John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold ! The
Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
John 10:11, 16
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for
the sheep. ....
Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own
blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having
obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats
and the ashes of a heifer .... Sanctifies for the purifying of the
flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through
the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse
your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed
us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have
redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life
for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I
Rom 8:31 - 34
If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare
His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not
with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a
charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he
who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also
risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes
intercession for us.
"As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My
love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My
love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide
in His love.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask
what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
Count the Cost
Matt 10:37-39 (see also Luke 14:26 - 30)
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of
Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not
worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow
after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it,
and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten
son, that whosoever believes in
Him shall not perish but have
I have come that they
may have life, and
that they may have it
John 10:10 NKJV