He is the only way for one to
have access to God.
John 14:6,“I am the way – and the truth and the life. No one comes to
the Father except through me.”
He offers salvation.
Acts 4:12, “Salvation is found in no else;
for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be
He is the judge.
Acts 10:42, “Jesus is the one whom God
appointed as judge of the living and the dead.”
He is the Mediator between God
and His people.
Hebrews 9:15, “For this reason Christ is
the mediator of a new covenant that those who are called may receive the
promised eternal inheritance – now that he has died as a ransom to set
them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.”
He is the author of our faith.
Hebrews 12:2, “Let us fix our eyes on
Jesus, the Pioneer (Originator) and Perfecter of our faith, who for the
joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down
at the right hand of the throne of God.”
He is the Savior of those who
come to him.
10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe
in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is
with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
The core of the gospel or salvation
story is centered in a man called Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The
prophecies of old are fulfilled in him, and through his life, death and
resurrection, he offers salvation.
There is a unity of thought in the
writings of the New Testament which centers its teaching on Jesus
Christ. A common and important belief is that everything between
God and man is determined by His son Jesus. He is more than just the subject of
Christianity. He is more than just a great prophet and leader of
the Christian religion. Jesus is Lord. He is the Messiah and
Anointed One of God.
When a person decides to follow
Jesus and receive his salvation, Jesus becomes the Lord and ruler over
every aspect of one’s life. When this is done, a person can
confidently stand before the God of heaven and receive an eternal
Questions for consideration:
Why would God send His son to die on behalf of all people?
How can Jesus be considered both God and man?
What makes Jesus worthy of my consideration?
Which description of Jesus encourages me to follow him?
Is it time for me to make Jesus the Lord of my life?