Why Does Jesus Matter To Me

60 reasons why Jesus Christ is everything to me

  1. He is the source of my tranquility. Outside of that, there can be disturbance and turmoil wherever, as far as I’m concerned
  2. He is my delight. He is my pleasure. I don’t require any other source of happiness since He is the atonement for all of my sins. He has thrown all of my sins into the sea of forgetfulness, where they will remain forever. In the event that I should offend again, He will forgive me since my sin has also been atoned for
  3. He is my justifier and reconciler. He will purify me again and over again for as long as I live. I am being transformed by the work of his death, which is creating more space for the life of Christ in me. He is my Shepherd, according to 2 Corinthians 4:12. His faithfulness day and night, even when no one else cares for me, is my song of praise
  4. He is the only one who deserves it. If there is no other subject or reason for singing praises, He is the only one I can think of
  5. He is my capital. I don’t require any further funds. If that isn’t enough, then nothing will be enough
  6. He is my source of livelihood. He is my insurance policy in the event that everything else fails. It’s reasonable to say that nothing is safe when He is your future. I fix my gaze on Him. I’m on my way to meet with Him. Then I have a promising and lengthy future ahead of me. Hallelujah
  7. He is the only Lord and ruler I have. I have declared Him to be my Lord and Savior in my heart. (15:15) (1 Peter 3:15) In complete confidence in the flawless goodness of His direction and commandments, I have surrendered myself to Him
  8. He has become my father and mother. He is my mother, sister, and brother
  9. He is the personification of my honor. I have absolutely no desire to get any other accolade or recognition. Even if others disgrace and loathe me for the rest of my life, it will make no difference to Him since He is my stronghold and shield, as well as my protector. He is my Master, and I am secure with him. I’m just starting off as an apprentice. It doesn’t matter if no one else is actively instructing me in the truth
  10. He is
  11. He is my guide. It wouldn’t matter if all the others were merely talkers who had not themselves traveled the route, so I could rely on them to guide me, He would still be well familiar with it. He is my captain, and all honor and glory be to His name. Even if no one else empowers me or instructs me on how to fight battle, He is a great warrior and the leader of God’s army, and I can rely on Him. He is no wimp
  12. He is the myrest of myrests. I could still find a wonderful place of rest in Him, despite the fact that my physical body had neither bed nor pillow. He is my storehouse, after all. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have any supplies
  13. In Him, however, resides the entire Godhead bodily, and I am a member of His body, being filled by Him
  14. He is my physician. His ability to cure my body surpasses that of any earthly physician
  15. And he does it only when it is in my best interests
  16. He is my goal – to become like Him and to share in his essence – and He is my precursor. I am not embarking on a perilous expedition in the role of explorer. It is a path that has been cleared, and it is this path that Jesus has chosen to follow. Every step has already been taken by Him in the past. He has been put through his paces in every aspect, just like I am putting myself through right now and will continue to do so. What a source of comfort it is
  17. He is my source of comfort. Because he is my Judge, this level of comfort is adequate for me. It doesn’t matter what other people think of me because he is my preferred meal. He is the source of all nourishment. In addition to being my amusement and pleasure, Hisfleshis actually nourishment for me. All other forms of enjoyment pale in contrast to him
  18. He is my good fortune and source of riches. What He brings my way is always lucky and beneficial to my financial well-being. No one has ever had a greater run of luck and riches than I have
  19. He is my knowledge and my understanding together. It is impossible to find greater insight and better understanding than obedience to Him
  20. He – the Word – is mysword. This weapon is more effective than any other
  21. He is my dependable and upright buddy. There is no need for any other friendship because he is my main focus. All other pursuits are a waste of time and energy in comparison to Him
  22. He is my rock and my basis. He is the one thing that stands when all else fails
  23. He is my life. It will stand the test of time because He is the truth. No reason to question Him
  24. He is my Bridegroom, my forever Beloved
  25. He is my defender, advocate, and lawyer
  26. He is my Blessing and my Hope. I don’t need any additional attorneys since He is the Mediator, and he acts as a go-between between the Father and me. I can communicate with God through Him
  27. He is God’s Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit
  28. He is also theSon of Man, a man who is the son of Abraham, the son of David, and the son of Mary
  29. He is my trueBrother, the most excellent and firstborn among many brethren
  30. He is my High Priest, who has compassion on my infirmities
  31. He is my vacation. He is my source of consolation, and there is no better way to spend your holiday than by staying in Him. Anyone who is in His presence will find comfort
  32. He is the source of life into which I have been grafted as a branch
  33. He is the chief architect who is edifying me with the others as a dwelling place of God in the Spirit
  34. He is a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, of which I have become a partaker through the cross – an offense to all those who seek to defend their own positions. I have the ability to achieve everything in Him – anything that He has appointed for me
  35. He is the source of God’s strength. It is amazing that He was able to do everything that He accomplished while still being made of flesh and blood like us
  36. He is God’s wisdom. It is a wonderful experience to get insight into what took place in Christ Jesus
  37. He is the Mysterious One of God. Does it come as a surprise that people do not grasp His person
  38. He is my time
  39. He makes it complete. It never gets old or monotonous. Time is no longer wasted since He is my Sabbath. As an alternative to going my own way and “going about my own business,” I choose to put my trust in Him, in His will and work. Due to the fact that I do this every day of the week throughout the year, I regard (as written) all days to be the same. Sabbath rest on a continuous basis! God is to be thanked since He is the Giver of all good things. His presence removes the need for me to keep an eye out for other donors
  40. He is my sanctuary. I can avoid having to rush to broken cisterns when I’m in desperate need since He is the source of my life’s water. “You are the source of all my springs.” According to Psalm 87:7, He is the perfect pattern in all things
  41. He is immutable and without a shadow of a turning. He remains the same, despite the fact that everyone else is as unpredictable as the moon
  42. He is everything to me. That is precisely why everything else is a complete waste of time. It has no significance for me and makes me feel indifferent. Amen

In November 1929, BCC’s quarterly “Skjulte Skatter” (“Hidden Treasures”) published a modified version of an essay with the title “What Jesus Christ means to me,” which was first published in Norwegian. Stiftelsen Skjulte Skatters Forlag owns the copyright to this work.

Fully human: Why does Jesus matter?

Yme Woensdregt is a fictional character created by author Yme Woensdregt. It’s an interesting subject to explore. For many Christians, it is simply assumed that Jesus is important, with no additional consideration given to the topic. As a result of their upbringing, they consider it to be a given, and they expect others to do the same. Because Jesus is divine, the Son of God, and because he came into the world to redeem people from their sins, they have an implicit knowledge that he is important.

  • However, they have never taken the time to ponder the question, “Why?” Nonetheless, the subject is worth considering, particularly in light of the fact that Jesus is a source of contention for many people in our modern society.
  • In the minds of some, Jesus conjures up a fear–based faith, which says that we are such bad sinners that Jesus was compelled to come to earth in order to die for us.
  • It’s a “mystery” for others because of the way Christians talk about Jesus, according to Marcus Borg: “He is both human and divine.” What exactly does this mean?
  • Literally?
  • Capable of doing marvels that no person has ever been able to.
  • Christ died in our place as atonement for our sins.
  • Resurrected from the dead.

“And, if not, what does that imply about us?” As you can see, Jesus is a difficult person to understand.

Allow me to provide three points of view on why Jesus is important.

Jesus demonstrates to us who God is, and Jesus demonstrates to us how to love the things that God loves.

We consider ourselves Christians because Jesus, in our opinion, is the last and definitive revelation of who God is.

God’s definitive revelation to Jews, for example, is found in the Torah, while Muslims find it in the Qur’an.

It’s simply that it’s different.

If you are a Christian and want to know God, look no farther than Jesus.

“Go with Jesus,” says orthodox Christianity from the beginning whenever there is a contradiction between the methods of Jesus and the teachings of the Bible — and there are such conflicts.

There are others who believe that the Bible is inerrant, which indicates that there are no errors in it.

For them, the inerrant Bible takes precedence over all other sources of information.

The Bible is not a divinely inspired work.

The Bible is a collection of words derived from human memory that attempts to explain the tale of God’s character, passion, and love as they manifested themselves in the world.

Jesus is the one.

In Jesus, we witness a human potential of living fully in God’s presence to the fullest extent possible.

The church only asserted that Jesus was divine after he was raised from the dead.

However, because Jesus was such an unique human person, the church could only declare that he was divine after the event had occurred.

Using parables and aphorisms, Jesus conveyed his fundamental message of the “kingdom of God” to his audience.

There would be justice under God’s dominion, no doubt about it.

There would be an abundance of peace.

He didn’t instill a sense of acceptance for the way things were.

He was well-known and much condemned for being uncompromisingly inclusive in his meal practice, which he defended.

In God’s kingdom, there is room for everyone.

Throughout his life, he demonstrated the depth of God’s love and compassion for all of humanity.

It wasn’t because he was a celestial being. Rather, it was because he was an extraordinarily amazing human being that he was remembered. One of those who doesn’t come along very frequently. Yme Woensdregt is a retired Anglican clergyman who lives in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

Why Jesus Matters – The Crossing Church

Pastor-Elder Denesh contributed to the writing of this essay. Thank you so much for reminding me that I don’t need Jesus. I was a star athlete, I aced my tests, and I was poised to embark on a successful professional career. As previously said, I am not in need of Jesus at all, thank you very much. At least, that’s what I believed. I went to church once, and it completely transformed my life. No, it wasn’t the sermon – I honestly don’t recall what was said during it. It wasn’t the music, because I wasn’t familiar with any of them.

  1. It was a passage from the Bible.
  2. Everyone in your immediate vicinity was up to sing one minute, and the next minute, everyone was sitting to pray the next.
  3. A fish out of water experience, to put it mildly, was had by everybody who went through it.
  4. “one of these youngsters is pursuing their own interests”.
  5. Isn’t it true that we all have our unique methods of surviving such situations?
  6. I saw the Bible on my lap and decided it would be a good idea to have a look inside to see what all of the hoopla was about.
  7. Israel, Egypt, and the Mediterranean are depicted on maps.
  8. It was the realization that the locations and people referenced in the Bible actually existed in historical times that pushed me to reevaluate my beliefs about Christianity.
  9. Following that, I began reading the Bible on a consistent basis.
  10. What was the point of it all?
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First, I learnt from the Bible that God made this entire universe including brilliant ole me.

First and foremost, I have to acknowledge that this did not set well with my logical thinking at the time. After all, it appears to be the ultimate evasion of responsibility. “Alright, so you Christians are unable to explain how this planet came into existence scientifically, so you just claim that “God did it.” What kind of counter-argument can you make to that? Nevertheless, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it made perfect sense. However, the Bible does not reveal the specifics of how God created the universe; rather, it states that God created the world by calling it into being with His tremendous word.

According to the Bible, “The God who created the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples built by human hands, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he required anything, because he himself gives to all mankind life and breath, as well as everything.” 26 Then he created from a single man every country of people to live on every continent of the globe, having defined allotted periods and the bounds of their dwelling place, 27 in the hope that they would make their way to God and discover him.

  • “However, he is not far away from each and every one of us.” (See Acts 17:24–27.) Seeing as how this explains why every single civilisation since the beginning of time has had an inbuilt urge to worship a Being outside of ourselves, it makes perfect sense to me.
  • It’s no surprise that British scientist Sir Fred Hoyle asserted that the likelihood of life emerging from random mutations of dead matter is as remote as the possibility of a cyclone tearing through a junkyard and building a Boeing 747 jet!
  • Francis S.
  • Flew wrote in his book, There Is a God, that there is a God because: How the world’s most infamous atheist came to reconsider his position: The existence of the cosmos, I now think, was brought about by an infinite Intelligence.
  • I think that all life and all production have their origins in a supernatural Source.
  • The brief answer is that “this is the global image that has arisen from modern science, in my opinion.” When you stop to think about it, God as Creator makes a lot of other things make sense as well.
  • We admire abstract things like music and art and beautiful scenery because God is the ultimate creator of music, art, and natural beauty, which explains why we value these things so much.

All of it can’t be explained any other way than by the fact that God created us in this manner. And praise God for endowing us with such extraordinary abilities!

My second discovery is this: I had rebelled against God.

To be sure, I’m neither Hitler or Mas Selamat, but I believe I’m a decent human being who follows the rules of the road and respects the law. Nonetheless, this still does not solve what the Bible claims to be the underlying problem with me. My rebellion against God as my Creator and King has manifested itself in a variety of ways, including either ignoring Him in my life or rejecting Him outright, or by substituting other gods such as materialism and prosperity for Him. The Bible is extremely critical in this area.

  • “Asps have poison behind their mouths,” says the author.
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  • I had never once taken the time to acknowledge God or express gratitude to Him for my existence.
  • But it was truly God who had bestowed upon me everything I possessed – my intelligence, my athletic ability, my appearance (please bear with me on this one!
  • The Bible tells me that rebelling against God will put me on a collision course with the Creator of the universe.
  • As of right now, I am subject to His just judgment (which the Bible refers to as “wrath”).

It was here that I made the third discovery, and it was the best news I ever heard: Jesus Christ died on the Cross in my place.

That is, Jesus died on the Cross to bear the penalty I earned for revolting against God, while it should have been me, Denesh Divyanathan, who should have been hanging and suffering on that Cross as a result of my transgression. Most surprising about this finding is that I didn’t have to earn my way into God’s love in any manner. No, God had already taken care of everything by sending His Son Jesus to pay the price for my release. I didn’t have to force myself to be a better person, I didn’t have to observe the Ten Commandments in order to gain God’s favor, and I didn’t have to make religious sacrifices or go on a religious pilgrimage in order to receive God’s approval.

  • The words “It is completed” were said by Jesus as he died on the Cross (John 19:30).
  • “Debt Outstanding” was no longer shown on my spiritual bank account.
  • However, it is precisely what He did.
  • In a public announcement that He accepts the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for anyone who will put their faith in him, God resurrected Jesus from the dead three days after his death.
  • Isn’t it true that dead individuals don’t suddenly return back to life?
  • The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most well-documented events in history, and it continues to be so today: With no other explanation, it is impossible to explain how more than 500 eyewitnesses witnessed the risen Jesus over the period of many weeks.
  • Other than that, how else can we explain how Jesus’ terrified disciples transformed into the most fearless proponents for the Christian message after seeing the resurrection of Jesus?

If they realized the resurrection was a fraud, would they still be ready to preach a message that would cause the majority of them to die in excruciating pain and suffering?

That led me to my fourth discovery, which was that I had to make a choice.

As a result of my rebellion against God, Jesus died on the Cross, taking the penalty I deserved, while it should have been me, Denesh Divyanathan, who should have been hanging and suffering on that Cross as a result of my actions. Probably the most surprising aspect of this revelation is that I did not have to earn my way into God’s love. In fact, God had already taken care of everything by sending His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for my redemption. God’s favor did not depend on my willpower; I did not have to observe the Ten Commandments in order to gain favor with him; I did not have to provide religious sacrifices or travel on a religious pilgrimage in order to get God’s favor.

  1. The phrase “It is completed” was said by Jesus as he died on the Cross (John 19:30).
  2. There was no longer a “Debt Outstanding” entry in my spiritual bank account.
  3. Because of God’s tremendous love and willingness to sacrifice His own Son to redeem us, we were unworthy of salvation.
  4. And I can be confident that if I put my faith in Jesus, God will accept me since Jesus did not remain dead after his resurrection.
  5. According to popular belief, the resurrection of Jesus is the most odd event that has ever happened.
  6. As it happens, Jesus did just that!
  7. With no other explanation, it is impossible to explain how more than 500 eyewitnesses witnessed the risen Jesus over the period of many weeks.
  8. We don’t have any other explanation for how Jesus’ terrified disciples transformed into the most fearless advocates for the Christian message after seeing the resurrection of Jesus.
  9. Would they be willing to preach a message that would cause the majority of them to die horribly?

So I said my ABCs.

It’s been 15 years since I made the decision to become a Christian. And it’s the best decision I’ve ever made in terms of career. Rather than making a “decision,” it is more like me submitting to the truth of who I am (a sinner in desperate need of salvation) and what God has done for me through Jesus. It is now your responsibility to confront God’s truth. What matters is that you have a PhD or that you are from ITE. It also doesn’t matter if you have platinum credit cards or that you only use NETS.

  1. We’re all in the same boat, I’m afraid.
  2. We are all guilty before God right now if we do not believe in Jesus.
  3. We have messed up our relationship with God as a result of our sin.
  4. Is it really possible for you to live your life as if Jesus doesn’t matter?
  5. To see a brief visual presentation of the Christian message, please visit this page.
  6. We’d be delighted to speak with you!
  7. In “I’ve found God, says man who cracked the genome,” by Steven Swinford in The Sunday Times (UK), June 11, 2006, Francis S.
  8. Mas Selamat is a terrorist leader who is a member of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist organization.

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Who is Jesus Christ? Why does he matter to you?

Jesus Christ is the historical figure whose life marked the beginning of the religious religion known as Christianity. In the year 1 AD, Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem. He worked as a carpenter until he was roughly thirty years old, at which point he began his ministry. It was during his travels to Galilee and other parts of the Middle East that he shared his message of God’s love and expectations for mankind with people.

The Life of Jesus

Several books of the Bible, most notably the Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, include accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus. Among historians, there is no disagreement that Jesus was a real person — and this is a non-religious history of him. Christians believe that he is in fact the Son of God, totally human and entirely divine, who was conceived by a virgin called Mary and raised as their Savior. Even historians who do not believe he was divine, however, acknowledge that he was exceptional.

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Many people recognize his exceptional abilities, such as his ability to heal sick people, as well as his miracles, such as his ability to bring the dead back to life.

He preached of everlasting life after death as well as God’s demands for his followers, yet many of his teachings were not completely grasped until after his death, as was the case with many of his followers.

Jesus’ Ministry Led to His Death

Several books of the Bible, most notably the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, include accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus. In the opinion of historians, Jesus was a real person — read his non-religious biography for more information. According to Christian belief, he is truly the Son of God, who was born of a virgin called Mary and is both completely human and entirely divine. The fact that he was unique is acknowledged even by historians who do not believe he was divine. Some others believe he is a prophet of sorts.

For the purpose of disseminating his message, Jesus collected a group of twelve disciples (known as the Apostles).

Jesus’ Death Was the Ultimate Sacrifice

Because of his death, Jesus became the ultimate atonement for the sins of all people on the planet. All of our misdeeds have been forgiven. In the event that we choose to believe in him, we will be able to partake in the glory of eternal life with God. In fact, God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that whomever believes in him will not perish but but have eternal life with him. John 3:16 (New International Version)

Who is a believer

Believers are referred to be Christians.

These individuals believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that his death on the cross paid the price for their redemption and eternal life in paradise.

What does being christened mean

Christening (also known as baptism) is a symbolic cleansing and welcoming of a believer into the God’s family on a symbolic level. CHRISTIANITY is a public declaration of one’s acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior by adults. Babies who are christened are welcomed into the God’s family by their parents or another representative on their behalf. The holy event (known as a sacrament) of baptism can be renewed on an individual basis by an adult who was born into the Catholic faith when they were infants.

Practices differ from church to church, but they might include anything from a tiny bit of water over the head to complete submersion.

The Christian Foundation

The person of Jesus Christ is at the heart of Christianity. According to Christian belief, He is the Son of God. Baptism, also known as Christening, is the rite by which we become members of His holy family.

A prayer to Jesus

You do not have to be a believer in order to communicate with Jesus. Begin right now with this short prayer: Greetings, Jesus. Many people believe that you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross for my sins, allowing me to spend eternally with God. But I’m not sure what it is that I’m believing. I’d like to get to know you. I want to put my faith in you. Please give me indications that you are with me and that you are interested in who I am. Please help me to be on the lookout for indications from you, and allow my ears and heart to hear your voice.

  • Please lead me.
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Why Does Jesus Matter So Much?

What is it about Jesus that I am so passionate about? Some people may be relieved that I have a “belief” in my life that allows me to “feel good” (though, as I’ve stated time and time again, Jesus is not about feeling good or being comfortable in the face of difficulties. Jesus is not a painkiller that I can take to make my pain go away. In addition, He is not simply my own “concept of life” or my particular “support community,” which may or may not “work” for you depending on your own circumstances.

  1. That indicates that He is on your side.
  2. But how do you do it?
  3. So, what gives me such confidence that my thoughts on the meaning of life are correct for everyone is this: That is precisely the point: these are not “my ideas”; rather, this is a collaborative effort.
  4. In reality, He was the one who initiated it, not me.
  5. What else could possibly maintain this kind of confidence in a blockhead like me?
  6. There haven’t been any miracles in my experience.
  7. And it’s certainly not because I have “deep spirituality”—I’m a spiritual wimp, to put it bluntly.

Instead of nebulous concepts about “goodness,” “the relevance of Christian ethics,” or even “my view of the worth of suffering,” it is Jesus Himself who is being invoked.

He has arrived.

Everything belongs to Him because He is here, because He is Love, and because He has triumphed over death and the grave.

Instead, He gives me the ability to interact with them and welcome them, even when all I can do is suffer through them.

I am completely befuddled by the mystery of Love, which is the cause for my being as well as the destiny to which I have been summoned.

I am unable to comprehend Him, yet I am not required to do so since He has come to be with me. I am unable to comprehend Him, yet I am able to be in His presence at all times. He has arrived. Jesus. That is why there is still hope for me, and there is still hope for you.

Why does Jesus matter?

At 9:11 p.m. tonight, I stepped outdoors to catch the beginning of the complete eclipse, which began at 9:11. I stood there in awe of its beauty for a long time. I immediately wondered if the saints in heaven were able to see what was going on. The fact that it was a super moon on planet earth didn’t bother me because I immediately realized how little it would be when compared to being in the continual presence of God. After all, God just needed one day to create the sun, the moon, and the constellations.

  1. As I consider the origins of the universe, certain significant thoughts occur to me.
  2. It wasn’t by chance that I ended myself here.
  3. Dalton was designed with a specific goal in mind.
  4. That takes me to the second point I want to make.
  5. I believe you have two choices, in my opinion.
  6. In order to believe in such hypothesis, you must also believe that the earth, space, time, atmosphere, and all of the species came to be by chance.
  7. When you die, everything fades to darkness, and you are returned to the nothingness from whence you started your journey.

In any case, you are not present with God.

You’re aware that it’s there.

Consider the implications of this.

If Jesus was merely a guy who died and was not resurrected, then everything is a hoax.

Do you think that sounds as implausible as it does to you as it does to me?

The apostle Peter died a horrendous death at the hands of the authorities.

He specifically requested that he be crucified upside-down.

He went on to become one of the most prominent Christian leaders the world has ever known.

Judas Iscariot committed himself shortly after handing Jesus up to the Sanhedrin in exchange for thirty pieces of silver, presumably out of agony and shame.

That granddad, who once felt you could get away with anything, will be able to see you again because of Jesus.

Jesus is the reason you are able to hold that newborn girl again, even if she has never taken a breath.

Jesus is the reason you can get a second chance with the baby you aborted when you felt you had no other choice than to terminate the pregnancy.

You are able to climb back up into the lap of your father, whose smile you can see every time you close your eyes, because of the sacrifice made by Jesus.

Jesus is the reason I will be able to wrap my arms around Dalton again and kiss his head one day.

You must, however, make a decision.

Turn on the television.

They despise us.

Your tomorrow is not guaranteed to you.

I once heard Rick Warren remark that if you took a ruler and measured the distance between the United States and China, our whole existence on this planet would be equivalent to a single millimeter dash.

Our existence in eternity is separated by a great distance.

I understand what it is trying to tell me.

I have been called to follow Christ as a disciple.

Peter and Andrew abandoned their fishing nets and resolved to become fishers of men, despite the fact that they had no prior knowledge of this person known as Christ.

Did Jesus consider them to be better fisherman than the rest of the crowd?

Then he just instructed them to follow him.

Caydie Beth, the daughter of my closest friend, made her religion public last weekend at a church called New Spring in Wichita.

Caydie stated that Dalton’s accident had a huge impact on her since she and Dalton had been very close since they were children.

She was prepared to put herself in the best possible position for redemption.

I couldn’t help but wonder whether DD was keeping an eye on things in some manner.

James Catholic School in Augusta, we gather in small groups for a delicious meal, praise songs, a brief film, and then an opportunity to answer some follow-up questions, such as what Jesus is like and why he should be important in your life.

Anyone is welcome — not only Catholics, for that matter.

It will take place from 6:00 p.m.

“Everyone wants to be remembered when they’re gone,” author Rick Warren writes in his book, The Purpose Driven Life.

“Everyone wants to be remembered after they’re gone.” The most important thing to consider about your life is not what others think of you, but what God thinks of you. How will you respond to God when he asks, “What did you do with my Son, Jesus Christ?” and “What did you do with what I gave you?”

Why Jesus Matters

The majority of the world believes that Christians are a bunch of fools for holding the beliefs that we have. To be really honest with you, we very much agree with you on this point. The fact is, we’re not bothered by it. In truth, we are the ones who own it. We don’t mind at all. We have no problem with it because Christ tells us, via the writings of the earliest Christians, that God purposefully decided to mend the brokenness of this world using ways that appear to be folly in the eyes of the world.

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What appears to be a source of weakness is actually the ultimate source of all power.

That is really insane.

The Problem

First and foremost, Christians believe that the world is a messed-up place. Don’t get us wrong – the world is filled with beauty, wonder, and kindness in plenty. That is how God designed it. At the same time, though, you can see that everything is wrong on a fundamental level, which is troubling. Nothing functions in the manner in which it should. Even excellent things may go wrong. And, to make matters worse, it appears that we are the source of all of the brokenness and chaos. Even though we know what is right, the Bible teaches that we often choose not to or are unable to do what is right.

We have severed our connection with the God who created us as a result of our addiction to self.

God’s solution

Other faiths are concerned with what humanity must do in order to discover God and become acceptable in his eyes (or it, depending on the religion). That might imply adhering to a specific set of rules or moral principles. It might include letting up of your aspirations or putting forth the necessary effort to obtain enlightenment. In the absence of belief in God, one is left with the responsibility of creating one’s own meaning from one’s accidental existence – which is no easy feat. In any case, it is all about what you must do in order to justify yourself before God, the rest of the world, or even yourself in the first place.

  • Our own personal experience, our observations of those around us, and the teachings of our Savior all point to the fact that we require assistance from others.
  • As a result, Christians believe that God came hunting for us in order to locate and save us right in the midst of our suffering.
  • He suffered the same as we do, and he died in the same way we do.
  • In doing so, Jesus met all of humanity’s requirements for righteousness and justice, atoned for all of our wrongs and inadequacies, and shattered the power of death’s grip on us.
  • One participant did not have a dream in which they saw something like this.
  • A few others took note of it and passed it on.
  • The point is that we were unable to accomplish it ourselves, but God did it for us via Jesus Christ.

That’s a completely different kettle of fish altogether. All of the other ways just provide sound advise on how we should be doing things more effectively. Jesus provides more than just sound instruction. He is the Good News that we have been waiting for.

So what now?

If you want to receive God’s gift, you must first acknowledge that you do not measure up to God’s standards (in religious language, this is referred to as “confessing that you are a sinner”) and then begin to trust that God has provided for your forgiveness and justified you through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Some individuals come to believe in Jesus as a result of a crisis event that occurs in their lives and hits them like an explosion. Others gradually go from a state of skepticism to one of faith, until they finally understand that they have shifted from one extreme to the other.

  • Once you have placed your confidence in God via Jesus Christ, God pledges to assist you in your faith by providing you with his Holy Spirit, who will strengthen, comfort, and lead you throughout your life.
  • So, if you have reached the stage of accepting Jesus, look for a church that will welcome you and assist you in beginning your journey of faith in Christ.
  • promotion without remorse Please contact us if you have any questions or would want to learn more about what believing in Jesus is all about.
  • We’d be delighted to meet you.

Why Does Jesus Matter?

What is the reason behind people’s need for Jesus? To put it another way, why does Jesus matter? If we can’t answer that question, it’s difficult to conceive that anything else we may say about religion and life will make any sense or be credible, especially to people whom we are attempting to convert to Christianity. Several weeks ago, I announced in this space that I am chairing a newstrategic planning task committee for my parish, and during our first day-long workshop, we discussed that very subject at the behest of our pastor.

We believe that everyone can be saved.

The more communal aspects of redemption, in contrast, are emphasized in our theology, which includes an acknowledgement of the joyful news that, in the end, God intends to redeem the entire created order as opposed to merely individual (and, according to some misguided theologies, disembodied) souls.

However, I believe that our deeply divided denomination may discover some routes toward reconciliation if, instead of tearing one other down over ordination standards and property rights, we all took a step back and considered why people need Jesus in the first place.

One thing this can prompt us to do is to inquire as to what Jesus was referring to when he spoke of the gospel. In other words, what exactly was the good news that he was proclaiming? When I read the biblical witness, I found it to be much more like this:

  • God’s kingdom, or reign, is near, and you may feel the joy that comes with it right now.

And much less than that:

  • As a result of Jesus’ death, you will have a reserved parking space in paradise.

The latter is what the gospel has evolved into over time, taking on numerous forms. The former is, in essence, what the gospel was intended to mean in the beginning. After all, what would be the point of sitting around and asking such questions and having such a discussion about things? It would serve as a reminder to us that the church is distinct from a social service organization such as the Red Cross or Rotary International, among other things. Even if such secular organizations have a significant role to play, none of them is the church, which is to say the called-out body of Christ, comprised of individuals who are being changed by Jesus Christ, our risen and living king.

As members of Christ’s body, we have a responsibility to introduce people to the God of love, mercy, and redemption, so that they might join us in our efforts to bring healing to a world that is in desperate need of it.

A former Faith writer for The Kansas City Star, BILL TAMMEUS is an elder of Second Church in Kansas City, Missouri, and a member of the congregation.

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Why does Jesus matter today?

Even if the historical presence of Jesus is regarded as acceptable, some individuals are unable to see how his significance to our modern lives might ever be determined. It is possible that if we take his assertions seriously, we may begin to understand why he is so important now. What the Bible tells us about Jesus is that he is God’s Son who has come to live in this earth. Amazingly, the Creator is incorporated into the process of creation. Rather than ruling over us, he does this in order to serve us – and, in particular, in order to sacrifice his life for us.

  1. This he accomplished by his death on the cross.
  2. He was bearing the weight of the entire world’s sins.
  3. The only way for a person to come to know God today is through faith (trust) in what Jesus has done on the cross.
  4. As a result, knowing Jesus is more than just something that provides us with forgiveness, purpose, or fulfillment.
  5. That is what we were created for, and it is for this reason that He is important!

“It Doesn’t Matter What Happens to Me”

When I try to convey what Jesus meant when he stated, “I am the bread of life,” those are the words that keep coming back to me “Without dying, a grain of wheat stays isolated; nevertheless, if the grain does die, it produces an abundance of fruit for the next generation. He who loves his life in this world will lose it, and he who despises his life in this world will keep it for eternity “(See also John 12:24–25.) First and foremost, there is the summons to die. We must die if we are to bear fruit for God’s glory.

It won’t make a difference to me at all.

In the same way, if I have already died with Christ, that is how things are now as well.

So, in a very real sense, I am no longer alive on this planet.

So it really doesn’t matter what happens to me while I’m on this planet.

“He who despises his existence in this world will despise his life in the afterlife as well.” What exactly does this mean?

To put it another way, it doesn’t really matter what happens to you throughout your time on this planet.

It doesn’t matter how much they despise you if they hate you.

If you have little, it doesn’t make a big difference.

It makes little difference whether you are well-known or unknown.

But it goes far further than that.

Following that, Jesus states that, “If anybody serves Me, let him follow Me.” Where are you going?

Jesus is not just saying, “Don’t be concerned if things go wrong since you are already dead.” He is implying that you should choose to die with me.

What Jesus meant when he said, “If anybody chooses to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me,” is exactly what he meant (Matthew 16:24).

On a cross, people only accomplished one thing: they died.

“Take up your cross,” in this case, signifies “fall into the ground and die,” as if you were a grain of wheat.

“You despise your existence in this planet.” What exactly is the goal of it all?

No.

It is the way of the heart.

Paul is a shining example of what it means to die in the Christian faith.

“The world has been crucified to me, and I have been crucified to the world via the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14).

For the purpose of extreme commitment to ministry: “I do not regard my life as of any value to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the mercy of God,” says the apostle Paul in Romans 12:1.

(Acts 20:24). “It doesn’t matter what happens to me — as long as I may live to the glory of God’s grace,” I believe Paul is saying. I aspire to be as good as that. Pastor John is a charismatic leader who is well-liked and well-liked by his congregation.

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