How often have you ever slipped up, made a mistake, blew it, and said, “Well nobody’s perfect!” Well, that statement technically isn’t true. There is one person who was perfect in every area of life. From His thoughts, to His words, to His deeds, He was absolutely and pristinely perfect. However, if Jesus wasn’t perfect, if He wasn’t sinless and instead sinned like everyone else, then several things would be true of Him. If this He wasn’t perfect, then Jesus was not who He said He was. If He was not who He said He was, then He could not have done what He said He did. If He didn’t do what He said He did, then there is no hope for anyone being delivered from sin and having a relationship with God. If Jesus sinned, He couldn’t be the Savior. And if He is not the Savior, we cannot have salvation.
A valid question that every Christian should have to answer, and every non-Christian should want to be answered is this one: “Why Jesus?” Why is it that every other spiritual, mystical, and religious leader who has ever lived should be rejected in favor of following only Jesus Christ? Honestly, the question is not just, “Why Jesus?” but, “Why Jesus only and why Jesus alone?” Over the course of the next three weeks, we are going to be exploring the answer to these questions, because the answer is in fact really easy. There are three things about Jesus that, if true, differentiate him not only from every other religious and spiritual figure who has ever lived, but also sets him apart from every other person who has ever lived. The three things are: His life, His death, and His resurrection. If what we believe about Jesus true based on what He said and what Scripture says about Him, then we can say He lived an unequalled life, He died a unique death, and He experienced an unmatched resurrection. Those three things are the answers to why Jesus is the only One worth following, worth worshipping, and worth believing.