Ephesians 3:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
John 14:6 ESV / 29 helpful votes
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Ephesians 2:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
Psalm 65:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!
James 4:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Romans 5:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
Psalm 145:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Hebrews 10:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus,
Hebrews 10:19-22 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
John 10:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes
So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Ephesians 2:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Psalm 16:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 43:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!
Hebrews 7:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes
(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
1 Corinthians 15:51 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
Matthew 6:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Jeremiah 31:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes
For there shall be a day when watchmen will call in the hill country of Ephraim: ‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”
Isaiah 2:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Psalm 73:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.
Psalm 27:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 15:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
Hebrews 7:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
Acts 14:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
John 3:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Isaiah 55:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;
Isaiah 55:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. …
1 John 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,
Hebrews 7:19-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes
(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’” This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, …
Ephesians 3:10-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
Acts 2:38 ESV / 5 helpful votes
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.
John 14:2-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
John 10:7-9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
1 John 4:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1 John 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
Hebrews 10:19-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Romans 12:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
Acts 3:20-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes
That times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
Acts 1:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
John 14:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
Luke 14:12-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes
He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
Luke 10:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Proverbs 18:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.
Deuteronomy 4:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …
1 John 3:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 2:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
James 1:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …
Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Galatians 6:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Galatians 2:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
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.
2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Luke 15:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Luke 12:33 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
Luke 10:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Luke 1:1-80 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. …
Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
Psalm 46:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Revelation 20:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.
1 John 4:9-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 4:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
James 5:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
James 5:13-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
James 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.
Titus 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.
Colossians 1:21-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
Philippians 4:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Ephesians 2:4-5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
Galatians 6:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 5:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
1 Corinthians 11:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes
But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.
1 Corinthians 6:1-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes
When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, …
1 Corinthians 5:1-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. …
1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.
1 Corinthians 3:11-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. …
Romans 12:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 2 helpful votes
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.