It is important to establish why we believe that Jesus is the Son of God. The belief that Jesus is the Son of God is what makes Christianity stand out from other religions. Some religions believe that Jesus was a good man, but they do not believe in His Deity.
There are three core reasons why we believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
1. Jesus declared that He was the Son of God by mighty miracles.
It is true that men anointed by the Holy Spirit have also done miracles, but nobody has done the kind of miracles and the quantity of miracles that Jesus did.
Jesus walked on water, fed 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fishes, and he raised Lazarus from the dead.
2. Jesus said that He is the Son of God.
(John 8:58, John 4:25-26, John 13:13 & John 14:6).
Some people will say that they believe that Jesus was a good man, but He was not the Son of God. Jesus was either who He said He was, or He was a crazy man.
If you heard a preacher say today, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except by me,” what would you think? You would think that he was crazy. Jesus was either a liar, a crazy man or He was who He said He was – the Son of the Living God.
3. Jesus was born of a virgin.
Admittedly the virgin birth is a challenging subject to talk to kids about, but it is one of the things that makes Jesus different than any other man.
Here is how I talk to kids about the virgin birth:
• It takes a mother and a father to make a baby.
• A mom cannot make a baby by herself.
• When Jesus was born, a miracle happened that has never happened before or since.
Jesus was born of a virgin. Mary was Jesus’ mother but Joseph was not his father. In fact, an Angel told Joseph not to touch his fiancée, Mary, because the baby that was inside Mary was the Son of God. Joseph was not the father of Jesus. God was the Father of Jesus.
When we establish these core reasons, why we believe that Jesus is the Son of God, it allows our kids to have a strong foundation in their beliefs.
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Not only has Mark served in the local church as pastor, associate pastor, and family ministry pastor but he is also a certified coach with the John Maxwell Team.