God the Father sent His only Son, Jesus (God the Son) to come to be born on Earth. We celebrate His birth at Christmas time. Look at the word Christmas. Christ is in the word Christmas. I love Christmas! I love to see the snow and beautiful decorations. I love to give and receive gifts. We celebrate Jesus’ Birthday by giving gifts to each other. Aren’t you glad on your birthday you don’t have to give gifts to others? Remember, when you are opening gifts on Christmas, that it is Jesus’ Birthday, and wish Him a Happy Birthday!
Jesus is the One called Christ who was promised to come since the beginning of the Bible. The Bible is God’s word and everything in it is true because God never lies. Everything in the Bible points to Jesus coming. Jesus is the One Abraham believed would come someday. Abraham believed God’s promise that through his family one special someone would someday come. Jesus Christ is the promised One, the Savior.
I just mentioned Abraham, and you may be wondering who Abraham is. Abraham is the father of the Israelites, also known as the Hebrew Jews. The Jews are people chosen by God to be His special people. You may have heard of the country of Israel. Israel is the place and name of God’s chosen people. If you have someone to help you, or if you can do it yourself, look at the world map and locate Israel. It is a very tiny country in the Middle East, next to the Mediterranean Sea. We can read about Abraham in our Bibles. He was born thousands of years before Jesus Christ, God’s Son, came to be born. God promised to send a Savior, or Deliverer, for all the people of the world. Abraham believed in Christ our Savior. Jesus Christ would come to save His people from their sins many years after Abraham lived. Abraham would not live to see Christ, but he still believed in Him. Most people throughout the Old Testament of the Bible believed that Christ would one day come, and they were looking forward to that day.
The verse I wrote at the beginning of the lesson is: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved. Hopefully you understand who the Lord Jesus Christ is. He is the focus of who we are to believe in. I will explain why we need to believe, or trust, in Him in the next lesson on Faith: Salvation. I know these lessons may be difficult to understand. I am praying for you that the Lord Jesus will help you understand who He is.
Memorize: Acts16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.