One in Christ

Ephesians 2

11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called "the uncircumcision" by what is called k the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands - 12 remember l that you were at that time separated from Christ, m alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to n the covenants of promise, o having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were p far off have been brought near q by the blood of Christ. 14 For r he himself is our peace, s who has made us both one and has broken down t in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in u ordinances, that he might create in himself one v new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might w reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and x preached peace to you who were y far off and peace to those who were z near. 18 For a through him we both have b access in c one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer d strangers and aliens, 1 but you are e fellow citizens with the saints and f members of the household of God, 20 g built on the foundation of the h apostles and prophets, i Christ Jesus himself being j the cornerstone, 21 k in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into l a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him m you also are being built together n into a dwelling place for God by 2 the Spirit.

  1. Cross References
    Romans 2:26
    So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?
    Romans 2:28
    For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical.
    Colossians 2:11
    In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ.
    Colossians 2:13
    And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses.
  2. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:2
    You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.
    Ephesians 5:8
    For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
    Colossians 3:7
    In these you too once walked, when you were living in them.
  3. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:18
    They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.
    Colossians 1:21
    And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds.
    Ezekiel 14:5
    That I may lay hold of the hearts of the house of Israel, who are all estranged from me through their idols.
    Galatians 2:15
    We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners.
    Galatians 4:8
    Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods.
  4. Cross References
    Romans 9:4
    They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
  5. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 4:13
    But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
    Ephesians 1:18
    Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
  6. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:17
    And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
    Acts 2:39
    For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.
  7. Cross References
    Colossians 1:20
    And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
    Romans 3:25
    Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 72:7
    In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!
    Micah 5:5
    And he shall be their peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men.
    Zechariah 9:10
    I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
    Colossians 3:15
    And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
    Luke 2:14
    "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
  9. Cross References
    Galatians 3:28
    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.
  10. Cross References
    Colossians 1:21 - 22
    And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds.
    Romans 7:4
    Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.
  11. Cross References
    Colossians 2:14
    By canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
    Colossians 2:20
    If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations -
  12. Cross References
    Romans 6:4
    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.
  13. Cross References
    Colossians 1:20 - 22
    And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
    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.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 57:19
    Creating the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and to the near," says the Lord, "and I will heal him.
  15. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:13
    But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
  16. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:7
    For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
    Psalms 148:14
    He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the Lord!
  17. Cross References
    John 14:6
    Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  18. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:12
    In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
    John 10:7
    So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
    John 10:9
    I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
    Romans 5:2
    Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
  19. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:4
    There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call -
    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.
    John 4:23
    But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
  20. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:12
    Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
    Hebrews 11:13
    These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
    Hebrews 13:14
    For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
  21. Cross References
    Philippians 3:20
    But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Hebrews 12:22 - 23
    But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering.
  22. Cross References
    Galatians 6:10
    So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
  23. Cross References
    Jeremiah 12:16
    And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, 'As the Lord lives,' even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they shall be built up in the midst of my people.
    1 Corinthians 3:9
    For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.
  24. Cross References
    Matthew 16:18
    And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
    Revelation 21:14
    And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
  25. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 3:11
    For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 118:22
    The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
    Isaiah 28:16
    Therefore thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: 'Whoever believes will not be in haste.
  27. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:15 - 16
    Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.
  28. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 3:16 - 17
    Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
  29. Cross References
    1 Peter 2:5
    You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
  30. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:17
    So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith - that you, being rooted and grounded in love.
    2 Corinthians 6:16
    What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    1 Timothy 3:15
    If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.
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