"For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life."
John 3:16-18 (TPT)
Who Is Jesus
This is a question that countless people have asked themselves over the past 2000 years. He is Christianity's central figure, and the Bible is quite definite to the question: who is Jesus?
In Matthew 3:17, God wanted to make it clear from the beginning that Jesus was introduced to the world; and that it was known that Jesus was His Son. “And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."
In Matthew 16:15-17, Jesus asks His disciples who they believed Him to be. Here Jesus confirms that He is the Christ – the Son of God. “He said to [His disciples], "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven."
In John 1:11–12, the Bible tells us why God the Father sent His Son Jesus to bring Salvation to this world which walked away from relationship with a Father in Heaven who loves them. “He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the power, the privilege, and the right to become children of God.”
Max Lucado, a well-known Christian author, wrote these words of Jesus. “He saw you cast into a river of life you didn't request. He saw you betrayed by those you love. He saw you with a body that gets sick and a heart that grows weak. He saw you in your own garden of gnarled trees and sleeping friends. He saw you staring into the pit of your own failures and the mouth of your own grave. He saw you in your own garden of Gethsemane and he did not want you to be alone ... He would rather go to hell for you than to heaven without you.”
1. Jesus loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.
2. We are sinful and separated from God.
3. Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for our sin.
4. We must individually receive Jesus as Saviour and Lord.
I know that I am a sinner separated from You. I am sorry I have excluded You from my life for so long. I can never be good enough to earn my salvation.
I repent of my sin and open my heart to receive You Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. Thank you for loving me, forgiving me, accepting me and giving me the gift of eternal life.
Today Jesus, I have decided to follow you.