Importance of the Words of Jesus

Today we have a form of Christainity which claims to believe in Jesus Christ but reject everything He said to do as ‘works’ and not required for salvation. This Pauline Christianity will not lead anyone to eternal life. In this post we will explore the importance of the words of Jesus using His own words.

Henrik Olrik (1830-1890). St. Matthew’s Church altarpiece – Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

Gives Life

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and [they] are life.

John 6:63

The words of Jesus gives life.

Foundation

Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.

Luke 6:47-48

The words of Jesus is the foundation which we must build our life upon.

Never Pass Away

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Matt 24:35

The words of Jesus will never pass away.

Judge in Last day

He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him–the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.

John 12:48

Words of Jesus will judge in the last day.

To be kept for the Father to love us

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.

John 14:23-24

The words of Jesus must be kept for the Father to love us.

To be kept for not tasting death

Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.

John 8:51

The words of Jesus not only gives life but those who keep it will not taste death.

Holy Spirit bring to our remembrance

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

John 14:26

The Holy Spirit will bring to our rememberance all the words of Jesus.

Conclusion

  1. The words of Jesus gives life
  2. The words of Jesus must be our foundation
  3. The words of Jesus never pass away
  4. The words of Jesus will judge in the last day
  5. If we keep the words of Jesus, the Father will love us.
  6. Whoever keeps the words of Jesus will never taste death
  7. The Holy Spirit will bring to our rememberance all the words of Jesus.

But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

John 6:68

Peter recognised Jesus as having the words of eternal life. Are you obeying the words of Jesus to inherit eternal life? Or, are you following Pauline Christianity taught in today’s churches which does not lead to eternal life? Follow Jesus

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