10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
“In contrast to the thief who takes life, Jesus gives life. The life he gives right now is abundantly richer and fuller. It is eternal, yet it begins immediately. Life in Christ is lived on a higher plane because of his overflowing forgiveness, love, and guidance. Have you taken Christ’s offer of life?” (Life Application Study Bible 1758)
Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 1758.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
“Mark’s Gospel emphasizes Christ’s power as well as his servanthood. Jesus’ life and teaching turn the world upside down. The world sees power as a way to gain control over others. But Jesus, with all authority and power in heaven and earth, chose to serve others. He held children in his arms, healed the sick, washed the disciples’ feet, and died for the sins of the world. Following Jesus means receiving this same power to serve. As believers, we are called to be servants of Christ. As Christ served, so we are to serve.” (Life Application Study Bible 1653)
Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 1653.