Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
At that time you had no connection with Christ, you were aliens to the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the agreements about God's promise; with no hope and no God in all the world.
that through union with Christ Jesus the heathen are fellow-heirs with the Jews, belong to the same body and share the promise with them, through the good news
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through your faith.
But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
But the commonwealth to which we belong is in heaven, and from it we are eagerly awaiting the coming of a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, which had carved upon them the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.
from whom every family in heaven or on earth takes its name,
A pupil should be satisfied to come to be like his teacher, or a slave, to come to be like his master. If men have called the head of the house Beelzebub, how much worse names will they give to the members of his household!
So then whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.
1 John 3:1
Think what love the Father has had for us, in letting us be called God's children, for that is what we are. This is why the world does not know what we are??ecause it has never come to know him.
over your co-operation in the good news from the day you first received it until now.