"Let this mind be in you which was also
in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God... made Himself of
no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the
likeness of men. And being
found in appearance as a man,
He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death,
even the death of the cross. " Philippians 2:5-8
the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation. For
by Him all things
were created that are in
heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones
or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created
through Him and for Him. And
He is before all things,
and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the
church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that
in all things He may have the preeminence."
"The people who walked in darkness have
seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined....
For unto us a
Child is born,
unto us a
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God. He was
in the beginning with God.
All things were made
through Him, and without
Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life,
life was the light of men.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend
"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that
all through him might l believe. He was not that Light, but was
sent to bear
witness of that Light.
true Light which gives light
to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and
was made through Him, and
the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did
not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the
right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God."
Word became flesh
and dwelt among us, and we
beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,
full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him and cried out,
saying, 'This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me' is
preferred before me, for He was before me....
"...grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has
seen God at any time. The only begotten
who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him."
"The next day John saw Jesus coming
toward him, and said, 'Behold!
'The Lamb of God 'who takes away the sin of the world!
'This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred
before me, for He was before me.’...
"And John bore witness, saying, 'I saw
descending from heaven like a dove,
and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me
to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit
descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the
And I have seen and testified that this is the
Son of God.”
"Jesus said to them, 'I
am the bread of life.
He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me
shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen Me and
yet do not believe.... For
I have come down from
heaven, not to do My own
will, but the will of Him who sent Me.... And this is the will of
Him who sent Me, that
everyone who sees
the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life;
and I will
raise him up at the last
day.” John 6:35-40
"Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying,
am the light of the world.
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light
"...the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in
I am the light of the world.”
“Jesus said to them again, 'Most assuredly,
I say to you,
I am the door
of the sheep. 'All who ever came before Me are thieves and
robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door.
If anyone enters by Me, he
will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The
thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have
it more abundantly."
am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd gives His life for
the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does
not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and e leaves the sheep and
flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling
flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
I am the good shepherd;
and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows
Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the
sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them
also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be
one flock and one shepherd."
"the Jews surrounded Him and said to
Him, '...If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.' Jesus answered
them, 'I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in
My Father’s name, they v bear witness of Me. But you do not believe,
because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep
hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give
them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone
snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me,
is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My
I and My Father are
"Martha said to Jesus, 'Lord, if You
had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know
that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.' Jesus said to
her, 'Your brother will rise again. ”
"Martha said to Him, 'I know that he will rise again in
the resurrection at the last day.'
"Jesus said to her, 'I
am l the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever
lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?'”
"Jesus said to her [Mary], 'Did I not
say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of
God?' Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead
man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, 'Father, I
thank You that You have heard Me. 'And I know that You always hear
Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that
they may believe that You sent Me. 'Now when He had said these things,
He cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth!' And he who had
died came out....”
"Jesus said to him,
am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had
known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you
know Him and have seen Him.”
"So Jesus said to them again, 'Peace to you! As the Father has sent
Me, I also send you.'
am in the Father, and the Father in Me?
The words that I speak to you n I do not speak on My own authority;
but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that
I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for
the sake of the works themselves."
“A little while longer and the world
will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will
live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father,
and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments
and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will
be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself
am the vine, you
are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much
fruit; for without Me you can do nothing."
comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the
of truth who proceeds from the
Father, He will testify of
"It is to your advantage that I go away;
for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if
I will send Him to
you. And when He has come,
convict the world of sin,
and of righteousness, and of judgment...."
"...when He, the
Spirit of truth,
has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak
on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He
will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take
of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father
has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine
and declare it to you."
"These things I have spoken to you,
that in Me you may have peace. l In the world you will have
tribulation; but be of good cheer,
I have overcome the
"Therefore the Jews ought all the more
to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father,
making Himself equal
"Jesus spoke these words, lifted up
His eyes to heaven, and said: 'Father, ' the hour has come.
Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,
have given Him authority over all flesh,
that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only
true God, and Jesus Christ f whom You have sent. I have glorified
You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given
Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself,
glory which I had with You
"I have given to them the words which
You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely
that I came
forth from You; and they
have believed that You sent Me."
“I do not pray for these alone, but
also for those who 1 will believe in Me through their word; that
they all may be one,
as You, Father, are
in Me, and I in You; that
they also may be
one in Us,
that the world may believe that You sent Me."
am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,'
says the Lord, 'who
is to come, the Almighty.”
"I, John... was on the island that is called Patmos for the word
of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit
on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
am the Alpha and the Omega,
and the Last..."
"...in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man,
clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest
with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white
as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire... He had in His right
hand seven stars, l out of His mouth went a
sharp two-edged sword,
and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And
when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right
hand on me, saying to me, 'Do not be afraid;
I am the First and
the Last. I am He
dead, and behold,
I am alive forevermore...."
"These will make war with the Lamb,
and the Lamb will overcome them, for
He is Lord of lords
and King of kings; and those
who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
"Now I saw heaven opened, and behold,
a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True....
He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called
The Word of God. And the armies in
heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on
white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a
sharp sword, that with
it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with
a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress
of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe
and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS
"And He said to me, 'It 'is done!
I am the Alpha and the Omega,
and the End. I will give
of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.
He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and
I will be his God
and he shall be My son."
"The city had no need of the sun or
of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it.
is its light.... But
there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes
an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the
Book of Life."
am the Alpha and the Omega,
'I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and
"And there shall be no more curse, but
and of the Lamb
shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see
His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall
be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for
God gives them light. And
they shall reign forever and ever."
See The Cross,
The Holy Spirit,
What it means to be a Christian,
and Our God Reigns