Fellowship with Jesus
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ...
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.