just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will…
until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men.”
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;
Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.
The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out.
The disciples of John reported to him about all these things.
Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.
this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death…