Puzzle Piece 1: Life
1 Corinthians 15 (NLT)
45…The first man, Adam,
became a living person.
But the last Adam—that is, Christ—
is a life-giving Spirit.
47Adam, the first man,
was made from the dust of the earth,
while Christ, the second man,
came from heaven.
53 For our dying bodies must be
transformed into bodies that will never die;
our mortal bodies must be
transformed into immortal bodies.
Adam gave us a physical LIFE of mortality.
The Old Testament begins with the physical creation of our world and life. Based on the genealogies and ages provided in the Bible, the first human, Adam was created about 4000 BC. Adam was formed from the dust of the earth and brought to life by the breath of God. God later created Adam’s mate, Eve, from Adam’s rib and they had many children. God intended for them to live forever, but when they ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil instead of the tree of life, death came to all mankind and Adam died at the age of 930.
JESUS gives us a spiritual LIFE of immortality.
The New Testament begins with the human life of Jesus, The Christ. He was born about 4,000 years after Adam, however He existed as God prior to being born on earth as a baby. Jesus was born to Mary, a Jewish virgin, who was supernaturally impregnated by the Holy Spirit. At the age of 33, Jesus was crucified on a cross (tree), but rose from the dead 3 days later. After 40 days, Jesus went back to Heaven and sat down on His throne because the payment for our sins was finished. Jesus hung on a tree to reverse the curse of the tree of knowledge of good and evil which is the law (Galatians 3:13). He rose from the dead to show us that there is life after death. Jesus is the Tree of Life, so believe that He took the punishment you deserve and receive the blessings He deserves.
Believe that Jesus is the Son of God who loves you so much He gave HIS LIFE as payment for your sins and rose from the dead so you could have eternal LIFE!