The way of the cross has profound implications for discipleship.
Jesus guarantees that if believers remain in him that they will bear fruit that honours God, affirms their identity as disciples and makes a lasting impact on the world.
Jesus is the way back to the Father because he and the Father are one.
In our text this morning we get to eaves drop on a conversation between Martha and Jesus where Jesus reveals that he is the resurrection and the life. This means that he is bringing God’s future into our human reality. This truth is the hope that we celebrate at Christmas!
Jesus is the good shepherd who binds up our wounds, provides us with abundant life and guides us into God’s truth.
Jesus was born so that he might be the source of eternal life to all those who will come to him and trust in him.
Jesus warns his followers not to disregard or distrust him as Herod and the Pharisees did.
Devotion to God must be heart-felt and for that we need a new heart.
In our time of need, God desires to reveal to us his glory that we might receive his help.
Jesus is the compassionate King who provides for his people.