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The Teachings of the Apostles
Acts 2:38 Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness
of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at
whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do
the same things.
Romans 6:12-14 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to
God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an
instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the
law, but under grace.
Romans 8:12-14 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to
live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to
death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the
children of God.
Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your
bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not
conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:3 Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with
sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
Romans 12:9-21 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one
another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual
fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s
people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not
curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one
another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is
possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear
friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the
Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to
drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but
overcome evil with good.
Romans 13:1 & 7 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority
except that which God has established. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes,
pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Romans 13:8-9 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another..Love
your neighbor as yourself.
Romans 13:13-14 ...put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light... behave decently,
as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery,
not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think
about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
Romans 14:19 ...make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
Romans 14:13 ...stop passing judgment on one another...
Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Romans 16:17 ...watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are
contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
1 Corinthians 1:10 ...agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among
you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Flee from sexual immorality...whoever sins sexually, sins against their own
body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have
received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with
Romans 15:2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
1 Corinthians 10:8-10 Do not be idolaters...we should not test the Lord...and do not grumble....
1 Corinthians 10:14 & 32 ...flee from idolatry.... Do not cause anyone to stumble.
1 Corinthians 14:1 ...eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and
wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
2 Corinthians 7:1 ..we should purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit,
perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Ephesians 4:1-3 ...live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and
gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the
Spirit through the bond of peace.
Ephesians 5:8-10 Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness,
righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.
Ephesians 4:25-32 … each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor...in
your anger do not sin...do not let the sun go down while you are still angry... and do not give the
devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something
useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Do not let any
unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according
to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with
whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling
and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving
each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 5:1-4 Follow God’s example... and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave
himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. .. among you there must not be even a
hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s
holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but
Ephesians 5:18-21 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the
Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make
music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Philippians 1:27 ...conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Philippians 2:5-11 ...have the same mindset as Christ Jesus...he made himself nothing by taking the
very nature of a servant, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death...
Philippians 2:12 ...continue to work out your salvation with fear
Philippians 2:14-15 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless
and pure, children of God without fault...
Philippians 4:4 ...rejoice in the Lord always...
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:8 ...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:5-10 Put to death whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity,
lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry... you must also rid yourselves of all such things as
these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other...
Colossians 3:12-17 ..as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one
another... Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them
all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts...you were called to peace.
And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one
another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with
gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified, that you should avoid sexual
immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and
honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans... and that in this matter no one should wrong or take
advantage of a brother or sister.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 ...make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own
business and work with your hands so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that
you will not be dependent on anybody.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 ...acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the
Lord and who admonish you. Live in peace with each other... warn those who are idle and disruptive,
encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays
back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in
Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold
on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 ...encourage one another and build each other up...
1 Timothy 2:1-3 I urge, then...that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all
people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness
and holiness...this is good and pleases God...
1 Timothy 4:7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives tales; rather, train yourself to be
1 Timothy 6:11-12 ...pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight
the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called...
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put
their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with
everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be
generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm
foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
2 Timothy 2:16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more
2 Timothy 2:22-26 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace,
along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don’t have anything to do with foolish and
stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be
quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently
instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them
captive to do his will.
Hebrews 12:7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are
not disciplined by their father?
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no
one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 13:1-2 Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,
for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:4-5 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure... Keep your lives
free from the love of money and be content with what you have...
Hebrews 13:9 Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.
Hebrews 13:17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority...
James 1:19-20 Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry for man's
anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
James 1:21-22 ...get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word
planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
Do what it says.
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
James 1:26-27 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their
tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as
pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from
being polluted by the world.
James 2:1 ...believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.
James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we
who teach will be judged more strictly.
James 4:4 ...friendship with the world means enmity against God.
Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
James 4:7-10 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near
to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you
double-minded.... Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.
James 4:11 ...do not slander one another.
James 4:16 … boasting is evil.
James 4:17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
James 5:16 ...confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
1 Peter 1:15-16 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be
holy, because I am holy.
1 Peter 2:1 … rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
1 Peter 2:12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong,
they may see your good deeds and glorify God...
1 Peter 2:16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants
1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the king.
1 Peter 3:8-9 Live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate
and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this
you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:15 Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for
the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
1 Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude,
because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their
earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
1 Peter 4:7-9 Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other
deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without
1 Peter 4:10-11 Each one should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful
stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks
the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in
all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ
1 Peter 5:5-6 You who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves
with humility toward one another... Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand, that he may
lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5:8-9 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion
looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith...
1 Peter 1:5-8 ...make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to
knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to
godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in
increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:11-14 ...what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives...make
every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
1 John 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin.
1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the
Father is not in them.
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