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Honoring Jesus by Our Belief

September 03, 2017

Passage: John 4:43-54 Speaker: Danny Brooks Series: John - That You May Believe

Length: 48 mins 46 secs Plays: 1510

Speaker: Danny Brooks - John is showing a variety of responses to Jesus. Some are skeptical to believe like the Jews in 2:18–20. Others are unsure about what to believe, like Nicodemus in 3:2. Some are eager to believe like the Samaritans in 4:42. They say, this is indeed the Savior of the world. But here is a fourth kind of response: the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast (v. 45). This is a kind of welcome, but not a welcome of faith like the Samaritans who believe and worship Him as the Savior of the world. It is the kind of welcome spectators give a magician. They want to see another miracle show, but this is not the welcome of faith or the worship of true disciples. Jesus is not a Las Vegas-style magician who performs signs and wonders for the \"ooh's and aah's\" of an audience. He is the sovereign, authoritative God in flesh whose word is powerful and whose person is exclusively worthy of our service and worship. Like the court official who took Jesus at His word, we too can live in confidence that all that He speaks, He will accomplish. The child was healed the very hour Jesus spoke. There was no delay. And the official believed. May we be like this desperate father, seeking the healing of the King, believing His word as He speaks to us and over us, and may we grow in faith as we watch His power work in our lives.