“If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true.
33 “You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. 34 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. 35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John.
For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me, has himself testified, concerning me. You have never heard his voice, nor seen his form, 38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
41 “I do not accept glory from human beings, 42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
45 “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. 47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”
Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God."
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
1 Peter 1:25
"The word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Thesselonika David Osios House Church 4th Century, Book of Acts Model Church
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.”
Lazarus Tomb site in Israel
Does God need us to give Him glory? Jesus says He does not.
“If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine."
Honor the Lord your God, worship only him, and make your promises in his name alone.
“Now, people of Israel, listen to what the Lord your God demands of you: Worship the Lord and do all that he commands. Love him, serve him with all your heart, 13 and obey all his laws. I am giving them to you today for your benefit.
To the Lord belong even the highest heavens; the earth is his also, and everything on it. 15 But the Lord's love for your ancestors was so strong that he chose you instead of any other people, and you are still his chosen people.
So then, from now on be obedient to the Lord and stop being stubborn. 17 The Lord your God is supreme over all gods and over all powers. He is great and mighty, and he is to be obeyed. He does not show partiality, and he does not accept bribes.
18 He makes sure that orphans and widows are treated fairly; he loves the foreigners who live with our people, and gives them food and clothes. 19 So then, show love for those foreigners, because you were once foreigners in Egypt.
20 Have reverence for the Lord your God and worship only him. Be faithful to him and make your promises in his name alone. 21 Praise him — he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you.
22 When your ancestors went to Egypt, there were only seventy of them. But now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His.
Lord God strengthen Your people. Help them to walk in Your ways and discern Your path. In Jesus. Your Will be done. Amen.