casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:7 (ESV)
This is part 12 of 49 parts video series covering the Gospel of John. In this video, Jesus explained to the religious leaders some of the nature of His relationship and work with God the Father. Because of this, we have a lot of information of the relationship between God the Father and God the Son. Watch to hear wahat Jesus said.
Faith is tested through trials, not produced by trials. Trials reveal what faith we do have; not because God doesn’t know how much faith we have, but so that our faith will be evident to ourselves and to those around us.
“In repentance there is a bitter sweetness, or a sweet bitterness. “How sorry do you think you have to be? What is the purpose of your sorrow for sin? It is to bring you to trust in the atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is not your sorrow that cleanses you from sin, but His blood. It is the goodness of God that leads a man to repentance.
Because of Jesus’ poverty and all that was related to it, we can become rich. We have a share in Jesus’ eternal, heavenly wealth because He came and had a share in our poverty.
The fact of the resurrection is clear enough. We must also grapple with the meaning of the resurrection. Simply, Jesus’ resurrection proved that His death was an actual propitiation for sin and that the Father had accepted it as such. The cross was the payment, the resurrection the receipt, proving that the payment was fully accepted.
God’s love is a love beyond even the best love among humans. A good man might die a noble martyrdom for the “right kind” of person – such as a righteous man or a good man. But Jesus died for those who were neither righteous nor good.