Scripture Passages

Matthew 22:36-38

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: ”‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  38 This is the first and greatest commandment.

 

Matthew 28:18-20

 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 

 

Luke 9:23-25

 23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?

 

1 Thessalonians 5:14

 14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

 
The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Lk 9:24). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.