Introduction: Have you ever noticed that movies are often not as good as the book? Sometimes, something is lost in the translation from the in-depth text to the verbal dialogue and the visual imagery. Sometimes, I believe, Jesus gets lost in the translation. Often people see Jesus only as a good man, a great teacher, and a prophet, but lose the fact that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who made everything NEW.
Jesus Wants to Adopt You
“But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, ‘Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.’” Isaiah 43:1 NLT
“We wait eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters of God.” Romans 8:23 NLT
Jesus Wants to Forgive You and Give You a New Purpose
“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” 1 John 1:9 NLT
“I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.” Isaiah 43:25 NLT
“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” Psalm 103:12 NLT
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So, I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 NLT
1. Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? Does He have permission to transform your life?
2. How would you tell your friends about the Jesus you know?