Have you found new life?
January 20, 2010
So Jesus said to the Twelve, "Do you want to go away as well?" Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life…."
Did you know that there are more conversations recorded between Jesus and Simon Peter than any other two people in Scripture? It's true, and I want to bring your attention to one such conversation. Jesus is saying something so important to you and me through it.
Jesus had been teaching to a crowd of people and he started calling them to a commitment… to the demands of a daring faith. And as he called them, some people began to walk away from him. You see, many who followed Jesus were only attracted to the miracles that he performed. They didn't want to hear about the cost of discipleship.
And so as these others departed, Jesus turned to his disciples and said, "Do you want to go away as well?" And Simon Peter responded, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life…."
Simon Peter got it! This commoner… this uneducated fisherman… was committed. He would follow Jesus anywhere, because in Christ Jesus he found new hope and a purpose for living!
You see, when you meet the Savior of the world, he changes your life and nothing else can ever satisfy.
Don't walk away from Jesus. Commit your life to him, follow him, and receive new life!
WHEN YOU MEET THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD…
NOTHING ELSE CAN EVER SATISFY.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
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