Confidence in God
for John 14:1
thought & prayer

Charles Edward Jefferson (1860–1937), in his classic study The Character of Jesus, said this about confidence in God . . .

Let us try to find the secret of Jesus’ optimism.
 The secret is written large across the pages of the Gospel. 
It was a secret too good to keep — 
he gave it to everybody who had ears to hear.
 It was an abiding confidence in God.

 
 
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The Main Theme
for John 3:16
thought & prayer

John Stott (1921–2011), in Basic Christianity, said this about the main theme of the Bible . . .

Christianity is a rescue religion. 
It declares that God has taken the initiative in Jesus Christ 
to deliver us from our sins.
 This is the main theme of the Bible.

 
 
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God Loves
for John 3:16
thought & prayer

Alexander MacLaren (1826–1910), in Expositions of Holy Scripture, said this about what it means to know that God loves . . .

“God loves” is the greatest thing that can be said by lips. . . .
 If we would try to think of what it means,
 the whole truth would flash up into fresh newness, 
and all the miseries and sorrows and perplexities of our lives would drift away down the wind,
 and we should be no more troubled with them.

 
 
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Nothing to Fear
for John 16:33
thought & prayer

Peter Marshall (1902–1949), in The Best of Peter Marshall, said this about there being nothing to fear . . .

There is nothing to fear. 
I know that the promises of God are true, for they have been fulfilled in my life time and time again. 
Jesus still teaches and guides and protects and heals and comforts, 
and still wins our complete trust and our love.

 
 
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