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SENTENCES OF INTRODUCTION.
The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly of heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth, as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found; call ye upon him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts : and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled,
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Likewise I say unto you, There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him; to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
This is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
Jesus said, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you : for him hath God the Father sealed.
As the Father raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Hear what Christ the Lord said : He that heareth my word and believeth on Him that sent me hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation ; but is passed from death unto life.
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel; and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth : so is every one which is born of the Spirit.
Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come to him. If any
lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven of the wind and tossed.
Verily I say unto you, that in this place is one greater than the temple. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
Stand in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear ye the word of the Lord, all ye that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice! Righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Be thankful unto him and bless his name.
For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, but ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the first-born, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh.
The Lord is risen indeed. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we have not an high-priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities : but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him ; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he set before us.
Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.
Let our prayers be set forth in his sight as incense; and the listing up of our hands as an evening sacrifice.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; but they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.
Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the High God? He hath showed thee, O man, what is good ; and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God?
If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remember that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift upon the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God.
Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; following peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
And be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only deceiving your own selves.
O, come, let us worship and bow down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.