“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
2 Timothy 1:9
Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began
Rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
1 John 4:9
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
1 John 3:1
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:1-2
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus:
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own
1 Corinthians 6:17
But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
1 Corinthians 1:30
And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption
For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O , you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
1 Corinthians 12:13
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
1 Peter 1:23
Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God
Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
1 Thessalonians 5:5
For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.
1 Thessalonians 1:4
For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons
For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God
So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
So that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
1 Corinthians 2:16
“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.