Posts Tagged ‘ Sacrifice ’

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.

VerseD: Matthew 5:44

“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”

Matthew 5:44, ESV

Retaliation belongs to the Lord. We should do as Jesus did when He walked this earth: pray for others and be willing to be hurt and even killed for them that they may see His faithfulness and love.

VerseD: Galatians 5:14

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:14, ESV

We have been freed from sin and pride so that we are free to love God by loving other people through sacrifice and service.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 12:25-27

that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

1 Corinthians 12:25‭-‬27, ESV

Our love of Christ should compel us to love His Body, the Church. We should live sacrificially loving each other and pushing each other closer to Christ.

VerseD: Psalm 100:4-5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100:4‭-‬5, ESV

Daily approach God in prayer, thanking Him that Jesus has made away for us to draw near, because of His sacrifice made in perfect love.

VerseD: Psalm 126:5

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

Psalm 126:5, ESV

Hard work can lead to good results.

Doing the Lord’s work in this life often will be hard, but the eternal rewards are with any sacrifice.

VerseD: John 10:11

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:11, ESV

Because He loves us, Jesus gave up His life to save us from our sins (and then arose again!)

We, too, should make sacrifices to share that news with the world.

Because He loves us.

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

When we consider others as extensions of ourselves (we share the same Spirit and were all made in God’simage), God smiles to see us share everything with each other, so that no one is truly in need for anything (except the Gospel.)

VerseD: 1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

1 Timothy 2:5, ESV

We only need to pray to the Father through the Son of God by the Holy Spirit.

We only are saved from God’s wrath through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection.

We only attain eternal life by believing in Jesus.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 5:21

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5:21, ESV

Christ took our punishment and imbues us with His righteousness that we might spread His light to whole world.