Jesus, The Christ

Grandes lignes: Tells of Christ's coming to earth as foretold by prophets; His death and resurrection; what He taught; what He claimed; His purpose and power; atonement. Invitation.

Numéro de texte:072
Thème:Rest for our souls; Incarnation; Saviour of Sinful Men; Honor God; Forgiveness; Heart, soul of man; Authority; Eternal / everlasting life
Genre:Bible Stories & Teac
Citation biblique:Extensive

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Many years ago Jesus Christ came from God to live on earth for a time. Many hundreds of years before that time God's prophets had foretold that this would happen as part of God's plan.

Jesus was born as a baby and grew to be a man. He came as a real Person. He lived. He died. He rose from the grave. He is in heaven today and by His Spirit Whom He has sent, He also dwells in the hearts of His followers. God said of Him, "This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him."

Jesus said amazing things. He spoke of the glory which He shared with His Father, God, before the beginning of the world. He said that He and God were One. He is equal with God. Jesus is spoken of as the Creator, for "all things were made by Him." He claimed to have all authority in heaven and in earth. In His hands rests the eternal outcome of every human being. Jesus said that He had come to seek and to save those that were lost, and to give His life a ransom for sinners. He told the people that there was no other way for them to come to God except through Him. He said that He was the only door to heaven, and that He alone could give eternal life.

Jesus forgave sins. He fulfilled all the demands of the law and bore our punishment for us. He cancelled our sin by paying all the penalty through death. Now He is risen from the dead. One of His disciples who saw Him after His resurrection fell at His feet and said, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus told us that we could not honor God unless we honored His Son. He is the Judge and will give out the final rewards and punishments.

Jesus also said that He was the One Who could satisfy the needs of men and women. He called Himself the bread of our soul's hunger, and the water for our soul's thirst. He said, "I am the light of the world. I am the way the truth and the life." He promises to give rest to the weary and comfort to the sad. He satisfies all our needs.

Accept this Jesus as your Saviour, for He says that apart from Him you are doomed forever. He also asks that you surrender your will utterly to Him, and that you do what He says whether it means life or death. If you do not completely give your life to Him, you cannot be His disciple.

You cannot dismiss Christ. You cannot ignore Him. The one who does nothing about Him is rejecting Him and turning his back upon the only hope of salvation. Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. Call upon Him. He will receive you.