if any one is in Christ he is a new creature. The old things have passed away, they have become new.
And every creature that is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all creatures in them, I heard saying, "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and power for the ages of the ages."
For in him we live and move and are; as some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are his offspring.'
For God's invisible qualities \'97 his everlasting power and deity \'97 are, since the creation of the world, clearly seen, being known from what he has made. So they are without any excuse.