Why Jesus?

Why Jesus?

In the person of Jesus Christ we find our...

Savior
It is Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone that has the power to rescue us, to save us from the penalty of sin. Each of us has fallen short of the standard that God has set for us because of the sin that we carry. Jesus tells us that through him, we can find both Truth and Life and through belief in him we are moved back into intimate fellowship with God the Father.
 
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:16)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
 

Sanctifier

Sanctification means separation, a separation from sin and our sinful past and a separation toward God and his holiness. As new followers of Jesus Christ we are saved and in our growth as Christians, as our desire to know more and more of who Jesus is we begin, through his divine power, to separate ourselves from the lives we once led. Sanctification is the ongoing and continual pursuit of the things of God.
 
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. (1 Corinthians 1:30)
 

Healer

The New Testament record demonstrates again and again that no disease was too difficult for Jesus to heal, no infirmity, no malady beyond the loving touch of his healing hands. In healing Jesus demonstrated not only his power over the disease of frail and mortal bodies, but his power over sin and death as well. In his healing we sense his compassion, his authority and his majesty. We are assured that his power power to heal did not end with his earthly mission.
 
...and the people all tried to touch Him, because of the power that was in Him and healing them all. (Luke 6:19)
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I am doing. He will do even greater things than these. (John 14:12) 
 

Coming King

Our belief in the second coming of Jesus Christ is based upon the biblical record of followers of Jesus Christ who describe the final message of the resurrected Lord before his heavenly ascension. Their account includes Christ's commission to them, urging them to be "witnesses" to the world. We believe that Christ's return will be both literal and personal, he will return triumphant, he will come to judge and to claim his own, his bride the Church. The writer of Revelation tells us that "every eye will see him." (Revelation 1:7)
 
This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way that you have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1:11)
 

All scripture references are from the The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

 



"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:9-11