The Greatest Testimony.

In John 5:1-47, Jesus doesn’t just testify about Himself but the Father testifies of Him and this testimony is greater than John the Baptist who was sent as a human witness.  John was sent to testify that Jesus is the truth.  All this so people might be saved.  John had testified to the people that Jesus would come shortly and baptised them with fire and the Holy Spirit.  Jesus revealed that John was a light that burned for a while and some people chose to enjoy the light.  Ministry is not always long term but effectiveness is determined by anointing, availability and obedience.  Jesus had the Father’s testimony and the works He was doing showed that He was the Son of God.  In the case of the Christian the inward testimony of the Holy Spirit and the fruit we display show we are of the family of God.  If people will believe in Jesus they will have the Holy Spirit and the voice of God within.  We have His word and voice inside.  Our last point today is people can study the scriptures and yet miss the mark because they think through them they might have life.  True life comes through Jesus Christ.  It is a sad commentary of religious life to read the Bible and miss eternal life because you did not believe and trust in Jesus.  This is also a challenge for all today.  Start with Jesus and go from there.  Your promises today are:  John 3:16, John 10:10, Rom 12:1-2, 1 Cor 10:13, Gal 6:1 & 6-8, 1 John 4:7-8.  Your Insightful Sayings are:  A change in Environment effects only the area it happens.  A change of heart changes all who come into contact with that world.  Success is measured many times not by what we possess but by what we give away.