“‘What will I do?’ the owner asked himself. ‘I know! I’ll send my cherished son. Surely they will respect him.’
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
Now if the Gentiles were enriched because the people of Israel turned down God’s offer of salvation, think how much greater a blessing the world will share when they finally accept it.
The message about faith: “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
“I am placing a stone in Jerusalem that makes people stumble, a rock that makes them fall. But anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”
“We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.”