If Jesus was who he said he was … then that changes everything.

Words from Max Lucado:

What do we do with such a person? We applaud men for doing good things. We enshrine God for doing great things. But when a man does God things?

One thing is certain, we can't ignore him.

Why would we want to? If these moments are factual, if the claim of Christ is actual, then he was, at once, man and God.

There he was, the single most significant person who ever lived. Forget MVP; he is the entire league. The head of the parade? Hardly. No one else shares the street. Who comes close? Humanity's best and brightest fade like dime-store rubies next to him.

Dismiss him? We can't.

Resist him? Equally difficult. Don't we need a God-man Savior? … a God-man Jesus? Near enough to touch. Strong enough to trust. A next door Savior.

A Savior found by millions to be irresistible. Nothing compares to "the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord" (Phil 3:8 RSV). The reward of Christianity is Christ. (Max Lucado, Next Door Savior, p.5)

The entire first chapter of Lucado's book Next Door Savior is available for free on his website. (PDF) The full book is available online or in most bookstores.

For more information about who Jesus is, try these resources:

  • Jesus: Fact or Fiction – Multimedia site featuring videos of top scholars discussing Jesus' life and questions regarding the Christian faith.
  • Who Is Jesus Really? – All about Jesus' life, prophecies predicting His coming, claims, impact, and what it all means to you.
  • Discover Purpose – What are the "Four Spiritual Laws", and how do they help us understand God and God's purposes for us in our lives?