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And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.
how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house,
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
how on the day that you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’