Sometimes we get to places in our lives where we ask the question, “What difference does it make?” We can get there with our diets, our parenting, our habits, and our communication. We can even get there with our faith. But when Jesus showed up, he didn’t intend on business as usual. He came to make a difference.And he came for the whole world to feel that difference. So that begs the question, “What difference does it make?”Join us over the next few weeks to find out.
Following Jesus’ crucifixion, his followers expected what anyone expects after someone dies: that they would remain that way. But one of Jesus’s followers, John, gave an eyewitness account which summarized the main event surrounding Christianity: Jesus rose from the dead. In this seventh and final sign that John documents, he makes the case that Jesus is exactly who he claimed to be.
While believing in Jesus gives hope, Christianity is not based on hope or blind faith. It's based on evidence. As an eyewitness to many of Jesus' miracles, the apostle John reminds us that the supernatural feats of Jesus are not just random acts of kindness meant to help and inspire people. They are signs that give evidence for who Jesus is.
When Jesus was on the earth, people were attracted to him. They were drawn by his unique and powerful message. One word explains why people through the ages have responded so passionately to what Jesus said and did. That word is grace.