It's All About Jesus

A carpenter from Bethlehem who, by the world's standards, was nothing significantly special. His earthly qualifications weren’t impressive. He was not born into earthly royalty, had no appealing physical characteristics, and lived a life of lowly humility. It makes sense that the most influential person in human history has friends and foes. There has never been a man more discussed and debated. More songs have been sung to him, art work created for him, and books written about him than any other figure in history.

1. Jesus: Lord

We believe Jesus is fully God.

There are many myths in circulation associated with the deity of Christ. Was he partly man? Was he partially God? Was he simply a “good” man who desperately cared for people and who died no significantly important death apart from being a martyr? These questions are important, because the answers shape the very foundation of Jesus’ nature and his authority. At Simply Church, we hold firm to Jesus’ authority as the Son of God, pos-sessing all attributes of God’s nature, while also living an earthly life fully as man. The Bible speaks of Jesus as a king and conqueror. He came to establish his earthly kingdom and conquer sin and death (2 Timothy 1:9-10). He demonstrated his authority and deity by being raised from the dead (Romans 1:4). Jesus is now seated at the right hand of God the Father.

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2 Timothy 1:9-10, Romans 1:4

2. Jesus: savior

We believe that Jesus provides salvation for all humanity.

The book of Romans says that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We are in need of a mediator, someone to step in and take the due penalty for our sins. This does not imply that all people are “terrible” or “evil.” It simply means that no matter how “good” we strive to be, we are still unable to live up to the standard God has set for humanity in order to be reconciled unto him. We fall short; we need help. So then, who is this Jesus of Nazareth? He is the mediator between God and man; he is the perfect sacrificial atonement for man. Through Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection, we now have a means by which to be reconciled unto God (Romans 1:16). It is only through faith in Jesus Christ that God sees man as sinless (Ephesians 2:8).

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Romans 3:23, Romans 1:16, Ephesians 2:8

3. Jesus: friend

We believe Jesus is love.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Jesus is love unending. He came to bring reconciliation and “demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Jesus desperately desires to know you intimately. He wants to foster a relationship with you, to teach you, and to mold you to the likeness of his image. Through this, we are able to experience the blessings of living a life devoted to serving God. We are able to know the desires of his heart and be united and encouraged in faith. We are able to grow in the power of God, which is able to save our souls.

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John 3:16, Romans 5:8