The Affirming Words of Jesus

Gary Chapman
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The words of Jesus of Nazareth confirmed those of God in the Old Testament Scriptures. They bring life and hope to all people who respond.

  • “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24)
  • “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)
  • “My Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)
  • “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:27-29)
  • “‘Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. . . .’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:12-13, 17)

Jesus came to demonstrate the love of God, giving Himself as a sacrifice for the misdeeds of every man and woman. Jesus said He was God’s Son. Who can fathom the depths of the love of Jesus, who, while being crucified, prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34)? The words of Jesus clearly affirmed His love for humanity. His love was unconditional.

“The Bible pictures a loving God who declares His love by speaking words of truth, comfort, and redemption.”

He stated His purpose clearly when He said, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me shall be saved. . . . The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:9-11)

From beginning to end, the Bible pictures a loving God who declares His love by speaking words of truth, comfort, and redemption. Such words of affirmation are a love language that God speaks fluently.

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