The world in which we live is in desperate need of hope. People everywhere struggle, fighting battles against each other and within themselves. These battles stem from our wounded, fallen nature and our rage against what we know is right. Culturally, we have labeled the voice that tells us what is right or wrong our conscience. In fact, it is God's Spirit who draws us toward Himself. God, through His Holy Spirit calls us away from the battle between the life God wants for us and our fallen nature.
Jesus was with God in the beginning. Out of His tremendous love for us, God sent Jesus to us, born as a vulnerable baby, who grew into a man, and showed us how to live the life God intended from the beginning. Then, knowing there was nothing we could do to end the battle between sin and righteousness, Jesus became sin for us. He didn't just take sin on, carrying it like a satchel. He BECAME sin, even though, being fully God, he was without sin himself. He went to the cross as sin and died. Through Jesus, sin died. Then, Jesus came back to life! JESUS came back to life. Sin did not.
So, why is evil still with us? Why is our world still broken? We are still a broken people. During his earthly ministry, Jesus taught us that when we accept him as Christ, Messiah, Savior, he will send the Advocate, the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to live powerfully in us so that sin no longer has mastery over us. That happens when we surrender our lives to His will.
Why Jesus? Freedom. Liberation. Peace. Love. Joy. Purpose.
Our final conclusion is that Jesus is who He says He is. The living, breathing Son of God. The hope of the world. The one true God. Savior of all. Worthy of utmost admiration and praise.