Giving, Of Oneself
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By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
He called the crowd to himself with his disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.
For the Son of Man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father?
Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, even as Christ also loved us, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
Have this in your mind, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.read more.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross.
who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works.
Do you thus requite the LORD, foolish people and unwise? Isn't he your father who has bought you? He has made you, and established you.
Know that the LORD, he is God. It is he who has made us, and not we ourselves. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for you created all things, and because of your desire they existed, and were created."
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.
They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and redeemed us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.
But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as at this day.
neither is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things.
For who makes you different? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy;
Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
Now I beg you, brothers (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to serve the saints),
I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for as you presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness for sanctification.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the scroll of a book. I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your Law is within my heart."
I heard the Lord's voice, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am. Send me."
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you
"If anyone comes to me, and does not hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
More than that, I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ
Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel, and delivered his servants who trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and have yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
But I make my life an account of nothing precious to myself, so that I may finish my race, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. They did not love their life, even to death.
He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
Then Peter answered, "Look, we have left everything, and followed you. What then will we have?" Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life.
Peter began to tell him, "Look, we have left everything, and have followed you." Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or land, for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News, but he will receive one hundred times more now in this time, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.
Peter said, "Look, we have left our homes and followed you." He said to them, "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children, for the Kingdom of God's sake, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the world to come, eternal life."
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.read more.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
So since we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, through which we may offer service pleasing to God, with reverence and awe,
- Oneself (12 instances)
- Atonement, in NT
- Christ's Disciples Will Suffer
- Commitment, to Jesus Christ
- Giving Thanks
- Martyrdom, Qualities Of
- Never Giving Up
- Redemption, In Nt
- Self Denial
- Self Sacrifice
- Sin, God's Remedy For
- Thankfulness To Others
- Thanksgiving And Gratitude