John 17:3 3 And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. How do we get eternal life? Jesus tells us clearly … Continue reading Religion is work, Relationship is natural. Through a living relationship with God, we start to bear fruit naturally, just like trees and vines do.
John 16:32 32 But take notice, the hour is coming, and it has arrived, when you will all be dispersed and scattered, every man to his own home, leaving Me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. The disciples scattered after Jesus was arrested. Jesus accepted their statement of faith … Continue reading We are never alone. God is with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Do you believe? How well are you living out what you say you believe about Jesus?
John 16:20 20 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that you shall weep and grieve, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. What a contrast between the disciples and the world! The world rejoiced as the disciples wept, but the disciples would see … Continue reading Know the full story because it has a happy ending. Keep your eyes on the future and keep walking forward in faith.
John 15:11 11 I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing. When things are going well, we feel elated. When hardships come, we sink into depression. But true joy transcends the rolling waves … Continue reading True joy transcends our circumstances and comes from our consistent relationship with Jesus.
John 15:8 8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. When a vine bears "much fruit," God is glorified, for daily he sent the sunshine and rain to make the crops grow, and constantly he nurtured each tiny … Continue reading Can people tell what you believe and who you are following?