Spirituality

Published on September 16th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Tell Me the Story of Jesus

By Dr. Jed N. Snyder

Do you know the story of Jesus?  Have you been privileged to have it recounted to you as it is given in the Bible?  Some today want to change the story.  I hope you are one of the fortunate ones who believes the story as it was recorded.

As the New Testament Apostle Paul tells the story of Jesus he concentrates on the two great saving events, Jesus Christ’s death and His resurrection, and demonstrates that both were fulfilments of what God had foretold in Scripture. He notes that the people and rulers of Jerusalem *did not recognize Jesus*.  They were expecting and hoping for a conquering Messiah.  But Jesus came as a lowly servant.  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45   

Do we recognize the Savior dying on the cross to ransom many of us from the bondage that sin has over us? This part of the story of Jesus requires each of us to consider the peril that sin brings.  If sin were not a huge problem to us, it would not have been necessary for God, the Son, to die in our place.

The ancient prophet Isaiah stated it this way:  “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken…But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray…and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:4-6  

This is the real story of Jesus.  We are happy if we hear the story with both our ears and our hearts.

 

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