I hope this blog will help Christians to be united to fellow Christians and be examples to the world.This morning I was looking at my notes on my discipleship study and I thought of consolidating them. I thought of transferring them to a three ring binder. As I look at my readings , a thought came to me to write about what Jesus did for us.
Our becoming Christians started with what Jesus did for us. Let us look at what Jesus did for us.
Jesus came to earth in human form to live a sinless life and offer His life a ransom for many. What does this mean ? In the Jewish way of worship, the Jews were taught to love God and obey His commandments.And because of man's sin nature, man has the tendency to follow his own way and to disobey God. God also taught man the way of sacrifice, that is the offering of unblemish animals for man's sin. The lives of the Israelites or the Jews reflected man's weakness that men can not follow the laws of God and the blood of animals can not fully atone for man's sin.
It is for this man's inability that Jesus came. Jesus became sin or took our sins and took the penalty for our sins. All our sins are paid on the cross.The insults, the pain, the thorn, the lashes, the heavy burden of sin,our sicknesses, our evil works are placed on Jesus.
We are accepted in the kingdom of God not because of what we have done but because of what Jesus has done on the cross.
Perhaps you may ask do we have to do anything ? Yes repent of our sins and accept what Jesus has done for us. And because of what Jesus has done , God also gave His Holy Spirit to help us. And how does the Holy Spirit help us ? He works in our life to make us live as Jesus live. We know we still fail but do not give up, God will see us through.
Christians of all denominations or non denominations are saved by the work of God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We have only One Source.
May we also share to the world this life in Jesus Christ and to live in the ways of the kingdom of God.