passing of the years before Jesus came, God had made known His concern for us. He showed over and over that He was on our side. In the beginning God placed man in a Paradise. He provided him salvation from the flood through Noah's ark. The law was written on stone to guide man, and a parade of prophets, speaking for God to man, were sent to teach us. But the great act of God was to send His Son in human flesh, and lay Him as a baby at our doorstep (Luke 2:7).

Christ -- the One Who

Saves Us

But who is this Christ who came to save us? It is important that we properly understand Him. His life is described in the 3 books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And what a life Jesus lived among us! Peter said, "He went about doing good" (Acts 10:38). He was the Giver of good things: food, water, healing, friendship and love. Christwasa "people" Person: He lived to help. There are two paragraphs which summarize His life: Matthew 4:23-25 and Matthew 9:35-38. Take a close look at Christ's life by reading one of the gospel books, like Luke or John, completely.

Remember He is a model for us to follow as we live in this world.

Jesus suffered and died on the cross to save us from sin (Matthew 27:26-54)! These words from the Bible tug at our heart strings as we think that He

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