Today I went to church, which I like to do most weeks. Anyway, I had a revelation. So if you are a Christian you have heard the gospel. Jesus came down from Heaven to take the form of a poor man. He lived a perfect life, was beaten beyond what we can imagine and murdered on a cross. Three days later he ROSE from the dead, (which he stated many times). Why? Because we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God as scriptures stated. Our sin deserves death and eternal punishment. But, because Christ death on the cross, He has paid it all. He said, "It is finished". How great is our God?!?! So that is the gospel. Christ died so that we may live. So here is the Revelation I got today from the messages spoken at Church. Because he died on the cross I have just accepted that as the truth that saves me from eternal punishment, my key to know God and my reward. But today for the first time it went beyond what He did for me but how His death is sacrifice is an example for me to live the SAME way. I have heard it and even said that he is an example for me but today I really grasp what that mean. As it says in Matt. 20:28 :the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many". This is what Christ did for us but this is also a mandate to us. We are called to literally die to self, serve others and give our life as a ransom for many. If you are anything like me, you have fallen short. This is not new to me, but it has become more real to me today then it has ever. So join me as I strive to be like Christ, giving my life as a ransom for many.