And the apostles said unto the LORD, INCREASE OUR FAITH.
Now FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for HE THAT COMETH TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that GOD IS TRUE.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for GOD IS LOVE.
GOD IS A SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. GOD IS LOVE; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
For GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD.
And THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
And there came a VOICE FROM HEAVEN, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that GOD IS LIGHT, and in him is no darkness at all.
Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT, because their deeds were evil.
For the law was given by Moses, but GRACE AND TRUTH came by JESUS CHRIST.
And being found in fashion as a man, HE HUMBLED HIMSELF, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
For the PREACHING OF THE CROSS is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
A new commandment I give unto you, THAT YE LOVE ONE ANOTHER; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
God is not a man, that he should lie; NEITHER THE SON OF MAN, THAT HE SHOULD REPENT: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GOD OF GODS, AND LORD OF LORDS, A GREAT GOD, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: NO GOOD THING WILL HE WITHHOLD FROM THEM THAT WALK UPRIGHTLY.
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, WE HAVE AN ADVOCATE WITH THE FATHER, Jesus Christ the righteous:
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but SINNERS TO REPENTANCE.
For I desired MERCY, AND NOT SACRIFICE; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? HE THAT HATH SEEN ME HATH SEEN THE FATHER; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
But that NO MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW IN THE SIGHT OF GOD, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
( FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT:)
Remembering without ceasing YOUR WORK OF FAITH, AND LABOUR OF LOVE, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
2 Timothy 2:3
Thou therefore ENDURE hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall ENDURE unto the end, the same shall be saved.
So then FAITH COMETH by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
THROUGH FAITH we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
For the WORD OF GOD is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the HOLY SPIRIT to them that ask him?
The FEAR OF THE LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
The FEAR OF THE LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be SAVED; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE IN THINE HEART that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. BUT IF THOU DO THAT WHICH IS EVIL, BE AFRAID; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.