Just some of my favorite verses ūüôā .

Christ The Sum of All Things

  • “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” (John 5:39 NLT)
  • The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.¬†He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.¬†And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and firstborn from among the dead, so that in all things He may have preeminence.¬†For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him,¬†and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross.” (Colossians 1:15-20 ESV)

He is And I am Not

  • “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”(Galatians 2:20 ESV)
  • ¬†“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30 ESV)
  • “I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” (1 Corinthians 15:31 KJB)
  • “Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much.” (1 Cor 8:2 NLT)

Christ in Us

  • “To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27 ESV)
  • “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV)

Presenting Requests For His Will

  • “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7 ESV)
  • “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33 ESV)
  • “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4 ESV)
  • “Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” (Proverb 16:3 ESV)

The Oneness of the Church 

  • “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.” (Galatians 3:28 ESV)
  • “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;¬†one Lord, one faith, one baptism;¬†one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6 ESV)
  • ‚ÄúMy prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,¬†that all of them may be one,¬†Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.¬†May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.¬†I have given them the glory that you gave me,¬†that they may be one as we are one‚ÄĒ¬†I in them and you in me‚ÄĒso that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me¬†and have loved them¬†even as you have loved me. (John 17:20-23 NIV)

His Love For the Church

  • “Husbands, love your wives,¬†just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for herm¬†to make her holy,¬†cleansing¬†her by the washing¬†with water through the word,¬†and to present her to himself¬†as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” (Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV)
  • “This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.” (Ephesians 5:32 NLT)

Our Love For One Another

  • “Love never fails. But where there are prophecies,¬†they will cease; where there are tongues,¬†they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.¬†For we know in part¬†and we prophesy in part,¬†10¬†but when completeness comes,¬†what is in part disappears.¬†¬†When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood¬†behind me.¬†For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;¬†then we shall see face to face.¬†Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.¬†And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.¬†But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians¬†13: 8-12 ESV)
  • “We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.” (1 John 3:14 ESV)

Our Life in the Spirit

  • “The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (John 6:63 NLT)
  • He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life. (2Cor 3:6 NLT)
  • “For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” (Romans 8:16 NLT)
  • “But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.” (Romans 6:17 ESV)
  • “For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24 NLT)
  • “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are¬†folly to him, and¬†he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Cor 2:14 ESV)

God desires our heart and our spirit, not man-made religion or sacrifices.

  • “For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;¬†You are¬†not pleased with burnt offering.The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;¬†A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” (Psalm 51: 16-17 NASB)
  • For¬†I desire steadfast love¬†and not sacrifice,¬†the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.” (Hosea 6:6 ESV)
  • “My beloved is mine, and I am his; He pastures his flock among the lilies.” (Song of Solomon 2:16 NASB)
  • “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”(Psalm 73:26 ESV)