knowing that Christ, after being raised from the dead, dies no more; death no more reigns over him.
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if the Spirit of God dwells in you. If any one has not the Spirit of Christ, that man is not his.
Be sober, watch. Your enemy the Devil, like a roaring lion, goes about seeking some one to devour.
Resist him firm in the faith and knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being completed in your brotherhood throughout the world.
24 Do you not know that those who run in a stadium all run, yet one gets the prize? Run so as to win.
25 Every one who contends in the games practices self-restraint in all things. They do it to win a fading crown, but we for an unfading one.
26 Thus I run with no uncertain goal: thus I strike, not as if pounding the air.
27 On the contrary, I maul and master my body so that I may not, after preaching to others, become myself unable to stand the test.
For the state of which we are citizens is in the heavens and from there we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
He will transform the body we have in our low estate into the likeness of the body he has in glory by the power by which he can subject all things to himself.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, slowness to anger, kindness, benevolence, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
The end of all things is near. Therefore be serious and sober and give yourselves to prayer.
to have each of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor,
not in the passion of lust, as the Gentiles do who know not God;
5 for this very reason make it your whole endeavor to supply to your faith virtue, and to your virtue knowledge,
6 and to your knowledge self-control, and to your self-control endurance, and to your endurance reverence,
7 and to your reverence brotherliness, and to your brotherliness love.
He has saved us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of our sins.
But if they lack self-control, let them marry. It is better to marry than to burn.
which he put forth in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his own right hand in the heavenly heights,
far above every archangel and authority and power and lordship and every name that is named not only in this world but also in the world to come.
11 For the grace of God has appeared bringing salvation to all men,
12 teaching us to renounce all irreligion and worldly passions and to live soberly, justly and piously in this present world,
13 waiting for the blessed hope, the glorious appearing of the great God and of our Savior Christ Jesus,
1 SINCE, then, Christ suffered in the flesh, you also must arm yourselves with the same mind. For he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
2 so that he does not go on living what remains of his time in the flesh according to human passions, but according to God's will.
3 The time that has passed was enough to spend doing the will of the Gentiles, when you went on in indecencies, passions, hard drinking, revelries, carousings, and lawless idolatries.
4 In these they think it strange that you are not running with them to the same excess of profligacy, and they slander you.
5 But they will have to give account to him who holds himself ready to judge the living and the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
23 But each in his own order. The first-fruit is Christ, then those who are Christ's, at his coming.
24 Then will be the end when he delivers up the kingship to God his Father, when he has defeated every archangel and authority and power.
25 For he must be king until he "puts all his enemies under his feet."
No trial has taken you but what belongs to human nature. God is faithful and he will not let you be tried beyond your power, but will make, with the trial, a way of escape so that you can endure it.