Isaiah 49:1 – 13, Mark 10:2 – 45
Mark 10:45 (NKJV)
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
I Christ came to serve
II Christ served by the giving of Himself
John 10:17 (NKJV)
17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.
Ephesians 5:2 (NKJV)
2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Galatians 2:20 (NKJV)
20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
III Christ gave Himself to set His captive people free
The three stages of liberation –
Romans 6:14 (NKJV)
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 8:23 (NKJV)
23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.