Cross References for Congregational reading
Here are some of the Biblical texts or personalized verses our congregation is using.
Galatians 2:20 (NASB)
"I am crucified with Christ, yet I live, but not I, but Christ 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. "
Romans 6:3-4 (NASB)
"... do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life."
"I know that I have been baptized into Christ's death, therefore I have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead to the glory of the Father, so I also can live a new life."
Romans 6:5-7 (NASB)
" ... if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin."
"Since I am united with Him in the likeness of His death, I know that I will also be united with Him in the likeness of His resurrection. For I know that my old life was crucified with Him, in order that my body of sin may be discarded, and that I am no longer a slave to sin. I have died with Christ and sin is no longer my master."
Romans 6:8-11 (NASB)
"...if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. "
"...since I have died with Christ, I believe that I will also live with Him. I know that Jesus, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death is not His master. Because the death that He died, He died to sin once for all, but the life the He lives, He lives to God. So I consider myself dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus."
Romans 6: 12-13 (NASB)
"Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God."
"...I will not let sin be my master and I will not obey its desires. I will not continue to allow myself to be used by sin to do that which I know is wrong. I now present myself to God as one who has risen from the dead, and myself as an instrument of righteousness."
Ephesians 2: 4-7 (NASB)
4 "... God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. "
"God, You are rich in mercy, and You love me so much! You loved me even when I was dead in my old way of life, and You have made me alive together with Your Son, Jesus... (I know that it was by grace that You saved me)... You have raised me up with him, and seated me next to Him in Your presence in Heaven. In eternity, the whole universe will know how great Your grace really was. You in Your kindness has done this for me in Christ Jesus. "
"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."
...as a prayer:
"Father in heaven, I know that I have been saved by Your grace through faith, and even that faith itself is a gift from You. I know that I could never be good enough to deserve eternal life, no matter what I do or how good my intentions are. I know that no one should ever be proud of being saved, as if it were something they had done, so I confess that unless You had given me the ability to believe, I would be so lost. Please give this same kind of faith to all those I know and love."
Therefore since you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
“Since I have been raised up with Christ, I will keep seeking the things which are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. I will set my mind on the things above, not on the things that are on the earth. For I have died and my life is hidden with Christ in God, and I know that when Christ, who is my life, is revealed, then I also will be revealed with Him in glory.”
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life."
"God proved His own love toward me, because while I was still in sin, Christ died for me. And now, since I have been justified by His blood, I will be saved from the wrath of God through Him. While I was still God's enemy, I was reconciled to God through the death of His Son, even more, now that I have been reconciled, I will be saved by His life."