GET TO KNOW JESUS
You may have heard about Jesus. Maybe all you know is that Christmas is about celebrating his birth, but there’s so much more to the story.
The truth is that God was worried about the world he had created. He gave people freedom of choice — he wasn’t interested in creating robots — and we used that freedom to live seperate from him. That seperation led to poor decisions, which led to pain, brokeness and even death.
Throughout history, God has tried over and over again to get humanity to trust, and depend, on him. To do that, God decided he needed to intervene; otherwise, the world would die because of the poor decisions people were continuing to make. He tried prophets, kings, judges and others to try and convey how deeply he cared about people.
Finally, because the rest didn’t seem to be working, he knew he needed to take matters into his own hands, so God decided to come down to earth as a human to save his creation. Just think about that for a moment: He left heaven to come down to a world that had become a petty despicable place — and he did it to give us hope, to save you and me.
God’s love for humans is incomprehensible. In fact, the Bible says, “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is” (Ephesians 3:18).
Jesus — God’s son — came to earth as a baby. He didn’t come here as God, the powerful being from heaven, but as a child, just like us. He could have come as a king, a ruler or a supernatural being. But he decided to come in human form, to win our hearts.
One of the most famous verses in the Bible is found in the book of John. It says, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:16).
When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that God went through all that effort just to get our attention and save us. He wants everyone — including you — to have the opportunity to experince his presence and hope now, and join him in heaven some day.
If you’d like to explore the idea of faith more fully, we’d love to alk with you and join you in your faith journey.
Your Next Right Step
No matter where you find yourself, we are here to help you grow in your faith journey. Why not try us out this Saturday?
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New Hope Church
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