Bill Wiese: What Is Jesus Like?
To describe the Almighty God is far beyond human capabilities. Jesus is supreme in authority. His long-suffering is beyond comprehension, His love completely overwhelming, His mercy everlasting, His forgiveness boundless. He is exceedingly generous, His wisdom endless, His knowledge complete and He is infinitely powerful. He is a God of justice and judgment. He is holy and perfect. He has no beginning and He has no end.
Jesus preached repentance, obedience, forgiveness and kindness. He preached "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself" (Luke 10:27). He never compromised the truth. The very first recorded word out of the mouth of Jesus was repent.
Acts 3:19a states, "Therefore repent and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away." For those who asked for mercy or had a repentant heart, He was always ready to forgive.
To the thief on the cross who simply said, "Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom," Jesus said unto him, "Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise" (Luke 23:42-43). To know Him for yourself, you must ask forgiveness for your sins and confess Him as your Lord and Savior while you are alive and still have the opportunity.