John 5:36-40 (NIV) 36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. 39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
The verb forms of the word testify point to the two pillars of proof, the two witnesses that seal the case for the defense. Can you identify those two pillars based on the three bolded clauses above?
How do these witnesses provide incontrovertible proof regarding who Jesus is?
The implication is that we too are to know Jesus for who he really is through these two primary pillars. I am so thankful for the Agape campus ministry at JHU, that week after week I got to experience exactly this through the help of the leaders and older brothers/sisters: Jesus’s teaching/miraculous transforming work and encountering him through the Scripture.
Pray for your ministry or missional group meetings for this experience of those pillars of faith over and over again: his very works and coming to him through the Scripture.