What Did Jesus Do?

Dear friends,
Another week has gone by. It’s April already, and from all appearances we have moved directly into early summer. I think we might want to start praying for a few April showers before too long.
Yesterday, a worship service was held at the Rose Church. It’s been awhile since the church met there, and we pray this is the first of many such gatherings and ministry in that part of our world. Although just 13 folks were present, you knew the Lord was in that place. The next worship service will be held there on May 6, at 4 pm. Mark your calendars now.
Now, on to some thoughts concerning this week leading up to the Easter celebration. I have a t-shirt that has the slogan WWJD on the back. It means, What Would Jesus Do?” It is a fine saying, and helps us to live out Jesus teachings. However, I think we need to answer another question first.
The more important question for this week is, “WDJD?” What Did Jesus Do? This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. I have compiled a list that answers this important question.
For claiming to be God, Jesus was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. This was part of God’s plan to redeem humanity from the bondage of sin. Jesus then went willingly to Calvary, where he died on a cross for my sins and yours. You already know John 3:16…For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son…
He was buried in a borrowed tomb. Three days later, He rose from the dead to prove he has power over death. Speaking of Jesus, Paul says he was “declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead…” (Romans 1:4).
Because of what he did, and because I have placed my faith in Him, I have eternal life. Again, John 3:16…”That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Through faith in Him, I am a child of God with all the rights and privileges and responsibilities of an adopted son. Read John 1:12. “to those who believed in his name he gave the right to become children of God.”
We are adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will..(Ephesians 1:5).
Finally, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19).
That is what Jesus did!
After we act upon the truth of what Jesus did, we then can answer the question, What Would Jesus Do?

In Him,
Pastor Jerry

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