There's a quote from a Tyler Perry movie that replays in my head often when I open my Bible and see the words in red."Every time I try to read the Bible... and Jesus... the one with all the words in red... I open my Bible to that New Testimony and see all that red and I just give up. Jesus was talkin' way too much."
I'm not sure why, but it always makes me laugh. The truth is I wish we had so much more written of the things that Jesus said because everything He said was truth. He is the Way, the Truth, the Life, and He shows us who the Father is by the things He said and did.
Sunday night I asked the youth, "Why are you a Christian?". We had some various real and good answers and I tied them all together with saying, we are christians because the gospel is true. The facts are that there was a sinless savior, the Son of God, and He died for us. We're Christians because it's true. I won't take the time to get into my whole message, but I just want to say this. If we know it's true, if we say we believe it's true, then I really want to know EVERYTHING Jesus had to say while He was here.
After talking about the truth of the gospel we dove into John 17 where we get to read WHAT JESUS PRAYED FOR US! (It is the most incredible feeling to know that not only did Jesus pray for us but He lives to make intercession for us, Heb. 7:25). Take some time and go reread John 17 see what Jesus spoke FOR YOUR LIFE.
John 17:26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Be Blessed, J. Tate