Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.«
For I resolved to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
To them God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.«
For so the Lord has commanded us: I have made you a light for the Gentiles,that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.«
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.«
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.
but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and respect;
Jesus said, »Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
who will not receive a hundredfold now in this timehouse and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come, eternal life.
But as for you, teach what befits sound doctrine.
But I do not consider my life of any account nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, »Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.«
Now I would remind you, brethren, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
And he said to them, »Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
He called you to this through our gospel, that you may share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
»The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed meto preach the good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim release to the captivesand recovery of sight to the blind,to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospels will save it.
»You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its taste, how shall it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.