"Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter."
"But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit."
I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.
"If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you."
"Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil-"
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
"But no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison."
Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone-and even by the truth itself. We also speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
"Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself."
"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."
"Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: "See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone..."
I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
"First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires."
"What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?"
"To God's elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,"
"She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark."
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.
"And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things."