For we know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.
and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he does not belong to him.
Be sober, be alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren throughout the world.
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
26 Therefore I do not run aimlessly. I do not box as a man beating the air.
27 But I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
But our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power and love and self-discipline.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
The end of all things is near; therefore be clear minded and sober for your prayers.
that each one of you know how to take his own spouse for himself in holiness and honor,
not in the passion of lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge,
6 and to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness,
7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, love.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
which he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this present age,
13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
1 Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human lusts, but for the will of God.
3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.
4 In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they abuse you;
5 but they will give account to him who is 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: Christ the first fruits, then, at his coming, those who belong to him.
24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man. And God is faithful, who will not let you be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.