Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
It is through that divine will that we have been set free from sin, through the offering of Jesus Christ as our sacrifice once for all.
And for this reason Jesus also, in order, by His own blood, to set the people free from sin, suffered outside the gate.
and on their behalf I consecrate myself, in order that they may become perfectly consecrated in truth.
Since then the children referred to are all alike sharers in perishable human nature, He Himself also, in the same way, took on Him a share of it, in order that through death He might render powerless him who had authority over death, that is, the Devil,
that they may all be one, even as Thou art in me, O Father, and I am in Thee; that they also may be in us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send me.
He caused to spring from one forefather people of every race, for them to live on the whole surface of the earth, and marked out for them an appointed span of life and the boundaries of their homes;
But, when the time was fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born subject to Law,
but, as it is, we see them eager for a better land, that is to say, a heavenly one. For this reason God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has now prepared a city for them.
Every one, however, who has been ashamed of me and of my teachings in this faithless and sinful age, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in His Father's glory with the holy angels."
For whoever shall have been ashamed of me and my teachings, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own and the Father's glory and in that of the holy angels.
"Who is my mother?" He said to the man; "and who are my brothers?"
"But the King will answer them, "'In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you rendered such services to one of the humblest of these my brethren, you rendered them to myself.'
Then He said, "Dismiss all fear! Go and take word to my brethren to go into Galilee, and there they shall see me."
"Do not cling to me," said Jesus, "for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But take this message to my brethren: 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
For those whom He has known beforehand He has also pre-destined to bear the likeness of His Son, that He might be the Eldest in a vast family of brothers;
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus;