by Jerry Watts

Trust in Jesus
Jerry Watts
John 5:30-47

This morning the call was ''Look to Jesus'' tonight our scripture resounds with a call to ''Trust in Jesus.'' Why? Because He's worthy of your trust, He is able to change your life, He can forgive your sin, He will give you a home in heaven, because He is able to save your soul. For years we have sung that great hymn, ''Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word. Just to rest upon His promise, and to know ''THUS SAITH THE LORD.'' As the risk of offending everyone; to trust is Jesus is more than 'sweet'. It is life-affirming, it brings confidence, and it brings security.

Just as surely as you can trust a good chair to hold you up, a good airplane to take you incredible places, and a good car to deliver you where you want or need to go; you can trust Jesus with all you are because Jesus never fails. You can trust Jesus because Jesus NEVER FAILS!

Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were skies of parchment made.
Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade (taking liberties)
To write the story of our Lord Jesus' glory, would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole though stretched from sky to sky.

Some may ask, ''How do we know that Jesus is worthy and trustworthy?'' To answer that question I remember the words from the last verse of the old gospel song, ''The Love of God.''

We can trust Jesus because of what He's done, where He's been, and who He is! But there is more evidence in our text that we can trust Jesus implicitly. (Let's read our text)

This text is Jesus laying out His own case. But He says this (vs 31), ''If I alone bear witness about myself, then my witness is not true.'' What follows is Jesus laying out a legal case, as it were.

In Matthew 18 when Jesus was teaching on church discipline, He says, ''When you've gone to the sinning brother and he does not listen, then return with 2 or 3 witnesses so that every charge may be establi ...

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