John 11:15 (KJV) The Intent of Christ

John 11:15 (KJV)
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

Jesus’ intent was that the believers might believe. The chapter is filled with believers who still needed to believe.

  • Each of His disciples had questions of faith
  • Martha certainly had questions of faith even
  • Mary, who had set at His feet, had questions of faith

They each believed but they each had holes in their belief. The intent of the Lord was to fill in those holes that these believers might believe.

The intent of the Lord is still “that ye might believe“. Sometimes the tests to bring us into believing can be very painful:

  • A death in the family
  • A difficulty in circumstances
  • A dive in economy

Those of us who call Christ Lord can find ourselves wondering:

  • Why the Lord tarries
  • Where are the answers to our prayers and
  • How will He ever deliver us from this trial

We believe in Him but we have questions. We have holes in our faith.

Jesus intends to fill those holes.


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John 11:15 (KJV) The Intent of Christ

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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