Jesus was sent into the world to fulfill God's plan to redeem sinners and reconcile his creation back to himself. Jesus was both fully God and fully man (Col. 2:9). By His own words, He claimed to be God (John 10:30-33, John 8:58) and to be the only way of salvation for sinful man (John 14:6).
Throughout his life and ministry on earth, Jesus lived perfectly and sinlessly. Although he was entirely sinless, he was sacrificed on a cross to pay the penalty for our sinful rebellion against a holy and righteous God (1 John 2:2). After his crucifixion, Jesus was buried in a tomb. He was resurrected from the grave to conquer sin and death (Luke 24:3-7, 1 Cor 15:20-23, Phil. 2:6-11). Eyewitnesses testify to his resurrection (1 Cor. 15:4-8). Jesus has promised to return to finish the work of reconciling the world to himself (John 14:1-3).
The most important question every person who ever lived will answer in their lifetime is "what will you believe about Jesus Christ?" If the Bible and Jesus' claims about himself are true, then our very lives depend on whether or not we will follow him. Romans 10:9 tells us "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Through Jesus, we can experience present peace with God and eternal life with Jesus in heaven (Romans 5:1). If we choose to follow Jesus we have a new life (2 Cor 5:17) and "there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). Finally, Jesus' promise to us is eternal and nothing "will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39).
God loves you so much that he sent Jesus for you (1 John 4:9-10). How will you respond?
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