Jordan For Jesus #017 "Everyday (All I Need Is Jesus)" (Thursday Series) by Jordan Elizabeth on 2014-07-03 12:33:02
Most heroes wear capes, but my hero is extraordinary. He wore a cross, and what He did to save the world was beyond heroic. My hero will forever be my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus is more than a hero. He is a Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, and so much more. Jesus is more than everything, and He is all we need. He is sufficient for our every need. The world and all that it contains can never be everything to us the way that Jesus is. Without Jesus, we are nothing, and we can do nothing.
Everyone on earth was once lost in darkness and in sin in desperate need of a Savior. God knew this so He sent Jesus to save the world. Without salvation, through Jesus Christ, we cannot experience a relationship with Christ or spend eternity with God in heaven. Everyone needs Jesus. Everyone needs a Savior. We who have been saved, by Jesus, need to spread the gospel to reach those who do not know Him.
Jesus is the only answer, message, truth, declaration, and proclamation. He is the good news, the gospel. Jesus didn't so willingly and so freely give Himself to us so that we could keep Him to ourselves. He is not a secret to be kept. We are to share Him with the world. This is how the lost souls of this world are found and the Kingdom of God is advanced for God and His glory alone.
"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
"This is how we know what real/true love is; Jesus gave up His life for us." (1 John 3:16)
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