"The Spirit of the Lord fills the world. Alleluia. Let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly. Alleluia." (Antiphon from the Introit for Pentecost)
"Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its water. So shall you bring water out of the rock for them and give drink to the congregation." (Numbers 20:8)
"The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone." (Luke 20:17)
"And lead us not into temptation. What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair or other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory." (The Lord' s Prayer, Sixth Petition and Explanation)
"If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you." (1 Peter 4:14)
"And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)
"I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away." (John 16:1)
"Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Alleluia. Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide Your face from me. Alleluia." (Psalm 27:7 – 9, Antiphon from the Introit for Easter 7)
"This Jesus who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11)
"The he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven." (Luke 24:50-51)
"And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of the things for which we pray, nor have we deserved them, but we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. So we too will sincerely forgive and gladly do good to those who sin against us." (Fifth Petition and Explanation of the Lord' s Prayer)
"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only." (James 1:22)
"And the Lord said to Moses, "Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live." (Numbers 21:8)
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33)
"With a voice of singing, declare, proclaim this, utter it to the end of the earth. Alleluia. The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob! Alleluia." (Antiphon from the Introit for the Sixth Sunday of Easter)
"Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able." (Luke 13:24)
"Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish." (Luke 13:2-3)
"Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread indeed without our prayer, also to all the wicked; but we pray in this petition that He would lead us to know it, and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving." (Lord' s Prayer, Fourth Petition)
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." (James 1:17)
"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation." (Isaiah 12:2)
"Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Alleluia! His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations. Alleluia!" (Psalm 98:1-2, from the Introit for the Fifth Sunday of Easter)
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. (Psalm 98:3 from the Introit for Easter 5)
Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him, And be full of reproach. (Lamentations 3:30)
For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. (1 Peter 2:19)
How is God's will done? God's will is done when he breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God's name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will. (The Small Catechism, Lord's Prayer, Third Petition)
Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? (John 14:9)
To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?" says the Holy One. (Isaiah 40:25)
Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. (John 16:20)
Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. (Psalm 66:5 from the Introit for Easter 4)
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
God's kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity. (The Small Catechism, Lord's Prayer, Second Petition)
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. (Mark 16:20)
For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:25)
For thus says the Lord GOD: "Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. (Ezekiel 34:11)
As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. (John 10:15)
"Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield." (Psalm 33:20 from the Introit for Easter 3)
"The Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath." (Luke 6:5b)
"Your sins are forgiven you." (Luke 5:20b).
"God' s name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity." (Explanation to the First Petition, Small Catechism).
"For there are three that testify: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three agree." (I John 5:7-8)
"Thus says the Lord God: "Behold I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O My people."” (Ezekiel 37:12a).
"My Lord and My God' (John 20:28b).
"You called in trouble, and I delivered you." (Psalm 81:7a from the Introit for Easter 2)
"And beginning with Moses and the all the prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself." (Luke 24:27)
"I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider He has thrown into the sea." (Exodus 15:1b)
"He is our true Father, and we are His true children." (Introduction to the Lord' s Prayer, Small Catechism).
"Let us celebrate the Festival" (I Corinthians 5:8a).
"Yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself." (Job 19:26-27)
"He has Risen." (Mark 16:6)