when he lets out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: because they know his voice.
other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring; they will hear my voice; and so there shall be but one fold, and one pastor.
if any man would serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall my servant be: whoever serves me, him will my father reward.
upon this Pilate said to him, you are then a king? Jesus answered, you say right, for I am a king. to this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, to persuade mankind of the truth. every one that loves truth is observant of my directions.
Be ye therefore imitators of God, as his dear children; live together in love,
Then addressing himself to his disciples, if any man, said he, would follow me, let him renounce himself, take up his cross, and so follow me.
the bridegroom is he that hath a right to the bride: as for the friend of the bridegroom, who is nigh his person and heareth him, he greatly rejoyces at the voice of the bridegroom: upon this account my joy is compleat.
they who have personated me, are all thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not follow them.
in my father's house are many mansions; however, I have told you, I am going to prepare a place for you:
for the same temper of mind ought to be in you as was in Christ Jesus:
where Jesus is gone to usher us in, having been made an high priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec.
having Jesus in our view, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God.
this will conciliate the divine favour. and this is the condition of your vocation, since Christ himself has suffer'd for us,
Since then Christ has with respect to his mortal nature died for us, arm yourselves with this reflection, that he, who is dead with respect to sensuality, has renounced sin;