Who is Jesus?
“Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
"Jesus is the physical image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15).
In so many ways the Bible teaches us this truth. Jesus Himself said,
“I and the Father are one…when you see me you have seen the Father." (John 10:30)
And the Bible also tells us that:
So in Jesus, the two worlds of divinity and humanity collide in order to help us find our way back to God.
Jesus is the healer of the sick, restorer of the soul, calmer of the storm, mender of the broken, friend of the lonely, finder of the lost, lover of the unlovable, forgiver of the sinner and Savior of the world.
He created us, knows us, loves us as we are, not as we should be, and longs to fill our lives with purpose and a faith that overwhelms all fear.
He is worthy of our allegiance and invites us into a life that is beautiful, powerful, graceful and meaningful. As Human and Divine, He is the only One who can save us from the effects of sin, and model for us what it means to live as a human being fully awake and fully alive!
So yes, at SVA Church, it’s all about Jesus!
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.
Jesus is the bridge that helps us find our way back into God’s love! The Bible also teaches us that when we decide to follow and give our lives to Jesus, that there is nothing in all of creation that can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
A verse in the Bible you’ve probably heard that describes the love God has for you, and shares how Jesus has done everything possible to make sure you can experience that love is:
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him." (John 3:16-17)
The way to accept, follow and experience the love that God has for you through Jesus is to ask Him to forgive you for your mistakes and sins, and to believe that He has the capacity to cleanse, forgive, and free you from the nasty hold that sin has on you.
We know that Jesus loves and cares for you so much because He has given His life to ensure you experience the full love of God.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
A Fresh Start
The most spiritual thing you will ever do is make a choice. The choices you make today will determine the person that you will become! When you choose Jesus, you will make the most important decision in life, one that will give you a clean slate, a fresh start.
The bible tells us that:
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
This decision unleashes God’s salvation on and in you, and adopts you into His family where He continues to forgive you and offer new beginnings each day.
Salvation is experiencing God’s heavenly reality today and into eternity. Once you decide to follow Jesus, nothing can take that away. We don’t always make the right choices, but every time we confess what we did wrong, we receive God’s forgiveness and a fresh start!
If you’re not sure whether you are right with God or that you need Jesus in your life, you can make the decision to follow Jesus today.
Choose to follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.
Are You Ready To Follow Jesus?
This is a simple prayer to pray wherever you are: