Luke 14:12-14

  1. He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid.
  2. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
  3. and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Ephesians 5:1-2

  1. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
  2. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Philippians 2:1-5

  1. So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,
  2. complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
  3. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
  4. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
  5. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 4:1-3

  1. I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
  2. with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
  3. eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Colossians 3:12-14

  1. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
  2. bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
  3. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

1 Thessalonians 5

  1. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

Galatians 5:18-24

  1. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
  2. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity,
  3. idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions,
  4. envying, murder, drunkenness, carousing, and similar things. I am warning you, as I had warned you before: Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God!
  5. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
  6. gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
  7. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Updated on 2009-10-04 (r.79) by Andrew Fountain