We believe that Jesus is God’s son. Jesus came to Earth to show us the character God. He did this for one reason: to rescue us from the consequences of evil.
He had some special characteristics about him. Jesus is the only person who has ever lived a “sinless life”–or a life that never went against God’s plan. Because he was fully God and fully human, he made every right choice, had every right motivation, and never stumbled in any aspect of life.
He has a pretty cool story too. He was born of a virgin named Mary. She was hand selected by God to carry his son. Remember, he came to rescue us from the consequences of evil? He did this by taking on every consequence that belongs to us for all our mistakes, and he invites us to some pretty amazing things.
When Jesus was nailed to a cross, he paid for every sin and that payment freed us. Now we can be rescued from our consequences, if we choose. When he rose from the dead after being buried in a tomb for 3 days, he ascended (or went up to) Heaven where God placed him at his right hand. That means God put Jesus in a place of authority. Because of this authority given to him, we get to learn more every day about God’s character through Jesus. But the first step is asking him to allow the sacrifice he made to free us.
John 1:1, 14; 3:16
1 Timothy 3:16