But our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
»Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
And after he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of it.
But if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
But Jesus said, »Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.«
Set your minds on the things above, not on things that are on earth.
In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
And everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
Jesus said to him, »If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.«
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.