Who is Jesus?
Jesus claimed that his life, death, and resurrection was the best news in the history of the world. Jesus boldly proclaimed, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." How did his first followers respond to this startling claim? Believe it or not, they fully gave their lives, even to the point of death, out of deep love and devotion to Jesus Christ.
Of course, many people have been “martyrs” for a cause, for family or country or other people, so why worship and obey Jesus? The first followers of Jesus, who were by no means superstitious men and women, saw with their own eyes and touched with their own hands Jesus raised from the dead. Only God could have done this, but why?
Why did jesus come, die, and rise again?
When we had forgotten God, Jesus revealed God to us! Jesus said, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” (Read it here) By knowing Jesus, we can once again experience God, enjoy his love, and learn who we were made to be.
When we had destroyed our relationship with God and each other, Jesus died for us! By trusting in Jesus’ death, we can start over in our relationship with God and others, be healed, set free from our fears, and live a new life.
When we would have been separated from God forever when we die, God raised Jesus from the dead! Jesus’ resurrection proves that he was telling the truth when he said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” (Read it here) By trusting in Jesus' resurrection, we too will be raised from the dead and can have a confident hope that our death is only the gateway to life forever!
When we would have wasted our life trying to gain love, status, and bodily satisfaction, Jesus now sets us free from self-protection, self-actualization, and self-seeking. As Jesus said, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” (Read it here) By following Jesus, we turn away from a selfish life to offer our whole life to God.
What about you?
If you want to know God, your Creator, then you must get to know Jesus!
If you’re tired of life feeling empty and meaningless, then you must get to know Jesus!
If you’re tired of wasting your life on things that die and don’t last, then you must get to know Jesus!
If you want to join the world-changing mission that God made you for, then you must get to know Jesus!
Jesus is the most beautiful, real, and amazing person that we know, and our church would love to share him with you. What are you waiting for?
If you’re intrigued and have questions about Jesus and his Church, we’d love to hear your story, listen to your questions, and help you find your way to a life of following Jesus Christ.