Posts Tagged ‘ Sacrifice ’

VerseD: Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10, ESV

The ultimate good work was Christ dying on the cross for our sins. We ought to sacrifice of ourselves to take that news to others, helping them get through this life (especially when considering this really may be their best life now!)

VerseD: John 13:14

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

John 13:14, ESV

Jesus demonstrated His love for us through sacrifice and inconvenience. We should be following His example in our own lives, with the Church and to the world.

VerseD: Matthew 27:51

And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

Matthew 27:51, ESV

Good came to us and died for our sin that separated us from Him. Now nothing separates us when we are washed in His blood, as the torn temple curtain shows us.

VerseD: John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

John 13:34, ESV

God put us before His own comfort. Likewise, the world will see the truth of Jesus’ first and eventual second coming when they see the sacrificial love we have for each other within the Church.

VerseD: Romans 5:8

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 ESV

All we had to offer God was sin, and in His love for us He took it – on the cross, for our forgiveness and to offer eternal life.

VerseD: 1 John 3:16

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

1 John 3:16, ESV

God showed His love by becoming like one who hates Him (us) to pay our penalty.

We too can love those who offend us – and even who make us happy – by sacrificing our own feelings, wants, needs, and even lives.

VerseD: Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

Matthew 5:7, ESV

We remember the mercy God has shown us by offering His Son as propitiation for our sin.

How much should we now show mercy to others?

VerseD: Luke 9:23-24

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Luke 9:23‭-‬24, ESV

We willing give up our sin, which means giving it to Christ who took it all on the cross. It is the only true sacrifice we ha e to make.

To hold on is to give up eternal life.

VerseD: 1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:11, ESV

God loved us enough to become one of us and die for us. We should be willing to lay our lives down for others for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.

VerseD: Ephesians 5:1

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Ephesians 5:1, ESV

If we love God, we will obey Him. The best way to obey is to be like Him, letting the Holy Spirit move through us to love others sacrificially.