Christ In Me - Jeremy Camp
1 Corinthians 6:19
1. Is one of you with a complaint
against another so brazen as to seek judgement from sinners
and not from God's holy people?
2. Do you not realise that the holy people of God are to be
the judges of the world? And if the world is to be judged by
you, are you not competent for petty cases?
3. Do you not realise that we shall be the judges of angels?
- then quite certainly over matters of this life.
4. But when you have matters of this life to be judged, you
bring them before those who are of no account in the Church!
5. I say this to make you ashamed of yourselves. Can it
really be that it is impossible to find in the community one
sensible person capable of deciding questions between
6. and that this is why brother goes to law against brother,
and that before unbelievers?
7. No; it is a fault in you, by itself, that one of you
should go to law against another at all: why do you not
prefer to suffer injustice, why not prefer to be defrauded?
8. And here you are, doing the injustice and the defrauding,
and to your own brothers.
9. Do you not realise that people who do evil will never
inherit the kingdom of God? Make no mistake -- the sexually
immoral, idolaters, adulterers, the self-indulgent,
10. thieves, misers, drunkards, slanderers and swindlers,
none of these will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. Some of you used to be of that kind: but you have been
washed clean, you have been sanctified, and you have been
justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and through
the Spirit of our God.
12. 'For me everything is permissible'; maybe, but not
everything does good. True, for me everything is
permissible, but I am determined not to be dominated by
13. Foods are for the stomach, and the stomach is for foods;
and God will destroy them both. But the body is not for
14. it is for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body. God
raised up the Lord and he will raise us up too by his power.
15. Do you not realise that your bodies are members of
Christ's body; do you think one can take parts of Christ's
body and join them to the body of a prostitute? Out of the
16. Or do you not realise that anyone who attaches himself
to a prostitute is one body with her, since the two, as it
is said, become one flesh.
17. But anyone who attaches himself to the Lord is one
spirit with him.
18. Keep away from sexual immorality. All other sins that
people may commit are done outside the body; but the
sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
19. Do you not realise that your body is the temple of
the Holy Spirit, who is in you and whom you received from
20. You are not your own property, then; you have been
bought at a price. So use your body for the glory of God.
1.Thus, condemnation will
never come to those who are in Christ Jesus,
2. because the law of the Spirit which gives
life in Christ Jesus has set you free from
the law of sin and death.
3. What the Law could not do because of the
weakness of human nature, God did, sending
his own Son in the same human nature as any
sinner to be a sacrifice for sin, and
condemning sin in that human nature.
4. This was so that the Law's requirements
might be fully satisfied in us as we direct
our lives not by our natural inclinations
but by the Spirit.
5. Those who are living by their natural
inclinations have their minds on the things
human nature desires; those who live in the
Spirit have their minds on spiritual things.
6. And human nature has nothing to look
forward to but death, while the Spirit looks
forward to life and peace,
7. because the outlook of disordered human
nature is opposed to God, since it does not
submit to God's Law, and indeed it cannot,
8. and those who live by their natural
inclinations can never be pleasing to God.
9. You, however, live not by your natural
inclinations, but by the Spirit, since the
Spirit of God has made a home in you.
Indeed, anyone who does not have the Spirit
of Christ does not belong to him.
10. But when Christ is in you, the body
is dead because of sin but the spirit is
alive because you have been justified;
11. and if the Spirit of him who raised
Jesus from the dead has made his home in
you, then he who raised Christ Jesus from
the dead will give life to your own mortal
bodies through his Spirit living in you.
12. So then, my brothers, we have no
obligation to human nature to be dominated
13. If you do live in that way, you are
doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put
to death the habits originating in the body,
you will have life.
14. All who are guided by the Spirit of God
are sons of God;
15. for what you received was not the spirit
of slavery to bring you back into fear; you
received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us
to cry out, 'Abba, Father!'
16. The Spirit himself joins with our spirit
to bear witness that we are children of God.
17. And if we are children, then we are
heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with
Christ, provided that we share his
suffering, so as to share his glory.
18. In my estimation, all that we suffer in
the present time is nothing in comparison
with the glory which is destined to be
disclosed for us,
19. for the whole creation is waiting with
eagerness for the children of God to be
20. It was not for its own purposes that
creation had frustration imposed on it, but
for the purposes of him who imposed it-
21. with the intention that the whole
creation itself might be freed from its
slavery to corruption and brought into the
same glorious freedom as the children of
22. We are well aware that the whole
creation, until this time, has been groaning
in labour pains.
23. And not only that: we too, who have the
first-fruits of the Spirit, even we are
groaning inside ourselves, waiting with
eagerness for our bodies to be set free.
24. In hope, we already have salvation; in
hope, not visibly present, or we should not
be hoping -- nobody goes on hoping for
something which is already visible.
25. But having this hope for what we cannot
yet see, we are able to wait for it with
persevering confidence. 26. And as well as
this, the Spirit too comes to help us in our
weakness, for, when we do not know how to
pray properly, then the Spirit personally
makes our petitions for us in groans that
cannot be put into words; 27. and he who can
see into all hearts knows what the Spirit
means because the prayers that the Spirit
makes for God's holy people are always in
accordance with the mind of God.
28. We are well aware that God works with
those who love him, those who have been
called in accordance with his purpose, and
turns everything to their good.
29. He decided beforehand who were the ones
destined to be moulded to the pattern of his
Son, so that he should be the eldest of many
30. it was those so destined that he called;
those that he called, he justified, and
those that he has justified he has brought
31. After saying this, what can we add? If
God is for us, who can be against us?
32. Since he did not spare his own Son, but
gave him up for the sake of all of us, then
can we not expect that with him he will
freely give us all his gifts?
33. Who can bring any accusation against
those that God has chosen? When God grants
34. who can condemn? Are we not sure that it
is Christ Jesus, who died -- yes and more,
who was raised from the dead and is at God's
right hand -- and who is adding his plea for
35. Can anything cut us off from the love of
Christ -- can hardships or distress, or
persecution, or lack of food and clothing,
or threats or violence;
36. as scripture says: For your sake we are
being massacred all day long, treated as
sheep to be slaughtered?
37. No; we come through all these things
triumphantly victorious, by the power of him
who loved us.
38. For I am certain of this: neither death
nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nothing already in existence and nothing
still to come, nor any power,
39. nor the heights nor the depths, nor any
created thing whatever, will be able to come
between us and the love of God, known to us
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1. [For the choirmaster
Of David Psalm] Yahweh, you examine me and
2. you know when I sit, when I rise, you
understand my thoughts from afar.
3. You watch when I walk or lie down, you
know every detail of my conduct.
4. A word is not yet on my tongue before
you, Yahweh, know all about it.
5. You fence me in, behind and in front, you
have laid your hand upon me.
6. Such amazing knowledge is beyond me, a
height to which I cannot attain.
7. Where shall I go to escape your spirit?
Where shall I flee from your presence?
8. If I scale the heavens you are there, if
I lie flat in Sheol, there you are.
9. If I speed away on the wings of the dawn,
if I dwell beyond the ocean,
10. even there your hand will be guiding me,
your right hand holding me fast.
11. I will say, 'Let the darkness cover me,
and the night wrap itself around me,'
12. even darkness to you is not dark, and
night is as clear as the day.
13. You created my inmost self,
knit me together in my mother's womb.
14. For so many marvels I thank you; a
wonder am I, and all your works are wonders.
You knew me through and through,
15. my being held no secrets from you, when
I was being formed in secret, textured in
the depths of the earth.
16. Your eyes could see my embryo. In
your book all my days were inscribed, every
one that was fixed is there.
17. How hard for me to grasp your thoughts,
how many, God, there are!
18. If I count them, they are more than the
grains of sand; if I come to an end, I am
still with you.
19. If only, God, you would kill the
wicked!-Men of violence, keep away from me!-
20. those who speak blasphemously about you,
and take no account of your thoughts.
21. Yahweh, do I not hate those who hate
you, and loathe those who defy you?
22. My hate for them has no limits, I regard
them as my own enemies.
23. God, examine me and know my heart, test
me and know my concerns.
24. Make sure that I am not on my way to
ruin, and guide me on the road of eternity.
The Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kraków-Łagiewniki,
Chapel of the miraculous image of the Merciful Jesus and the
tomb of St. Faustina