John is writing this book so that we might believe who Jesus is and what he has come to do and out of that belief we receive eternal life. We will focus on verse 17 ‘zeal for your house will consume me’.
Just as marathon runners trust their training to help them overcome challenges, so as Christians we need to exercise our trust and hope in God and then we can keep on going in our Christian lives. It’s not a sprint, it’s a long distance journey.
Can you think of a time when you have been spiritually exhausted, really really tired, say travelling, looking after a newborn, studying for an exam. Jesus has 3 words for us: ‘It is finished’. We are going to look at what ‘it’ is.