Since Christmas is coming up, I thought I would write about the man that changed the game: Jesus. I want to point out bible verses that are not as popular in order to bring it all together.
They were saying, “Isn’t this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” John 6:42
Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary. Joseph was his earthly father who helped raised him. He was always the son of God but matured into his position as he got older.
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Ok, let’s break down this verse.
Messiah means the “expected king and deliverer of the Jews”. It also means Jesus was “a professed or accepted leader of some hope or cause” Dictionary Source
From the very beginning with Genesis, there was a lot of turmoil for God’s people. Blood sacrifices and crusades were a part of seeking righteous. God didn’t want to allow this to happen forever so he had a plan. The father sent his son down to save the Jews and everyone who believed in him away from a life that leads to destruction and death.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true one. We are in the true one—that is, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20
“But what is eternal life if we are all going to die?” There are 2 types of deaths – spiritual death and physical death. If you believe in Jesus and follow his ways – your spirit will remain alive. Following the commandments and loving others will give a life of peace and prosperity- which is a lot better than having no hope and feeling like you’re just going through the motions. I know when I followed the world’s ways I always felt stuck in something that was going nowhere.
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever does and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:19
When you die a physical death – those who follow Jesus will have a life in heaven with him. It will be an everlasting life of great joy and peace with our creator.
As the week progresses, I will go into more detail – this is a warm up to what I will be writing. I want everyone to enjoy the holiday and remember why we celebrate it in the first place.