And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
You know that you were redeemed from the futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Therefore he is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
But the angel said to the women, »Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
who, though he was in the form of God, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,
but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to deatheven death on a cross.
To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would happen:
that the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles.«
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace