Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the center of everything we do at LifePoint. Before he came to earth to save us, mankind was hopelessly lost in sin, separated from God, and doomed to spend eternity in a very real place of punishment called Hell. We were without hope!
The Son of God
Jesus was born roughly 2,000 years ago in the small town of Bethlehem in the Middle East. His birth was the miraculous fulfillment of prophecy, in that God placed him into the womb of a young virgin woman, who gave birth to God’s own son. He was God, who became human to communicate salvation to mankind.
God’s Messenger of Salvation
At the age of 30, Jesus began his public ministry. Over the next three years, Jesus performed signs and miracles, fulfilling hundreds of prophecies that had been written about him. Jesus and his disciples preached about the coming of the Kingdom of God, encouraging people to turn from their sins and accept the salvation that God was offering them through his son, Jesus Christ.
The Sacrifice for Our Sins
At the age of 33, Jesus was literally nailed to a wooden cross and died a brutal, public death by Roman crucifixion. His death was again the fulfillment of prophecy…the required payment for the sins of mankind. In yet another fulfillment of prophecy, Jesus rose from the dead three days after his crucifixion and burial, and now sits forever at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven.
The Way to Forgiveness and Eternal Life
Through his death and resurrection, Jesus offers us forgiveness of our sins and the gift of eternal life. He came to earth to become one of us…to speak our language…to help us understand and accept what we needed to know to obtain eternal life. We only need to believe the truth of this, and accept his gift by accepting him as our Savior.