Posts Tagged ‘ Sacrifice ’

VerseD: Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Hebrews 13:16, ESV

This world is full of selfishness and need.

Let us share the love of God with others, ushering heaven onto earth as we sacrifice of ourselves to help others in Jesus’ name.

VerseD: 1 John 4:11

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

1 John 4:11, ESV

We tend to expect a 50/50 input with relationships, each side giving and receiving equally. The example God gives for relationships is 100% – giving sacrificially expecting little or even nothing in return, yet always loving the other.

VerseD: Isaiah 6:8

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8, ESV

It is intimidating, even scary to stand for God’s truth.

Yet, our Lord came and willingly went to the cross for truth, so let us follow His example in His strength by the power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: 2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14, ESV

Like our Lord prayed the night He was betrayed, we should be praying for the lost of our world, the unity of the Church, an the strength to sacrifice of ourselves to continue His work in His name.

VerseD: 1 John 2:6

whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

1 John 2:6, ESV

We are called to sacrifice of ourselves, just as our Lord did, to spread the Gospel and change the world.

VerseD: Matthew 7:13-14

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

Matthew 7:13‭-‬14, ESV

Our world either wants to earn their own way to salvation or think they can get there anyway they choose.

We know it is in Christ alone we are saved, and it takes personal sacrifice to follow Him.

VerseD: Romans 12:1

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 12:1, ESV

We like to think we know what is best for our lives. Instead, we should follow Christ and His teachings, the Holy Spirit guiding our lives in all truth and grace into sacrificial love.

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.