Theme: Why do you need Jesus?
Text: Matthew 1,21 "And she shall bring
forth a son, and they shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save
his people from their sins."
There really are people who believe that they do not need Jesus Christ.
These people are those that will be lost for all eternity. If there
is such a thing as salvation as the holy scriptures teach, then this
means that every individual who does not have salvation will be lost.
Which person will be lost? Jesus says: Whoever does not believe his
gospel! Mark 16,16 "He that believeth not shall be damned."
The Bible says that the devils also believe in one God but this does
not help them for they will no longer receive forgiveness. The unsaved
are those that die in their sins, i.e. they have not received forgiveness
of their sins. Romans 6,23 "For the wages of sin is death."
Every person (outside of Jesus Christ) is born in sin because they
inherit the sinful, fallen nature of Adam. Everyone is a sinner before
Jesus and needs salvation. Each person, wherever he may be upon this
planet earth, will be lost without God's help and can expect to face
eternal, Divine punishment if he does not turn around. Religion and
good works cannot redeem a person from his sinful nature. A person
needs the help of Jesus since he cannot save himself by own strength.
This freedom does not come through philosophy, meditation, pilgrimages
and religions, but alone from Jesus Christ!
Every person can be set free from all sin and from the power of the
spirit of this world by Jesus Christ! First of all, however, every
person must hear the whole gospel of Jesus and obey Him. The spirit
of this world offers every religion possible apart from the truth
and people seek out that which they prefer from the choice given.
But nothing can save and deliver them from their sin and give them
eternal life. Jesus Christ gave His life and blood on the cross for
a message which delivers believers from the power of this world which
is holding mankind captivity. HE, who created man and the world, took
on the form of a human being to save his people i.e. those who believe
upon HIM and are obedient to HIM.
We are saved, are you also saved? Jesus has forgiven us, have you
also been forgiven? What is the point of being lost? Let yourself
be saved so long as it is still the time of grace, for this is God's