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.”
Collect for Purity
“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.”
“It is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.”
Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.
Now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it.
This is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God.