Who is Jesus, and why would anyone need to know him? Obviously Jesus was an historical figure, but he’s much more than that. The Bible tells us that Jesus was the Son of God, who became a man, to bring the gospel. What is the gospel? Simply put, the gospel is good news. You might ask, “Good news about what?” The gospel proclaims the good news about the salvation which was provided (by God) through His Son Jesus. Our response to this good news is to repent of our sins and place our faith on the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In other words, Jesus is the King of all things, and he has sacrificed himself so that every person on the planet, and throughout history, can be saved if we acknowledge our need for him and surrender our lives to his authority. We call this bowing the knee to King Jesus.
That’s the short answer but to put things in a greater perspective, here is the reason why this good news is so good:
The story of Jesus, the gospel, begins with our view of God. Since God is the Creator of the universe He is the ruler of all creation (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:15-20). God, therefore, deserves our worship; in other words, we are accountable to God. Every time we go against God or anytime we break God’s moral law we are guilty of sin. That sin separates us from God who is holy and righteous. Something had to be done about our sin problem if we were going to be restored into having a right standing with God. If God simply dismissed our sin, He would not be acting justly. A price had to be paid for our sin so that justice could be met. That’s where Jesus steps in. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth born of a virgin to take on the form of man (John 1:14). He lived a perfect, sinless life (Hebrews 4:14-16), and He died on the cross for us. In other words, our sin earned death and judgment and Jesus, the King over all things, stepped in and took our judgment so that we don’t have to face that judgment. Jesus’ death on the cross satisfied the wrath of God toward our sin problem (Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
The Lord Jesus Christ’s miraculous entry into this world, His gruesome death on the cross, and His glorious resurrection demands a response from us. Either we deny that He came or we believe. Either we look away from His death or we look on it in repentance (Romans 10:9-10, 13). We hope you will believe in Jesus, His death in your place, and the forgiveness and grace that He offers to you. We hope you will join us in bowing the knee to our King Jesus.