There’s nothing more important for you to know than who Jesus is and what He has done. This is at the center of everything we believe and everything we do at Redeemer Bible Church. If you’d like to learn more about how you can enter into a relationship with Jesus, please come visit with us in an upcoming meeting, or contact us. We’d love to meet and discuss this good news with you!
Who is Jesus?
He’s the Christ, God’s Chosen One, the Messiah. The King who God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love. He’s also the Son of God. God himself, entering the world as a human being.
Jesus proved who he was by what he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead. By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.
Why Did Jesus Come?
TO LIVE A PERFECT LIFE
Jesus never sinned in any way from the moment of his birth to his death. Everything he did pleased the Father, and He fulfilled the law requirement of perfection. This set him apart as the only true God-man, set him up to atone for the sins of his people by his death, and accomplished obedience in the place of those who would put their trust in him as their Savior by faith and repentance.
TO BE REJECTED
Many people rejected Jesus. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of the King is something we all do. Jesus called it sin. It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom. God won’t let those who reject the King live with him. So we face what Jesus called hell. An existence without anything good, forever.
TO BE KILLED
People rejected the King so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn’t a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke. On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He chose to experience hell – so that we don’t have to. The sinless King died to take the punishment sin deserves. Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.
TO RISE AGAIN
Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty. Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death. He had risen!