For this we were saved

6“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

7“You shall have no other gods beforeb me.

8“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 9You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” ~Deuteronomy 5

Out of slavery

You came out of darkness

You cried out and I

The LORD your God

Heard and answered you

I saved you

.

Who in heaven

Or on the earth

Is like the Living God?

The Egyptian gods

Could not stop My power

And you followed Me

Out of the dark land

.

Follow Me now

My children

Follow Me now

And do not turn back

To the darkness

To empty gods

Who cannot save you

Let nothing replace Me

In your heart

.

It was I who saved you

From eternal death

I who raised you

Up to life

Do not turn

To worldly follies

Do not bow down

Do not worship

Anything

For I

I am a jealous God

I am the only God

I have bestowed on you

Mercy

Grace

And eternal love

Why should you

Pour on yourself

Wrath

That threatened to place you

In justice’s hand?

For what did I save you?

.

For what did I save you

But to follow Me?

For what did I save you

But to glorify Me?

For what did I save you

But to be loved

And love Me?

For what did I save you

But to worship Me?

~

5This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from allb sin.” ~1 John 1

Jesus’ prayer

13“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17Sanctify them byd the truth; your word is truth. 18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

20“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26I have made youe known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” ~John 17

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