scripture references are in the New International Version (NIV)
unless otherwise noted.
We Were Dead
Eph. 2:1-2 “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.”
Col. 1:27 “… Christ in you, the hope of glory.’.
Jn. 1:12-13 “Yet to all who received Him [Jesus], to those who believed in His name, He [God, the Father] gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.”
We Now Live Through Jesus
Eph. 2:4-5 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.’
Rom. 5:10, KJV, “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”
Rom. 8:2 “… through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”
Gal. 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Rom. 6:4, “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
Phil. 4:13, KJV, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Col. 1:10-12 “… we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.”
Jn. 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
1 Jn. 5:11-12 “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”