Date: May 7, 2014 10:04 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Wonderful Words Of Life
Wonderful Words Of Life
"Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God." (John 6:69)
Scripture Focus: John 6:64-71; 1 Peter 1
We have spent a few days together looking at Jesus' words about life in John 6. John tells us the crowd's reaction to what Jesus had taught them. "From this time, many of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him" (vs. 66). "You don't also want to go away, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. Peter's earnest reply has lived on in the hearts of believers
Forgiveness of sins and new life are free gifts to us. We simply cannot earn them. Yet, following Jesus will cost us. It may cost us a promotion, a friendship, possessions... It is a cross-bearing life (Luke 9:23). Jesus pictured it as striving to get through a gate with obstacles all around it (Luke 13:24). Tradition says Peter himself was crucified upside-down for his faith.
In Peter's words we find inspiring reasons to press onward in Jesus: He is Lord; He alone has spoken the words of eternal life; He is the Savior God promised He would send. Along with Peter we testify that there is no one else we would follow.
Insight: Be encouraged today. every trial of life will one day be worth it all when we see Jesus face to face.
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