Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me has everlasting life.…
I. A REPRESENTATION OF OUR SAVIOUR.
1. Life is more valuable than all beside.
2. The Scripture represents religion as life.
3. How many people look like life, having the form of godliness without the power.
4. The relation of Christ to this life. Bread which —
(2) is corn bruised: so Christ was bruised for our iniquities;
(3) must be eaten, or is nothing to us: so Christ is nothing till applied.
II. THE MEANS OF DERIVING THIS BENEFIT: coming to Christ and believing on Him. This reminds us —
1. That Christ is accessible.
2. That faith is not mere sentiment, but a principle of life.
3. Faith is not an isolated but a continuous act.
III. THE HAPPINESS HIS FOLLOWERS SHALL ENJOY.
1. They shall never thirst for the world. Worldly men desire nothing else.
2. They shall not hunger or thirst in vain. The new creature has wants and appetites, but ample provision is made for their complete satisfaction.
3. They will not hunger or thirst always. "I shall be satisfied," etc.Application: The subject is a standard by which we may estimate —
2. Our faith.
3. The Christian.
Parallel VersesKJV: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.