Sunday, March 29, 2015

Everyone Believes Jesus Existed

Victor Neufeld
Adam and Brittany are engaged to be married!
Sincere sympathies. Mrs Hochheim passed away.
250 church youth are in SOAR inner city ministry this week.

Some time ago I Victor had a serious crisis of faith while still going through the motions in Texarkana.
Wanted to be a good teacher and went to seminary. Had wonderful teachers. Loaded up on courses, became a youth pastor, and renovated the bathroom smashing everything. That's the day I fell off the rails and stopped fellowship with God.
Couldn't wrap his head around some of the issues and became as cold as ice. Couldn't wrap his head around any world view.
Got a good job in business and made a lot of money.

Came to a fork in the road. Is Jesus who he said was? What are you going to do with Jesus? Is Jesus merely a world view? A philosophy? A story like so many others? I understood that Jesus lived. He was historical reality. Thousands met him. We have accurate historical records of his existence. Luke made a detailed account of who he was.

The media often likes to paint his deity as fiction. The stories were written a short time after Jesus was raised from the dead and exalted him above all. The first song of the church composed and published less than 10 years after the resurrection:
Philippians 2:5-11 TLV

Have this attitude in yourselves, which also was in Messiah Yeshua, Who, though existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal to God a thing to be grasped. But He emptied Himself— taking on the form of a slave, becoming the likeness of men and being found in appearance as a man. He humbled Himself— becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Yeshua every knee should bow, in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, and every tongue profess that Yeshua the Messiah is Lord— to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus is the king of kings. Lord of Lords. Hosanna.

Lee Strobel was an atheistic lawyer. He decided to investigate the claims of Jesus. Charles Templeton became an atheist. He told Lee that Billy Graham was the real thing. Templeton spoke nostalgicly about Jesus the most important figure in human history. I adore Jesus. Everything pure comes from Jesus. Everybody should emulate Jesus. I miss Jesus Templeton said with tears. In what way?

Jesus is who he said he is. Do you miss him? Please pray with me and say yes to Jesus today. We are not perfect but forgiven.

Jesus messiah Lord of all. All our hope is in you.

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