God Demonstrates His love for us:
Jesus Christ is his name. Jesus means “God saves.” Christ means “the anointed one of God.” Jesus was born roughly 2,000 years ago in an unimportant, small, rural town to a teenage woman named Mary.
Jesus lived a relatively simple life. He never traveled more than 200 miles from his home. He never wrote a book. He never married. He never had children, never ran for political office, never oversaw a large company, never made much money. The first 30 years of his life were spent in relative obscurity working a simple, blue-collar job as a carpenter with his dad. The last three years of his life he spent doing ministry, preaching, teaching, performing miracles. He died at the age of 33.
In his wake is the largest legacy in the history of the world more songs have been sung to Jesus, more paintings have been painted, and more books have been written about Jesus than anyone in the history of the world. In fact, human history is divided around his life… B.C., which is before Christ and A.D., which is Anno Domini, the year of our Lord; history literally hinges on this man.
1 John 4:10 says:
“This is love.” When you see the cross, know that you are loved by Jesus and God the Father and God the Spirit. You are loved, and this is love. “Not that we loved God, but that God loved us and sent his son Jesus as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
Don’t miss the Cross today!
Randy Beggs, Youth Pastor @ Cottonwood Creek