and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
For all of you who 1 were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
The beginning of the gospel 1 of Jesus Christ, 2 the Son of God. 3
and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 1
From Paul, 1 an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to further the promise 2 of life in Christ Jesus,
This is the record of the genealogy 1 of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
so that times of refreshing 1 may come from the presence of the Lord, 2 and so that he may send the Messiah 3 appointed 4 for you – that is, Jesus.
You also are among them, 1 called to belong to Jesus Christ. 2
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 1
just as the testimony about Christ has been confirmed among you –
Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised.
Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep 1 in Christ have also perished.
But you did not learn about Christ like this,
Take your share of suffering 1 as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ.
But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to him. 1
Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His plea 1 through us. We plead with you 2 on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God!”
But if while seeking to be justified in Christ we ourselves have also been found to be sinners, is Christ then one who encourages 1 sin? Absolutely not!
But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 1