“Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15)
Who is this man that walked the earth over 2000 years ago and changed the course of history like no other? He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, and three days later, rose from the dead. A man who willingly died in order that we be saved from our sins. Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the kind of friend I want.
Jesus is the kind of spouse I want.
Jesus is the kind of boss I want.
Jesus is the kind of parent I want.
Jesus is the kind of brother/sister I want.
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me,”
(John 14:6, NIV)
Jesus gave His life for us, so that we may live eternally in heaven with God our Father. Jesus was both fully God and man at the same time. He is the way, the truth, and the life. When He became a man, He made it possible for us to relate to Him and for God to relate to us through Him. According to John 1:1, Jesus existed from the beginning. Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God. He was called “the Word of God” because he is the personification of the written and spoken word of God. He was the Word made flesh so that we could be in relationship with God, our Father. Anyone, who by faith accepts Jesus’ sacrifice of atonement, will be justified by God. By His death and resurrection, Jesus conquered the grave and saved us from eternal death. Easter is a great time for us to proclaim our faith and to confess that Jesus is our Lord and Savior! What a wonderful gift from God!
But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
(Romans 3: 21-26, NIV)