“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except
John 14:6 NIV
“His divine power
has given us everything we need for a godly life
through our knowledge of him
who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Through these he has given us
his very great and precious promises, so that
through them you may participate
in the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason,
make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
and to knowledge, self-control;
and to self-control, perseverance;
and to perseverance, godliness;
and to godliness, mutual affection;
and to mutual affection, love.
For if you possess these qualities
in increasing measure,
they will keep you from being ineffective
and unproductive in your knowledge
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But whoever does not have them
is nearsighted and blind,
forgetting that they have been cleansed
from their past sins.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters,
make every effort to confirm your calling
For if you do these things,
you will never stumble,
and you will receive a rich welcome
into the eternal kingdom
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
2 Peter 1:3-11 NIV
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.”
Hebrews 10:36-39 NIV
“Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. May the Lord make your love increase
and overflow for each other
and for everyone else,
just as ours does for you.
May he strengthen your hearts
so that you will be blameless
and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes
with all his holy ones.”
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 NIV
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
Love must be sincere.
Hate what is evil;
cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another in love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Never be lacking in zeal,
but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”
Romans 12:3, 9-11 NIV