The Response To Belief

By Mark Blackburn, November 05, 2023

The Response to Belief

John 14:7–15 NASB95 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”

8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”

9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.

11 “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.

12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.

13 “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

Because Jesus is the visible manifestation of the invisible God, we must fully believe in Him.

1. Believe because of Jesus’ nature (7-9)

2. Believe because of His Words and Works (10-11)

3. Believe Through our Actions (12-15)

Call to Action

1. Believe Jesus and be born again

2. Believe Jesus and see the miraculous

3. Believe Jesus for answered prayers

4. Believe Jesus’ words and obey His commands