The Work of God
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The Work of God

John 6:25–29  (ID: 0575)

In his Gospel, John wove together the themes of testimony, belief, and life as he sought to present evidence persuading all to trust in Jesus. Only Jesus, he insisted, can offer life that is eternal—even if we prefer religious works we can measure over reliance on God. As Alistair Begg explores the implications of belief in Jesus, he challenges us with the realization that faith demands a response which includes the entirety of ourselves.


25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.