Consider Jesus: Eternal Life

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

1 John 1:1-3“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we beheld and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life--

2and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us--

3what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.”

The ultimate spiritual hope for mankind is eternal life with God. God offers this to us through the person and work of Jesus Christ. 

So Jesus is the one that we can ask about eternal life (Matt. 19:16). And He is the one who teaches us about eternal life (Matt. 19:29; 6:47). Believing in Him brings us eternal life (Jn. 3:15,16,36; 5:24; 6:40,47). He gives eternal life to His followers (Jn. 10:28; 17:2). He give eternal life as a free gift (Rom. 6:23). His gives eternal life by His mercy (Jude 21).

Eternal life is so fully connected to Him and only Him that John speaks of His as “the eternal life” (1 Jn. 3:2 and concludes that: “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son” (1 Jn. 5:11).