Just like you receive Christ Jesus the Lord,
so go on living in him—in simple faith.
Grow out of him as a plant grows out of the soil it is planted in—
becoming more and more sure of your faith.
If you do this,
your lives will overflow with joy and thankfulness.
And the mercy of God,
the love of Jesus Christ,
and the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit
will surround you and uphold you
wherever you go.
Go in God’s peace.