24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Luke 9:24 (ESV)
5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,
Romans 1:5 (ESV)
1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
Romans 6:1-3 (ESV)