"I think I have heard the name before," said a young girl the other day. Would that have been your reply, if asked what you knew about Jesus? Or perhaps you've heard the name as a swear word; or, maybe you think Jesus did not exist (though featuring in Roman history). What did Jesus do and say? And how do the various accounts fit together? Ruth Keable has two teenage daughters and has told them about the life of Jesus from an early age. She has also spent many years working on the staff of Christian summer youth camps, where she has listened to many questions about Jesus from young people and provided considered and comprehensible answers. Now she has brought these answers together in sequence in a readable new retelling of the enthralling life of Jesus. The book is intended to give young teenagers a first insight into the life of Jesus. It is Ruth's hope that it will inspire them to move on to study the whole narrative in the Bible for themselves.
This book presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in simple terms for nonbelievers and new believers -- while also challenging long-time churchgoers to re-examine their relationship with the Son of God. Jesus says, "Come, follow me." (Luke 18:22) "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30) In today's world we find many confused, distorted and watered-down teachings on what it means to be a follower of Jesus. People are urged to 'receive Christ' or 'accept Jesus as Lord and Savior' without a biblical understanding of what that involves. Some teachers stress Jesus' role as the Savior who forgives, without spelling out His role as the Lord whom we must obey. Many churches today are like those in the opening chapters of Revelation that Jesus told to "Repent, or else...!" This highlights the need for each individual to look to Jesus and the Scriptures for direction, rather than just passively listen to whatever is said from the pulpit. This book presents the invitation to "Come, follow Jesus!" in strictly biblical terms, by quoting Scripture passages and by presenting them with minimal comment or discussion. After all, it is in the Bible that we find Jesus inviting us to follow him. And along with that invitation, He spells out how we should go about doing so. "Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'" (Matthew 28:18-20) DAVID A. REED is the author of more than a dozen Christian books, including "Mormons Answered Verse by Verse" and the popular "Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse."
What if you went to your mailbox and found a letter addressed to you with the name Jesus imprinted on the return label? Would your first reaction be to assume your letter to be junk mail or perhaps some ministry seeking donations? Or would you quickly open it to discover what is inside?Using his knowledge of the Bible, his experiences as a pastor, and his own life experiences, author B. C. Robinson uses this book to challenge and to encourage Christians to live the Christian life. Written as if Jesus is the Author, you are bound to feel like Jesus actually wrote this letter to you. So what has Jesus written to you? What does Jesus want you to know? What does He want you to do? There is only one way to find out. Open the book.
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