Christ Changed History
Christ Changed Hearts
“When Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth, He came as a baby. He grew up in the simple home of His earthly father, the carpenter Joseph. We know little about Jesus as a boy. We do know that he was perfect.
“His work on earth began when he was about thirty years of age. Jesus walked the roads of Israel. He traveled fro city to city. He taught the people and performed many miracles. Jesus taught that He was the Son of God. He taught that He had come to bring life.
“Many people followed Jesus from place to place to hear Him teach. But Jesus did not come to earth just to teach the people. God sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to earth to die for our sins.
“As people believed in Jesus as their Saviour, their hearts were changed. They loved a living God rather than idols. They began to love the things of God, rather than the things of the world.
“As people believed that Jesus was the Son of God, their lives were changed. They began to love their neighbors. Others could not understand them.
“During the early years after Jesus’ ministry, His followers began to be called Christians. There were some who said that the Christians ‘turned the world upside down.’
“And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;” Acts 17:6
“Christians knew that they could be governed in their hearts. They could be controlled and directed by God. This is Christian self government.”1
“All of history reflects Christ and Christianity. History reveals that liberty for
the individual is the result of Christ’s work upon this earth: His death, burial,
resurrection and ascention into heaven as the Son of God. Liberty first comes to
the individual internally. The internal change of the heart brings forth external
changes in the life and work of the individual.” 2
1.The Mighty Works of God, Liberty and Justice for All, Student Text, pgs. 35-37,
Bradford Press, 2003
2. The Mighty Works of God, Liberty and Justice for All, Teacher Guide, pgs. 51-52,
Bradford Press, 2003