There has been no more polarizing figure in all of human history than Jesus Christ. More books have been written about him, more artwork created of him, more songs sung to him than anyone else ever.
Even our calendar is based off his life, dividing time before and after him. At Missio Dei Church, we’re all about Jesus, and the only way to get to know Jesus is to understand what the Bible says about him. Our desire is to see the prizing of Jesus Christ by the people of Asheville. Central to our mission is the Gospel - the good news that God Himself has come to rescue and renew His creation through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe the Gospel changes everything: transforming our hearts, lives, families and communities. You’re invited to join us as we get to know Jesus, and grow to become more like him.
Jesus lived an earthly life free of sin because we couldn't. He died on the cross to atone for the sins of all mankind and to undo the separation we once had with God. Jesus is actively drawing people to himself with the free offer of forgiveness to anyone who will believe that he is who he says he is and trust him. His offer is not conditional and not based on anything we do or don't do; it is a free gift from a Living Savior who created us to have fellowship with him.
When we say that Jesus is our “Risen Lord”, we don’t mean it metaphorically. Jesus rose from the dead, appeared to eye-witnesses, and is currently alive and at work through the Holy Spirit, who leads us into all truth. Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, famously refused to believe that he had risen until after he physically placed his hands in the nail wounds from his crucifixion, to which Jesus responded, "Blessed are those who have not seen, yet believe" (John 20:29b)
Jesus is, and always has been God. According to the Bible, he was with God and he was God before the Earth was even created. He was "begotten" by God, and though fully man while on this earth, he never ceased to also be fully God. To truly atone for sin, he had to bear the weight of our fallen humanity, making him a God who understands the trials and challenges of life and who is able to sustain us through them.
Jesus is available to all that would seek him. He asks us to cast our cares and anxieties on him and to seek his direction in all areas of life. He promises never to leave us nor forsake us. When we believe, he begins a process of transformation within us, making us more and more like him, molding us into his disciples and enabling us to reflect his love and carry out his perfect and specific will for our lives.
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