Ephesians:2:8-9 Because by grace you have salvation through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is given by God:  Not by works, so that no man may take glory to himself.
See All...; John:14:23-15 See All...:17; Isaiah:41:10Have no fear, for I am with you; do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper; yes, my true right hand will be your support. See All...; Colossians:3:12-17 As saints of God, then, holy and dearly loved, let your behaviour be marked by pity and mercy, kind feeling, a low opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, and a power of undergoing all things;  Being gentle to one another and having forgiveness for one another, if anyone has done wrong to his brother, even as the Lord had forgiveness for you:  And more than all, have love; the only way in which you may be completely joined together.  And let the peace of Christ be ruling in your hearts, as it was the purpose of God for you to be one body; and give praise to God at all times.  Let the word of Christ be in you in all wealth of wisdom; teaching and helping one another with songs of praise and holy words, making melody to God with grace in your hearts.  And whatever you do, in word or in act, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving praise to God the Father through him.
See All...; 2 Peter:3:9The Lord is not slow in keeping his word, as he seems to some, but he is waiting in mercy for you, not desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned from their evil ways. See All...; Mark:16:16He who has faith and is given baptism will get salvation; but he who has not faith will be judged. See All...; Galatians:2:20I have been put to death on the cross with Christ; still I am living; no longer I, but Christ is living in me; and that life which I now am living in the flesh I am living by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who in love for me, gave himself up for me. See All...; Acts:22:16And now, why are you waiting? get up, and have baptism, for the washing away of your sins, giving worship to his name. See All...; Acts:2:1-47 And when the day of Pentecost was come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rushing of a violent wind, and all the house where they were was full of it.  And they saw tongues, like flames of fire, coming to rest on every one of them.  And they were all full of the Holy Spirit, and were talking in different languages, as the Spirit gave them power.  Now there were living at Jerusalem, Jews, God-fearing men, from every nation under heaven.  And when this sound came to their ears, they all came together, and were greatly surprised because every man was hearing the words of the disciples in his special language.  And they were full of wonder and said, Are not all these men Galilaeans?  And how is it that every one of us is hearing their words in the language which was ours from our birth?  Men of Parthia, Media, and Elam, and those living in Mesopotamia, in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia,  In Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and those who have come from Rome, Jews by birth and others who have become Jews,  Men of Crete and Arabia, to all of us they are talking in our different languages, of the great works of God.  And they were all surprised and in doubt saying to one another, What is the reason of this?  But others, making sport of them, said, They are full of new wine.  But Peter, getting up, with the eleven, said in a loud voice, O men of Judaea, and all you who are living in Jerusalem, take note of this and give ear to my words.  For these men are not overcome with wine, as it seems to you, for it is only the third hour of the day;  But this is the thing which was said by the prophet Joel;  And it will come about, in the last days, says God, that I will send out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams:  And on my men-servants and my women-servants I will send my Spirit, and they will be prophets.  And wonders will be seen in heaven, and signs on the earth, blood and fire and smoke:  The sun will become dark and the moon will be turned to blood, before that great day of the Lord comes in glory:  And whoever makes his prayer to the Lord will have salvation.  Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,  Him, when he was given up, by the decision and knowledge of God, you put to death on the cross, by the hands of evil men:  But God gave him back to life, having made him free from the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be overcome by it.  For David said of him, I saw the Lord before my face at all times, for he is at my right hand, so that I may not be moved:  And for this cause my heart was glad and my tongue full of joy, and my flesh will be resting in hope:  For you will not let my soul be in hell and you will not give up your Holy One to destruction.  You have made me see the ways of life; I will be full of joy when I see your face.  My brothers, I may say to you openly that David came to his death, and was put in the earth, and his resting-place is with us today.  But being a prophet, and having in mind the oath which God had given to him, that of the fruit of his body one would take his place as a king,  He, having knowledge of the future, was talking of the coming again of Christ from the dead, that he was not kept in hell and his body did not see destruction.  This Jesus God has given back to life, of which we all are witnesses.  And so, being lifted up to the right hand of God, and having the Father's word that the Holy Spirit would come, he has sent this thing, which now you see and have knowledge of.  For David has not gone up into heaven, but says, himself, The Lord said to my Lord, Be seated at my right hand,  Till I put all those who are against you under your feet.  For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.  Now when these words came to their ears their hearts were troubled, and they said to Peter and the other Apostles, Brothers, what are we to do?  And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you.  For the word of God is for you and for your children and for all those who are far off, even all those who may be marked out by the Lord our God.  And with more such words he gave his witness, offering them salvation and saying, Come out from this evil generation.  Then those who gave hearing to his words had baptism: and about three thousand souls were joined to them that day.  And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.  But fear came on every soul: and all sorts of wonders and signs were done by the Apostles.  And all those who were of the faith kept together, and had all things in common;  And exchanging their goods and property for money, they made division of it among them all, as they had need.  And day by day, going in agreement together regularly to the Temple and, taking broken bread together in their houses, they took their food with joy and with true hearts,  Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
See All...; Romans:6:4We have been placed with him among the dead through baptism into death: so that as Christ came again from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, in the same way, might be living in new life. See All...; Acts:19:1-41 And it came about that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having gone through the higher country, came to Ephesus, where there were certain disciples:  And he said to them, Did you get the Holy Spirit when you had faith? And they said to him, No, we have had no knowledge of the Holy Spirit.  And he said, What sort of baptism did you have? And they said, The baptism of John.  And Paul said, John gave a baptism which goes with a change of heart, saying to the people that they were to have faith in him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.  And hearing this, they had baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus.  And when Paul had put his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they had the power of talking in tongues, and acting like prophets.  And there were about twelve of these men.  And he went into the Synagogue, and for three months he was preaching there without fear, reasoning and teaching about the kingdom of God.  But because some of the people were hard-hearted and would not give hearing, saying evil words about the Way before the people, he went away from them, and kept the disciples separate, reasoning every day in the school of Tyrannus.  And this went on for two years, so that all those who were living in Asia had knowledge of the word of the Lord, Greeks as well as Jews.  And God did special works of power by the hands of Paul:  So that bits of linen and clothing from his body were taken to people who were ill, and their diseases went away from them and the evil spirits went out.  But some of the Jews who went from place to place driving out evil spirits, took it on themselves to make use of the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, I give you orders, by Jesus, whom Paul is preaching.  And there were seven sons of a man named Sceva, a Jew and a chief priest, who did this.  And the evil spirit, answering, said to them, I have knowledge of Jesus, and of Paul, but who are you?  And the man in whom the evil spirit was, jumping on them, was stronger than the two of them, and overcame them, so that they went running from that house, wounded and without their clothing.  And this came to the ears of all those, Jews and Greeks, who were living at Ephesus; and fear came on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was made great.  And a number of those who had faith came and made a public statement of their sins and all their acts.  And a great number of those who were experts in strange arts took their books and put them on the fire in front of everyone: and when the books were valued they came to fifty thousand bits of silver.  So the word of the Lord was increased very greatly and was full of power.  Now after these things were ended, Paul came to a decision that when he had gone through Macedonia and Achaia he would go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I have a desire to see Rome.  And having sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, into Macedonia, he himself went on living in Asia for a time.  And about that time a great outcry took place about the Way.  For there was a certain man named Demetrius, a silver-worker, who made silver boxes for the images of Diana, and gave no small profit to the workmen;  Whom he got together, with other workmen of the same trade, and said to them, Men, it is clear that from this business we get our wealth.  And you see, for it has come to your ears, that not only at Ephesus, but almost all through Asia, this Paul has been teaching numbers of people and turning them away, saying that those are not gods who are made by men's hands:  And there is danger, not only that our trade may be damaged in the opinion of men, but that the holy place of the great goddess Diana may be no longer honoured, and that she to whom all Asia and the world give worship, will be put down from her high position.  And hearing this, they were very angry, crying out and saying, Great is Diana of Ephesus.  And the town was full of noise and trouble, and they all came running into the theatre, having taken by force Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia who were journeying in company with Paul.  And when Paul was about to go in to the people, the disciples did not let him.  And some of the rulers of Asia, being his friends, sent to him, requesting him seriously not to put himself in danger by going into the theatre.  And some said one thing, and some another: for there was no order in the meeting; and most of them had no idea why they had come together.  Then they took Alexander out from among the people, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander, making a sign with his hand, was about to make a statement to the people in answer:  But when they saw that he was a Jew, all of them with one voice went on crying out for about two hours, Great is Diana of Ephesus.  And when the chief secretary had got the people quiet, he said, Men of Ephesus, is any man without knowledge that the town of Ephesus is the keeper of the holy place of the great Diana, who was sent down from Jupiter?  So then, because these things may not be doubted, it would be better for you to be quiet, and do nothing unwise.  For you have taken these men, who are not doing damage to the holy place or talking against our goddess.  If, then, Demetrius and the workmen who are with him have a protest to make against any man, the law is open to them, and there are judges; let them put up a cause at law against one another.  But if any other business is in question, let it be taken up in the regular meeting.  For, truly, we are in danger of being made responsible for this day's trouble, there being no cause for it: and we are not able to give any reason for this coming together.  And when he had said this, he sent the meeting away.
See All...; Acts:2:41Then those who gave hearing to his words had baptism: and about three thousand souls were joined to them that day. See All...; Acts:2:38And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you. See All...; Acts:1:8But you will have power, when the Holy Spirit has come on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. See All...; Acts:1:1I have given an earlier account, O Theophilus, of all the things which Jesus did, and of his teaching from the first, See All...; Matthew:7:21-23 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.  A great number will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, were we not prophets in your name, and did we not by your name send out evil spirits, and by your name do works of power?  And then will I say to them, I never had knowledge of you: go from me, you workers of evil.
See All...; Isaiah:53:1-12 Who would have had faith in the word which has come to our ears, and to whom had the arm of the Lord been unveiled?  For his growth was like that of a delicate plant before him, and like a root out of a dry place: he had no grace of form, to give us pleasure;  Men made sport of him, turning away from him; he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease; and like one from whom men's faces are turned away, he was looked down on, and we put no value on him.  But it was our pain he took, and our diseases were put on him: while to us he seemed as one diseased, on whom God's punishment had come.  But it was for our sins he was wounded, and for our evil doings he was crushed: he took the punishment by which we have peace, and by his wounds we are made well.  We all went wandering like sheep; going every one of us after his desire; and the Lord put on him the punishment of us all.  Men were cruel to him, but he was gentle and quiet; as a lamb taken to its death, and as a sheep before those who take her wool makes no sound, so he said not a word.  They took away from him help and right, and who gave a thought to his fate? for he was cut off from the land of the living: he came to his death for the sin of my people.  And they put his body into the earth with sinners, and his last resting-place was with the evil-doers, though he had done no wrong, and no deceit was in his mouth.  And the Lord was pleased ... see a seed, long life, ... will do well in his hand. ...  ... made clear his righteousness before men ... had taken their sins on himself.  For this cause he will have a heritage with the great, and he will have a part in the goods of war with the strong, because he gave up his life, and was numbered with the evil-doers; taking on himself the sins of the people, and making prayer for the wrongdoers.
See All...; Proverbs:24:27Put your work in order outside, and make it ready in the field; and after that, see to the building of your house. See All...; 1 Timothy:2:11-15 Let a woman quietly take the place of a learner and be under authority.  In my opinion it is right for a woman not to be a teacher, or to have rule over a man, but to be quiet.  For Adam was first formed, then Eve;  And Adam was not taken by deceit, but the woman, being tricked, became a wrongdoer.  But if they go on in faith and love and holy self-control, she will be kept safe at the time of childbirth.
See All...; 1 Corinthians:11:1-34 So take me for your example, even as I take Christ for mine.  Now I am pleased to see that you keep me in memory in all things, and that you give attention to the teaching which was handed down from me to you.  But it is important for you to keep this fact in mind, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.  Every man who takes part in prayer, or gives teaching as a prophet, with his head covered, puts shame on his head.  But every woman who does so with her head unveiled, puts shame on her head: for it is the same as if her hair was cut off.  For if a woman is not veiled, let her hair be cut off; but if it is a shame to a woman to have her hair cut off, let her be veiled.  For it is not right for a man to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.  For the man did not come from the woman, but the woman from the man.  And the man was not made for the woman, but the woman for the man.  For this reason it is right for the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.  But the woman is not separate from the man, and the man is not separate from the woman in the Lord.  For as the woman is from the man, so the man is through the woman; but all things are from God.  Be judges yourselves of the question: does it seem right for a woman to take part in prayer unveiled?  Does it not seem natural to you that if a man has long hair, it is a cause of shame to him?  But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering.  But if any man will not be ruled in this question, this is not our way of doing things, and it is not done in the churches of God.  But in giving you this order, there is one thing about which I am not pleased: it is that when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.  For first of all, it has come to my ears that when you come together in the church, there are divisions among you, and I take the statement to be true in part.  For divisions are necessary among you, in order that those who have God's approval may be clearly seen among you.  But now, when you come together, it is not possible to take the holy meal of the Lord:  For when you take your food, everyone takes his meal before the other; and one has not enough food, and another is the worse for drink.  What? have you not houses to take your meals in? or have you no respect for the church of God, putting the poor to shame? What am I to say to you? am I to give you praise? certainly not.  For it was handed down to me from the Lord, as I gave it to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night when Judas was false to him, took bread,  And when it had been broken with an act of praise, he said, This is my body which is for you: do this in memory of me.  In the same way, with the cup, after the meal, he said, This cup is the new testament in my blood: do this, whenever you take it, in memory of me.  For whenever you take the bread and the cup you give witness to the Lord's death till he comes.  If, then, anyone takes the bread or the cup of the Lord in the wrong spirit, he will be responsible for the body and blood of the Lord.  But let no man take of the bread and the cup without testing himself.  For a man puts himself in danger, if he takes part in the holy meal without being conscious that it is the Lord's body.  For this cause a number of you are feeble and ill, and a number are dead.  But if we were true judges of ourselves, punishment would not come on us.  But if punishment does come, it is sent by the Lord, so that we may be safe when the world is judged.  So then, my brothers, when you come together to the holy meal of the Lord, let there be waiting for one another.  If any man is in need of food, let him take his meal in his house; so that you may not come together to your damage. And the rest I will put in order when I come.