By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.
If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone serves me, him my Father will honor.
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.«
So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant,
equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, »I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.«
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we would walk in them.
Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, »If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.«
And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, »If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Jesus said to him, »If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.«
For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;