OFFERING JESUS TO YOU
Offering Jesus to You
In her book Legacy of a Pack Rat, Ruth Graham writes about meeting a young man named Pashi. He was a student enrolled in college not far from where Ruth Graham lives. She spoke to him about Jesus. He, however, didn’t have too much good to say about Jesus. He said, “I would believe in Jesus, but I never see a Christian who was like Jesus.”
Someone once said that Christians are merely “pilgrims in progress.” Everyone of us falls short of being like Christ. Besides, what does it mean to be Christ-like? How are we to be like him? Heal? Cast out demons? Face accusers calmly? Chase people out of God’s church when they become too money-minded?
Being like Christ is to have an attitude like Jesus toward our Heavenly Father. In speaking through the psalmist the Savior prophetically spoke about his life, “I came to your will…I delight in doing your will.” (Psalm 40) He had come to do what the Heavenly Father wanted.
Yet we do that imperfectly. That’s why we believe in Jesus as our Substitute and Savior. He did what we couldn’t do. He did his Father’s will perfectly for us. He bore the sins we have done perfectly on the cross so they are no longer held against us…for every sin ever committed in history past and history future.
While it is true that God want us to imitate him so others see Jesus in us, we won’t be perfect, just forgiven. We don’t offer you ourselves, we offer to you Jesus.
That’s what we do at Messiah 365 days a year. Come anytime. Call Pastor anytime at 770-751-9357. Especially do we invite you this Christmas Eve at 7 PM and 11 PM for our Candlelight worship, but please come anytime.
Love in Christ,
Pastor Larry Zahn