John 8:30-32 ” Even as He spoke, many put their faith in Him. To the Jews who had believed Him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ “

The biggest difference between the twelve disciples & the Jewish crowds who put their faith in Jesus was that for many their profession of faith was only superficial. It lacked real perseverance, commitment & endurance to Jesus’ teachings. Something Jesus reminded the twelve of in John 15:7 when He said, “Remain in Me and My Words.” That’s because to have a fruitful life in Christ there must be obedience, dependence, & communion. And out of this saving truth comes freedom…setting us free from slavery to sin through this vital relationship with Jesus. II Corinthians 3:17 tells us, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit is, there is freedom.” Through Jesus Christ & the Holy Spirit we are no longer in bondage to death, sin, & the hopelessness of trying to make it on our own…the heavy yoke has been lifted off our shoulders and we are liberated. Or as John 8:36 says, “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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