10 Reasons Jesus was the Ultimate Man: No. 1
The series concludes. John 15:13 says that there is no greater love than this: to lay down your life for your friends. As a principle, that sounds reasonable to me. Every time I see that kind of sacrifice made in the headlines, on film, in a book, it's a moving thing. The greatest expression of love a person is capable of making. It's this very act of love that Jesus performed when he went to the cross. He loved the world, all the people of his creation, so much and so indiscriminately, that he laid down his life for them. He paid the awful price for sin, so that anyone who put their trust in him would not have to. Jesus' love for us is the greatest love. Because he is the ultimate man, death was not the end for him - according to the Bible he rose to life three days later, and ascended to Heaven. Because of the price he paid, death need not be the end for you. To my mind, Jesus love sets him apart as the ultimate man - no other human ever loved so much as Jesus does, no one could ever give so much for his fellow humanity as Jesus has, and no one is worth trusting, following, and worshipping anything close to the ultimate man - the son of God, the light, the word, the good shepherd, the bread of life, the saviour king: Jesus. If you'd like to learn more about Jesus, take a look at any of the gospels in the Bible - eye witness accounts of his life. Mark is the shortest! I also recently published a book together with Stefan Liston from Revelation Church in London called He Was and Is and Is to Come. It's a fully illustrated poem about Jesus that we hope will draw you into greater wonder and awe of this ultimate man. It's available to order from our online store. You can also grab it from Amazon using the link below - although shipping ends up slightly more expensive there if you're ordering multiple copies.