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This week, Luis explains the nature of Jesus. In this series, you will hear that Jesus is more than just a "good man", "revolutionary", or a god. Jesus is the Savior and Lord! This series will help you better understand the true character of Jesus so you can better reach your world!
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro said, “I’ve always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity.” I couldn’t have said it better myself… but I don’t think Castro and I have exactly the same thing in mind.
Jesus wasn’t your typical Marxist-Leninist. He never expressed a desire to overthrow the Roman Empire by force. Yet the Jesus of the Bible can revolutionize your life! He can revolutionize a city, or even a nation when enough embrace Him! History has shown this, and I’ve seen it with my own eyes around the world.
Don’t limit Jesus to a man with radical ideas that bear social implications. Jesus claimed to be God, and He is! Jesus Christ said, “I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life.” While you may find some of his practical advice for living in society exciting, don’t forget the incredible spiritual claims He made as well. Follow Jesus, and just as I’ve seen all around the world, watch your life and every life you come in contact with be revolutionized.
This is Luis Palau.
The infamous Jesus Seminar has met many times and caused quite the controversy. According to the Jesus Seminar panelists, Jesus was nothing more than a common carpenter, turned cynical sage, who healed people’s hurts, came into conflict with the religious powers of that time, and as a result died the death of a common criminal. End of story. They completely dismiss the claims of divinity that Jesus Himself consistently made!
For people like the panelists of the Jesus seminar, Jesus was nothing more than another good man. Unfortunately, Jesus would not be a good man unless He was God! Because Jesus claimed to be God so often, He would be a liar if He was merely human! He would be a terrible man who misled many people and misrepresented Himself!
Jesus said, “small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Search the Bible. Trust it as God’s Word. And remember the narrow road- believing Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be- the Almighty God. Share this truth with a skeptic today. You will never regret it.
This is Luis Palau.
We all have a “God-shaped hole”. Gad can use each of us to share the Good News with the people in our lives! Who in your life needs the Gospel right now? This week, Luis challenges to live eithe eternal purpose. Whether or not you are aware of it, God is using you! Even the unlikely can glorify God.