Food for Thought-Ten Things You Need to Know About Jesus

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1. Jesus is not a Christian. He’s Jewish.
2. Jesus was not born on Christmas Day (December 25th).
3. Becoming a follower of Jesus doesn’t involve passing a litmus test.
4. Jesus told stories about life; not sermons about doctrine.
5. Jesus met people’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. He believed in helping the whole person.
6. Jesus sought out new friends among those whom traditional religious groups wouldn’t want to be caught anywhere near. He didn’t wait for them to come to him. He went to them.
7. Jesus’ family tree contains some men and women with sordid pasts. As such, family backgrounds matter not to Jesus.
8. Jesus prayed. When he did, it was usually difficult.
9. Jesus lived and died in conditions of extreme poverty.
10. Jesus experienced doubt, fear, frustration, and worry.

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