When someone matters to us, one of the best things we can do for them is to pray for them! As we remember others in our prayers, our God “remembers” to listen to us!
Our world worships many gods. Jesus is different from all of these because He doesn’t claim to be a god, He said He is the Almighty God from eternity past to eternity future.
With this verse, Jesus put a stake in the ground about Himself. If He is who He says He is, this must affect what we believe is true and what way we choose.
Based on what Jesus said about death, we have two options in life: we can live however we want, OR we can live for the One who said He is the resurrection and the life.
Sin’s wages of death is one each of us must cash, but Jesus took that paycheck to the bank of the cross, cashed it for us and offers us the gift of “eternal life” instead.