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Honor Jesus Father

The Apostle PhilipOn one occasion in John 14.9, Jesus answered a question from Philip. He said, "'Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.' How can you say, 'Show us the Father'" To believe in Jesus Christ is to believe in God the Father. Then, in order to emphasize this Jesus states in John 12.44, "'Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me." In order to reassure his hearers Jesus again said in John 14.1, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God [alternate 'Believe in God"], believe also in me."

Receiving God

Jesus welcomes the childrenTo believe in Jesus and to receive him was and is to receive God the Father also. Jesus emphasized this truth in Mark 9.37, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me." Jesus made it clear that not to believe in him was the same as hating God. He said in John 15.23, "Whoever hates me hates my Father as well." To believe and honor Jesus is to honor God. Therefore John writes in John 5.23, " that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him."

"Believe Jesus Christ"
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by Ron Meacock

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