God’s life-changing word overflows with his promises of real love, forgiveness, salvation, peace, hope, and joy for everyone who trusts in his Son, Jesus.
These five passages guarantee that those living in Christ will produce both individual fruit and experience growth and unity in the larger body of Christ.
“I am the vine. You are the branches. Those who live in me while I live in them will produce a lot of fruit. But you can’t produce anything without me.”
Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect.
He makes the whole body fit together and unites it through the support of every joint. As each and every part does its job, he makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
All of God lives in Christ’s body, and God has made you complete in Christ….
Christ makes the whole body grow as God wants it to, through support and unity given by the joints and ligaments.
Colossians 2:9-10, 19
Desire God’s pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation. Certainly you have tasted that the Lord is good!
You are coming to Christ, the living stone who was rejected by humans but was chosen as precious by God. You come to him as living stones, a spiritual house that is being built into a holy priesthood. So offer spiritual sacrifices that God accepts through Jesus Christ. That is why Scripture says,“I am laying a chosen and precious cornerstone in Zion,
and the person who believes in him
will never be ashamed.”
1 Peter 2:2-6