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
We know what love means from the fact that he laid down his life for us; so we also ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that no one who believes in him should be lost, but that they should all have eternal life.
But God proves his love for us by the fact that Christ died for us when we were still sinners.
Will not he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, with that gift give us everything?
1 John 4:10
The love consists not in our having loved God, but in his loving us and sending his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
"The spirit of the Lord is upon me, For he has consecrated me to preach the good news to the poor, He has sent me to announce to the prisoners their release and to the blind the recovery of their sight, To set the down-trodden at liberty,
so that all men may honor the Son just as much as they honor the Father. Whoever refuses to honor the Son refuses to honor the Father who sent him.
Jesus answered them, "The work God has for you is to believe in the messenger that he has sent to you."
And he who has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."
He still had one left to send, a dearly loved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, 'They will respect my son.'
So the Word became flesh and blood and lived for a while among us, abounding in blessing and truth, and we saw the honor God had given him, such honor as an only son receives from his father.
No one who believes in him has to come up for judgment. Anyone who does not believe stands condemned already, for not believing in God's only Son.
For to what angel did God ever say, "You are my Son! I have today become your Father"? Or again, "I will become his Father, and he shall become my Son"?
These two commands sum up the whole of the Law and the Prophets."
For the Son of Man has come to search for what was lost and to save it."
No one can show greater love than by giving up his life for his friends.
Your love for the brotherhood must continue.