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Passion of Christ Salvation teaching number 5

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                                                Passion salvation teaching number 5

 

Here is a salvation teaching featuring the Passion of Jesus and it will feature John chapters 13 through 18, Luke 23 and Matthew 28. These chapters include the full passion of Jesus, from the last supper, to where Peter denies Him, through His arrest and crucifixion, where He pays for all of our sins, and then God raises Jesus from the dead. Also included is Jesus teaching and discussion with His disciples in chapters 14 through 16(actually starting in 13) where Jesus imparts many valuable things and commandments to them and to us through the bible. Jesus then prays powerfully for His disciples in John 17.

John chapter 13 is the place where He indeed washed His disciples’ feet as an example to love one another and then He makes that as His commandment that we love one another. Also in the chapter Judas goes out to betray Jesus and Jesus foretells of Peter’s denials of Jesus which will come much later in the book.

(John 13:1)  Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

 

(John 13:2)  And after supper, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him,

 

(John 13:3)  Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God,

 

(John 13:4)  He rose from the supper and laid aside His garments, and having taken a towel, He girded Himself.

 

(John 13:5)  Then He poured water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to dry them with the towel with which He was girded.

 

(John 13:6)  Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?"

 

(John 13:7)  Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you shall know after this."

 

(John 13:8)  Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me."

 

(John 13:9)  Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"

 

(John 13:10)  Jesus said to him, "He that is bathed need only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."

 

(John 13:11)  For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."

 

(John 13:12)  So when He had washed their feet, and had taken His garments, He reclined again, and said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?

 

(John 13:13)  You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say correctly, for so I am.

 

(John 13:14)  Therefore if I, your Lord and your Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

 

(John 13:15)  For I gave you an example, that just as I did to you, you also should do.

 

(John 13:16)  Most assuredly I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor a messenger greater than he who sent him.

 

(John 13:17)  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

 

(John 13:18)  I do not speak concerning all of you. I know those whom I chose; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'

 

(John 13:19)  From now on I tell you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe that I AM.

 

(John 13:20)  Most assuredly I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."

 

(John 13:21)  When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in His spirit, and testified and said, "Most assuredly I say to you, one of you will betray Me."

 

(John 13:22)  Therefore the disciples were looking at one another, perplexed about whom He was speaking.

 

(John 13:23)  Now there was reclining on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, the one whom Jesus loved.

 

(John 13:24)  Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to inquire who it might be about whom He was speaking.

 

(John 13:25)  Then, leaning back thus on Jesus' chest, he said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"

 

(John 13:26)  Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it." And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

 

(John 13:27)  And after the piece of bread, then Satan entered him. Therefore Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

 

(John 13:28)  But no one reclining at the table knew for what purpose He said this to him.

 

(John 13:29)  For some were thinking, since Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, "Buy the things of which we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.

 

(John 13:30)  Therefore having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.

 

(John 13:31)  When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in Him.

 

(John 13:32)  If God has been glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.

 

(John 13:33)  Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going, you cannot come,' so now I say to you.

 

(John 13:34)  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

 

(John 13:35)  By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

 

(John 13:36)  Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, where are You going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but later you will follow Me."

 

(John 13:37)  Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for You."

 

(John 13:38)  Jesus answered him, "Will you lay down your life for Me? Most assuredly I say to you, the rooster shall by no means crow till you deny Me three times.

 

In John chapter 14 Jesus makes many promises such as making a place for us in heaven, coming to retrieve us (rapture implied), that we can do all Jesus has done in His ministry  and more and also to ask for He can and will do many things for us as will his Father. He promises the Holy Spirit as well. He does say though that He, Jesus is the only way to the Father (and as a result to heaven). Jesus also promises to give us His peace

(John 14:1)  "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

 

(John 14:2)  In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

 

(John 14:3)  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and I will receive you unto Myself; so that where I am, there you may be also.

 

(John 14:4)  And where I am going you know, and the way you know."

 

(John 14:5)  Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"

 

(John 14:6)  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

 

(John 14:7)  "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and you have seen Him."

 

(John 14:8)  Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."

 

(John 14:9)  Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you for so long a time, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He that has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

 

(John 14:10)  Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words which I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who abides in Me does the works.

 

(John 14:11)  Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me, but if not, believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.

 

(John 14:12)  "Most assuredly I say to you, he that believes in Me, the works which I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

 

(John 14:13)  And whatever you may ask in My name, this I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

 

(John 14:14)  If you should ask anything in My name, I will do it.

 

(John 14:15)  "If you love Me, keep My commandments.

 

(John 14:16)  And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, so that He may abide with you forever,

 

(John 14:17)  the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, because He abides with you and shall be in you.

 

(John 14:18)  I will not leave you orphans; I am coming to you.

 

(John 14:19)  "Yet a little while and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.

 

(John 14:20)  In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

 

(John 14:21)  He that has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him."

 

(John 14:22)  Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, and what has happened that You are about to manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?"

 

(John 14:23)  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and we will make Our home with him.

 

(John 14:24)  He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.

 

(John 14:25)  "These things I have spoken to you while I remain.

 

(John 14:26)  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and will remind you of all things which I said to you.

 

(John 14:27)  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

(John 14:28)  You have heard that I said to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I.

 

(John 14:29)  And now I have told you before it happens, so that whenever it may happen, you may believe.

 

(John 14:30)  I will no longer speak many things with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.

 

(John 14:31)  But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father has charged Me, thus I do. Rise up, let us go from here.

 

In John chapter 15 Jesus gives a powerful teaching stating that He is the vine and we the branches and apart from Him we can do nothing nor bear fruit, yet the Father will prune us to bear even more fruit. He restates His commandment to love one another and that He would call us friends too for doing so. People will do to us as they did Him, too, for the world now has no excuse for their sin- as it has been revealed and some will hate because of that. He also restates the promise of the Holy Spirit as helper

(John 15:1)  "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

 

(John 15:2)  Every branch in Me which does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch which bears fruit He prunes, so that it may bear more fruit.

 

(John 15:3)  You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

 

(John 15:4)  Abide in Me, and I in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit on its own, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

 

(John 15:5)  I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; because apart from Me you can do nothing.

 

(John 15:6)  If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out like a branch and dries up; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

 

(John 15:7)  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what ever you may desire, and it shall be done for you.

 

(John 15:8)  By this My Father is glorified, that you may bear much fruit; and you will become My disciples.

 

(John 15:9)  "Just as the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

 

(John 15:10)  If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and I abide in His love.

 

(John 15:11)  These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may abide in you, and that your joy may be full.

 

(John 15:12)  This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

 

(John 15:13)  Greater love has no one than this, that one should lay down his life on behalf of his friends.

 

(John 15:14)  You are My friends if you do what I command you.

 

(John 15:15)  No longer do I call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because all things which I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

 

(John 15:16)  You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you may ask the Father in My name He may give to you.

 

(John 15:17)  These things I command you, that you may love one another.

 

(John 15:18)  "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

 

(John 15:19)  If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

 

(John 15:20)  Remember the word which I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

 

(John 15:21)  But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.

 

(John 15:22)  If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse concerning their sin.

 

(John 15:23)  He who hates Me hates My Father also.

 

(John 15:24)  If I had not done the works among them which no one else has done, they would have no sin; but now they have both seen and they have hated both Me and My Father.

 

(John 15:25)  But this was so that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without cause.'

 

(John 15:26)  "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me.

 

(John 15:27)  And you also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

 

In John chapter 16 Jesus says that He makes these teachings so that we might not stumble, and also states that the Holy Spirit comes to convict the world of sin. He also makes many promises to His disciples then and now such as of those of peace and joy and encourages us to ask Him for things so that we can have and that our joy may be made full (in Him)

(John 16:1)  "These things I have spoken to you, so that you should not be made to stumble.

 

(John 16:2)  They will excommunicate you; but a time is coming when everyone who kills you will think that he is offering God a service.

 

(John 16:3)  And these things they will do to you because they did not know the Father nor Me.

 

(John 16:4)  But these things I have spoken to you, so that when the time comes, you may remember them, that I told you. But these things I did not say to you from the beginning, because I was with you.

 

(John 16:5)  "But now I am going to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'

 

(John 16:6)  "But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

 

(John 16:7)  Nevertheless I speak the truth to you. It is profitable for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

 

(John 16:8)  And when He comes, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

 

(John 16:9)  of sin, because they do not believe in Me;

 

(John 16:10)  of righteousness, because I am going to My Father and you see Me no more;

 

(John 16:11)  of judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

 

(John 16:12)  I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

 

(John 16:13)  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will announce to you things to come.

 

(John 16:14)  He will glorify Me, for He will take from what is Mine and He will announce it to you.

 

(John 16:15)  All things which the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He takes from what is Mine and will announce it to you.

 

(John 16:16)  "A little while and you will not see Me; and again a little while and you will see Me, because I am going to the Father."

 

(John 16:17)  Then some of His disciples said to one another, "What is this that He says to us, 'A little while and you will not see Me; and again a little while and you will see Me'; and, 'I am going to the Father'?"

 

(John 16:18)  Therefore they said, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not understand what He is saying."

 

(John 16:19)  Now Jesus knew that they were desiring to ask Him, and He said to them, "Are you inquiring with one another that I said, 'A little while and you will not see Me; and again a little while and you will see Me'?

 

(John 16:20)  Most assuredly I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be grieved, but your grief will be turned into joy.

 

(John 16:21)  A woman, whenever she gives birth, has sorrow, because her hour has come; but whenever the child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish, on account of the joy that a human being has been born into the world.

 

(John 16:22)  Therefore you also now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

 

(John 16:23)  And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.

 

(John 16:24)  Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

 

(John 16:25)  "These things I have spoken to you in figures of speech; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

 

(John 16:26)  In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will beseech the Father for you;

 

(John 16:27)  for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.

 

(John 16:28)  I came forth from the Father and I have come into the world. Again, I am leaving the world and I am going to the Father."

 

(John 16:29)  His disciples said to Him, "See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech!

 

(John 16:30)  Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God."

 

(John 16:31)  Jesus answered them, "Now do you believe?

 

(John 16:32)  Indeed a time is coming, and now has come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and you will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

 

(John 16:33)  These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but have courage, I have overcome the world."

 

In John chapter 17 Jesus then prays to the Father for the sake of His disciples and for them too, asking the Father to help them and keep them from the evil one and many other things. It is a powerful prayer

(John 17:1)  Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the time has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,

 

(John 17:2)  just as You have given Him authority over all flesh, so that He will give eternal life to all You have given Him.

 

(John 17:3)  And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

 

(John 17:4)  I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.

 

(John 17:5)  And now, O Father, glorify Me alongside Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

 

(John 17:6)  I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You have given them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

 

(John 17:7)  Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.

 

(John 17:8)  Because I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and they knew truly that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.

 

(John 17:9)  I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.

 

(John 17:10)  And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I have been glorified in them.

 

(John 17:11)  And I am no longer in the world, yet these are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name which You have given to Me, that they may be one just as We are.

 

(John 17:12)  When I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You have given Me I guarded; and not one of them is lost except the son of perdition, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

 

(John 17:13)  But now I am coming to You, and these things I speak in the world, so that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.

 

(John 17:14)  I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

 

(John 17:15)  I do not ask that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

 

(John 17:16)  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

 

(John 17:17)  Sanctify them by Your truth; Your word is truth.

 

(John 17:18)  Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

 

(John 17:19)  And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.

 

(John 17:20)  "I am not praying for these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word;

 

(John 17:21)  so that they all may be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

 

(John 17:22)  And the glory which You have given to Me, I have given to them, so that they may be one just as We are one:

 

(John 17:23)  I in them, and You in Me; so that they may be perfected in unity, and so that the world may know that You have sent Me, and You loved them just as You loved Me.

 

(John 17:24)  Father, I desire that those also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, so that they may behold My glory which You gave to Me; because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

 

(John 17:25)  O righteous Father! Indeed the world did not know You, yet I knew You; and these knew that You sent Me.

 

(John 17:26)  And I made known to them Your name, and I will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."

 

 

John chapter 18 covers Jesus arrest to where Jesus has His hearing with Pilate and all the dialog in them.

(John 18:1)  After saying these things, Jesus went out with His disciples across the winter stream Kidron, where there was a garden, into which He and His disciples entered.

 

(John 18:2)  Now Judas, the one betraying Him, also knew the place, because Jesus often gathered there also with His disciples.

 

(John 18:3)  Then Judas, having taken the detachment of soldiers, and attendants from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

 

(John 18:4)  Jesus therefore, knowing all things coming upon Him, went out and said to them, "Whom do you seek?"

 

(John 18:5)  They answered Him, "Jesus the Nazarene." Jesus said to them, "I AM." And Judas, the one betraying Him, was standing with them.

 

(John 18:6)  Therefore when He said to them, "I AM," they stepped back and fell to the ground.

 

(John 18:7)  Then He asked them again, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus the Nazarene."

 

(John 18:8)  Jesus answered, "I have told you that I AM! Therefore if you seek Me, allow these men to go,"

 

(John 18:9)  so that the word might be fulfilled which He said, "Those whom You have given Me I have lost none."

 

(John 18:10)  Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And the servant's name was Malchus.

 

(John 18:11)  Then Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?"

 

(John 18:12)  Then the detachment of soldiers and the captain and the attendants of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.

 

(John 18:13)  And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year.

 

(John 18:14)  Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was profitable for one man to perish for the people.

 

(John 18:15)  And Simon Peter was following Jesus, as was the other disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.

 

(John 18:16)  But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.

 

(John 18:17)  Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not also one of this Man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."

 

(John 18:18)  And the servants and attendants who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they were warming themselves. Now Peter was standing with them and warming himself.

 

(John 18:19)  Then high priest asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.

 

(John 18:20)  Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always come together, and in secret I spoke nothing.

 

(John 18:21)  Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard Me, what I spoke to them. Indeed they know what I said."

 

(John 18:22)  And when He had said these things, one of the attendants who stood by slapped Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Is this how You answer the high priest?"

 

(John 18:23)  Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?"

 

(John 18:24)  Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

 

(John 18:25)  Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Therefore they said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" Then he denied it and said, "I am not!"

 

(John 18:26)  One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"

 

(John 18:27)  Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.

 

(John 18:28)  Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium, lest they might be defiled, but so that they might eat the Passover.

 

(John 18:29)  Then Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"

 

(John 18:30)  They answered and said to him, "If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him over to you."

 

(John 18:31)  Then Pilate said to them, "You take Him and judge Him according to your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to kill anyone,"

 

(John 18:32)  that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which He said, signifying by what sort of death He was about to die.

 

(John 18:33)  Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, and called Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?"

 

(John 18:34)  Jesus answered him, "For yourself do you say this, or did others tell you about Me?"

 

(John 18:35)  Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?"

 

(John 18:36)  Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I might not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."

 

(John 18:37)  Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."

 

(John 18:38)  Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And having said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in Him.

 

(John 18:39)  "But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Therefore do you wish that I should release the King of the Jews?"

 

(John 18:40)  Then they all cried out again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a bandit.

 

Luke chapter 23 related the trials crucifixion and death of Jesus which was the atonement for all of man’s sins.

(Luke 23:1)  Then the whole multitude of them arose and led Him to Pilate.

 

(Luke 23:2)  And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this Man perverting the nation, and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ, a King."

 

(Luke 23:3)  Then Pilate questioned Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" He answered him and said, "You are saying what is so."

 

(Luke 23:4)  But Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this Man."

 

(Luke 23:5)  But they insisted, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to here."

 

(Luke 23:6)  When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked if the Man were a Galilean.

 

(Luke 23:7)  And when he found out that He belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem in those days.

 

(Luke 23:8)  Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because he had heard many things about Him, and he was hoping to see some miracle being done by Him.

 

(Luke 23:9)  Then he questioned Him with many words, but He answered him nothing.

 

(Luke 23:10)  And the chief priests and scribes stood, vehemently accusing Him.

 

(Luke 23:11)  Then Herod, with his men of war, having treated Him with contempt, and having mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.

 

(Luke 23:12)  That very day Pilate and Herod became friends with each other, for previously they had been at enmity with each other.

 

(Luke 23:13)  And Pilate, having called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,

 

(Luke 23:14)  said to them, "You have brought this Man to me, on the charge of misleading the people. And indeed, when I examined Him in your presence, I found no guilt in this Man in the matters which you bring as charges against Him;

 

(Luke 23:15)  and neither did Herod, for I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing worthy of death has been done by Him.

 

(Luke 23:16)  Therefore when I have flogged Him, I will release Him."

 

(Luke 23:17)  (for it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).

 

(Luke 23:18)  But they all cried out together, saying, "Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas"--

 

(Luke 23:19)  who because of a certain insurrection having occurred in the city had been thrown into prison, and for murder.

 

(Luke 23:20)  Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them.

 

(Luke 23:21)  But they cried out, saying, "Crucify, crucify Him!"

 

(Luke 23:22)  Then he said to them the third time, "Why, what evil did He do? I have found no guilt deserving death in Him. Therefore when I have flogged Him, I will release Him."

 

(Luke 23:23)  But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And their voices and those of the chief priests prevailed.

 

(Luke 23:24)  So Pilate decided that their request should be carried out.

 

(Luke 23:25)  And he released whom they were requesting, who because of insurrection and murder had been thrown into prison; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

 

(Luke 23:26)  And as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, as he was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might carry it behind Jesus.

 

(Luke 23:27)  And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also were mourning and lamenting Him.

 

(Luke 23:28)  But Jesus, turning to them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

 

(Luke 23:29)  For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs which did not give birth, and breasts which did not nurse!'

 

(Luke 23:30)  Then they will begin 'to say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" '

 

(Luke 23:31)  For if they do these things in the green tree, what will happen in the dry?"

 

(Luke 23:32)  And they also were leading two others with Him, evildoers, to be put to death.

 

(Luk 23:33)  And when they came to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him and the evildoers, one on the right, and one on the left.

 

(Luke 23:34)  Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." And dividing His garments, they cast lots.

 

(Luke 23:35)  And the people stood, observing. And the rulers with them also were sneering, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the elect of God."

 

(Luke 23:36)  The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him sour wine,

 

(Luke 23:37)  and saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself."

 

(Luke 23:38)  And an inscription also was written over Him, in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew letters: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

 

(Luke 23:39)  Then one of the evildoers who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, "If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us."

 

(Luke 23:40)  But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, "Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?

 

(Luke 23:41)  And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this Man did nothing wrong."

 

(Luke 23:42)  Then he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come in Your kingdom."

 

(Luke 23:43)  And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."

 

(Luke 23:44)  Now it was about the sixth hour, and darkness came upon the whole land until the ninth hour.

 

(Luke 23:45)  Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.

 

(Luke 23:46)  And Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, 'into Your hands I will commit My spirit.' " And after He said these things, He expired.

 

(Luke 23:47)  And when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous Man!"

 

(Luke 23:48)  And all the crowds which came together for this spectacle, when they saw what had happened, beat their own chests and returned.

 

(Luke 23:49)  But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

 

(Luke 23:50)  And behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man

 

(Luke 23:51)  (this man had not agreed to their decision and deed), from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God.

 

(Luke 23:52)  This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

 

(Luke 23:53)  And having taken it down, he wrapped it in a linen cloth, and put it in a tomb cut out of rock, where no one had ever lain before.

 

(Luke 23:54)  That day was the Preparation; the Sabbath was drawing near.

 

(Luke 23:55)  And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was placed.

 

(Luke 23:56)  Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath, according to the commandment.

 

In Matthew chapter 28 then Jesus is raised from the dead and gives the great commission to all

(Matthew 28:1)  But after the Sabbath, at the dawning toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.

 

(Matthew 28:2)  And behold, a great earthquake occurred; for an angel of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.

 

(Matthew 28:3)  And His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

 

(Matthew 28:4)  And the guards were shaken for fear of him, and became like dead men.

 

(Matthew 28:5)  But the angel answered and said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

 

(Matthew 28:6)  He is not here! For He is risen, just as He said. Come; see the place where the Lord was lying.

 

(Matthew 28:7)  And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you."

 

(Matthew 28:8)  And going out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to report to His disciples.

 

(Matthew 28:9)  And as they were going to report to His disciples, that behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held His feet and worshipped Him.

 

(Matthew 28:10)  Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go, report to My brothers that they should go to Galilee, and there they will see Me."

 

(Matthew 28:11)  Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.

 

(Matthew 28:12)  When they had assembled with the elders and taking counsel, they gave sufficient silver coins to the soldiers,

 

(Matthew 28:13)  saying, "Tell them, 'His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we were sleeping.'

 

(Matthew 28:14)  "And if this reaches the governor's ears, we will influence him and make you secure."

 

(Matthew 28:15)  So they took the silver and did as they were instructed. And this saying has been widely spread among the Jews until this day.

 

(Matthew 28:16)  Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them.

 

(Matthew 28:17)  When they saw Him, they worshipped Him; but some doubted.

 

(Matthew 28:18)  And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.

 

(Matthew 28:19)  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

 

(Matthew 28:20)  teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

 

Now I will also include a salvation teaching so you can share with others and have that special relationship with the Lord as well. The following verses state how mankind is fallen and all do wrong but that is why out of love God sent Jesus into the world

(Romans 3:10)  as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one;

 

(Romans 3:11)  no one understands; no one seeks for God.

 

(Romans 3:12)  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one

 

(Romans 3:23)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

 

(Romans 3:24)  and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

 

(Romans 3:25)  whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

 

(Romans 3:26)  It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus

 

These verses in Romans chapter 5 states that Jesus died for us while we were weak and that as sin came through one man righteousness came from one man’s obedience- Jesus to death so that the gift of God can be given- this is verses 6 through 21

(Romans 5:6)  For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

 

(Romans 5:7)  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--

 

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

 

(Romans 5:9)  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

 

(Romans 5:10)  For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

 

(Romans 5:11)  More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

(Romans 5:12)  Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned--

 

(Romans 5:13)  for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.

 

(Romans 5:14)  Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.

 

(Romans 5:15)  But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.

 

(Romans 5:16)  And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.

 

(Romans 5:17)  For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

 

(Romans 5:18)  Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.

 

(Romans 5:19)  For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.

 

(Romans 5:20)  Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

 

(Romans 5:21)  so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

The last four verses in Romans 6 further add to the point of our need of a savior to avoid the wages of sin and how Jesus did that for us

(Romans 6:20)  For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

 

(Romans 6:21)  But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

 

(Romans 6:22)  But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

 

(Romans 6:23)  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Jesus expresses His purpose of coming to the Earth here in these verses

(John 3:16)  "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 3:17)  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

 

(John 3:18)  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

 

(John 3:19)  And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

 

(John 3:20)  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

 

(John 3:21)  But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."

 

Here John the Baptist is speaking of Jesus in these two verses

(John 3:35)  The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.

 

(John 3:36)  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

 

These  verses in John chapter 5 further drive home the point of Jesus having life for His believers

(John 5:19)  Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.

 

(John 5:20)  For the Father loves the Son, and shows to Him all things which He Himself does; and greater works than these He will show Him, so that you may marvel.

 

(John 5:21)  For as the Father raises up the dead and gives life, thus also the Son gives life to whom He wills.

 

(John 5:22)  For the Father judges no one, but He has given all judgment to the Son,

 

(John 5:23)  so that all may honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him

 

(John 5:24)  Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

 

(John 5:25)  "Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

 

As some of the above verses do remind us, this verse really drives home the point that eternal life from heaven is really a gift from God and cannot be earned in any way by our own works  so God Himself has provided the means to escape hell and to have eternal life with Him.

(Ephesians 2:8)  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

 

(Ephesians 2:9)  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

 

(2 Corinthians 9:15)  Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

 

The scriptures in 1 Timothy which encourage prayer and supplication for God wants all people to be saved as stated in these verses

(1 Timothy 2:1)  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

 

(1 Timothy 2:2)  for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

 

(1 Timothy 2:3)  This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,

 

(1 Timothy 2:4)  who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

(1 Timothy 2:5)  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

 

(1 Timothy 2:6)  who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

 

These verses in 1 Peter shed more light on this purpose of Jesus

(1 Peter 2:24)  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

 

(1 Peter 2:25)  For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls

 

That message also is here in this 1 Peter 3 verse

(1 Peter 3:18)  For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit

 

And so does these two verses in 2 Peter 3 for time is nothing to the Lord and He wants all to come to repentance and is patient

(2 Peter 3:8)  But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

 

(2 Peter 3:9)  The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

 

These two verses in 1 John 2 also state how Jesus was the propitiation for our sins and all mankind’s

(1 John 2:1)  My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

 

(1 John 2:2)  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

 

Also a very similar message is given in these two verses in 1 John chapter 4 how God loved us and sent Jesus to be a propitiation for our sins

(1 John 4:9)  In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

 

(1 John 4:10)  In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

And here is this passage in 1 John 5 which reinforces the 1 Timothy passage well, stating the power of prayer but also the gospel message of how it is necessary to have the Son of God to have eternal life.

(1 John 5:5)  Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

(1 John 5:6)  This is he who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

 

(1 John 5:7)  For there are three that testify:

 

(1 John 5:8)  the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.

 

(1 John 5:9)  If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.

 

(1 John 5:10)  Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.

 

(1 John 5:11)  And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

 

(1 John 5:12)  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

 

(1 John 5:13)  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.

 

(1 John 5:14)  And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

 

(1 John 5:15)  And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Here is a message from Jude to build ourselves in the live of God for the mercy of Jeus leading to eternal life

(Jude 1:20)  But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

 

(Jude 1:21)  keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

 

Here Jesus Himself says that He is the only way to Heaven and the Father and in so doing avoid hell that Jesus Himself spoke of

(John 14:6)  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

But Jesus also makes it clear in Revelation that He indeed is seeking people always

(Revelation 3:20)  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

 

The verses in Romans ten state how we are to be saved, believing the word which is near to us, to hear it then confess Jesus as Lord and believe God has raised Him from the dead- in that is our key to salvation

 (Romans 10:8)  But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);

 

(Romans 10:9)  because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

(Romans 10:10)  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

 

(Romans 10:11)  For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame."

 

(Romans 10:12)  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.

 

(Romans 10:13)  For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

 

(Romans 10:14)  How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?

 

(Romans 10:15)  And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"

 

(Romans 10:16)  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?"

 

(Romans 10:17)  So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

 

Now those people are now a new creation in Christ

(2 Corinthians 5:17)  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come

 

And also at peace with God being justified by faith

(Romans 5:1)  Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

(Romans 5:2)  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

These two verses promise no condemnation with those in Jesus

(Romans 8:1)  There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

 

(Romans 8:2)  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death

 

Then it also asks if God is for us then who or what can be against us, in these verses towards the end of Romans chapter 8

(Romans 8:31)  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

 

(Romans 8:32)  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

 

(Romans 8:33)  Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.

 

(Romans 8:34)  Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised--who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding 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 danger, or sword?

 

(Romans 8:36)  As it is written, "For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."

 

(Romans 8:37)  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

 

And nothing can now separate us from the love of God in Jesus, either

(Romans 8:38)  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

 

(Romans 8:39)  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

I am sure you have now seen enough now to be ready to pray to be saved. I am now including a short prayer that you can say to ensure that you are saved and have eternal life when you die, going to heaven to be with Jesus forever and not end up going to hell.

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness. I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin. You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess Jesus as our Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we will be saved. Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.

Amen.

 

God bless you and yours

 

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