Who is Jesus? This is John’s main question and the quest we are invited to join as we read John’s account. Jesus is eternally on with the Father- the very Word of God, through whom God created all things. Amazingly, John tells us that the Word became flesh- God became man, yet never ceased being God. Rather Jesus came to reveal the Father to us, and show us how we can receive the joy of becoming His child. It is only by receiving Him and believing in His name by faith that becoming His child truly occurs. Those who truly see Jesus for who He really is have been born again from above and have truly become members of God’s family through a gift of God’s immeasurable grace. What a gracious God we serve! Tomorrow, we will look at what His great mercy and grace saved us from.
Questions for further thought:
1. Can you recall a time in your life when you truly believed and received the gift of eternal life though faith in Jesus Christ alone? If not, why?
2. What other things and efforts might you be trusting in for your salvation besides faith in Christ? If so, how do know when you’ve done enough to be accepted?
Challenge: Focus your efforts this week on mercy for those that may not be accepting of this Gospel. Remember that if you are a child of God through faith in Jesus, it was mercy that brought you to this place of belief.
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