we believe Jesus
is the Son of God
He lived, He died
His mission was to His own people but He was rejected by them. The religious leaders of His day plotted to have Him killed, and succeeded in their plans.
He healed people and even raised them from the dead. He taught people about the Kingdom of God. He showed love, compassion and forgiveness, but also authority and zeal.
He rejected the religious hypocrisy of His day and made many enemies. At certain points of His ministry people left Him in droves. Eventually, they all fled, leaving Him to die completely alone on the cross at Calvary.
He rose again
Unlike every other prophet, He was raised from the dead to live evermore. The angel told the two women at the empty tomb “He is risen”! This phrase reverberates down the centuries and sets Christianity apart from all the philosophies of men and claims of other religions. It vindicates the claims Jesus made about His own divinity – claims for which He was crucified. The claim of His resurrection has been debated for almost 20 centuries, yet is an absolute reality for millions of people today.
He has been paid homage by kings, argued over by theologians and worshipped by millions. His sinless life and atoning death paid the just consequence of our sins. He is the Saviour – the one who saves us.
He sends the Holy Spirit
The very last thing that Jesus told His disciples to do while He was on earth was to wait in Jerusalem for the “promise of the Father”. In the Bible we read of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Peter told the crowd that gathered that it was Jesus who had filled the disciples with the Holy Spirit, pouring out what they could now “see and hear”.
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