Re: Verse reading–John 20:10-31  (day three)

“These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.”  The truth claim that John presents is not one that is testable with litmus paper.  We don’t have a test tube for ascertaining the existence of liberty or love or patience—or the existence of historical events like the Civil War or the resurrection of Jesus—and yet we can know the reality of these ideas and occurrences through trustworthy witnesses who have established their credibility in the community of men and women.  John says to us: “I saw these things.  Hear me out.  Listen to what I learned about the person of Jesus—his character, mind, and mission.”  Get to know Jesus through these witnesses.  By their record you can come to faith.  And then you can come to knowledge.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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