1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
Luke 9:28-35 NASB
28 Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming. 30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, 31 who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and his companions had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him. 33 And as these were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not realizing what he was saying. 34 While he was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 Then a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!”
1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
There is only but one way to God the Father and that way is through His beloved Son (John 14.6) and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, John 3:1-7, Acts 2:38). This path reflects the truth about the faith that we need to have and walk by so that we will be able to be part of the body (the church) in our Lord Christ Jesus. We need to follow our Lord Christ Jesus’s teachings and commandments that have been revealed to us in the New Testament so that we will be able to walk the path that leads us to God our Father (Mark 8:34, John 3:1-7, John 15:7-14, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38-44, Romans 3:21-26, Romans 8:14, Romans 10:17, Ephesians 4:1-6).
To walk on the right path to God our Father you first need to receive the faith that comes from the Gospel of His beloved precious Son our Lord Christ Jesus (Romans 10:14-17) then you must accept the gift of salvation and become a disciple (a Christian) of His beloved precious Son our Lord Christ Jesus (Matthew 10:24, Matthew 10:37-42, Matthew 12:46-50, Acts 2:38-44, Acts 11:25-26, Acts 14:21-23) and we are to learn to deny our self of ungodliness and worldly desires (Titus 2:11-15 NASB) living sensibly, righteously and godly placing God our Father, His Son our Lord Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit first in our lives above everything else (Matthew 6:33, Matthew 10:37-39, Matthew 22:37-39, Matthew 28:18-20, John 14:21, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, Ephesians 2:14-22). We are to learn to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow the examples that our Lord Christ Jesus has given us to follow and learn from (Matthew 16:24-27). We are to learn to do the will of God our Father and strive forward to becoming a good and faithful servant to our Lord Christ Jesus (Matthew 25:23).
We have the inspired word of God and the body of faithful baptized believers the men, women, and the children that are of age that have heard the Gospel, believed the Gospel, and were baptized and are the body (the church) in Christ found within the Churches of Christ and individual homes around the world that follow the New Testament commandments and teachings that were revealed by the Holy Spirit of God (John 14:15-21, John 15:10, Acts 2:42, 2 Peter 1:20-21) and not doctrines that have been introduced by mankind. (Matthew 7:15-20, Matthew 15:7-9, Ephesians 4:17-19, Galatians 1:6-10, 1 Timothy 1:3-11, 1 Timothy 6:3-5, 2 Peter 2:1-22).
We need to grow in the grace, the word, the faith, love, and in the Spirit (Romans 4:13-5:5, Romans 8:26-39, Ephesians 3:14-21, Ephesians 6:10-18, Colossians 2:1-15, 2 Timothy 2:1-26, 1 John 2:14-29, 1 John 3:13-24, Jude 1:20-23, Revelation 14:12-13). As we grow in faith, we seek the blessings of understanding, insight and wisdom of His words that come from prayer (James 3:17) this helps us with the knowledge of how to live a peaceful and quiet life in godliness and dignity (Proverbs 17:12-16, Proverbs 20:3, Proverbs 24:21, Romans 12:9-21, Romans 13:1-7, Philippians 4:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-16, 1 Timothy 2:1-3, Titus 2:2-14, Titus 3:1-11, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 2:9-17, 2 Peter 1:3-11) so that we can proclaim the Lord's death (1 Corinthians 11:26) until He comes to bring us home and to help grow the Kingdom of God our Father by helping guide others to Him through His beloved Son (Matthew 12:30, Matthew 18:11-14 NASB, Luke 19.10, John 8:12, John 12:26).
We need to study and mature in the word and love of God, bearing the fruit of the spirit trying to be humble, grateful and faithful, being a loving and caring Christian, being honest with ourselves and others, seeking and saving the lost, encouraging and comforting each other, helping each other, loving our neighbor, a voice of comfort, someone to pray for them and showing perfect courtesy to all people.
We are to be a light in the world and salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-16).
The most wonderful gift that is being offered to us, is to be saved and redeemed so that we have peace with God our Father, His Son, the Holy Spirit and to be able to look at our lives with a joy that is inexpressible and with a hope that far exceeds any hope that we can ever imagine, a home in the new heavens and new earth with God our Father, His Son, the Holy Spirit, and all the blessed, and eternal life.
To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
The “One Spirit” is the Holy Spirit, and that is the Spirit that is indwelled in you when you are obedient to the Gospel of Salvation by believing, repenting of your sins, confessing that Jesus is the Christ the Son of Living God, and being baptized (fully immersed in water). To hold onto to your salvation you need to continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast and not moved from the hope of the Gospel, being sober and sound in mind having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and put on the helmet the hope of salvation, and take up the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.
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