Sunday, April 13, 2014

+DEV+ The Way to Faith

Date: April 13, 2014 11:42 PM
Topic: +DEV+  The Way to Faith

The Way to Faith

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

Scripture Focus: Luke 8:13; John 20:1-18

Raised in Christian dogma from birth, I was eight before I came to terms with Jesus, not just categorically for the whole world, but specifically for me, and that He desired me to worship Him as Lord.

How Mary Magdalene loved Jesus, this miracle man who had released her from the power of the evil one. In gratitude, she became one of many women who traveled with Jesus to support and provide for Him. Then, suddenly, He was gone - crucified, dead, buried! Overwhelmed with grief and confusion, she went to the tomb, only to discover He was missing.

When Jesus appeared to her, Mary didn't recognize Him - not until He said her name. Then she not only recognized Jesus, she knew Him and fell down in worship. At last she understood this was no mere man, or teacher. This was her resurrected Savior and Lord.

Each of us needs to reach that same realization. Who is Jesus to you? A good man? A wise prophet? Or is He the Son of God who died to cleanse your sins and offer you eternal life?

Insight: "He Is Lord!… Every Knee Shall Bow… Every Tongue Confess… That Jesus Christ Is Lord." (Traditional)

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