LIFE IN JESUS
Scriptures
2/26/05

Matt 7:13-14 NKJV      The Narrow Way      (Luke 13:24)
"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  14  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. 

Matt 10:39 NKJV    He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. 

Matt 13:22-23 NKJV    Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.  23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." 

Matt 16:25-27 NIV    For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.  26   What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?  Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27  For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.

Matt 18:7-9 NKJV     Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! 
"If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. 
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire. 

Matt 19:17-21 NIV   "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments."   "Which ones?" the man inquired.   Jesus replied, "'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,' and 'love your neighbor as yourself.'"  20 "All these I have kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?"   21 Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." 


Matt 19:29-30  NKJV   And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.  30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first. 

Matt 20:26-28 NIV    Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27  and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- 28  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 

Mark 3:4  NIV     Then Jesus asked them, "Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?" But they remained silent.

Mark 10:29-31 NKJV   So Jesus answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's,  30  who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time — houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions — and in the age to come, eternal life.  31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first." 

Luke 12:15 NKJV   And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." 

Luke 12:18-26 AMP
18  And he said, I will do this: I will pull down my storehouses and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain or produce and my goods.
19  And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many good things laid up, [enough] for many years. Take your ease; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself merrily.
20  But God said to him, You fool!  This very night they [the messengers of God] will demand your soul of you; and all the things that you have prepared, whose will they be? [Job 27:8; Jer 17:11.]
21  So it is with the one who continues to lay up and hoard possessions for himself and is not rich [in his relation] to God [this is how he fares].
22  And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious and troubled [with cares] about your life, as to what you will [have to] eat; or about your body, as to what you will [have to] wear.
23  For life is more than food, and the body [more] than clothes.
24  Observe and consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn; and [yet] God feeds them. Of how much more worth are you than the birds!

25  And which of you by being overly anxious and troubled with cares can add a cubit to his stature or a moment [unit] of time to his age [the length of his life]?
26  If then you are not able to do such a little thing as that, why are you anxious and troubled with cares about the rest?

Luke 17:33-35 AMP    Whoever tries to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve and quicken it.   34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left.  35 There will be two women grinding together; one will be taken and the other will be left.

Luke 21:34-36 NIV     "Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35   For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36   Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man." 

John 5:21-24 NIV     For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.  22  Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,  23  that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.  He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.  24  "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

John 5:39-41 AMP     You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me!   40   And still you are not willing [but refuse] to come to Me, so that you might have life.  41   I receive not glory from men [I crave no human honor, I look for no mortal fame],

John 6:26-27 NIV     Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."

John 6:33-36  NIV  For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."  34   "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."  35  Then Jesus declared,  "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.



John 6:53-60 AMP    And Jesus said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you cannot have any life in you unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood [unless you appropriate His life and the saving merit of His blood].   54   He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood has (possesses now) eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day.  55   For My flesh is true and genuine food, and My blood is true and genuine drink.
56He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood dwells continually in Me, and I  [ in like manner dwell continually ] in him.

57  Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] live through and because of Me.
58  This is the Bread that came down from heaven.  It is not like the manna which our forefathers ate, and yet died; he who takes this Bread for his food shall live forever.

59  He said these things in a synagogue while He was teaching at Capernaum.
60  When His disciples heard this, many of them said, This is a hard and difficult and strange saying (an offensive and unbearable message). Who can stand to hear it? [Who can be expected to listen to such teaching?]

John 6:63-64 NIV   The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. 64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe."   For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.

John 8:11-12 AMP      She answered, No one, Lord! And Jesus said, I do not condemn you either.  Go on your way and from now on sin no more.  12  Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world.  He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.

John 9:3-5 NIV   "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." 

John 10:10-16 NIV   The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.    11   "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.   12   The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14    "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me- 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father-and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.

John 10:27-30 NKJV    My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.   28  And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.  29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.  30  I and My Father are one." 

John 11:25-26  NKJV   Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.  26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?" 

John 12:24-26 AMP      I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone.   But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.
25   Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]
26   If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

John 13:38   NIV   Then Jesus answered, "Will you really lay down your life for me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!

John 14:6-7 NIV   Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." 

John 15:13-18 NIV     Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.  15   I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.  17  This is my command: Love each other. 18  "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

John 17:13-26  AMP
13  And now I am coming to You;  I say these things while I am still in the world, so that My joy may be made full and complete and perfect in them [that they may experience My delight fulfilled in them, that My enjoyment may be perfected in their own souls, that they may have My gladness within them, filling their hearts].
14   I have given and delivered to them Your word (message) and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world [do not belong to the world], just as I am not of the world.
15  I do not ask that You will take them out of the world, but that You will keep and protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), [just] as I am not of the world.
17  Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth;  Your Word is Truth.
18  Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
19  And so for their sake and on their behalf I sanctify (dedicate, consecrate) Myself, that they also may be sanctified (dedicated, consecrated, made holy) in the Truth.
20  Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,
21  That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.
22  I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one:
23I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.

24  Father, I desire that they also whom You have entrusted to Me [as Your gift to Me] may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory, which You have given Me [Your love gift to Me]; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
25  O just and righteous Father, although the world has not known You and has failed to recognize You and has never acknowledged You, I have known You [continually]; and these men understand and know that You have sent Me.
26  I have made Your Name known to them and revealed Your character and Your very Self, and I will continue to make [You] known, that the love which You have bestowed upon Me may be in them [felt in their hearts] and that I [Myself] may be in them.