He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
You are the light of the world. A mountain built on a hill that cannot be hidden.
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith…