Attitude Doctrine Evangelism Ministry Textual Studies

We Would See Jesus

Over the last three years, Jesus had developed a reputation throughout Israel as a miracle worker and a prophet of God. It seems that his disciples had also come to be identified with the Master.

In John 12:20-22, as the Jews are gathering for the Passover, a group of worshippers find Philip, recognize him as Jesus; disciple, and ask to see Jesus. They weren’t there to see Philip, but they knew that Philip was connected to the Lord, so they sought him out.

In the same way, when we identify ourselves as Christians, those around us expect to see Jesus. They expect to see Him in our attitudes, our actions, our worship, and our teaching.

Ultimately, it is not about us. Our goal should be to help others to see the Savior. If they see things in our lives that are not consistent with followers of Christ it won’t go unnoticed.

At the same time, by living as Christians, we will find opportunities, like Philip, to bring others to Jesus. It all begins with a life that is lived by following the Master.

Doctrine Faith

It’s A Miracle!

In John 2:11 we read that Jesus’ first miracle “manifested His glory.” It was a significant event to all who saw or heard of it.

It is easy when we read our Bibles to imagine that miracles were a commonplace occurrence. We tend to picture Abraham walking out of his tent every morning, stretching, yawning, and getting his latest instructions from God over coffee. Yet, he often went YEARS without hearing anything from God!

The thing that made this miracle so significant was that this was a truly rare occurrence. God performed miracles with purpose. They were designed to confirm the truth of the message being delivered by the speaker (Hebrews 2:3-4), and to produce faith in us as we read about them (John 20:30-31).

While God doesn’t do miracles today, we can benefit from the ones we find in Scripture. We should pay attention to them, and learn the lessons that they teach. They are there to help your faith grow.

Attitude Doctrine God Morality Psalms Uncategorized

And Shall Not Keep Silent

And Shall Not Keep Silent

Source: Convictions of Honor

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