WEEK 2, DAY 1: I Believe in Jesus Christ
If you were to ask scholars in history, archaeology, and even the sciences what happened on the night Jesus was born, or the days he was crucified and resurrected, nearly all would agree that something happened. It’s likely these scholars would have some differing thoughts on exactly what it was that happened, but they would be in agreement that something happened.
Fortunately, we have the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, as well as eye-witness accounts from Peter, Paul, and many women to fill in the blanks. Each was either an eye-witness to Jesus’ ministry, or they interviewed dozens of eye-witnesses. They weren’t uneducated nomads who simply happened to be wandering through the area. Luke was a trained doctor. Matthew was a government employee for the Roman Empire. John was well-educated in Greek philosophy. Paul, too, was an extremely well-educated scholar.
With so many eye-witnesses, it’s easy to see why scholars of all fields today would agree that sometime around 2,000 years ago, something happened. Something so significant, it changed everything.
READING & JOURNALING:
What is the very first memory you have of hearing the name Jesus?
When did you first profess your faith (belief) in Jesus Christ? How have your beliefs about Jesus grown through the years?
Heavenly Father, it’s perplexing to think that there are so many eye-witnesses to Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection, yet so many who don’t believe. Today, I simply offer myself, my life, and my ministry, to be used by You to help others recognize that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: PSALM 51
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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