So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.Roman 5:18
If through Adam sin came into the world, redemption, and salvation came into the world through Jesus. Christ is therefore a symbol of purity and holiness.
Everything you associate with the devil through whom sin and death came to the world is the opposite of what Christ represents or us. The seeds of the devil are evils like envy, covetousness, murder, theft, false accusation, jealousy, and idol worship.
The seeds of Christ are pure and produce, love, peace, forgiveness, healing, hope, redemption, and salvation. Jesus Christ lived a life on earth that was synonymous with God’s plans for us. He showed while he walked among us that he could go through everything we go through and still manage to not disobey his Father.
He was able to fulfill his mission and did not lose focus no matter what was thrown his way. He was a perfect example of how the spirit of God made flesh should walk amongst mortals.
You as a Christian accept that the spirit of Christ dwells in you and must therefore exhibit all the traits he exhibited when he walked amongst us. In the face of temptation, he did not follow his physical weakness to disobey God.
In the face of guiltless punishments, he never once cursed God. He did not love only those who loved and followed him but he came for sinners and to heal the sick and the wretched. He dined with sinners and fearlessly carried on his mission despite all the resistance from the Pharisees and his doubters even from his own home.
All the things he faced are things you face as a Christian and must therefore learn from how he handled himself and was able to fulfill his calling. How did he do it and how can you learn from it as a Christian?
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.1 Corinthians 15:22ii
It makes sense. If we say that through Adam the world was condemned to die, then it is also possible that through Christ, the world has been redeemed forever.
The spirit of Christ in you means that your spirit, in oneness with him, will never die. Even when your body, which is made from the earth just like Adam was, perishes, your spirit, which is one with Christ, whose spirit rose him from death, will also keep you alive even beyond death.
In death, you are victorious and redeemed because death could not keep you down. You must, however, live your life in the reflection of Christ. Jesus Christ was monitored by his enemies at every step since he declared himself the Messiah in his own home.
As a Christian, you must be ready to be scrutinized by those who do not believe in Christ. Those who stand by and judge you should not throw off your mission and your path to salvation. When Christ felt weak and shaken, he relied on prayer and he was strengthened to go forward with his mission.
As a Christian, you must look at how he responded to setbacks and how he pressed on to fulfill the promise of God. When you are in doubt, look to the life of Christ.
He was always an example to his followers. His miracles showed to his doubters that he had the power of God in him. His compassion showed that he was merciful to those who had been neglected.
His forgiving nature meant that everyone could come to him, no matter how others condemned them for their mistakes. Look to learn from his life as a Christian and model yourself on it.
Lessons from the Life of Jesus Christ
Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, ‘I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.’Matthew 15:32
Jesus had compassion for the multitude of people who had followed him for days. They followed him because his teachings brought them joy and hope. They thirsted for his words of blessings and teachings.
When he saw that they could be in trouble soon because they had been following him for three days, he was moved with compassion for them. You should not wait for the worst to happen to people before you start showing them that you care about them. You must always be concerned with the well-being of your neighbors and those around you.
Periodically check on the people you are concerned about to know how things are going for them. By doing this, you show that you have compassion and truly care about their well-being.
You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.Matthew 10:22
This is what Jesus was telling his disciples when he was sending them out into the world. He taught them about perseverance. Once they had begun the journey of faith, he wanted them to see it through to the end. There is no point starting a house when you don’t intend to complete it.
What Jesus told them suggested that there would be a lot of resistance to their ministry along the way. When you are told to stand firm, it means that there will be times when you will feel like giving up or letting go of the faith just to save yourself from ridicule or in some cases physical torment and harm.
We see from the Acts of the Apostles that there were many times when they were asked to denounce Christ and retract all that they were preaching about him. You will face similar challenges in your walk of faith.
When this happens, you must remember to stand firm and push through as Christ said. You must do this because it is the only way to receive your prize at the end of it all.
Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”.”Matthew 9:2
The man was paralyzed with physical sickness. Jesus told him to take heart because his sins were forgiven according to his faith. Most people are paralyzed in life because of their inability to forgive.
In this case, the man was paralyzed due to sin and his physical shortcomings. Christ asked those who doubted his authority to forgive the man which was easier; the forgiveness or the healing?
Christ demonstrated that day that the two must go hand in hand. Before the healing can occur, there must be a realization of and a separation from the problem causing the pain.
Without a diagnosis of the problem, doctors will find it difficult to administer the proper healing method. Before the healing can take place, there must be forgiveness of sins.
As a Christian, you must find it easier to forgive so that the healing can begin because it’s the hardest part. When someone wrongs you and breaks your heart, it will not be possible to heal and regain your strength without forgiving the person and letting go of all the hurt in you. Only then can you properly heal.
This is an essential lesson you must learn from the life of Christ. He wouldn’t have been able to die for us if his father wasn’t willing to forgive us for sinning against him. Only after that was redemption and healing possible.
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.John 6:35-37
Jesus says ‘whoever’ three times in this text. That means that he doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you have done in the past, he is always willing to accept you.
Being a Christian means that you must do the same. You must not discriminate or only accept people who are like you. If you only love those who love you there is no reward in that. Jesus declared himself the bread of life. He didn’t say some people’s lives but all lives. It would help if you accepted everyone who knocks on your door for help.
God will not only send people you like your way; he will let you meet all manner of people in your life. You must be willing to accept and help them the same way he has helped and accepted you.
God’s goodness and mercies on your life must be paid forward. Christ sacrificed himself for your sins so you must be ready to make sacrifices to help other people who need your help.
Death to sin
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.Hebrews 4:15
Whenever you face a temptation that threatens you to sin, think about Christ. He was tempted by the greatest things the world had to offer to him, and yet he refused to sin against God.
The devil offered him things that are beyond your imagination, and yet he refused because he had a mission and a prophecy to fulfill. He drew strength from his Father’s words when he was physically weak.
When he was face to face with death and pain, he wept, and his Father gave him strength. He never sinned or disobeyed God despite all he went through. Similarly, you must be dead to sin.
Under no circumstance should you allow yourself to disobey God or be drawn into sin. You must learn from your high priest who didn’t open his mouth to lie, deceive, or curse anyone, no matter what he went through. He didn’t serve the devil despite all that was promised to him. You must also do the same.
Never fall into sin, no matter how hard you are pushed into it. Do not relent when you are led astray. Always look to the word of God for guidance and never let any situation cause you to sin, just like our Lord Jesus Christ.
Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.John 9:3
Everywhere he went, he was doing good. Whenever anyone needed help from Jesus, he was always willing to help them. Do not think that performing a miracle only means doing something no one has done before or expects you to do.
A miracle can easily mean allowing yourself to display the works of God. When someone prays to God for food and you allow yourself to be the bearer of that food, a miracle can happen because the person will receive an answer to their prayers through your kindness and availing yourself.
Never underestimate the power of just making yourself available to do God’s work. Someone can receive a miracle through your presence. Christ always had time for those who needed him. It doesn’t matter how busy or crowded it was around him, he always had time for those who needed him.
As a Christian, you must always be willing to do God’s work and reach out to those who need you. It is only through you that God can touch and heal his children.
The lessons from the life of Jesus Christ offer timeless insights and practical wisdom that can inspire and guide us in our daily lives. His example of love, forgiveness, humility, faith, and social justice resonates with people across generations and cultures.
By emulating these qualities, we can improve ourselves personally, foster stronger relationships, and contribute positively to our communities. Let us draw upon these invaluable teachings and strive to make a positive difference in the world, just as Jesus did during his time on earth.