One in Christ
Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh - who are called Uncircumcision by what is called u the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands -
that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,
having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one v new man from the two, thus making peace,
and that He might w reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby x putting to death the enmity.
And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.
For y through Him we both have access z by one Spirit to the Father.
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
having been a built b on the foundation of the c apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being d the chief cornerstone,
in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into e a holy temple in the Lord,
f in whom you also are being built together for a g dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:18
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
Colossians 1:20 - 22
And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
1 Corinthians 12:13
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.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling.
1 Peter 2:4
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious.
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.
Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:
The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
Then He looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 'The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone' ?
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:17
If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
1 Peter 2:5
You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.