Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 2:12–16; Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 1:29

17 So zfaith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.


12 Now rwe have received not sthe spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this tin words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, uinterpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.1

14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are vfolly to him, and whe is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The xspiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 yFor who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But zwe have the mind of Christ.


For zby grace you have been saved athrough faith. And this is bnot your own doing; cit is the gift of God,


29 For cit has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also bsuffer for his sake,