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CHRIST — The Answer To Human Problems

I. Christ solves the problem of GUIDANCE.
Man always has, and always will need guidance. Jeremiah stated, “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: It is not in man that walks to direct his steps” (Jer. 10:23). But Jesus stepped forth and said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), “follow me” (Matt. 8:22). Christ solves our problem of guidance.

II. Christ solves the problem of HUMAN RELATIONS.
Trouble between people often arise due to selfishness, lack of love and a failure to respect the rights of others. To solve these problems, Jesus instructs, “Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them” (Matt. 7:12).

III. Christ solves the problem of LABOR and CAPITAL.
Laborers are expected to work. “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters…with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men” (Eph. 6:5-7). On the other hand, capital is expected to be kind (Eph. 6:9) and to pay: “The laborer is worthy of his reward” (I Tim. 5:18).

IV. Christ solves the problem of ECONOMICS.
Waste brings want. Jesus taught the principle of thrift in John 6:12 when, after feeding the five thousand, “said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.”

V. Christ solves the problem of SIN.
All have sinned (Rom. 3:23) and the wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). Sin separates one from God (1 Sam. 59:1,2) and will cause one to be cast into hell (Gal. 5:19-21).
Thus, after one commits his first sin, he would be hopelessly lost if it were not for Jesus who came to “save His people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21).
Christ did His part by being our sacrifice (Heb. 9:26,28), but we, too, have a part in our salvation. One must believe, love and obey God (Gal. 5:6).

Christ is truly the answer to human problems.

Gary Henson

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