Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1 Timothy 1:13
Even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor, I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.
Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
1 Peter 3:20
who formerly did not obey, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little."
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!'
And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."
It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out.
and through him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
Law came in, that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.
Therefore he is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"he said to the paralytic,
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
1 John 2:25
And this is what he has promised useternal life.