Who is Jesus? And why do I need Him?
Jesus is the Son of God that lived on the earth, around 2000 years ago. He was born to a virgin, Mary, as a miracle and in fulfillment of prophecies that had been written hundreds of years before his birth.
Jesus is God, in the form of a man, sent to mankind to save us. He came to save us from everything that was harmful and painful. Because we are all born sinners, we all were condemned to spend eternity in hell. (There is a real hell that lasts for eternity, forever and ever, never ending!)
Because God loves us so much, He sent His Son Jesus, in the form of man, to come to earth and live among us for 32 years. During this time, Jesus taught us, by Word and by example, how we should live lives that are free from the pain and guilt and fear that we all have as sinners. Jesus teachings are recorded in the Bible.
Jesus died a terrible, violent death. Many of those that He had helped and healed, turned against Him and betrayed Him. Jesus was beaten, mocked, cursed and rejected. He did all this for you and for me, so that we wouldn’t have to suffer for these awful things in our lives.
Jesus didn’t stay dead! He is the only prophet that was raised from the dead, by God! The reason He was raised from the dead, is so that He can help us avoid eternal death and damnation to hell.
When we acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He came to earth to pay the price for our sins, through His death, His blood and His resurrection; and then give ourselves to His service, we are saved from all our sins and are adopted into His royal family.
There are many, many benefits of being in His family! We don’t have to suffer needlessly anymore! Our broken hearts can be healed; our memories washed clean and made sweet; our empty lives made meaningful! But best of all, one day we will live in heaven, with Him, forever! Life does not end in death. There is a heaven to be gained, by those who believe in Jesus and love Him enough to obey His words in the Bible.
Jesus is alive today and He wants to be the best friend you’ve ever had! He wants to fill your life with joy and laughter! He wants to bless you with calmness and peace. He wants to come into your life and straighten out all the messes. He wants to help you in every way that you need help! He want to heal your body and take away the pain. He wants to heal your relationships, your marriages and your businesses.
There is nothing sweeter that you will ever experience, then Jesus. Talk to Him as a friend. He’s always been watching you, you are no stranger to Him. He’s been waiting for you to ask Him to be your friend. Do it today! Don’t let anything or anyone stop you! None of us are expected to make it through this tough life on our own. He wants to help you - He loves you very, very much! Talk to Him right now. He will show you how to get more help.
Go to church where they talk to you about God’s Word - the Bible. Read the bible for yourself. Talk to God a lot! When you are walking, or riding your bicycle or riding in your car. When you are in bed or when you are at work. When you are playing or when you are busy. And be sure to listen, because He talks to you too. You won’t hear His voice with your ears, but you will hear His voice inside of you. And that warm, wonderful feeling inside you right now - that’s Him!
Be sure to let us know that you asked Jesus to be your friend today. We will pray for you and do all that we can to help you on your wonderful new walk with Jesus! The Bible says "Who ever calls on the name of Jesus shall be saved"! That's YOU!