Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1 John 3:16
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also give us all things with him?
1 John 4:10
In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
Jesus answered 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 what is pleasing to him."
He still had one left to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
He who believes in him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
For to which of the angels did God 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"?