Salvation teaching featuring the passion of Christ in Mark
Salvation teaching Passion of Christ in Mark and Romans
Here is a salvation teaching which includes the last three chapters of the gospel of Mark, chapters 14, 15 and 16, which present the full passion of Christ from the last supper through the crucifixion through His raising from the dead, and He gives a version of the great commission here as well. I present these teachings to show what our loving God willingly went through for our sakes to give us eternal life with Him and, more importantly to God a relationship with His creation again. God hungers for a love relationship with His creation more than we could ever hunger for Him because He is perfect, as is His love to us.
Mark chapter 14 tells of the last supper, Jesus betrayal and arrest, Peters denials of Jesus which are foretold, and also the early hearings for Jesus
(Mark 14:1) After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
(Mark 14:2) But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
(Mark 14:3) And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
(Mark 14:4) And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
(Mark 14:5) For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
(Mark 14:6) And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
(Mark 14:7) For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
(Mark 14:8) She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
(Mark 14:9) Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
(Mark 14:10) And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.
(Mark 14:11) And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
(Mark 14:12) And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
(Mark 14:13) And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
(Mark 14:14) And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
(Mark 14:15) And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
(Mark 14:16) And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
(Mark 14:17) And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.
(Mark 14:18) And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.
(Mark 14:19) And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?
(Mark 14:20) And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.
(Mark14:21) The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
(Mark 14:22) And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
(Mark 14:23) And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
(Mark 14:24) And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
(Mark 14:25) Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
(Mark 14:26) And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
(Mark 14:27) And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
(Mark 14:28) But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
(Mark 14:29) But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
(Mark 14:30) And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
(Mark 14:31) But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
(Mark 14:32) And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
(Mark 14:33) And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
(Mark 14:34) And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
(Mark 14:35) And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
(Mark 14:36) And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
(Mark 14:37) And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
(Mark 14:38) Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
(Mark 14:39) And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.
(Mark 14:40) And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.
(Mark 14:41) And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
(Mark 14:42) Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
(Mark 14:43) And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
(Mark 14:44) And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.
(Mark 14:45) And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him.
(Mark 14:46) And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
(Mark 14:47) And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
(Mark 14:48) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?
(Mark 14:49) I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
(Mark 14:50) And they all forsook him, and fled.
(Mark 14:51) And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
(Mark 14:52) And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
(Mark 14:53) And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
(Mark 14:54) And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
(Mark 14:55) And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
(Mark 14:56) For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
(Mark 14:57) And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
(Mark 14:58) We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.
(Mark 14:59) But neither so did their witness agree together.
(Mark 14:60) And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
(Mark 14:61) But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
(Mark 14:62) And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
(Mark 14:63) Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?
(Mark 14:64) Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
(Mark 14:65) And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.
(Mark 14:66) And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:
(Mark 14:67) And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
(Mark 14:68) But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
(Mark 14:69) And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
(Mark 14:70) And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.
(Mark 14:71) But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.
(Mark 14:72) And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
Mark chapter 15 tells of the story of Jesus hearing before Pilate who then condemns Jesus to be whipped and crucified. Jesus carries His cross and then is crucified and in so doing paying for all of the sins of mankind and this act of obedience paves the way for restoration of relationship with God by the atoning blood of Christ. He is then buried but will rise from the dead soon enough
(Mark 15:1) And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
(Mark 15:2) And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
(Mark 15:3) And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
(Mark 15:4) And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.
(Mark 15:5) But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
(Mark 15:6) Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.
(Mark 15:7) And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
(Mark 15:8) And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.
(Mark 15:9) But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
(Mark 15:10) For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
(Mark 15:11) But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
(Mark 15:12) And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
(Mark 15:13) And they cried out again, Crucify him.
(Mark 15:14) Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
(Mark 15:15) And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
(Mark 15:16) And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
(Mark 15:17) And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
(Mark 15:18) And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
(Mark 15:19) And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
(Mark 15:20) And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
(Mark 15:21) And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
(Mark 15:22) And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
(Mark 15:23) And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
(Mark 15:24) And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
(Mark 15:25) And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
(Mark 15:26) And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
(Mark 15:27) And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
(Mark 15:28) And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
(Mark 15:29) And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
(Mark 15:30) Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
(Mark 15:31) Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
(Mark15:32) Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
(Mark 15:33) And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
(Mark 15:34) And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
(Mark 15:35) And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
(Mark 15:36) And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
(Mark 15:37) And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
(Mark 15:38) And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
(Mark 15:39) And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
(Mark 15:40) There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
(Mark 15:41) (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
(Mark 15:42) And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
(Mark 15:43) Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
(Mark 15:44) And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
(Mark 15:45) And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
(Mark 15:46) And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
(Mark 15:47) And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
Indeed in Mark chapter 16 Jesus does rise from the grave but many do not believe this so Jesus appears to them and rebukes them over that and then gives this version of the great commission to go preach the gospel to the world
(Mark 16:1) And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
(Mark 16:2) And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
(Mark 16:3) And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
(Mark 16:4) And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
(Mark 16:5) And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
(Mark 16:6) And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
(Mark 16:7) But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
(Mark 16:8) And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
(Mark 16:9) Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
(Mark 16:10) And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
(Mark 16:11) And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
(Mark 16:12) After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
(Mark 16:13) And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
(Mark 16:14) Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
(Mark 16:15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
(Mark 16:16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
(Mark 16:17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
(Mark 16:18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
(Mark 16:19) So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
(Mark 16:20) And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
As to follow up with the command given in the above commission I am now including this teaching presentation of the salvation teachings which Paul put in the epistle of the Romans which show how everyone has fallen short but Jesus died so we all can have eternal life with God
The first group of scriptures is a statement of purpose to preach the gospel for as Paul states I am not ashamed of the gospel and this word is given so people are indeed without excuse before God
(Romans 1:14) I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
(Romans 1:15) So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
(Romans 1:16) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
(Romans 1:17) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
(Romans 1:18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
(Romans 1:19) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
(Romans 1:20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
In Romans 3 9- 12 it states both Jews and Gentiles are under sin and none have done right at all.
(Romans 3:9) What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
(Romans 3:10) As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
(Romans 3:11) There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
(Romans 3:12) They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
There is no difference here all have fallen short of God’s glory but all can be justified through Jesus, as stated in Romans 3 verses 21-27
(Romans 3:21) But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
(Romans 3:22) Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
(Romans 3:23) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
(Romans 3:24) Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
(Romans 3:25) Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
(Romans 3:26) To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
(Romans 3:27) Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
In these two passages in Romans chapter 5 Paul explains through the disobedience of one man all were made sinners but through the obedience of one man all were made righteous as Jesus did die for us while we were weak and yet sinners
(Romans 5:6) For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
(Romans 5:7) For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
(Romans 5:8) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(Romans 5:9) Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
(Romans 5:10) For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
(Romans 5:11) And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
(Romans 5:12) Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(Romans 5:19) For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
(Romans 5:20) Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
(Romans 5:21) That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Now believers are slaves of righteousness and not sin, and also the wages of sin are death and the gift of God is life eternal through Jesus as explained in Romans 6
(Romans 6:20) For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
(Romans 6:21) What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
(Romans 6:22) But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
(Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This passage states how the word is near us and needs to be preached, too and also gives the instructions to be saved which are mainly to confess Jesus as Lord with your mouth and believe that God raised Him from the dead so that you will be saved.
(Romans 10:8) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
(Romans 10:9) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
(Romans 10:10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
(Romans 10:11) For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
(Romans 10:12) For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
(Romans 10:13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
(Romans 10:14) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
(Romans 10:15) And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
(Romans 10:16) But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
(Romans 10:17) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
In the first five verses of Romans chapter five state that we are now at peace with God, can develop patience through trails and also get the Holy Spirit
(Romans 5:1) Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
(Romans 5:2) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
(Romans 5:3) And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
(Romans 5:4) And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
(Romans 5:5) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
In these two passages in Romans 8 it is stated there is no condemnation anymore and ask if God is with us who can be against us, and that nothing will separate the believer from the love of Christ
(Romans 8:1) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
(Romans 8:2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
(Romans 8:31) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
(Romans 8:32) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
(Romans 8:33) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
(Romans 8:34) Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
(Romans 8:35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
(Romans 8:36) As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
(Romans 8:37) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
(Romans 8:38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
(Romans 8:39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Finally in Romans 12 we are now to present our bodies as a living sacrifice and are not to be conformed by the word but transformed by the renewing of our mind. We also are now all part of one body.
(Romans 12:1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
(Romans 12:2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(Romans 12:3) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
(Romans 12:4) For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
(Romans 12:5) So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
The message in the epistle of Romans especially clearly explains the salvation thing from all being short of God’s glory but how God sent Jesus in love to take care of the sin problem so that we would have the gift of eternal life and not death as we all deserve too, and are the wages of sin. God does not any to die eternally but wants people to be saved, for relationship with the believer. God sent Jesus to die wanting this love relationship restored and Jesus complied for the same for us. This death of Jesus on the cross then atoned for our sins which had separated us from God, and now through the gift of God the relationship which God wanted with man can now be restored. There is nothing that can be compared with a relationship with God or nothing that can even come close. I am now including a prayer which will enable you to invite Jesus in your heart and begin this wonderful and incomparable relationship with God. Please pray this prayer with me
Heavenly Father I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I confess to You that I am a sinner and cannot save myself. I confess and repent of all of my sins and unrighteousness. Right now I confess with my mouth Jesus as the Lord of my life and believe in my heart that You, God did indeed raise Him from the dead. I thank You for cleansing and forgiving me of all of my sins and unrighteousness and for saving me. I thank You for sending Your Son to die in my place for my sins, and for the inexpressible gift of eternal life that I now claim through the death of Jesus on the cross. Thank You, Lord, again for saving me. In the Name of Jesus I pray Amen
God bless you and yours