Notre Dame, Jerusalem
Jewish sources, Roman sources & of course Christian sources will all agree on this - Jesus of Nazareth was crucified around 30AD.
The prophets of old - Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah & Daniel to name a few all spoke of How ONLY God could bring salvation to a broken people.
This salvation would come in the form of a Messiah, and this messiah would have many names & titles - The anointed one, the Son of man, the lamb of God, The prince of peace, the lion of Judah & the king of Kings.
Jesus shared these words with His disciples before entering jerusalem for his final week.
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
To be great in the kingdom of God you must be willing to serve others, to be first in the kingdom of God, you will more then likely be considered last in the kingdom of men.
And the most telling thing that Jesus said was this; That His life would be a ransom in exchange for the lives of many, those who would believe that HE IS GOD.
An evil world needs a compassionate God, and we live in an evil world.
I see the evil & I’ve seen the compassion of my God Jesus Christ on the cross.
So why is the world still evil? Because the world still questions Jesus. That’s all.
You will find the true Jesus on the Cross of Calvary. You will need this Jesus everyday. I know I do.
09 Jul 2018