The Turning Point
For all Christians alive today, the turning point of our lives began with the events that happened before we were even born. Those events tell a powerful, true story … one that completely changed our lives.
Nearly two thousand years ago, a child was born. His birth was unlike any other before or since. His mother was a virgin who, through God’s power, became pregnant without ever having intercourse. This child was Jesus — God’s one and only Son.
Jesus grew up just like anyone else, except for one important thing. He never thought, or said, or did anything wrong. When Jesus was thirty years old, he began telling people what God his Father was like. He told people how they could have a relationship with God by turning away from sin and believing in him. And he showed God’s great kindness by healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind, and even bringing dead people back to life.
Everything Jesus did was good and right, but some people still hated him. They falsely accused him of crimes. Finally they persuaded their ruler to kill him by nailing him to a rough, wooden cross. Jesus hung from that cross until he died. Heartbroken, his friends buried him. But three days later an astounding thing took place … God raised Jesus from the dead! During the next forty days, over 500 people saw Jesus — solid proof that he really was alive again. Then, with many watching, he rose through the skies to his Father to take his place as ruler over all the universe. (Used by permission from Sovereign Grace Ministries)
The following is a short video that explains what is the gospel, which is the heart and driving passion of all that we do in Mission Impact.