who is Jesus?
For over 2000 years people have debated the identity of this man who turned the world upside down. He’s been labelled a religious leader, a good teacher, a political revolutionary or even just a really nice man! But what about you - who do you say Jesus is?
That is probably the most critical question you will ever answer.
We believe the answer is found in the pages of the Bible. It tells us that Jesus was indeed a man, where he was born and where he died, but the Bible also tells us that Jesus was God incarnate - God in human form. He was both fully man and fully God. Jesus was conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, lived an amazing sinless life, but at the appointed time was crucified on a cross.
Why is that significant?
Because it was part of God's master-plan to redeem mankind and bring them back to Himself. Jesus died in order to atone for our sins, something we could not do for ourselves. He was the promised Saviour who came into the world to save us and set us free. Free from separation from God, free from the penalty of sin, free to live life in all it's fullness.
And that is the best news, ever!
The 'gospel' - the good news - is that Jesus died, but rose again, proving that He had indeed conquered sin and death. For all who believe in him, accepting His free gift of salvation, there would be new liberty and new life.
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
John 3:16 MSG
The Name Of Jesus
We are free
We really can be free from our past, from guilt and shame, from the power of sin, from insignificance and despair, and free to have a personal and transforming relationship with God. Jesus came to set us free, by making it possible for us to be reconciled back to God (1 Peter 2:24), offering forgiveness and the free gift of eternal life to all who willingly turn away from their sins and place their trust in Him.
That’s the crux - we get to choose.
The Bible tells us that everyone has fallen short of God’s ‘perfection’ (Romans 3:23) and cannot deal with our sin by ourselves (Romans 6:23). But by personally receiving Jesus as your Saviour we become brand new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17) and are accepted into God’s family [Ephesians 1:15]. Eternal life begins the moment anyone receive’s Jesus Christ into their life by faith.
If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact that you need Jesus in your life, you can choose to follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.
Dear Jesus, I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong by living without You. I am sorry and I trust that You will forgive me. I accept Your love and grace for me and ask that You would be my Lord. Help me believe in You and love You every day, and help me to show the world what You are like and how great Your love is.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
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