Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.
I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me. § Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. § If the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
He saved them for His name’s sake, that He might make His mighty power known. § Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, and because of Your truth.
Ps. 51:2; Jer. 33:8; Ezek. 36:25; John 3:5; Heb. 9:13–14; Ps. 106:8; 115:1
Fellowship in the gospel.
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. § That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. § Jesus spoke these words. . . . “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us.”
Phil. 1:5; 1 Cor. 12:12–13; 1:9; 1 John 1:3; 1:7; John 17:1, 20–21