Theme: Worshiping God - The Miracle of Easter
And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”
Who is Jesus? There were large crowds that gathered around Jesus all throughout his ministry. He healed some of them from life threatening diseases. He cast demons out of others. He fed thousands of people with just a few loaves of bread and fish. And he raised some who were dead back to life. Jairus and his wife were sad because their little girl had died. But Jairus had faith in Jesus that he could do great miracles. And he did! Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from death. Jairus knew Jesus as a great teacher and as one who could do great miracles. Jairus’ daughter knew Jesus as the one who brought her back to life. The disciples knew Jesus as a miracle worker and teacher. The crowds thought Jesus might be some prophet from long ago raised to life. Peter confessed that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God, even if he didn’t know exactly what that meant. And Jesus knew that very soon he would die and be raised again to life. Knowing who Jesus is is an important part of the Easter story.
Knowing who Jesus is today is just as important! Some people still say that he was only a wise teacher or miracle worker. But the Bible makes it very clear that Jesus is the Son of God and is our Savior. He died so that we can be forgiven of our sins and so that we can one day live with him forever in heaven.
Want to dig deeper and learn more about who Jesus is? You can read the Bible story in Luke 8:40-9:22. Check out some of his other miracles in Luke 9:37-42 and Luke 13:10-17. You can read about Jesus predicting his own death again in Luke 9:43-50.
Jesus is Christ, the Messiah-Savior, and the Son of God. That is the most important thing to remember.