And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.
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.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Brethren, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.
And do not seek what you will eat or what you will drink, nor have an anxious mind.
For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
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.«
10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: »If anyone will not work, he shall not eat.«
11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, not doing any work at all, but acting like busybodies.
12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and earn their own bread to eat.
13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.