Christ . . . loved the church and gave
Himself for her, that He might sanctify
and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.
Walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. § Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. § Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. § Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. § Your word has given me life.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Eph. 5:25–26; 5:2; 1 Peter 1:23;
John 17:17; 3:5; Titus 3:5; Ps. 119:50; 19:7–8
Through Him we both have access
by one Spirit to the Father.
I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one. Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it … And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. § There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. § When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven.
Brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way …, let us draw near.
Eph. 2:18; John 17:23; 14:13–14, 16–17;
Eph. 4:4–6; Luke 11:2; Heb. 10:19–20, 22