Mmmm Spanner Crab Tagliolini with Chilli Mmmm
In Australia, we have amazing, fresh seafood!
But that’s not the only food that is mouth-watering.
At Bible College this semester, I’m eating the delicious New Testament.
5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6 who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7 but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death –
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Remember there was this craze several years ago for “WWJD” bracelets.
“WWJD” stands for What Would Jesus Do?
Teenagers would wear these bracelets to remind them to make godly decisions in life.
Last week my lecturer rightly pointed out “WWJD” should be “WDJD”.
What Did Jesus Do?
The Bible passage above shows exactly what Jesus did for us 2,000 years ago.
Jesus is God and enjoyed the perfect relationship with his Father.
He gave up this relationship to be born into our world as a Man.
Compared to his relationship with his Father, he became “nothing”.
He was not born in a luxurious palace, instead he was born in a farm shed.
He took on human form with all its sickness, hunger, pain and disappointment.
He was a King in Heaven and became a Servant on Earth.
Instead of being served as a King on Earth, he came to serve us humans.
He humbly obeyed his Father and died a humiliating death on a cross.
Crucifixion was the lowest form of punishment reserved for the worst criminals.
Jesus died in our place taking the punishment that we deserved.
Because of his obedience, God raised Jesus back to life again.
Jesus has conquered death once and for all.
God made Jesus King of the Universe again.
Jesus will come again and judge all human beings.
At that time everyone will acknowledge that he is indeed the Lord of everything.
Jesus offers eternal life with him for all his followers.
But those who reject him will face eternal death.
Do you have a real relationship with Jesus?
Do you have the eternal life that Jesus offers?
Can those around you see your actions reflecting that Jesus is LORD of your life?
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