Our Relationship to Jesus

It's important to know Who Jesus is and what He did, but it's equally vital to know how that applies to us. Everything we are is based on our relationship to Him.

Day One: Christ's Love
The phrase "love of Christ," as opposed to "love for Christ," refers to the love that He has toward mankind. His love can be briefly stated as His willingness to act in our best interest, especially in meeting our greatest need...
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For more, see: "How Would Jesus Love?"

Day Two: Knowing Jesus
Fan magazines help us answer this question. Adoring fans of movie, TV, music, or sports stars buy thousands of dollars' worth of information, photos, and juicy tidbits. After poring over such material, the fans feel as if they really know their heroes. But do they?...
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For more, see: "Do you know Jesus?"

Day Three: Jesus Saves
"Jesus saves" is a popular slogan on bumper stickers, signs at athletic events, and even banners being pulled across the sky by small airplanes. Sadly, few who see the phrase "Jesus saves" truly and fully understand what it means...
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Day Four: Jesus Mediator
A mediator is one who mediates, that is, one who acts as an intermediary to work with opposing sides in order to bring about a settlement. A mediator attempts to influence a disagreement between two parties with the goal of resolving a dispute...
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Day Five: Wonderful Counselor
When Isaiah wrote his prediction of the coming of the "Wonderful Counselor" (Isaiah 9:6), he was spurring Israel to remember their Messiah was indeed coming to establish His Kingdom (Isaiah 9:7). Isaiah was writing nearly 800 years before Christ...
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Day Six: Our Sabbath Rest
The key to understanding how Jesus is our Sabbath rest is the Hebrew word sabat, which means "to rest or stop or cease from work." The origin of the Sabbath goes back to Creation. After creating the heavens and the earth in six days, God "rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made"...
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Day Seven: Pictures and Ikons
When God first gave His Law to mankind, He began with a statement of who He is: "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt" with a warning that Israel was to have no other God but Him. He immediately followed that by forbidding the making of any image for the purpose of worshiping...
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For more, see: "How should Christians view statues of Jesus?"

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Published 11-9-16