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You are those who have stood by me in my trials. Luke 22:28 Then He told me. The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know His will and to see the righteous one and hear him speak. For you are to be his witness, telling everyone what you have seen and heard. What are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Have your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:14-16
I once thought these things were valuable, but, now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ. Philippians 3:7-8
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But, I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. Philippians 3:12