For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
As He said these things, he called out “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses. . .
And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.”
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?