Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
So just as you once accepted the Christ, Jesus, as your Lord, you must live in vital union with him.
He is the head of the church, it is his body; for he is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead??hat he might come to stand first in everything.
I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from him who called you by the mercy of Christ, to some different good news??7 not that there is any other, only that there are some people who are trying to unsettle you and want to turn the good news of the Christ around.
Why, I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ can do nothing for you.
1 Timothy 2:4
who wants all men to be saved and to come to know the truth.
We must lovingly hold to the truth and grow up into perfect union with him who is the head??hrist himself.
You must remain united to me and I will remain united to you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains united to the vine, you cannot unless you remain united to me.
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you who were only a wild olive shoot have been grafted in, in place of them, and made to share the richness of the olive's root,
for no one ever hates his own person, but he feeds it and takes care of it, just as Christ does with the church,
that your hearts may be cheered. I want you to be united by love, and to have all the benefit of assured knowledge in coming to know Christ??3 that divine mystery in which all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are to be found.
Let them all be one. Just as you, Father, are in union with me and I am with you, let them be in union with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.
There was but one heart and soul in the multitude who had become believers, and not one of them claimed anything that belonged to him as his own, but they shared everything they had with one another.
For just as there are many parts united in our human bodies, and the parts do not all have the same function,
1 Corinthians 1:10
But I urge you all, brothers, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree in what you say, and not to allow factions among you, but to be perfectly united in mind and judgment.
1 Corinthians 10:16
Does not the consecrated cup which we bless mean that in drinking it we share in the blood of Christ? Does not the bread that we break mean that in eating it we share in the body of Christ?
1 Corinthians 12:12
For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, many as they are, form one body, so it is with Christ.
Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the tie of peace.
Whatever happens, show yourselves citizens worthy of the good news of the Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am kept away and only hear news of you, I may know that you are standing firm with one spirit, one purpose, fighting side by side for faith in the good news.
make me perfectly happy by living in harmony, with the same attitude of love, with the same feeling and purpose.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, you must all be harmonious, sympathizing, loving, tender-hearted, modest,
so that the lives you live may be worthy of your Master and wholly pleasing to him, and you may be fruitful in all kinds of good deeds, and may grow into fuller knowledge of God.
1 Corinthians 3:6
I did the planting, Apollos the watering, but it was God who made the plants grow.
For it is under his control that the whole system, adjusted and united by each ligament of its equipment, develops in proportion to the functioning of each particular part, and so builds itself up through love.
1 Thessalonians 3:12
May the Lord make your love for one another and for all men wide and full like my love for you,
1 Thessalonians 4:10
and you are doing it to all the brothers all over Macedonia. But we do entreat you, brothers, to surpass yourselves
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We always have to thank God for you, brothers, as it is right that we should, because your faith is growing so wonderfully and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
2 Peter 3:18
You must grow in the blessing and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Glory to him now and forever.