Series: Who is Jesus
Theme: Jesus is Alive Today
Lesson Number: 2 of 4
Lesson Title: I Am With You Always
Memory Verse: Matthew 28:20; Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
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Psalm 17:6 says “I call on you God for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. This was written by King David. He understood that God is real, He is alive and He is concerned about us.
Did you know that God cares enough about us that He wants to be with us all the time? In the beginning when God made Adam and Eve, He would meet with them in the garden He had made for them. God “BROUGHT” the animals to Adam so Adam could name them and God “BROUGHT” the woman He made to Adam. God “APPEARED” to Abraham and spoke with him. God traveled with the Children of Israel through the wilderness. The Ark of the Covenant carried the presence of God and God was in the CLOUD and the PILLAR OF FIRE that led them for forty years.
It was always SIN that separated people from God.
When Jesus was born, He was called Emmanuel which means God with us. God, in human form came and lived with people. He walked and talked with His friends just as any of us. His sacrifice on the cross made it possible for us to live with Him. Now sin was covered by the blood that Jesus shed in our behalf and we no longer need to be separated from God because of sin.
When Jesus returned to heaven, He said, “Surely I am with you always.”
Some day Jesus will return. Acts 1:10&11 tells that when Jesus was taken up into heaven and His friends were watching Him go, two men dressed in white appeared. They said “Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen go into heaven.”
What a wonderful promise, but in the meantime God has given His presence in the form of His Holy Spirit to be with us.
The apostle John saw in a revelation about the end of the world as we know it. (REV. 21:3) “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.”
When we believe in Jesus and accept Him as our Savior, we can be sure that He is alive. He is with us and He is concerned about us and will help us. All we need to do is “call” on Him. We call on Him with prayer. Ps. 17:6 says we can call on Him and He will answer us.
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