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Who is Jesus?

Jesus is the son of God. He came to present to us God’s gracious gift of forgiveness and eternal life.

Jesus was sent to free us from the chains of sin, from everything that holds us back from being all that God created us to be, so we can experience fullness of life in Him (John 10:10).

Jesus was fully man and fully God. Like us, He was hungry and thirsty. Like us, He was tempted by wealth and power. Unlike us, He didn’t sin, He didn’t give in. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and birthed by the virgin Mary, the son of God entered the world in humble circumstances, in a manger, not a mansion. Although a king, He came as a vulnerable child into a humble family in a tiny town in Judea.

He came because He loves us.

He didn’t put himself before others but sacrificed Himself for all of us and was completely obedient to His Father, to our heavenly Father, to God. Jesus taught many things, but the two most important were, first, that we should love God with all our being, with everything in us, and, second, that we should love other people like we love ourselves—no matter who they are or how much they’ve hurt us. He didn’t put Himself first.

He put others before Himself because He loves us.

Jesus performed miracles to show people who He was. He demonstrated His power over disease by healing people, His power over nature by calming the waves of the storm, His power over evil by casting out demons, His power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead and by rising Himself after He was crucified.

Jesus told us that if we believe in Him—that He is the son of God sent to save the world—then we are forgiven of our sin, and after we die, we will live with Him forever in heaven, where He is now. Sin separates us from God, who is holy. Jesus restores our relationship with God the Father when we ask for forgiveness of our sins and believe in Jesus. He intercedes for us with God. His death was the price for God’s mercy and grace for us. He wants us to live forever with Him in heaven and experience complete joy.

He performed miracles, voluntarily suffered a torturous death nailed to a cross to pay for our sins, and then rose again.

He died for us because He loves us.

When you accept Jesus as your Savior, as your rescuer, you are changed. You might still be tempted to sin, but it doesn’t seem natural. Why? Because Jesus lives within you and through you and sent the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort you.

He lives in you to be ever near you because He loves you.

One day, Jesus will return. He will take all believers to heaven with Him and judge the rest of mankind. But for now, we live in the age of grace. Grace is love we can’t earn and don’t deserve but God freely lavishes it on those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

You only have to believe in Jesus, accept Him and invite Him into your heart, and let Him transform you. He offers himself freely to you. He offers you the precious gift of eternal life.

He offers Himself to you because He loves you.

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