“Jesus said what? That can’t be right.” At first glance and without context, John 14:13-14 sounds like the ticket to all the happiness in the world! Yet, this ticket is quickly crumbled up and thrown on the ground when it seemingly proves untrue. However, upon reading it in its context we will find that it’s absolutely true and quite exciting.
What does a genuine Christian look like? I believe a great image of a Christian is seen and described by the beatitudes. Before Jesus begins his famous “Sermon on the Mount,” he gives eight statements (called the beatitudes) in the form of blessings that his disciples are to follow and test themselves against.