What does it mean to offer the world Jesus?
If the church is to fulfill its role as the means by which God offers the world life through Jesus, we must answer this question.
To offer the world Jesus is to tell the story of how he made it possible, through his death, resurrection and ascension for humankind to truly live life. To say over and over again that that better version of you, the one who is not short-tempered, who makes the right decisions, who reaches out in love for the sake of the other, who sings quietly in the midst of the storm because no fear can grip your heart, who gives when giving will still hurt, and who stands against violence and oppression without becoming violent and oppressive, that better version of you that we all wish to be is made possible because Jesus died and rose again…
…and then to LIVE like it’s actually true.
I don’t do it. Most of the time I live like nothing significant has ever taken place, but I don’t have to. No, because of Jesus I can live a life which is fully alive, and so can you.