Why do Bless put Jesus at the centre - for forgiveness and grace, hope and love. Just some of the qualities that Jesus Christ brings to life. He may have died over 2000 years ago but why should we sit up and take notice of Jesus today?
Jesus claimed to be the Son of God; a Saviour for all people who choose to believe in Him. The fact that Jesus claimed to be the Messiah is not unique. Many people have claimed to be sent by God throughout history.
But Jesus had many unique qualities that others who have claimed to be the messiah have not matched; He overcame death on the cross and was resurrected to be with His Father in heaven. He overcame temptation, living a sinless and perfect life, and His ability to perform miracles is well documented.
One of the most popular Bible verses, John 3:16-17 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."
God loves the world and all He has created. However, we as people of the world, have chosen to separate ourselves from God through our sins. But Jesus provides the bridge for us to receive God's grace of forgiveness for our sins and fulfil the hope of eternal life.
He completed His purpose by willingly being crucified so God could be glorified through His resurrection. He lived His life while here on earth in perfect obedience to God regardless of the pain and suffering it entailed which included beatings, humiliation, doubt, ridicule, and finally ultimate execution with His limbs pierced and pinned to a cross.
This was the purpose of Jesus Christ and why Jesus is Lord. He was sent to earth over 2000 years ago to set the example of how God desires everyone to live while on earth.
Jesus led a life that was completely obedient to God; something we cannot do regardless of how hard we try through our will power or by the level of wisdom we possess. Everyone has sinned except Christ; He was perfect in love. This is only something God can be.
If you want to discover more about Jesus try a Bless Alpha course.
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