Winter in March
As we look out the window and see the snow, and the beauty of God’s creation. Let’s also think about who Jesus is.
Jesus, Himself, said “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they who bear witness about Me, yet you refuse to come to Me that you may have life” (John 5:39-40).
Lutherans have a rich and exciting message about Jesus. He is at the center of what we believe, how we worship, and what we do.
Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They gave a variety of answers about the question. Then he asked Peter, “But who do you say I am?” Peter gave the answer that was commended: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Mt 16:13, 15-16). Je
People today also have a variety of opinions of Jesus, because people live in a pleuralistic society and believe in many things. To some Jesus is considered a good man, a prophet, a figment of the imagination, a miracle worker, and many other things. Christians understand and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Second person of the Holy Trinity. He is God in the flesh for the salvation of the world. Christianity teaches that Jesus has already secured our salvation, while other religions teach that something must be done to earn God’s favor and salvation,
“And there this salvation in no one else [Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
God comes to us in Christ, rather than we come to God.
We receive guidance from our Lutheran confessions of faith, such as the Apostles’, Nicene Creed and Athenasian Creed. One of the three creeds are confessed regularly in Lutheran worship services. The three creeds confess that Jesus Christ is God. The creeds were instituted because of false teachings.
When I think of God our Creator; the Creator of the heavens and the earth, I think of the tremendous gift of how we received God in the flesh born of the virgin Mary. And how baby Jesus grew into a man, and suffered on the cross.
As we prepare for Ash Wednesday on March 6th, 2019, and the upcoming season of Lent let’s set our minds on who Jesus really is.
So when someone asks you who Jesus is? Tell them that Jesus Christ is God, and your Lord and Savior.
God’s blessings to you.
From Pastor Dave