July 6 – Back to the Basics – Jesus Christ

Read John 1:14

MercyMe recently played at The Alive Music Festival in Stark County in front of 10,000 people. They started to sing one of their songs titled WORD OF GOD SPEAK:

“Word of God speak, would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see, your majesty.”

And guess what? It actually started to rain at that moment. It was very memorable.

“Word of God” is another name for Jesus Christ. It is interesting to read about history and all the events that have happened on this earth before we got here. The Bible is about Jesus Christ and it’s the greatest history book ever written. Jesus Christ is called many names in the Bible, such as The Word (John 1:14), The Truth (John 1:14), Light of The World (John 8:12), Lord of Lords (Rev. 19:16), The Alpha and Omega (Rev 21:6), Chief Cornerstone (Eph. 2:20), Bread of Life (John 6:35), and Good Shepherd: (John 10:11).

It is written in John 1:14 that “The Word became flesh.” This shows that Jesus existed before He took on the flesh of humanity. In the New Testament, “The Word of God” (1 Thess 1:8) is mostly good news from God. The word spoken by Jesus is truly the word from heaven.

Consider this: “Christianity is the only religion in the world that is based upon historical evidence. The evidence of Jesus Christ is absolutely overwhelming. No one can disbelieve in Christ because of a lack of evidence.” (James Kennedy, founder of Evangelism Explosion)

Jesus said that He would return from the grave. Then He did and it was witnessed by over 500 people. In all of the writings of Buddha (founder of Buddhism), Confucius (Chinese philosopher) and Lao-tse (Taoism) you will not find a single example of predicted prophecy. The glory of Jesus is revealed in His death, resurrection and the miracles that He performed. “What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which He revealed His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.”. (John 2:11)

The Word of God is the message of the Bible and He said: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – (Luke 10:27)

Isn’t this love something that we all can strive for? How are you going to do this?

Tom Weckesser

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