Have you found new life?

January 9, 2018 by Dr. Jack Graham

So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life….”

–John 6:67-68

Did you know that there are more conversations recorded between Jesus and Simon Peter than any other two people in Scripture?  It’s true, and I want to bring your attention to one such conversation. Jesus is saying something so important to you and me through it.

Jesus had been teaching to a crowd of people and he started calling them to a commitment… to the demands of a daring faith. And as he called them, some people began to walk away from him. You see, many who followed Jesus were only attracted to the miracles that he performed. They didn’t want to hear about the cost of discipleship.

And so as these others departed, Jesus turned to his disciples and said, “Do you want to go away as well?” And Simon Peter responded, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life….”

Simon Peter got it! This commoner… this uneducated fisherman… was committed. He would follow Jesus anywhere, because in Christ Jesus he found new hope and a purpose for living!   

You see, when you meet the Savior of the world, he changes your life and nothing else can ever satisfy.

Don’t walk away from Jesus. Commit your life to him, follow him, and receive new life!


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