The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Creator entering into His creation to sacrifice Himself for His creatures – there is no story like it, but is it just a story, or is it true?

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1. We need it to be true

It offers something we all need. The message of the angel that night of Jesus’s birth was, “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

We might try to fool ourselves that death is the end, or flatter ourselves by saying that if there’s a heaven we are good enough to go there, but we know full well that there is eternity to face, and we also know all too well that we are guilty. Nothing we do can deal with the problem of the wrong we have done. That’s why we desperately need this story to be true, no other story has a Saviour.

"That’s why we desperately need this story to be true, no other story has a Saviour."

2. We should want it to be true

Look at what it says:

It shows you are loved immeasurably

God’s love for you was so great He was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice and pay an infinite price to provide salvation for you.

It states you can be accepted immediately

You don’t have to earn God’s favour. If you want to be accepted by God, “all you need is need, all you need is nothing.”

It says you can be blessed immensely

Christ will save, forgive, satisfy, give new life, make you a child of God, share His glory with you, and on and on it goes.

3. We can know it to be true

We don’t have to wonder if this story is fact or fiction. We can know it’s true for many reasons. Here are just two:

The difference it made to people then

Jesus’s disciples claimed that He showed Himself alive to them after His crucifixion. They gave up everything to proclaim Him as the Son of God, the Saviour of the world. The only thing that could have so transformed them is that their story is true.

The difference it makes to people now

Those who respond to the story in repentance and faith find that their lives are transformed. They know it’s true because it has delivered on its promises. You can prove it for yourself by receiving the Saviour it offers.