From Death to Life
1#Col 2:13; Lk 15:24And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2#Jn 12:31; Eph 6:12; 2:3in which you formerly walked according to the age of this world and according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3#Gal 2:15–16; Ps 51:5among them we all also once lived in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and we were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4#Ro 2:4; Eph 1:7But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5#Eph 2:1; Ac 15:11; Eph 2:8even when we were dead in sins, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6#Eph 1:3and He raised us up and seated us together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7#Titus 3:4; Eph 2:4so that in the coming ages He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8#Eph 2:5; Mk 16:16For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, 9#2Ti 1:9; Ro 3:20not of works, so that no one should boast. 10#Eph 4:24; 2Co 5:17; Eph 1:4For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we should walk in them.
One in Christ
11#Col 2:11; 1Co 12:2; Eph 5:8Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called the “uncircumcision” by the so-called “circumcision” in the flesh by human hands, 12#1Th 4:13; Gal 4:8were at that time apart from Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13#Ac 2:39; Isa 57:19But now in Christ Jesus you who were formerly far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14#Gal 3:28; Mic 5:5For He is our peace, who has made both groups one and has broken down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15#Col 2:14; 2:20by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of the commandments contained in ordinances, that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus making peace, 16#Eph 2:15; Col 1:20–22and that He might reconcile both to God into one body through the cross, thereby slaying the enmity. 17#Ps 148:14; Dt 4:7And He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18#1Co 12:13; Eph 3:12For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
19#Gal 6:10; Php 3:20Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20#Mt 16:18; Isa 28:16; Rev 21:14having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21#1Co 3:16–17in whom the entire building, tightly framed together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22#1Co 3:16in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God through the Spirit.