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Jesus was a man who claimed to be God. Think about that for a moment. If Jesus is who he said he was, how would it change the way you looked at and lived this life?
 
Jesus might be the most loved and most hated person in the history of the world. More art, more music, more literature has been focused on Jesus more than anyone who has ever lived. Even the dynamics of calendared time (B.C. and A.D.) are based off of his life.
Someone this important is bound to have many friends and many foes.
 
Everyone has some concept of who Jesus is. This may be based on a family tradition, media, or books. What you believe about Jesus is important. More significantly, right belief about Jesus is what matters most.
 
At MBC, we take Jesus at his word. We believe that Jesus is God. Because of this, everything we do is all about Jesus. We invite you to learn more about Jesus, his word, his way and how you can find new life in him.
 
Have you heard the good news?
And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11
 
The central message of the Bible is the gospel, or good news, about the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Bible records for us in John 3:16-18 the incredible news that God loves each of us and gave Jesus, the Son of God, for all of humanity to have forgiveness (no condemnation) and life with God (eternal life). This good news is experienced through faith in Jesus Christ.
 
The ancient teacher, Paul, one of Jesus' earliest followers, wrote these words to the church in Corinth:
 
"Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you unless--you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures..." 1st Corinthians 15:1-4
The central message of the Bible is the good news of God's love for you through Jesus Christ. This is not religious opression...this is good news.
 
Martin Luther, a 16th Century follower of Jesus, observed that people are prone to follow God in one of two ways: one way is the way of religion and the other is the way of the Gospel.
 
Religion is about what I have to do. The gospel is about what I get to do. Religion sees hardship in life as punishment from God. The gospel sees hardship in life as sanctifying affliction that reminds us of Jesus’ sufferings and is used by God in love to make us more like Jesus. Religion is about me. The gospel is about Jesus.Religion leads to an uncertainty about my standing before God because I never know if I have done enough to please God. The gospel leads to a certainty about my standing before God because of the finished work of Jesus on my behalf on the cross.
Now what?
 
The Bible says clearly, in Ephesians 2:4-10 that God's grace is experienced through faith in Jesus.
 
The question beyond now what is simply this: Do you believe in Jesus, the Son of God who takes away sin? Do you believe the good news?
 
if you would like to contact one of pastors for further conversation about belief in Jesus.