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The Real Deal

Jesus’s own brothers did not believe in Him. I am always amazed when I read that. They lived with Him, witnessed His miracles, saw His love and heard His wisdom yet they still thought He just wanted to become a public figure. 

People who walked and talked with Jesus had different opinions on whether He was the real deal. Some decided He was a good man, while others felt He was deceiving people with His teaching. Some went so far as to say He was demon possessed.

But Jesus never changed His story, no matter what others thought or said. While many were afraid to speak their beliefs because of public opinion, Jesus unfolded truth about Himself and God’s will to those around Him.

In John 7, Jesus answers the Jews who wondered where His wisdom came from. He says, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from Him who sent Me. If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own.”

Many times Jesus challenges us to put His teachings and promises to the test. Let’s take up the challenge.  Dig into those teachings and promises. Choose God’s will, and discover for yourself that He is the real deal.

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