Philippians:4:13I am able to do all things through him who gives me strength. See All...; 2 Timothy:1:7For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control. See All...; 1 Corinthians:9:25-27 And every man who takes part in the sports has self-control in all things. Now they do it to get a crown which is of this world, but we for an eternal crown.  So then I am running, not uncertainly; so I am fighting, not as one who gives blows in the air:  But I give blows to my body, and keep it under control, for fear that, after having given the good news to others, I myself might not have God's approval.
See All...; Matthew:11:28Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest. See All...; 2 Corinthians:10:5Putting an end to reasonings, and every high thing which is lifted up against the knowledge of God, and causing every thought to come under the authority of Christ; See All...; Romans:12:2And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God. See All...; Colossians:2:1-23 For it is my desire to give you news of the great fight I am making for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not seen my face in the flesh;  So that their hearts may be comforted, and that being joined together in love, they may come to the full wealth of the certain knowledge of the secret of God, even Christ,  In whom are all the secret stores of wisdom and knowledge.  I say this so that you may not be turned away by any deceit of words.  For though I am not present in the flesh, still I am with you in the spirit, seeing with joy your order, and your unchanging faith in Christ.  As, then, you took Christ Jesus the Lord, so go on in him,  Rooted and based together in him, strong in the faith which the teaching gave you, giving praise to God at all times.  Take care that no one takes you away by force, through man's wisdom and deceit, going after the beliefs of men and the theories of the world, and not after Christ:  For in him all the wealth of God's being has a living form,  And you are complete in him, who is the head of all rule and authority:  In whom you had a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of Christ;  Having been put to death with him in baptism, by which you came to life again with him, through faith in the working of God, who made him come back from the dead.  And you, being dead through your sins and the evil condition of your flesh, to you, I say, he gave life together with him, and forgiveness of all our sins;  Having put an end to the handwriting of the law which was against us, taking it out of the way by nailing it to his cross;  Having made himself free from the rule of authorities and powers, he put them openly to shame, glorying over them in it.  For this reason let no man be your judge in any question of food or drink or feast days or new moons or Sabbaths:  For these are an image of the things which are to come; but the body is Christ's.  Let no man take your reward from you by consciously making little of himself and giving worship to angels; having his thoughts fixed on the things which he has seen, being foolishly lifted up in his natural mind,  And not joined to the Head, from whom all the body, being given strength and kept together through its joins and bands, has its growth with the increase of God.  If you were made free, by your death with Christ, from the rules of the world, why do you put yourselves under the authority of orders  Which say there may be no touching, tasting, or taking in your hands,  (Rules which are all to come to an end with their use) after the orders and teaching of men?  These things seem to have a sort of wisdom in self-ordered worship and making little of oneself, and being cruel to the body, not honouring it by giving it its natural use.
See All...; Romans:12:1For this reason I make request to you, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you will give your bodies as a living offering, holy, pleasing to God, which is the worship it is right for you to give him. See All...; Matthew:6:16And when you go without food, be not sad-faced as the false-hearted are. For they go about with changed looks, so that men may see that they are going without food. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. See All...; 1 Peter:2:13Keep all the laws of men because of the Lord; those of the king, who is over all, See All...; James:4:2You are burning with desire, and have not your desire, so you put men to death; you are full of envy, and you are not able to get your desire, so you are fighting and making war; you have not your desire, because you do not make request for it. See All...; Colossians:3:2Keep your mind on the higher things, not on the things of earth. See All...; Acts:17:11Now these were more noble than the Jews of Thessalonica, for they gave serious attention to the word, searching in the holy Writings every day, to see if these things were so. See All...; Psalm:57:7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will make songs, and give praise. See All...; Ecclesiastes:12:13This is the last word. All has been said. Have fear of God and keep his laws; because this is right for every man. See All...; Acts:13:1-52 Now there were at Antioch, in the church there, prophets and teachers, Barnabas, and Symeon who was named Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, a relation of Herod the king, and Saul.  And while they were doing the Lord's work, and going without food, the Holy Spirit said, Let Barnabas and Saul be given to me for the special work for which they have been marked out by me.  Then, after prayer and going without food they put their hands on them, and sent them away.  So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia; and from there they went by ship to Cyprus.  And at Salamis they were preaching the word of God in the Synagogues of the Jews: and John was with them, helping them.  And when they had gone through all the island to Paphos, they came across a certain wonder-worker and false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus;  Who was with the ruler, Sergius Paulus, an able man. This man sent for Barnabas and Saul, desiring to have knowledge of the word of God.  But Elymas, the wonder-worker (for that is the sense of his name), put himself against them, with the purpose of turning the ruler from the faith.  But Saul, whose other name is Paul, being full of the Holy Spirit, looking hard at him, said,  O you, who are full of false tricks and evil ways, a son of the Evil One, hating all righteousness, will you for ever be turning people from the right ways of the Lord?  And now, see, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind and not able to see the sun for a time. And straight away a dark mist came down on him; and he went about looking for a guide.  Then the ruler, when he saw what was done, had faith, being full of wonder at the teaching of the Lord.  Then Paul and those who were with him went by ship from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia: and there John went away from them and came back to Jerusalem.  But they, going through from Perga, came to Antioch in Pisidia; and they went into the Synagogue on the Sabbath and were seated.  And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the Synagogue sent to them, saying, Brothers, if you have a word of comfort for the people, say on.  And Paul, getting up and making a sign with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and you who have the fear of God, give ear.  The God of this people Israel made selection of our fathers, lifting the people up from their low condition when they were living in the land of Egypt, and with a strong arm took them out of it.  And for about forty years he put up with their ways in the waste land.  And having put to destruction seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them the land for their heritage for about four hundred and fifty years.  And after these things he gave them judges, till the time of Samuel the prophet.  Then at their request for a king, God gave them Saul, the son of Kish, a man of the family of Benjamin, who was their king for forty years.  And having put him on one side, he made David their king, to whom he gave witness, saying, I have taken David, the son of Jesse, a man dear to my heart, who will do all my pleasure.  From this man's seed has God given to Israel a Saviour, even Jesus, as he gave his word;  For whose coming John made ready the way by preaching to all the people of Israel the baptism which goes with a change of heart.  And when John was completing his work, he said, What do I seem to you to be? I am not he; but one is coming after me, whose shoes I am not good enough to undo.  My brothers, children of the family of Abraham, and those among you who have the fear of God, to us the word of this salvation is sent.  For the men of Jerusalem and their rulers, having no knowledge of him, or of the sayings of the prophets which come to their ears every Sabbath day, gave effect to them by judging him.  And though no cause of death was seen in him, they made a request to Pilate that he might be put to death.  And when they had done all the things said in the Writings about him, they took him down from the tree, and put him in the place of the dead.  But God gave him back from the dead:  And for a number of days he was seen by those who came with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses before the people.  And we are giving you the good news of the undertaking made to the fathers,  Which God has now put into effect for our children, by sending Jesus; as it says in the second Psalm, You are my Son; this day I have given you being.  And about his coming back from the dead, never again to go to destruction, he has said these words, I will give you the holy and certain mercies of David.  Because he says in another Psalm, You will not let your Holy One see destruction.  Now David, having done God's work for his generation, went to sleep, and was put with his fathers, and his body came to destruction:  But he, who was lifted up by God, did not see destruction.  And so, let it be clear to you, my brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is offered to you:  And through him everyone who has faith is made free from all those things, from which the law of Moses was not able to make you free.  So take care that these words of the prophets do not come true for you;  See, you doubters, have wonder and come to your end; for I will do a thing in your days to which you will not give belief, even if it is made clear to you.  And when they went out, they made a request that these words might be said to them again on the Sabbath after.  Now when the meeting was ended, a number of the Jews and of the God-fearing Gentiles who had become Jews, went after Paul and Barnabas: who put before them how important it was to keep on in the grace of God.  And on the Sabbath after, almost all the town came together to give hearing to the word of God.  But when the Jews saw such a great number of people, they were full of envy and said evil words against Paul's preaching.  Then Paul and Barnabas without fear said, It was necessary for the word of God to be given to you first; but because you will have nothing to do with it, and have no desire for eternal life, it will now be offered to the Gentiles.  For so the Lord has given us orders, saying, I have given you for a light to the Gentiles so that you may be for salvation to the ends of the earth.  And the Gentiles, hearing this, were glad and gave glory to the word of God: and those marked out by God for eternal life had faith.  And the word of the Lord went through all the country.  But the Jews, working up the feelings of the God-fearing women of high position and of the chief men of the town, got an attack started against Paul and Barnabas, driving them out of those parts.  But they, shaking off the dust of that place from their feet, came to Iconium.  And the disciples were full of joy and of the Holy Spirit.
See All...; Acts:9:1-43 But Saul, still burning with desire to put to death the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,  And made a request for letters from him to the Synagogues of Damascus, so that if there were any of the Way there, men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.  And while he was journeying, he came near Damascus; and suddenly he saw a light from heaven shining round him;  And he went down on the earth, and a voice said to him, Saul, Saul, why are you attacking me so cruelly?  And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus, whom you are attacking:  But get up, and go into the town, and it will be made clear to you what you have to do.  And the men who were with him were not able to say anything; hearing the voice, but seeing no one.  And Saul got up from the earth, and when his eyes were open, he saw nothing; and he was guided by the hand into Damascus.  And for three days he was not able to see, and he took no food or drink.  Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias! and he said, Here I am, Lord.  And the Lord said to him, Get up, and go to the street which is named Straight, and make search at the house of Judas for one named Saul of Tarsus: for he is at prayer;  And he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hands on him, so that he may be able to see.  But Ananias said, Lord, I have had accounts of this man from a number of people, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem:  And here he has authority from the chief priests to make prisoners all who give worship to your name.  But the Lord said, Go without fear: for he is a special vessel for me, to give to the Gentiles and kings and to the children of Israel the knowledge of my name:  For I will make clear to him what troubles he will have to undergo for me.  And Ananias went out and came to the house, and putting his hands on him, said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, whom you saw when you were on your journey, has sent me, so that you may be able to see, and be full of the Holy Spirit.  And straight away it seemed as if a veil was taken from his eyes, and he was able to see; and he got up, and had baptism;  And when he had taken food his strength came back. And for some days he kept with the disciples who were in Damascus.  And straight away, in the Synagogues, he was preaching Jesus as the Son of God.  And all those hearing him were full of wonder and said, Is not this the man who in Jerusalem was attacking all the worshippers of this name? and he had come here so that he might take them as prisoners before the chief priests.  But Saul went on increasing in power, and the Jews in Damascus were not able to give answers to the arguments by which he made it clear that Jesus was the Christ.  Then, after some days, the Jews made an agreement together to put him to death:  But Saul got knowledge of their design. And they kept watch day and night on the roads out of the town, so that they might put him to death:  But his disciples took him by night and let him down from the wall in a basket.  And when he came to Jerusalem, he made an attempt to be joined to the disciples, but they were all in fear of him, not taking him for a disciple.  But Barnabas took him to the Apostles and gave them an account of how he had seen the Lord on the road, and had given hearing to his words, and how at Damascus he had been preaching in the name of Jesus without fear.  And he was with them, going in and out at Jerusalem,  Preaching in the name of the Lord without fear; and he had discussions with the Greek Jews; but they were working for his death.  And when the brothers had knowledge of it, they took him to Caesarea and sent him to Tarsus.  And so the church through all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was made strong; and, living in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, was increased greatly.  And it came about that while Peter was going through all parts of the country he came to the saints who were living at Lydda.  And there was a certain man there, named Aeneas, who for eight years had been in bed, without power of moving.  And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ makes you well: get up and make your bed. And straight away he got up.  And all those living in Lydda and Sharon saw him, and were turned to the Lord.  Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, that is, Dorcas: this woman was given to good works and acts of mercy at all times.  And it came about, in those days, that she got ill and came to her death: and when she had been washed, they put her in a room which was high up.  And because Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, having knowledge that Peter was there, sent two men to him, requesting him to come to them straight away.  And Peter went with them. And when he had come, they took him into the room: and all the widows were there, weeping and putting before him the coats and clothing which Dorcas had made while she was with them.  But Peter made them all go outside, and went down on his knees in prayer; and turning to the body, he said, Tabitha, get up. And, opening her eyes, she saw Peter and got up.  And he took her hand, lifting her up; and, sending for the saints and widows, he gave her to them, living.  And news of it went all through Joppa, and a number of people had faith in the Lord.  And he was living in Joppa for some time with Simon, a leather-worker.
See All...; Matthew:24:1-51 And Jesus went out of the Temple, and on the way his disciples came to him, pointing out the buildings of the Temple.  But he, answering, said to them, See you not all these things? truly I say to you that here there will not be one stone resting on another, which will not be pulled down.  And while he was seated on the Mountain of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Make clear to us, when will these things be? and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world?  And Jesus said to them in answer, Take care that you are not tricked.  For people will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and a number will be turned from the true way through them.  And news will come to you of wars and talk of wars: do not be troubled, for these things have to be; but it is still not the end.  For nation will be moved against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and men will be without food, and the earth will be shaking in different places;  But all these things are the first of the troubles.  Then they will be cruel to you, and will put you to death: and you will be hated by all nations because of my name.  And numbers of people will be turned from the right way, and will give one another up and have hate for one another.  And a number of false prophets will come, causing error.  And because wrongdoing will be increased, the love of most people will become cold.  But he who goes through to the end will get salvation.  And this good news of the kingdom will be given through all the world for a witness to all nations; and then the end will come.  When, then, you see in the holy place the unclean thing which makes destruction, of which word was given by Daniel the prophet (let this be clear to the reader),  Then let those who are in Judaea go in flight to the mountains:  Let not him who is on the house-top go down to take anything out of his house:  And let not him who is in the field go back to get his coat.  But it will be hard for women who are with child and for those with babies at the breast in those days.  And say a prayer that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.  Because in those days there will be great sorrow, such as there has not been from the start of the world till now, or ever will be.  And if those days had not been made short there would have been no salvation for any, but because of the saints those days will be made short.  Then if any man says to you, See, here is the Christ, or, Here; do not put faith in him;  For there will come up false Christs, and false prophets, who will do great signs and wonders; so that if possible even the saints might be tricked.  See, I have made it clear to you before it comes about.  If, then, they say to you, See, he is in the waste land; go not out: See, he is in the inner rooms; put no faith in it.  Because as in a thunderstorm the bright light coming from the east is seen even in the west; so will be the coming of the Son of man.  Wherever the dead body is, there will the eagles come together.  But straight away, after the trouble of those days, the sun will be made dark and the moon will not give her light and the stars will come down from heaven and the powers of heaven will be moved:  And then the sign of the Son of man will be seen in heaven: and then all the nations of the earth will have sorrow, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And he will send out his angels with a great sound of a horn, and they will get his saints together from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.  Now take an example from the fig-tree: when her branch has become soft and puts out its leaves, you are certain that the summer is near;  Even so, when you see all these things, you may be certain that he is near, even at the doors.  Truly I say to you, This generation will not come to an end till all these things are complete.  Heaven and earth will come to an end, but my words will not come to an end.  But of that day and hour no one has knowledge, not even the angels in heaven, or the Son, but the Father only.  And as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.  Because as in those days before the overflowing of the waters, they were feasting and taking wives and getting married, till the day when Noah went into the ark,  And they had no care till the waters came and took them all away; so will be the coming of the Son of man.  Then two men will be in the field; one is taken, and one let go;  Two women will be crushing grain; one is taken, and one let go.  Be watching, then! for you have no knowledge on what day your Lord will come.  But be certain of this, that if the master of the house had had knowledge of the time when the thief was coming, he would have been watching, and would not have let his house be broken into.  Be ready then; for at a time which you have no thought of the Son of man will come.  Who is the true and wise servant, whom his lord has put over those in his house, to give them their food at the right time?  A blessing on that servant, who will be doing so when his lord comes.  Truly, I say to you, he will put him over all he has.  But if that evil servant says in his heart, My lord is a long time in coming;  And is cruel to the other servants, taking his pleasure with those who are overcome with wine;  The lord of that servant will come in a day when he is not looking for him, and in an hour of which he has no knowledge,  And will have him cut in two, and will give him a part in the fate of the false ones: there will be weeping and cries of sorrow.