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VerseD: Matthew 19:26

And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26, NASB

Salvation alone is found in Christ. We can never attain perfection nor God’s approval any other way.

VerseD: Isaiah 43:19

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:19, ESV

No other religion offers what Christianity does. All others say there is something we must do to be good, but God says, “Only through my Son can you be made good and all of Creation be restored to goodness.”

VerseD: Philippians 1:6

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6, ESV

We have the promise and reminder: We are made new, but our transformation is not complete until Jesus returns.

Until then, live out your salvation with fear and trembling.

VerseD: Psalm 2:11

Worship the Lord with reverence And rejoice with trembling.
Psalm 2:11, NASB

God is so much more powerful than we could ever imagine, and holier than we could ever understand.

Realize how your sin has affected your relationship with Him, and you will tremble before Him. Realize how His grace has saved you, and you will ever remain in awe of Him.

VerseD: 2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9, NASB

Jesus will return, on His timetable. It is okay to long for His return, but remember that He is waiting for the full number of those who believe.

VerseD: Colossians 3:1

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1, NASB

All of our power and worth comes from who Christ is: the Son of God, perfect and blameless, who died for our salvation.

Turn to Him in every moment of every day.

VerseD: John 15:4

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
John 15:4, NASB

We are commanded to love God and love people, but it is at best difficult and at worst impossible without continually being consumed by the love of God through Jesus.