We live in a broken world, filled with broken homes, broken dreams, broken promises and broken lives. The bad news is that all of our doctors and counselors, we can’t seem to put life back together again. The good news is that Jesus specializes in rebuilding broken lives and broken dreams. Jesus is not the purveyor of some far out philosophy which makes no real difference. He is the giver of truth, the buyer of lost souls, and the wisdom of the ages.
Following Him restores life. Imitating Him builds maturity. Obeying Him brings salvation, freedom from sin and guilt, and joy inexpressible. Contrary to what you have heard in pop culture, Jesus is real. His answers have created community and brotherhood for 2,000 years. He gives us the answers to problem marriages, difficult children and rampant crime. While modern culture searches for answers to social ills, Jesus has already given us the ultimate answers for life.
While the world debates about what the Jesus did or did not say or do, His followers walk through life laughing with their families and building up one another in practical, daily ways. Following Him means reading His book and accepting His answers to life and all its problems.
The best news? Jesus loves you. As Lord and Savior He cares about every person on earth, including you! Jesus loves you so much that He gave His life for the forgiveness of your sins. And He is in heaven today preparing a place for all those who choose to make Him the Lord of their lives (John 14:1-6).
Jesus’ earthly life teaches you how to live. His death on the cross teaches you that He loves you so much He would rather die than live without you (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). His resurrection shows you what can happen to you after you die if you follow Him in this life. And His ascension back to heaven shows you where you can live forever after you die!
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that in Him the fullness of deity dwells (Colossians 2:9). Even as the Roman soldiers who crucified Him came to realize, “Truly, this was the Son of God,” (Matthew 27:54).
Even the skeptics of Jesus’ day could not deny the miracles He performed. Even death could not keep Him in the grave. Even the disciples’ fear of death was overcome when they saw the man who was cold, blue and stiff, now alive, warm, and full of life, love and forgiveness.
The reality of Jesus is a historical fact recorded by first century historians. Who Jesus is to YOU will be determined by your response to His love and truth.
Know this for sure, Jesus is on your side, seeking your heart and your salvation for eternity. His love for you, personally, individually, is greater than anyone can comprehend. If you give your life to Him, you will begin to reap the blessings that only true dedication to Jesus can supply. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:32-39).
Many skeptics have set about to prove that Jesus was a myth and that the Bible is a hoax, only to realize, after months or years of study that the Bible is true, God is God and Jesus is the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament.
The Bible has been shown repeatedly to be historically accurate, and scientifically correct. Every historical, geographical and topographical reference is precisely correct.
Ask the tough questions. Do the same research that would be required in any other field of endeavor. You will soon see evidence that demands a verdict - in your head and in your heart. Jesus is Lord!