16 Bible Passages about Sacrificial Love

Christians aren’t promised prosperity in this life. Instead, they are called to lay down their lives as Christ’s followers. Here are sixteen Bible passages about sacrificial love:

1. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:29)

2. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. (Matthew 10:38)

3. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

4. And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. (Luke 9:23-24)

5. So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:33)

6. And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:41-42)

7. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

8. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12:25)

9. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

10. But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

11. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. (Romans 12:1)

12. Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:6-8)

13. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. (Philippians 3:8)

14. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2)

15. He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. (Hebrews 9:12)

16. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. (1 John 3:16)

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