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brethren, I commend you to God, you occasion to glory on our behalf, and to the word of his grace, which that ye may have somewhat to anis able to build you up, and to give swer them which glory in appearyou an inheritance among all them ance, and not in heart. For whether which are sanctified. I have cov- we be beside ourselves, it is to God: eted no man's silver, or gold, ap

or whether we be sober, it is for parel. Yea, ye yourselves know, your cause. that these hands have ministered Rom. 12:1. I beseech you thereunto my necessities, and to them fore, brethren, by the mercies of that were with me. I have showed God, that ye present your bodies a you all things, how that so laboring living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unye ought to support the weak, and to God, which is your reasonable to remember the words of the Lord service. And be not conformed to Jesus, how he said, It is more bless- this world: but be ye transformed ed to give than to receive. And by the renewing of your mind, that when he had thus spoken, he kneeled ye may, prove what is that good, and down and prayed with them all. acceptable, and perfect will of God. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his § 5. strivING TO INCREASE IN HOface no more. And they accompa

LINESS -- OR SANCTIFICATION, nied him unto the ship.

ACTS 28: 30. Paul dwelt two Mat. 5: 4. Blessed are they that whole years in his own hired' house, mourn ; for they shall be comforted and received all that came in unto ... blessed are they that hunger and him, preaching the kingdom of God, thirst after righteousness; for they and teaching those things which con- shall be filled. cern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all Lev. 11: 44. I am the Lord your confidence, no man forbidding bim. God; you shall therefore sanctify

Rom.1:11. For I long to see you, yourselves, and ye shall be holy, that I may impart unto you some for I am holy. spiritual gift, to the end ye may be Rom. 6: 1. What shall we say established: that is, that I may be then ? Shall we continue in sin, that comforted together with you, by the grace may abound ? God forbid: mutual faith both of you and me. how shall we, that are dead to sin, Now I would not have you ignorant, live any longer therein ? Know ye brethren, that oftentimes I purposed not that so many of us as were bapto come unto you (but was let hith- tized into Jesus Christ, were baperto) that I might have some fruit tized into his death? Therefore we among you also, even as 'among are buried with him by baptism into other Gentiles. I am debtor both death: that like as Christ was raised to the Greeks, and to the Barba- up from the dead by the glory of the rians, both to the wise, and to the Father, even so we also should walk unwise. So, as much as in me is, I in newness of life. For if we have am ready to preach the gospel to been planted together in the likeness you that are at Rome also.

of his death, we shall be also in the

likeness of his resurrection: know1 2. Cor. 5: 9. Wherefore we la- ing this, that our old man is crucified bor, that, whether present or absent, with him, that the body of sin might we may be accepted of him. For be destroyed, that henceforth we we must all appear before the judg- should not serve sin. For he that is ment-seat of Christ; that every one dead is freed from sin. — 12. Let may receive the things done in his not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, according to that he hath done, body, that ye should obey it in the whether it be good or bad.

lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your Knowing therefore the terror of members as instruments of unrightthe Lord, we persuade men; but we eousness unto sin ; but yield yourare made manifest unto God: and I selves unto God, as those that are trust also are made manifest in your alive from the dead, and your memconsciences. For we commend not bers as instruments of righteousness ourselves again unto you, but give unto God: for sin shall not have do


minion over you ;

ye are not un-

the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? der the law, but under grace. If any man defile the temple of God,

him shall God destroy: for the tem1 What then? shall we sin, because ple of God is holy, which temple ye we are not under the law, but under grace ? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves | 10:31. Whether therefore ye eat servants to obey, his servants ye are or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do to whom ye obey; whether of sin all to the glory of God : give none unto death, or of obedience unto offence, neither to the Jews, nor to righteousness ? But God be thanked, the Gentiles, nor to the church of that ye were the servants of șin; God. Even as I please all men in but ye have obeyed from the heart all things, not seeking mine own that form of doctrine which was profit, but the profit of many, that delivered you. Being then made they may be saved. Be ye followers free from sin, ye became the ser- of me, even as I also am of Christ. vants of righteousness: (1 speak af- 2 Cor. 3: 18. But we all, with ter the manner of men, because of open face beholding as in a glass the the infirmity of your flesh:) for as glory of the Lord, are changed into ye have yielded your members ser- the same image from glory to glory, vants to uncleanness and to iniquity even as by the Spirit of the Lord. unto iniquity ; even so now yield 2 Cor. 7: 1. Having therefore your members servants to righteous- these promises, dearly beloved, let ness unto holiness. For when ye us cleanse ourselves from all filthiwere the servants of sin, ye were ness of the flesh and spirit, perfectfree from righteousness. What fruit ing holiness in the fear of God. had ye then in those things whereof 10:3. For though we walk in the ye are now ashamed ? for the end of flesh, we do not war after the flesh: those things is death. But now be- (for the weapons of our warfare are ing made free from sin, and become not carnal, but mighty through God servants to God, ye have your fruit to the pulling down of strong holds); unto holiness, and the end everlast- casting down imaginations, and every ing life. For the wages of sin is high thing that exalteth itself against death: but the gift of God is eternal the knowledge of God, and bringing life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. into captivity every thought to the

12:9. Let love be without dissim- obedience of Christ; and having ulation. Abhor that which is evil ; | in readiness to revenge all disobecleave to that which is good. Be dience, when your obedience is fulkindly affectioned one to another filled. with brotherly love ; in honor pre- 13:5. Examine yourselves, whethferring one another ; not slothful in er ye be in the faith ; prove your business ; fervent in spirit; serving own selves. Know ye not your own the Lord; rejoicing in hope ; patient selves, how that Jesus Christ is in in tribulation; continuing instant in you, except ye be reprobates ? But prayer ; distributing to the necessity I trust that ye shall know that we of saints; given to hospitality. are not reprobates. Now I pray to

13: 11. It is high time to awake God that ye do no evil; not that we out of sleep: for now is our salva- should appear approved, but that tion nearer than when we believed. / ye should do that which is honest, The night is far spent, the day is at though we be as reprobates. For we hand: let us therefore cast off the can do nothing against the truth, but works of darkness, and let us put on for the truth. For we are glad when the armor of light. Let us walk we are weak, and ye are strong: and honestly, as in the day: not in riot- this also we wish, even your perfecing and drunkenness, not in cham- tion. Therefore I write these things bering and wantonness, not in strife being absent, lest being present I and envying. But put ye on the should use sharpness, according to Lord Jesus Christ, and make not the power which the Lord hath givprovision for the flesh, to fulfil the en me to edification, and not to delusts thereof.

struction. 1 Cor. 3:16. Know ye not that Finally, brethren, farewell. Be ye are the temple of God, and that perfect, be of good comfort, be of

one mind, live in peace; and the grow up into him in all things, God of love and peace shall be with which is the head, even Christ, from you. Greet one another with a holy whom the whole body fitly joined kiss. All the saints salute you. The together and compacted by that grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and which every joint supplieth, accordthe love of God, and the communion ing to the effectual working in the of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. measure of every part, maketh inAmen.

crease of the body unto the edifying

of itself in love, TT Gal. 5: 22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long- I This I say, therefore, and testisuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, fy in the Lord, that ye henceforth meekness, temperance; against such walk not as other Gentiles walk, in there is no law. And they that are the vanity of their mind, having the Christ's have crucified the flesh, with understanding darkened, being alienthe affections and lusts. If we live ated from the life of God, through in the Spirit, let us also walk in the the ignorance that is in them, beSpirit. Let us not be desirous of cause of the blindness of their heart: vain-glory, provoking one another, who, being past feeling, have given envying one another. 17. The themselves over unto lasciviousness, flesh lusteth against the spirit, and to work all uncleannes with greedithe spirit against the flesh: and ness. But ye have not so learned these are contrary the one to the oth- Christ, if so be that ye have heard er. So that ye cannot do the things him, and have been taught by him, that ye would.

as the truth is in Jesus: that ye put Eph. 1 : 15. Wherefore I also, off concerning the former conversa-, after I heard of your faith in the tion the old man, which is corrupt Lord Jesus, and love unto al the according to the deceitful lusts; and saints, cease not to give thanks for be renewed in the spirit of your you, making mention of you my mind ; and that ye put on the new prayers; that the God of our Lord man, which after God is created in Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, righteousness and true holiness. may give unto you the spirit oi wis- 5:7. Be not ye therefore partadom and revelation in the knowl- kers with them. For ye were someedge of him: the eyes of your un- time darkness, are ye light derstanding being enlightened; that in the Lord : walk as children of ye may know what is the hope of light ; (for the fruit of the Spirit is. his calling, and what the riches of in all goodness, and righteousness, the glory of his inheritance in the and truth ;) proving what is acceptsaints, and what is the exceeding able unto the Lord. — 15. See then greatness of his power to us-ward that ye walk circumspectly, not as who believe, according to the work- fools, but as wise, redeeming the ing of his mighty power, which he time, because the days are evil. wrought in Christ, when he raised Wherefore be ye not unwise, but him from the dead.

understanding what the will of the 4:11. And he gave some Apos- Lord is. And be ye not drunk with tles; and some prophets ; and some wine, wherein is excess. evangelists ; and some pastors and 6:10. Finally, my brethren, be teachers, for the perfecting of the strong in the Lord, and in the powsaints, for the work of the ministry, er of his might. Put on the whole for the edifying of the body of Christ, armor of God, that ye may be able till we all come in the unity of the to stand against the wiles of the faith, and of the knowledge of the devil. For we wrestle not against Son of God, unto a perfect man, un- flesh and blood, but against princito the measure of the stature of the palities, against powers, against the fulness of Christ : that we hence- rulers of the darkness of this world, forth be no more children, tossed to against spiritual wickedness in high and fro, and carried about with places. Wherefore take unto you every wind of doctrine, by the sleight the whole armor of God, that ye of men, and cunning craftiness, may be able to withstand in the evil whereby they lie in wait to deceive: day, and having done all, to stand. but speaking the truth in love, may Stand, therefore, having your loins. girt about with truth, and having on God shall reveal even this unto you. the breast-plate of righteousness; Nevertheless, whereto we have aland your feet shod with the prepa- ready attained, let us walk by the ration of the

gospel of

peace ; above same rule, let us mind the same all, taking the shield of faith, where thing. Brethren, be followers towith ye shall be able to quench all gether of me, and mark them which the fiery darts of the wicked. And walk so as ye have us for an ensamtake the helmet of salvation, and plé. For many walk, of whom I the sword of the Spirit, which is the have told you often, and now tell word of God : praying always with you even weeping, that they are the all prayer and supplication in the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose. Spirit, and watching thereunto with end is destruction, whose God is all perseverance and supplication their belly, and whose glory is in for all saints, and for me, that utter- their shame, who mind earthly ance may be given unto me, that I things. For our conversation is in may open my mouth boldly, to make heaven; from whence also we look known the mystery of the gospel, for for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, which I am an ambassador in bonds: who shall change our vile body, that that therein I may speak boldly, as I it may be fashioned like unto his ought to speak.

glorious body, according to the

working whereby he is able even to | Phil. 1:9. And this I pray, subdue all things unto himself. that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all [ 4: 1. Therefore, my brethren, judgment; that ye may approve dearly beloved and longed for, my things that are excellent; that ye joy and crown, so stand fast in the may be sincere and without offence Lord, my dearly beloved. till the day of Christ, being filled I beseech Euodias, and beseech with the fruits of righteousness, Synteche, that they be of the same which are by Jesus Christ, unto the mind in the Lord. And I entreat glory and praise of God.

thee also, true yoke-fellow, help 3:8. I count all things but loss those women which labored with me for the excellency of the knowledge in thi gospel, with Clement also, of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom and with other my fellow-laborers, I have suffered the loss of all things, whose names are in the book of life. and do count them but dung, that I Rejoice in the Lord_alway : and may win Christ, and be found in again I say, Rejoice! Let him, not having mine own righteous-eration be known unto all men. The ness, which is of the law, but that Lord is at hand: be careful for nothwhich is through the faith of Christ, ing; but in every thing by prayer the righteousness which is of God and supplication with thanksgiving by faith: that I may know him, and let your requests be made known the power of his resurrection, and unto God; and the peace of God, the fellowship of his sufferings, be- which passeth all understanding, ing made conformable unto his shall keep your hearts and minds death; if by any means I might at- through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethtain unto the resurrection of the ren, whatsoever things are true, dead. Not as though I had already whatsoever things are honest, whatattained, either were already per- soever things are just, whatsoever fect: but I follow after, if that I may things are pure, whatsoever things apprehend that for which also I am are lovely, whatsoever things are of apprehended of Christ Jesus. Breth- good report ; if there be any virren, I count not myself to have ap- tue, and if there be any praise, think prehended: but this one thing I do, on these things ; those things which forgetting those things which are ye have both learned, and received, behind, and reaching forth unto and heard, and seen in me, do : and those things which are before, I the God of peace shall be with you. press toward the mark for the prize Col. 1:9. For this cause we also, of the high calling of God in Christ since the day we heard it, do not Jesus. Let us therefore, as many cease to pray for you, and to desire as be perfect, be thus minded: and if that ye might be filled with the in any thing ye be otherwise minded, knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding: that ye one another, if any man have a might walk worthy of the Lord unto quarrel against any: even as Christ all pleasing ; being fruitful in every forgave you, so also do ye.). And good work, and increasing in the above all these things put on charity, knowledge of God; strengthened which is the bond of perfectness, with all might, according to his glo- And let the peace of God rule in rious power, unto all patience and your hearts, to the which also ye long-suffering with joyfulness; giv- are called in one body ; and be ye ing thanks unto the Father, which thankful. hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in | 1 Thess. 3: 11. Now God himlight, who hath delivered us from self and our Father, and our Lord the power of darkness, and hath Jesus Christ, direct our way unto translated us into the kingdom of you.

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And the Lord make you to his dear Son, 21. And you, that increase and abound in love one towere sometime alienated, and ene- ward another, and toward all men, mies in your mind by wicked works, even as we do toward you: to the yet now hath he reconciled in the end he may stablish your hearts unbody of his flesh through death ; to blamable in holiness before God, present you holy, and unblamable, even our Father, at the coming of and unreprovable in his sight; if ye our Lord Jesus Christ with all his continue in the faith grounded and saints. settled, and be not moved away 4: 1. Furthermore then we befrom the hope of the gospel, which seech you, brethren, and exhort you ye have heard.

by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have

received of us how ye ought to walk 1 3: 1. If ye then be risen with and to please God, so ye would Christ, seek those things which are abound more and more: for ye

know above, where Christ sitteth on the what cornmandments we gave you right hand of God. Set your affec- by the Lord Jesus. For this is the tion on things above, not on things will of God, even your sanctificaon the earth. For ye are dead, and tion, that ye should abstain from foryour

life is hid with Christ in God. nication : that every one of you When Christ, who is our life, shall should know how to possess his vesappear, then shall ye also appear sel in sanctification and honor, not with him in glory.

in the lust of concupiscence, even Mortify therefore your members as the Gentiles which know not which are upon the earth; fornica- God. tion, uncleanness, inordinate affec- 5: 13. And be at peace among tion, evil concupiscence, and cove- yourselves. tousness, which is idolatry: for which Now we exhort you, brethren, things' sake the wrath of God com- warn them that are unruly, comfort eth on the children of disobedience; the feeble-minded, support the weak, in the which ye also walked some- be patient toward all men. See that time, when ye lived in them : but none render evil for evil unto any now ye also put off all these ; anger, man; but ever follow that which is wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy com- good, both among yourselves, and to munication out of your mouth ; lie all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray not one to another, seeing that ye without ceasing. In every thing have put off the old man with his give thanks, for this is the will of deeds, and have put on the new man, i God in Christ Jesus concerning you. which is renewed in knowledge after Qrench not the Spirit: despise not the image of him that created him: prophesyings. Prove all things; where there is neither Greek nor hold fast that which is good: abstain Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcis- from all appearance of evil. And ion, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor the very God of peace sanctify you free: but Christ is all, and in all. wholly ; and I pray God your whole Put on therefore, as the elect of spirit, and soul, and body be preGod, holy and beloved, bowels of served blameless unto the coming of mercies, kindness, humbleness of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is mind, meekness, long-suffering; (for- he that calleth you, who also will bearing one another, and forgiving do it.

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