Principle 3: God's response
- Jesus was sinless
- Jesus died to pay for our sins
- Jesus has so much power that not even death could hold Him back
- Jesus is the only way to God
1. Jesus Was Without Sin
Jesus was able to pay the penalty for our sins because He is perfect and free from sin.
[Jesus] committed no sin, neither was deceit found in His mouth. 1 Peter 2:22
Pause and reflect
Dig deeper by responding to the questions below. Write your answers down in a journal or the notes section of your phone.
- Write down as many things as you can think of that you know about Jesus.
- From what you know about Jesus, what, in your opinion, is so important about His life?
In Other Words | During His 33 years, Jesus set an example for us of how we can relate to and rely on God. To learn from Jesus, you can study the first four books of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) as well as the book of Acts. These are filled with stories from Jesus’ time on earth.
2. Jesus Died in Our Place
But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Why did Jesus have to die on a cross?
Write a note: In your understanding, why did Jesus have to die on a cross?
3. Jesus Has Power
pause and reflect
Write a note: What is so significant about the fact that Jesus came back to life?
Christ died for our sins … He was buried … He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then He appeared to more than five hundred… 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
The fact that Jesus came back to life was historically verified. He showed up and interacted not only with his disciples, but with more than 500 other individuals.
4. Jesus is the Only Way
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
pause and reflect
Dig deeper by responding to the questions below. Write your answers in a journal or the notes app on your phone.
- Does what Jesus says here make you uncomfortable?
- What makes this verse so controversial?