Jesus Christ has completed everything necessary for your salvation. Temptations will come, but do not swerve from Him.
If we truly believe the truths taught in Scripture, it will result in a changed life.
The original recipients of this letter had regressed in their discipleship to a state of immaturity. Can that happen to us too?
Jesus’ disciples will not think commitment to Him as loss- but gain. He, and all He promises, are attractive enough to commit your whole life to, and to lose your life for.
A “safe-distance follower” of Jesus can quickly become a denier, if placed in the right circumstances. Learn this hard lesson from Peter.
The disciples fall and flee, but the Savior stands and stays.
Who are the real followers of Christ? In this passage, one of the insiders shows himself to be an outsider, and one of the outsiders shows herself to be an insider.
The path of the Messiah was through a cross, and so it will be for those who follow Him.