Promises that Jesus Makes
The Christian Scriptures constantly refer to the newness of life that comes from faith in Jesus. That is His fundamental promise: a new life that begins now and extends into eternity. St. Paul speaks of the Christian as a "new creation" (2 Corinthians 5:17). This is a reality that Christians throughout the centuries have experienced for themselves. You can, too.
- Forgive and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)
- Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:39)
- If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free. (John 8:31-32)
- I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
- Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20)
- I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. (John 6:51)
- Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these,
because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12)
- I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live (John 11:25)
Searching for answers?
Seek and you shall find.
Where did I find you, that I came to know you? You were not within my memory before I learned of you. Where, then, did I find you before I came to know you, if not within yourself, far above me? . . .
Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! . . . Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would not have been at all. [O eternal truth, true love and beloved eternity. You are my God. To you I sigh day and night.] . . . You were with me but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would not have been at all. You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness. You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness. You breathed your fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you. I have tasted you; now I hunger and thirst for more. You touched me, and I burn for your peace.
--St. Augustine, The Confessions, bk. 10, chap. 26, 27.37
What are you looking for in life?
What are your goals and ideas?
How do God and the Church play a part in what you are seeking?
How is your life a journey toward God?
God has planted in every human heart the hunger and longing for the infinite -
for nothing less than Himself.
As a seeker, how do you look for truth?
When you hear of truth or behold beauty or experience goodness, what do you think?
If you seek for God, what has made this possible?
What have you found in your search thus far?
Only in God will we find the truth, peace and happiness for which we never stop searching.
Created in God's image, we are called to know and love the Lord.
As a Catholic, how are you searching for God?
Why does seeking God keep your relationship with him dynamic?
How does the Church help you in your search for God?
How does your family affect your faith?