Who Is Jesus & Why Does That Matter?

October 8, 2018
Do you believe in Jesus? If so... why?

Who is Jesus to you? Or what do you believe about Jesus?

That question (whichever way you word it) is probably the singular most important question we will ever answer. Yet many of us don’t put much thought into it. We believe what we are taught by our parents, or in church on Sunday morning. Maybe we believe whatever our favorite author tells us, or whatever our friends spouted off that sounded good. But if someone really asked us to explain what we believed about Jesus, we would really just be repeating something we had heard.

So I have to wonder, why do we believe what we believe?

Can you answer that question?

The Call To Believe In Jesus

In John 14:1 Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”

Strengthen your faith with this free resourceWhen we believe in Jesus and our faith is solid, it changes everything. It changes the way we see the world around us, and we can truly walk through life with hearts that aren’t troubled no matter what the world may throw our way.

But too often I find that our belief isn’t solid. It isn’t sure. We don’t really know what we believe or why we believe it and that leaves us troubled and confused. Especially in the midst of hard situations.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

We can be sure of our beliefs. We can stand on solid ground so when hardships come our way, we are not shaken in the least.

If you are unsure of your beliefs at all, I highly encourage you to check out Sarah Koontz’ new study, Before I Go.

This study is a fabulous resource for both personal and group study. Starting with why we believe and gradually digging deeper each day (complete with Greek word studies and personalized prayers), this study doesn’t miss a beat. Sarah takes readers through Jesus’ final teaching and prayer in John 14-17 to help them really understand what they believe.

If you want to put your faith on solid ground, this is the resource for you.

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Before I Go with Sarah Koontz

Who Is Jesus – Asked & Answered

If you have ever wondered who Jesus Christ really is or questioned His relevance in your life, I invite you to join us for the “Before I Go” study. All you need to complete this free online Bible study is 15-minutes per day and an e-mail address.

The detailed account of Jesus’ final teaching and prayer in John 14-17 reveal the heart of the Man, the Messiah, and the Redeemer.

I am the way, the truth, and the life. ~ Jesus

They are the gospel truth that brings freedom, joy, and transformation into our lives.

The “Before I Go” Bible Study Will Help You:

  • Understand Who Jesus Christ Is
  • Receive the Free Gift of Salvation
  • Invite others to Accept Jesus’ Invitation
  • Study and Apply God’s Word to Your Life
  • Pray With Absolute Confidence

As you go through this three-week study, you will notice every day is titled with an action verb. They are actions you can do right now! And every single one of them is a reaction to what Jesus Christ has done for you.

When we get to know who Jesus Christ really is—understand why He came to earth and humbled himself to the point of death upon the cross—we are completely transformed.

This study will be offered free of charge to anyone who wishes to participate. Reserve your spot today at LivingbyDesign.org/Jesus.

Here’s What Other Reviewers Are Saying…

I love how Sarah takes complex ideology and breaks it down into manageable bites of information.  This Bible study is very manageable for a busy lifestyle. A short few minutes a day can reap great rewards! – Mary Anne

This study was so enjoyable. It is unbelievable to me how much I was able to learn in just a few minutes each day. I heartily recommend this gem of a Bible study! – Francine

I found this study to be very encouraging and uplifting. I loved how Sarah broke down Jesus’ last teaching in ways I never experienced or thought about before. – Lisa

About Sarah Kootz

Sarah KootzSarah Koontz invites Christians of all ages to explore the beauty of God’s design through her writing at LivingbyDesign.org. She is a passionate storyteller who enjoys using illustrations to communicate deep spiritual truths. Before I Go is Sarah’s fifth free online Bible study, and she hopes to write many more in the years to come.

Sarah lives on 13-acres in South Dakota with her husband, two daughters and a rowdy flock of chickens. She revels in their simple, uncluttered life.

You can also find Sarah on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Read Sarah’s full bio here.

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  • Reply Nicci October 8, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    This reminds me of the scripture from Mark 8 when Jesus asked His disciples “Who do people say I am?” Peter responded in vs. 29, “You are the Messiah.” It was fine for the disciples to know others’ opinions on who Jesus was, but Jesus asked what THEY believed. I think the same is true today! Everyone has their own opinion. Yet, how important it is for us to KNOW for ourselves. Thank you for the post! Love visiting your blog it’s great!
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  • Reply Nancy E. Head October 9, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Heather, that looks like a great study. And it’s nice that it’s only three weeks.

  • Reply Chip Mattis October 10, 2018 at 8:47 am

    What a great idea! I’m not sure I can commit, but I’ll definitely share this on Twitter. Knowing Jesus, being with Jesus, trusting Jesus, and looking more like Jesus as we look forward to being with Jesus forever are of central importance. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Reply Yvonne Morgan October 10, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Amen and great idea for this study and resources to understanding who Jesus is and why that matters.

  • Reply Edna Davidsen October 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Great initial question, Heather!

    I’m in the middle of this question myself with something I work with; I’ll include a quote from this blog post at the beginning of my upcoming work since you write about the same here.

    Sure, when we believe we see everything from a new perspective.

    I’m happy to see that you’re promoting Sarah Koontz here, she does an excellent job for Christ.

    Thank you for bringing hope and stability into the Christian online community, Heather.

    With love!
    Edna Davidsen

  • Reply Jennifer King October 11, 2018 at 8:44 am

    The study sounds great! I’m sure I could find 15 minutes each day to dig into it. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Reply Alynda Long October 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Through the years, I’ve found the greatest significance in knowing WHY I believe what I believe. If I can explain it or defend it, it’s not terribly deep. It’s like the parable of the rocky soil. Thank you for giving people resources to strengthen and deepen their faith. Blessings!

    • Reply Heather Hart October 12, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Thanks, Alynda. You’re right, it’s not about being deep, but having that firm foundation. Somthing for your roots to sink into and keep you steady no matter what life throws your way.
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