Take Jesus (#212)
Bible version used: NKJV
TAKE JESUS . . .
There is a story in the Gospel of John about a royal official whose son was dying. He’d heard about Jesus, came to him, and begged him to come and heal his son.
Jesus refused to go with him, but told the man that his son would live.
The man took Jesus at his word and left to return home. He discovered when he arrived that his son had been healed at the very moment Jesus spoke.
You can read about this encounter in the 4th chapter of the Gospel of John.
Two billion people in every part of the world have done what this royal official did—they took Jesus at his word—and because of it they testify to having a personal, life-changing relationship with the living Jesus.
Jesus said he is the Son of God who came to live among us. John 6:35-40
Jesus said that only through him can you be set right with our Father. John 14:6
Jesus said that if you believe in him he will give you a new and abundant life now. John 10:9-11
Jesus said he is coming back some day. John 14:2,3
The apostle John documented the ministry of Jesus. His Gospel bears vivid testimony that Jesus is who he said he was. John wrote:
. . . but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29
How about you? Are you ready to take Jesus at his word? Are you ready to believe he is who he says he is?
If you want to learn more about Jesus, get a Bible and read the Gospel of John. Visit a Christian church. You will be warmly welcomed as you explore the claims of Jesus for yourself.