At Student Life we have reason to believe, and reckon that if people would only look into who Jesus claimed to be, there is more than enough evidence to show that Jesus is the real deal.
Moreover, he really does have something to say about your life, right here, right now. We invite you to sit back and 'take a second look' into what Jesus is all about.
"God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life"John 3:16
What prevents us from knowing God personally?
"Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent"John 17:3
Man is Sinful
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of GodRomans 3:23
Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his own stubborn self-will, he chose to go his own independent way and fellowship with God was broken. This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is an evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
Man is Separated
"The wages of sin is death" [spiritual separation from God]Romans 6:23
...(Those) who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus...will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord...2 Thessalonians 1:8,9
He Died in Our Place
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for usRomans 5:8
He Rose From the Dead
Christ died for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures...He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred...1 Corinthians 15:3-6
He is the Only Way to God
Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me'John 14:6
We Must Receive Christ
As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His nameJohn 1:12
We Receive Christ Through Faith
By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works that no one should boastEphesians 2:8,9
When We Receive Christ, We Experience a New BirthRead John 3:1-8
We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation
[Christ speaking] Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to himRevelation 3:20
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive us of our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of our will.