"And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ."
A down-to-earth description:
"We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your 'faith' in Christ Jesus..."
"...the gospel... is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes... For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, 'But the righteous man shall live by faith.'"
Romans 1:16, 17
"...we look not at things that are seen, but the things which are not seen; for the things that are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:18
"...asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and growing by the knowledge, being strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, and attaining to all steadfastness and patience..."