to him, 'Follow Me.' So he arose and followed Him."
"My sheep hear My voice,
and I know them, and they follow Me."
"If anyone loves Me, he
will keep My word...."
"'We ought to obey God rather than
men.'" Acts 5:29
"Jesus said to him, 'You shall
love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all
soul, and with all your mind.
This is the first and great commandment."
does not bear his cross and come after Me
cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending
to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has
enough to finish it..."
“If anyone desires to come after Me,
deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to
save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find
"I also count all things loss
for the excellence of the
knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of
all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in
Him..." Philippians 3:8-11
"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
We belong to Him!
"...you are not your
For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify
God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s."
1 Corinthians 6:18-20
if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to
the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the
"...present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be
conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of
God.... Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good."
"Do you not
know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of
God dwells in you? ' If anyone 'defiles the temple of
God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy,
which temple you are."
you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow
citizens with the saints and members of the household of
God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the
chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted
together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom
you also are being built together for a dwelling place of
God in the Spirit."
"You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men."
cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. ”
"If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things
which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set
your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and
your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life
appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory."
"... those who live according to
the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live
according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded
is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."
“'Come out from among
them and be separate,' says
the Lord. 'Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for
I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you
completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved
blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is
faithful, who also will do it."
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24