Jesus Christ is the most controversial yet celebrated person in history.
His life was beautiful.
His death was compelling.
His teaching was brilliant.
His claims were Staggering.
So What Does Scripture Claim About Jesus
He lived in heaven before he lived on earth. He was fathered by God in the womb of a virgin. He walked with sinful people yet never sinned himself. He died on a cross to absorb the guilt of Gods wrath. He rose from the dead to affirm his triumph over evil. He reigns in heaven yet fills our bodies with his spirit. He will return to earth bringing judgement and reward.
Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and
gathered the whole company of soldiers around him… They spit
on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and
again. After they had mocked him… they led him away to crucify
him. (Matthew 27:27-31)
For Christ died for sins once for all…to bring you to God.
(1 Peter 3:18)
But he was pierced for our transgressions [rebellious acts], he was
crushed for our iniquities [corrupt desires]; the punishment that
brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray; and the Lord has laid
on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:5,6)
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven…The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified, He is not here; he is risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:1-6)
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification [the removal of our guilt]. (Romans 4:25)
Jesus said…, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.” (John 11:25)
Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
There is no one righteous…no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away…(Romans 3:11,12)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith…not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8,9)
He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power… (2 Thessalonians 1:8,9)
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord… (Acts 3:19)
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12)
…we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ… (Romans 5:1)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
…Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Romans 10:13)
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. (Philippians 3:20,21)
And so we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
“I have come that they may have life” – Jesus
To Follow Christ
If these verses have enabled you to see your need for God, respond to His love by praying to Him right now. Thank Him for inviting you to have a relationship with Him. Admit that you have sinned against Him. Affirm your belief that Jesus died for your sin and rose from the grave. Ask Him to make you new and fill your life with His purity, power, and love. Make a commitment to honor and serve the Lord from now until the day He takes you to heaven.