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“When the Going Gets Tough…”
 
What is the rest of this saying? When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
 
Jesus has been teaching difficult truths. Some of his disciples (some of His followers, not the twelve) are becoming discouraged and leaving Jesus.
 
You are invited to read the following passage.
John 6:60-70
60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”
61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you?
62 What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
 
63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.
 
65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him.”
 
66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
 
67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
 
68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
70 Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!”
 
Yes, being a follower of Jesus can be difficult at times.
But I love Peter’s answer, I want to claim it as well.
 
John 6:67-69
67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
 
Cling to Jesus through the good and the bad.
You will be so glad you did.
Amen

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