Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.
For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
for you know how, as a father with his own children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now full.
Likewise, my brethren, you have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit to God.
1 Corinthians 4:15
For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
that he might present the church to himself in all her glory, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and blameless.
We proclaim him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no other foundation can any one lay than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.