21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming(A) when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.(B) 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know;(C) we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.(D) 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come(E) when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit(F) and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit,(G) and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ)(H) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

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A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you,(A) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform(C) to the pattern of this world,(D) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.(E) Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(F)—his good, pleasing(G) and perfect will.

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10 For we are God’s handiwork,(A) created(B) in Christ Jesus to do good works,(C) which God prepared in advance for us to do.

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37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 22:37 Deut. 6:5

25 not giving up meeting together,(A) as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another(B)—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.(C)

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