Jesus is God and man.
Jesus did things that only God can do. He stilled the seas and walked on water. He healed the sick and raised the dead. But he also did things regular people do. He lived and walked and ate and drank. He wept and suffered and experienced the temptation and pain. He is God, and He is man.
Jesus personifies love.
Throughout His life Jesus lived love. He loved others by forgiving and healing and teaching the truth. In His ultimate act of love He gave Himself up to death on a cross to forgive and save all people. Jesus’ sacrificial love defines what it means to be love and be loved.
Everything wrong in this life is the result of sin. It distorts everything we do. Sin stands behind every broken home, every empty life, every infirmity, every damaged emotion, every sorrow and grief. The end result of sin is death.
Jesus forgives. He forgives the sin that lead to our death. He forgives as one who has died in our place. When He rose from the dead he guaranteed that He has the power to forgive all who come to Him in repentance.
Jesus creates community.
It is easy to feel alone. Isolation and separation are consequences of sin. But Jesus does not leave us alone. When He forgives us and gives us new life, He unites us to all other believers. The church is a community of forgiven believers who support each other, encourage each other, and work together to serve others.
Jesus is here for you.
So are we. Christians have been sent to be Jesus’ hands and feet—to reach out in love and truth so that all people might find a real, meaningful, and eternal life. There is no sin that Jesus won’t forgive, no wound that He cannot heal, no life that He cannot restore and renew.