It’s all about Jesus.
Regardless of what you believe about Jesus you have to admit that there is no other name that stirs up so much controversy as the name of Jesus.
What is it about the name of a carpenter’s son from the town of Nazareth 2000 years ago?
Why do we have an entire holiday dedicated to celebrating His birth?
Why is it, You can talk about God all day long but the moment you bring up Jesus things get funny!
JESUS MANAGED TO OFFEND PEOPLE BY BEING TOO INCLUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
His life was too Inclusive
The religious were offended that Jesus ate with, and included, the outcasts.
Jesus offered forgiveness to anyone and everyone!
People who were nothing like Jesus, liked Jesus!
His message was too Exclusive
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
NO OTHER NAME HAS THE POWER TO SAVE
1. JESUS SAVES ME FROM MY SIN
In Genesis, sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, and has impacted every person since. Sin has wreaked havoc on our world and our relationship with God. God wants a relationship with you so bad He sent his son Jesus to die on a cross to fix all of that.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
1 Timothy 1:15
2. JESUS OPENS THE DOOR TO HEAVEN FOR ME
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 John 5:11-13
3. JESUS SAVES ME BY HIS GRACE
Salvation is a gift. It cannot be earned. Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves.
Like any gift, it must simply be received.
If you declare 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 profess your faith and are saved.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17
The following is a suggested prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”
If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, then you can pray this prayer right now and Christ will come into your life, as He promised. We encourage you to spend time with us this Sunday and to begin your walk with the Lord by allowing The Bridge Church to help you get started.
If you made a decision to follow Jesus today we want to know and celebrate that decision with you!