Hearing and Perceiving
A Sermon on John 5:24-26
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. (ESV)
Seeing and perceiving; hearing and understanding; mastered by the Word; the example of Lydia; the Word reveals the condition of man; the final judgement; the giver of life.