Everybody believes in something. The widespread practice of religion proves this. It is important what we believe in, and then how our faith acts. Putting our faith into action requires processes of waiting, weariness, walking, and of being well.
We are all dependent creatures. Nobody is completely independent. All of us are dependent upon those around us, but sometimes even they cannot help us. When there seems to be no one to help you, where do you turn?
How do you know Jesus? Do you believe Jesus is who He said He is? If you exercise faith in Him, He will reveal Himself to you.
Every one of us has a set of values by which we judge events and experiences. We also use this set of values to judge the quality of an object: a piece of clothing or a purchase of food. How do you decide what is important in life? Jesus shows us what is truly important in John 4:27-38.
What is worship and what is the right way to worship? Who should we worship? The answers to these questions can be found in John 4:20-26.
Do you have inner peace? Jesus offers us inner peace if we realize our situation is hopeless without Him, express our need of Him, and confess our sinful condition.
Jesus made Himself available to the needs of others. In a beautiful way, Jesus arranged an appointment with a woman of Samaria. He understood that she had a kind of thirst that needed the living water that He could give her.
So much today has the label of truth but contains error. So, we must be able to tell the difference between truth and error. How can we be sure that we have found the truth? The answer can be found in John 3:31-36.
Are people important to you? Are your possessions or money important to you? Are these things what is really important? In John 3:22-30 we find what is truly important.
God has made each of us with the ability to choose. Often we make choices that get us into trouble. God, in His compassion, provided His only Son to take away our sin. Will you choose Him?
Medical doctors tell us we were born with fear. Our emotion of fear takes various shapes as we are influenced by where we live, by the fears of our parents, or others around us. Is there any help for inborn fears, or fears that we develop? In John 6:15-21, we find out how to conquer fear.
Our earth is teeming with life: plant life and animal life. Scientists have made hundreds of classifications. There are land animals and sea animals, all shapes, and sizes. They all are affected by the life-death cycle. Some live for many years and some only a few minutes. We are a part of the earth’s life. But we have more than mere existence. We have an unavoidable decision.
We all have faced great difficulties in life. Perhaps right now you are having difficulty. You hardly know how to examine or solve your problem. You look at it. As you look, it gets bigger, doesn’t it? How do you plan to deal with the difficulty you are in right now?
There are many who know something about Jesus. Some know only His name. Others know little more about Him. They know He was born in Bethlehem. They know He grew up in Nazareth and Galilee. They know His teaching was carried on throughout the Holy Land and often in the city of Jerusalem. They even know that He was crucified on Calvary outside the old city of Jerusalem. And they know the record says that He was raised from the dead. But all this knowledge is useless unless the person who knows these facts about Jesus accepts Him for who He is, God the Son.
What is the first or most important thing in life? How do we not waste our time with less important things in life? Jesus provides answers to these questions in John 6.