Hey Church Family!In this series called Simple, we've looked at the invitation that came from Jesus: Follow Me. Jesus invites you and me to follow him. And the truth is we don't know exactly where he will lead us. That was certainly true for the first disciples—it will certainly be true for you and me.
What is incredible about these first disciples' journey is that as they followed Jesus, they came to believe in who he was. In fact, Peter says it like this in John 6, "Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Believing that Jesus is the Holy One of God is significant. Through is death and resurrection, Jesus made us right with God. He stepped in for us and offered himself as the atoning sacrifice. His resurrection brings new life to all who believe. When you believe in Jesus, you believe more than his humanity—he was the Son of God. You believe more than his teaching—that he has the words of eternal life. You believe that he offers eternal life—that he is the Holy One of God.
Some of you can remember the time when you came to believe and know that Jesus is the Holy One of God. You can remember the place, who was there, and when it all happened. I encourage you to tell someone today about that moment. Let someone known when you came to believe in Jesus.
If you're not confident of that moment, I'd like to encourage you to consider that question. Do you believe that Jesus is more than just a good man and a great teacher? Do you believe he is your Savior? If so, I invite you not only to follow, but also to believe.
I pray you have a blessed week!
Together in Christ,
Notes from the Staff @The Woods