I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one, that the world may know that you sent me and loved them, even as you loved me.
44 All who believed were together, and had all things in common.
45 They sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need.
46 Day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. The Lord added to the assembly day by day those who were being saved.
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us. Yes, and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.
that is, that I with you may be encouraged in you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.
not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls, and doesn’t have another to lift him up.
11 Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one keep warm alone?
12 If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
So then, as we have opportunity, let’s do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.