A selection of verses showing that Jesus Christ died for us.
The apostle John and the letter to the Hebrews record several statements about the purpose of Jesus' death:
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, without sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him for salvation.
12 but he, when he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God,
On several occasions believers are encouraged to follow Jesus' example:
2 Walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
16 By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.