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Rooted in Jesus

Worth Considering, Following, Obeying, and Delighting In

A common answer to the "Why Jesus?" question in our culture is: "Why not? How could it possibly hurt to "give Jesus a try" and see if it "works for you?"

This is not what we are suggesting at Living Word. Jesus is worth considering, following, obeying and delighting in not because "He works," but because of His person and work. That is, we believe teach and confess the Living Word of Christ because of Who He is and what He has done.

Jesus Makes These Claims of Himself:

  • "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." ( Joh 8:12 )
  • Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. (Joh 5:24 ESV)
  • "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (Joh 3:16-18 ESV)
  • For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world-- to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice." (Joh 18:37 ESV)
  • Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (Joh 14:6 ESV)
  • Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. (Rev 3:20-21 ESV)