“Sharing Jesus is about sharing God’s Word and bringing Jesus’ message into our society today.”
Why Sharing Jesus?
Hello, thank you for visiting www.sharingjesus.org.uk. Why Share Jesus? For the greater part of my life I never knew about Jesus: who He was, why He died. I believed in a God, but Jesus was just some guy that had died on the cross. I could never understand why. In fact, I thought He was rather weak to have allowed all that to happen to Him. I could never understand why.
I knew about God; my upbringing had taught me that, but I had no faith. I had given up the idea of going to heaven; that was for people better than me. I wasn’t good enough, and never would be, so why keep trying. I rejected the idea of hell – you died, and that was it. I got on with my life.
The year 2003 was a T-Junction in my life; as though God was telling me that I had gone far enough. He was showing me that the rebellion in my life was against Him, not against myself or others. I passionately felt that I had a decision to make. I also had an overpowering feeling of compassion and love, as though God was reaching out to me, and that rocked me. At one time I had rejected God – told Him to get out of my head, now I felt an overpowering sense of forgiveness and love.
I had to respond. It was a scary moment; I knew I had to make a decision, and I had an overwhelming sense that I wouldn’t get another chance.
The moment that I turned towards God was the moment I knew all about Jesus: who He is, the cross, the resurrection, what, and why, He had done the things He did. I cried out to Jesus to come into my life, forgive me, and help me. I didn’t fully understand what I was doing. I just knew in my heart that I needed Him; I was convicted of my sins. But I was convinced that He would walk away from me, and that scared me.
From 2003, my life changed. I saw things differently. I knew the truth about things that I had been blind to. That is why I am writing this blog: to show in stories, testimonies and articles why Jesus is relevant today. The Christian faith is all about bringing Jesus to people so that they too may know the love God has for them. Thank you for visiting, my name is Eric Whitehead. Please read my website, it’s all about Jesus.
Is the Bible Relevant Today?
His word is still relevant and truthful, thousands of years after being written. The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is inspired by God.” God breathes His Spirit into His Word. What He said thousands of years ago is still meaningful today and able to guide us, bless us, and change us, if we listen to it. There is immense power in the Bible, more than we can ever realise or understand. God says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts,” (Isaiah 55:9).
What is the Bible?
Scripture says, “For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart,” (Hebrews 4:12). God’s Word has absolute spiritual authority to reach into the depths of our heart, to change our lives; it shouldn’t be dismissed. The Bible is not just another book; it is meaningful for the answers to our questions today. God’s Word is full of promises, guidance, love, forgiveness, and authority. His Word is perfect, and as the Psalmist said, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path,” (Psalm 119:105).
The Power of Scripture
Jesus, when He walked among us on the earth, lived and breathed the Word of God. He said not one iota of it would change, even if heaven and earth passed away. Throughout Jesus’ ministry, He referred to the Scriptures, validating their authority. He said in John 17:17, “Your Word is truth.”
The Bible Gives Hope
Hope, truth and blessing come from God’s Word. His Word testifies about Jesus, who gives eternal life to all who believe in Him (John 6:40). Today we can find help and guidance through knowing God’s Word and applying it each day into our lives. God says in Proverbs 4:20-22; “My son, give attention to My words; incline your ear to My sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them and health to all their body.”
Should We Live by God’s Word Today?
We will find peace and strength by allowing God’s Word to penetrate deeply into our hearts. If we listen and take action when challenged about something, then we will find guidance, to cope with, or overcome, issues in our lives today. James writes in his letter, “Prove yourselves doers of the Word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.” What James is saying is this: don’t just look at God’s Word, nod in agreement, and then go away and do nothing; apply it to your life and allow it to change you.