Because the Holy Spirit is with us, we can treat Jesus like a real person and allow Him to treat us like real people too. The Spirit of Jesus speaks these words to us today just as simply and truly as Jesus spoke them in the first place. So let's hear Him. Let's listen to Him. Let's perceive Him. Let's open our new eyes and see!
Main Text: John 1:29-51
- Jesus is a real person who wants to show Himself to us. He wants us to know Him, hear Him, and see Him--because knowing Him and His Father is eternal life.
- This week's text invites us to come and see Jesus, as evidenced by the callouts to the reader:
- 1:29-34: Look! It's the Lamb of God who takes away sin.
- 1:35-38: What are you looking for?
- 1:39-42: Come and see.
- 1:43-48: I saw you.
- 1:49-51: You'll see even greater things than these.
- This is a real invitation from a real Jesus. Come and see. Your life will never be the same.