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Colossians 1:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God.

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John 15:16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.

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Philippians 1:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.

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1 Peter 5:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Final Greetings and Benediction

12 Through Silvanus, whom I consider a faithful brother, I have written this short letter to encourage you and to testify that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.

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Colossians 1:23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel.

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Romans 1:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 I want you to know, brothers and sisters,[a] that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as I have among the rest of the Gentiles.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 1:13 Gk brothers
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Mark 4:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.”

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Matthew 24:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 And this good news[a] of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 24:14 Or gospel
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Psalm 98:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
    to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
    the victory of our God.

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1 Peter 1:2-3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

who have been chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with his blood:

May grace and peace be yours in abundance.

A Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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Titus 2:11-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all,[a] 12 training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,

Footnotes:

  1. Titus 2:11 Or has appeared to all, bringing salvation
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2 Thessalonians 2:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Chosen for Salvation

13 But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters[a] beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits[b] for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Gk brothers
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Other ancient authorities read from the beginning
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1 Thessalonians 2:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God’s word, which is also at work in you believers.

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1 Thessalonians 1:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake.

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Colossians 1:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.

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Philippians 4:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the profit that accumulates to your account.

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Ephesians 5:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.

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Ephesians 4:23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

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Ephesians 4:21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 For surely you have heard about him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus.

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Ephesians 3:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given me for you,

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2 Corinthians 10:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 For we were not overstepping our limits when we reached you; we were the first to come all the way to you with the good news[a] of Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:14 Or the gospel
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2 Corinthians 6:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

As we work together with him,[a] we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 6:1 Gk As we work together
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