Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me has everlasting life.…
I. WHAT CHRIST MUST BE TO US. Our meat and drink, our everything.
1. The doctrine of God incarnate must be the food of our soul.
2. We must feed on Christ's sufferings.
3. This meat is not intended to be looked at, but to feed upon by the heart's belief.
4. By this means the believer realizes union with Christ.
II. WHAT IS BOUND UP IN THIS EATING AND DRINKING?
1. He who has not so eaten and drank has no spiritual life at all.
2. All who have received Jesus in this manner have eternal life.
3. They have efficient nourishment and satisfaction.
4. Christ dwells in them and is their strength.
5. They live in Christ and are secure.
III. WHAT REFLECTIONS ARISE OUT OF THIS TRUTH? If I have a life that feeds on Christ!
1. What a wonderful life it must be!
2. How strong it must be!
3. How immortal it must be! —
4. How it must develop!
5. What company he that is fed must keep.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
WEB: Most certainly, I tell you, he who believes in me has eternal life.