You are well acquainted with how I lived among you from the first day that I set foot in the province of Asia, and how I continued afterward, serving the Lord with all humility in tears and in the midst of adversity, affliction and trials which befell me, due to the plots of the Jews against me; how I did not shrink from telling you anything that was for your benefit and teaching you in public meetings and from house to house, but constantly and earnestly I bore testimony both to Jews and Greeks, urging them to turn in repentance to God and to have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
And now, you see, I am going to Jerusalem, bound by the Holy Spirit and obligated and compelled by the convictions of my own spirit, not knowing what will befall me there — except that the Holy Spirit clearly and emphatically affirms to me in city after city that imprisonment and suffering await me.
But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from which was entrusted to me by the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news of God’s grace and mercy (Acts 20:19-24)
Here’s the point. God didn’t send His Son into the world to judge it; instead, He is here to rescue a world headed toward certain destruction (John 3:17)
Remember this, my dear brothers and sisters: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and should not get angry easily (James 1:19)
We should all be concerned about our neighbor and the good things that will build his faith (Romans 15:2)
It is to freedom that you have been called, my brothers. Only be careful that freedom does not become mere opportunity for your lower nature.
You should be free to serve each other in love. For after all, the whole Law toward others is summed up by this one command, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’ (Galatians 5:13-14)
Brothers and sisters, I encourage all of you in the name of our Lord Yeshua Christ to agree with each other and not to split into opposing groups. I want you to be united in your understanding and opinions (1 Corinthians 1:10)
May the God who inspires men to endure, and gives them a Father’s care, give you a mind united towards one another because of your common loyalty to Jesus Christ. And then, as one man, you will sing from the heart the praises of God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. So open your hearts to one another as Christ has opened his heart to you, and God will be glorified (Romans 15:5-7)