Colossians 3:1 – 4:1
John 3:22 – 36
John 3:30 (NKJV)
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
I The beginning of the Christian life
Matthew 16:24–25 (NKJV)
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
John 12:24–26 (NKJV)
24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. 25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
II The continuation of the Christian life
III The consummation of the Christian life