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"but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name. "
John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
John 20:2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
John 20:3 Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb.
John 20:4 They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first;
John 20:5 and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.
John 20:6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying,
John 20:7 and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself.
John 20:8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;
John 20:9 for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
John 20:10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.
John 20:11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb;
John 20:12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
John 20:13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
John 20:14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
John 20:15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
John 20:16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher).
John 20:17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
John 20:18 Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
John 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
John 20:20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
John 20:21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you."
John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
John 20:23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
John 20:24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.
John 20:25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe."
John 20:26 Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, "Peace be with you."
John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing."
John 20:28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
John 20:29 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe."
John 20:30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
John 20:31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

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Jesus called Himself the Son of Man rather than The Son of God. Why?

“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” (Rom. 5:19)

The first man was Adam. He was placed in the Garden of Eden to care for it and was given liberty to eat anything except for the fruit of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” Adam disobeyed this command and as a result, sin entered him and laid claim to mankind. God gave people laws to help them acknowledge their sin and find forgiveness. But there was no help to stop sinning.

The second Man was Jesus. He was also born with a flesh (human nature), as we read in Romans 1:3: “...which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh.” This meant that He could be tempted just as we are in life's daily situations, and that is why He called Himself the Son of Man rather than the Son of God. Instead of sinning when He was tempted, as all people had done until then, Jesus sought the help of His Father. In Romans 8:3 we read: “God...sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh.” When Jesus sensed that something was causing Him inner unrest, He turned to His Father, and God showed Him the sin that wanted to gain the upper hand. Had that happened—if Jesus had committed sin—then the way of salvation from sin would have been lost forever. Instead, in Hebrews 5:7, we read that Jesus prayed to His Father with “strong crying and tears”. He was led to victory by being obedient.

When Jesus was crucified on Calvary, His victorious cry was, “It is finished!” No more sin to be condemned! Complete victory over all that had entered into man through the fall! Satan, the prince of this world, had finally been defeated!

Jesus’ advice to the rich young ruler was, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have...and come, follow Me.” Matt. 19:21. May we have the same mind as Peter in v. 27: “We have forsaken all, and followed You”. There are rich promises for all who do this, both in this life and in the life to come.

Have you ever tried to take a trip to a new destination without a map? It's difficult and frustrating and maddening. Our Awesome God did not leave us without instruction and guidance in this world. He will "direct" our every step, if we allow Him to. What peace, what joy and what confidence we have as His children! Praise, Praise our God and Savior!!

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Millions know Jesus as their Savior. They think of Him as the one who forgave them from their sin. This is a glorious truth—He has forgiven us. However, He can also be our Savior to an even deeper degree, which means much more than just the forgiveness of sin.

The forgiveness of sin was also possible in the Old Testament. "They were cleansed from their sin on the day of Atonement." Lev. 16:30. Of course, they needed continuous forgiveness for their sin, year after year. "Aaron came into the Holy Place with the blood of a young bull as a sin offering." Lev. 16:3. In order to receive forgiveness, the children of Israel had to offer up the blood of bulls and lambs and goats as a sin offering.
More than forgiveness

Jesus came to offer us much more than forgiveness—He came to offer us total transformation! He understood that sin offerings could never lead people to a new and transformed life. He came to save us from our sin. This means that we do not have to go on committing sin year after year. The blood of bulls and goats could not take away sin, but Jesus could. (Heb. 10:4).
Jesus as our forerunner

Jesus came down to us with the same flesh as the children had. (Heb. 2:14-16). He experienced the same temptations that we experience and overcame them while He was a man without sinning a single time! (Heb. 4:15). How did He do this? Because of His obedience, God could condemn sin in His flesh while He was alive, before He died on Calvary. He died to His own will, long before they placed Him on the wooden cross. (Rom. 8:3).

Jesus was made perfect through these everyday sufferings. (Heb. 2:10). He did this so He could bring many of us to the same glory. He is our captain, and He has been completely saved from the sin in His flesh that He inherited through the fall. If we follow in His footsteps and let the Spirit do its work, sin can be put to death in our flesh, and we can cease from sin. (1 Pet. 4:1).

We can stop sinning completely if we accept Jesus as our Savior. This means that it is possible to stop from being angry, offended, and envious. We no longer have to be slaves to the "lust of our eyes." 1 John 2:16. Then we can be transformed into His image. (Rom. 8:29). He became the firstborn of many brethren. What a Savior!
Written by
Philip Derkatch
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Prepare ye the way of the Lord! Now is the time to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Don"t wait!!!

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Nobody is more central to Christianity than Jesus. But who is He really?

We can ask, "Who was Jesus?" Our sources for Jesus' life are primarily the gospels.in the New Testament. He lived and worked in Galilee, and was crucified in Jerusalem at the time of the Passover in approx. 30 A.D. Different sources tell us that the cross contained an inscription: "Jesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum" ("Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews").
Many names

The Messiah, the Savior, God's Son and the Word are some of the descriptions that have been used for Jesus. He often called Himself the Son of Man. In the Old Testament we can read prophecies about Jesus. The prophet Isaiah speaks about Him as "Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace". The different names can help us understand who Jesus is, not only who He was.
The Redeemer

Many of Jesus' contemporaries hoped that He would be the One who would free Israel from Roman rule, and they were disappointed when this didn't happen. But Jesus is One who can set us free! In the gospel of John, chapter 8, Jesus says, "If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed". We as people would like to think of ourselves as good, and want to do what is good. Then we experience that we still do what is evil and what can harm others. The Bible describes this as being a slave of sin, and this happens because we have a human nature in which there is nothing good. If we believe in Jesus, we receive help so we can be set free from the power of sin in us, and we can start serving God. The apostle Paul writes very clearly about this in his letter to the Romans, chapter 7.
True God and true man

Many people deny the divinity of Jesus. They will argue that He was nothing more than a human being among other people, albeit one that we can look to as the ideal example.
We believe that when Jesus was in heaven, He was true God. When Jesus was here on earth, He was true man. He was born into the world, at a set time, as a human being with the same nature as we have.

In the Koran, Jesus is mentioned as a great prophet who performed miracles and had a gospel for the people. Among Christians, the belief in Jesus as the Son of God is central. However, perceptions vary when it concerns Jesus as both God and man. Many people also regard Jesus as divine in the years that He lived among the people, and therefore had no battle against the sin that is found in human nature. However, we believe that when Jesus was in heaven, He was true God. When Jesus was here on earth, He was true man. He was born into the world, at a set time, as a human being with the same nature as we have. He had the Holy Spirit dwelling within. He was reminded by the Spirit, and was obedient to the Spirit's guidance. His work on earth was to defeat all the sin found in His human nature. When this was completed, He returned to God. The evangelist John writes in chapter 14 of his gospel about how Jesus promised the disciples that they would receive the Holy Spirit, so they could also receive strength and help to keep His commandments.
The author of salvation

What God wanted to do through Jesus Christ, was to complete His plan of salvation so that we people can share God's eternal kingdom, and have the right to live as His children. Paul explains this in the beginning of his letter to the Ephesians. Jesus experienced what it means to have human nature. It was as a human being that He attained perfection. In the letter to the Hebrews, chapter 5, it's written, "[Jesus], who in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him."
Jesus is more than an example; He is our Savior.
Our forerunner

In His lifetime here on earth, Jesus was a human being just like us. That's why we believe that He was also tempted to such things as bitterness and accusation, backbiting, envy and pride. But He didn't let these things enter His mind. He was in distress and cried out to God for help. Jesus' prayers were heard and He overcame those effects of human nature that He knew were sin. He never gave in to the desire, or lust, to do wrong. Perhaps Jesus saw a cross before Him when He was tempted. In His mind He took those inclinations to commit sin that He felt, and nailed them firmly to the cross. In this struggle against sin He resisted to such a degree that it figuratively speaking cost Him His blood. Because not giving in to sin caused suffering. But Jesus endured until the very temptation to commit sin was dead. By the Holy Spirit He received strength to overcome in temptation. Jesus has said to everyone who wants to follow Him, that he must "deny himself, and take up his cross daily". Who is Jesus? He is the One who teaches us to deny ourself and take up our cross. He is our forerunner, and we can be His followers.
Our Reconciler

Jesus was nailed to a real cross at a place called Calvary. Then it was no longer figuratively speaking that it cost Him His blood. He died there.
Jesus is our Helper in all situations when we from the heart pray for strength not to give in to or sin.

In the gospel according to John it is written that in His last hours, Jesus knew that the work was finished. He had accomplished the work that God had sent Him to do; He had done God's will. There was no sin in Jesus. He was blameless. Therefore God could raise Him up from the dead. Who is Jesus? "He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world," writes John in his first letter. Jesus is the Reconciler. He is our Advocate, One who speaks for us. If we have committed sin, but acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness, God will forgive us for Jesus' sake.
The Helper

Jesus is our Helper in all situations when we from the heart pray for strength not to give in to temptations or sin. Then we will "obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need," that is, so we don't sin. We can read about this in the letter to the Hebrews, chapter 4. Jesus received the power of resurrection when He conquered death, and we can receive help by this same power. This is "grace to help in time of need".
Jesus is the starting point so we can get a life in goodness and love, and a life in which we have peace with one another. But how can we get such a taste of heaven here on earth? How can we get to heaven and partake of God's eternal kingdom?
Jesus is the way

We must know the way, and we must have an access card. God more than willingly gives us this access card to heaven. It has some words printed on it: "Valid for all who obey Jesus!" How can we find this way? If we read in the gospel according to John, chapter 14, we find the answer. Jesus comes to meet us and says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father [God] except through Me".

There is good reason to get to know Jesus better!

When we get to know Jesus, we start to sense that we need to bring our life into the light. You can read more about this in the article "Conversion".
Written by
Kari Sundmark
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If you believe that Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Messiah and follow His words, you may have peace and happiness in your life no matter how hard is it coz the world is full of temptations artificial happiness can not stay long, but true happiness from God is Eternal!God bless us all and Peace to all of us!!!


Having trouble believing that Jesus is the Messiah? Try reading scripture both silently and aloud. Then let what you read process through your mind for a while. Of course scripture says that the Word is foolishness to those that are perishing. There are things in this life that sometimes have to be taken on faith. For instance.... you can't see radio waves can you? But you sure do like to listen to the radio don't you. You have faith that the radio waves are there. They are. Faith in Jesus is all you need HE is your salvation. He is right there all the time just like the radio waves waiting for you to be just like the radio receiver. He is right there with you and all around you. Listen to Him! Sometimes he speaks very softly.... whispers.... listen up! Very carefully!

He is the son of God. Amen.

I believe, do you? <3

Great verse

this is my favorite verse. I've always liked it when I was younger I just knew this one I didnt know the one before it but one day I looked and it said that Jesus did many other miracles but and goes into this one. I didnt really understand what this one meant before i read the other verse. But I like it because it says that the miracles in the bible were written so that we can believe that Jesus IS the son of God and if we believe we will have life in His name.

amen.. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the LIFE!!

Amen!!!

Have you read what he wrote here? If you did you too can believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God and you may have life in his name. Life in his name is a great life! It is the real thing! If you believe in Jesus Christ you will live a life full of hope and a lot less fear. The decisions that you make in life, when you consider his will in them, will be wise decisions. You won't have to fear death any more, because although your body will ultimately die, the thing that makes you who your are, your soul, will go to be with the Lord in heaven for eternity! Did any one ever tell you to get a life? I have been told that many times in the past. In Christ I now have one. Ask God to breath on you the breath of life today. He will. When he does you will be able to read the word of God and your eyes will be opened to see just what is written here. Jesus once said that they don't have, because they have not asked! Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete! All of God's promises are true!

This is John's purpose in all of his writings so that you may KNOW and that you may believe and have life in Jesus' name. Read the Gospel of John and then you are faced with a decision - Who is Jesus? Your Lord and Savior or just a man in an old book. That you have to decide for yourself. I think eternity in Heaven or eternity in Hell deserves your time and research to know what you believe. This way you will know where you are going when you die. Where are you headed?

Amen!!! We all know who Jesus is, and would even say he is the Son of God. Unfortunately knowing who he is just doesn't cut it. Believing, however makes it real. Christ Jesus is the Son of God, his blood shed on cavalry for the forgiveness of sins, his death which gives us life and his resurrection eternal life with our Father in heaven. It is my belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that only through him are we able to get to the Father, the Almighty and Most High God above all other gods. John 3:16 another verse to support this one, therefore I believe with all my heart, mind and soul that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and I give thanks and praise to our Father in heaven for his Son, Christ Jesus our Lord! BELIEVE IN HIS NAME...AMEN!

Just believe!!!!!! :)

amen.

I love you all
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