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. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born? For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 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. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,. A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him.
And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. 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. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,. Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,. So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,. And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
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If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 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.
I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins. And come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you , the hope of glory. Colossians As humans, we exist as tripartite beings.
Man is a spirit, he has a soul and he lives in a body. Your spirit is the real you, the core of who you are. Your soul consists of your mind, will, intellect and emotions and your body is your physical house. Being born again is a birthing process that is not based on natural laws but is spiritual in nature. Our spirits get born again reborn at the point of salvation but our souls and bodies do not.
If you are born again, this means that at the point of salvation, the creator of the universe gave birth to you by His Spirit.
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This brought your spirit into union with that of God and Jesus Christ John Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus NLT. Our hope stems from our intimate relationship with God through Christ.
Because Christ is in you, you do not have to go through life defeated by sin and failure. Your old sinful life was crucified with Christ and the life you have now is infused with the life of Christ. Therefore, you can walk in and manifest the fruit of the Spirit. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
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The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you. Jesus wants ALL of us. He inhabits our spirits at salvation but he also wants access to all parts of our soul.
Our soul mind, will, intellect, emotions does not get born-again but becomes transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God as we apply what we know about God to our lives and live out His truth. Your spirit was made new at salvation but your soul needs to be taught and trained to be like God.
Christ lives in us and we need to let him be seen. The result is that we become more Christ-like from one level of glory to the next as Christ is formed in us. Am inspired and reminded that God wants ALL of us.