By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
“I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
He had one more to send, a beloved son; he sent him last of all to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
“ The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed,
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”
And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me.
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
Jesus said to her, “ I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
For to which of the angels did He ever say, “ You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again, “ I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me”?
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.