Cross Over

Have you heard statements that you believe are too good to be true? Have you heard someone make a statement that you think, “That is unbelievable?” What credibility does that person need for you to believe them? Do you believe what Jesus has said?

We may hear something said that just seems to be outrageous. We may think, “There is no way that can be true.” It could be someone telling us what they saw, something they heard, or something they did. Our determination to believe them or not may rest on how trustworthy we believe the person is.

Jesus doesn’t hold back. He makes it very clear. If we believe what He tells us, we have eternal life. What does it mean to believe Him? It means we act on our beliefs. It means we take His teachings and put them into action. We cannot simply say we believe Him.

Think about it this way. I can say I believe the multiplication tables I was taught in school. But if I do not use them when I need to determine how much it costs to buy three dozen eggs, I likely do not believe what I learned. Of course, this is a simple example, but the principle stands.

Believing what Jesus says follows this same principle. It may be more challenging to put His words into action than using multiplication tables, but it is much more important. The result is not simply whether we have enough money to buy eggs but whether we spend eternity with God or not. Jesus’ words have an everlasting effect. Our belief and action based on His words has an eternal impact on us.

I pray we all believe Jesus. I pray we believe what He said. I pray each one of us will put His words into action and gain eternal life. Believe Jesus. Trust Him. Put His words into action. Gain eternal life. Spend eternity with God. Cross over from death to life.

John 5:24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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