Many people ridicule Christians for believing in a man who resurrected from the dead. They laugh at Christians and criticize them for basing their faith on an event that lack proof and evidence. However, the evidence that skeptics use to challenge the Christian faith, in actuality, support the claims that Jesus truly was the God that he claimed to be. The evidence that affirms Jesus’ claims to be true include his lifestyle and teachings, the prophecies that he fulfilled, historical facts, and the dramatic transformation of the lives of his disciples. Many may ask Christians how they can believe in a Savior without proof of his divinity; but, in reality, God has given us an abundance of signs. He is still providing us with compelling evidence
All Christians believe that Jesus is their savior, but there are many different ways his death can be interpreted. One of the ways we can look at Jesus’s death his through historical accounts. Almost all historians believe that there was a man named Jesus who had a large following, and was put to death by the Romans. But why, from a historical point of view, would Jesus be crucified? One major reason is that the Romans seen Jesus as a political threat. The Romans view order as the most important thing in their empire, and around that time there was a zealot uprising. Then, they see Jesus preaching about the coming of his “Kingdom” and so they thought that he was leading a revolution. Therefore, Jesus was executed at the hands of the Romans for being a Lestes, meaning bandit or outlaw. However, Jesus
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is not a miracle, special effects or a magic show. It's a message, a sign, it has a deeper meaning. When I think of the resurrection, the word hope comes to mind. If I had a penny for every time I thought I was going to give up I would have a lot of pennies. But in my doubts, I thought about Jesus rising from the grave and what he went through, how he had faith in his father, and hope in his heart that he would be able to get through the pain he was suffering from us, why can't I keep pushing through. Now I'm not saying I'm Jesus, I couldn't go through all that pain for a lot of these people and still have love for all of them afterwards, that's why he's one of a kind. The resurrection gives me hope in society,
Jesus’ resurrection was the greatest miracle he has planned out and accomplished. We, Christians, must believe that Jesus died and resurrected from the dead for our salvation. Salvation is a term that means the deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. During the resurrection, the Jews believed Jesus was there to defend and defeat their enemies. They thought wrong. Jesus needed to sacrifice his own life to save us. Everyone didn’t want him to complete this plan. They thought he was crazy and out of his mind for him to put his life on the line, but Jesus did it anyway. Whenever the Jews told him that he shouldn’t be doing this, or telling him that he shouldn’t go, he told him that it was the devil speaking through them and that they’re not thinking.
Were it not for the power that Jesus inherited from His Father, His great sacrifice would not have been possible. On the night Jesus was betrayed, He took three of the Twelve and went into the place called Gethsemane. It was there He suffered the pains of all men. He suffered as only God could suffer, bearing our griefs, carrying our sorrows, being wounded for our transgressions, voluntarily submitting Himself to the iniquity of us all, just as Isaiah prophesied. It was in Gethsemane where Jesus took on Himself the sins of the world, in Gethsemane where His pain was equivalent to the cumulative burden of all men, in Gethsemane where He descended below all things so that all could repent and come to Him. Jesus was ordered to carry the crossbeam
Once upon a time, in a far off land lived a man named Jesus. Jesus was the Son of God. His mother was named Mary, and his earthly father was Joseph. Joseph was of the line of King David, whose line of heritage was traced back all the way to Adam and Eve. Jesus had the power to heal the sick and paralyzed, give sight to the blind, speech to the mute, and life to the dead. This may very well sound like a fairy tale, but all of this was as true and real as you and me. Jesus was the living proof of God, and was literally God on earth. Jesus was perfect in every way, and was without sin; yet the Pharisees did not like what Jesus was preaching and accused him of blasphemy. This of course was not true; because God is inerrant, and Jesus was the living and, the human version of God, he speaks no lies, nor commits any crimes. Because of the charges against Him, and the Roman Empire convinced that He was causing trouble, He was sentenced to a crucifixion. The crucifixion of
In Mark 10:45 Jesus spoke how the Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. Jesus words at the last supper meal showed His intention of the cross when He spoke, “This is my body given for you” and “this cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:19-20). Jesus saw his death as an outpouring of His blood to make redemption and forgiveness possible. Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane that He was willing to follow through with His death on the cross, if it was still God’s will for Him to do so (Mark 14:35). Jesus knew God’s redemption time was at hand when His enemies came to arrest Him in the garden. Jesus went with them willingly saying in Luke 22:53, “…this is your hour-when
I have not experienced very much suffering in my life, but I have experienced pain. The same pain That Jesus experienced when he took on flesh and walked this earth. This always manages to bring me comfort, but at the same time it also humbles me.
Although Jesus died after a violent flogging and crucifixion, He lives. Jesus was accused of blasphemy; He was charged for claiming to be King of the Jews. In actuality, that is exactly Who He is. He never wrestled to be free and He never denied who He Is. The story of His crucifixion is detailed in Matthew 27:11-66. Remember in Matthew 27:63, the guards remember that Jesus told them He will rise again in three days. Because they were not certain, they were ordered to guard His tomb for three days. The buried Jesus in a tomb and blocked the opening with a large boulder.
“Jesus of Nazareth, the most influential man who has ever lived, continues to be the inspiration of millions round our world. We know about him from the books of the NT (and from a few other ancient documents), and the account of his life that has probably inspired and excited more people than any other is the so-called gospel of John. 1 John's gospel contains some of the most beautiful and powerful stories we know about Jesus, such as the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, some of the best known sayings of Jesus such as 'I am the way, the truth and the life', and some of the most profound and mystical teaching that we find in the Christian Scriptures, such as the opening words of the gospel about 'the word' that became flesh. John's
You’re right, Noelle. The miracles that Jesus performed are the most popular especially to kids. Since they are too young to comprehend Jesus’s teachings, His miracles are easier to be understood. Introducing the kids to His wonders makes it easier for them to know Jesus in an exciting way. It can also serve as a step before giving them deeper information about Him. Jesus and His miracles are a great foundation especially for the kids to learn about Christianity. I also learned about His miracles first when I was a kid and it intrigued me. Not only that, I was ecstatic to go to Bible studies because I could not wait to hear more miracles from Him. The kids today probably feel like this about Jesus.
Even though Jesus had prepared his disciples through his teachings; his disciples were struggling on believing on what Jesus had promise. Due to their spirit was weak and not strong enough to sustained all the events. Jesus crucifixion was too much for them to bear and their faith was put to test. As Jesus warned them in several occasions to be prepared and pray for those hard times. When Jesus took him to pray in Gethsemane, In Matthew 26:36-44 is testimony of how many times Jesus warn them to pray to keep alert for those hard time. That is what Jesus was referring to.
I, as an individual being, believe that the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ indeed happened, and I also accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. As a child, I was raised in a Christian home; because of this, I consider myself as a Christian. However, I did deal with the uncertainty of my faith as I grew older. I can say this doubt was primarily because I had so many questions about this world- all its pain and misery- and to no relief, I could not find any suitable answers. And if I could find an explanation, that explanation would just lead to more issues. It felt like an endless search for the truth. This pursuit for answers made me feel hopeless and made me question everything, including God's judgment. Which of course caused
Parables, like a road map, tell a story containing analogies from our everyday life to help us understand a spiritual truth that we can’t see with our eyes. When reading the short instructive parable of Mark 4 initiated and interpreted by the Lord Jesus, I was deeply touched by the organic parable of the seed and the four different types of soil. The seed is the same in every context(constant), but the condition of the soil is diverse(variable). It is obvious that the condition of the soil engenders the outcome of the seed, the fruit. In the same manner, man’s reception of God’s Word ( the seed of life) and growing the seed of life are determined by the condition of his /her heart( the soil).
What is true Biblical Salvation? Can a person lose their salvation through acts of wrong words? Who can be saved? There are frequent questions when it comes to being saved; the only true way to salvation is through the all mighty God. The word salvation comes through the one and only God. He wants to ransom man from the collapse, death, and all powerful sin, and with the overflowing grace that God has he given to us, everlasting life filled with abundant opportunities. Gods grace is shown when he died and personally surrendered his life for us on the cross. He personally decided to die and shed blood on the cross for us before the foundation of the world and elected us to be saved.