Bible Studies for Life Lesson for Oct- 24- Jesus the One and Only
October 12 2010 by Catherine Painter, Raleigh speaker, author

Focal Passages: John 3:16-18; 14:6-11; 1 Timothy 2:3-6  

Mount Mitchell in North Carolina is 6,711 feet high, the highest point east of the Rockies. Mount Whitney in California is 14,501 feet high, twice as high as Mount Mitchell.

But Mount Everest in Asia stands 29,000 feet high, twice as high as Mount Whitney. If these mountains were placed side by side, anyone standing on Mount Mitchell or Mount Whitney would look up to Mount Everest.

So it is with Jesus.

All great individuals look up to Him, the one and only Son of God, for He towers above them in many ways.

Jesus stands tallest in conquering temptation. Almost daily, society uncovers character flaws in great people; but Jesus, the perfect Son of God, never sinned.

When Satan came against Him with three fierce temptations, He defeated the Enemy in every case. Jesus’ life has been scrutinized for centuries, but no flaws have been discovered either in His word or deed.

Jesus stands tallest in power. He stopped a storm and cast out demons. He healed the sick, blind, and deaf.

With five loaves and two fishes He fed 5,000 people. His dynamic personality attracted people from all walks of life. He changed Simon, a simple fisherman, into Peter, the forceful preacher at Pentecost, and He changed Saul, a murderous Pharisee, into Paul, the mighty missionary to the Gentiles.

When his enemies put Him to death on the cross, He rose again in three days. Yes, Jesus, the one and only Son of God, stands alone.

Finally, Jesus submitted more to God’s will than anyone who ever lived. He allowed God to map out His life’s plan. Even when God’s plan led to a cross, Jesus willingly died for the sins of the world.

As a result, deep in the heart of our Christian faith is a certain text: John 3:16. And deep in the heart of the text is a special word: whosoever. It can stand for all people, or it can stand for one person.

If you believe in Jesus, the verse belongs to you: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (KJV).

Now replace whosoever with your name and live your special text beginning today, because salvation refers to life on both sides of the grave.  
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