The first Avenger

Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America was the first of Marvel Comics’ group of heroes called “The Avengers”.  He was known to stand for freedom and justice.  He would stand up for anyone needing a hero.  He was a weak young man that the army didn’t want until he became a part of a secret experiment called “Project: Rebirth” which made him a strong super soldier in World War II.

Of course we know Captain America was not a real man.  There is a real Avenger or Redeemer like we talked about earlier this week.  His name is Jesus.  He is fully God and came to earth as fully man so that we could be rescued from death caused by sin.  He is ready to save anyone willing to admit we need a hero…a Savior.  Only Jesus can rescue us and give us eternal life.  Yes, it is God’s “Project: Rebirth”.  Jesus made a way for us to be born again as He says in the Gospel of John chapter 3!


In the Gospel of John, chapter 3, Jesus talks to Nicodemus about being born again.  Turn there and read the chapter; you will recognize verse 16 right away, but did you know that Jesus was talking to Nicodemus?

Jesus is the ultimate hero and He is REAL!  He came to earth born as a man, lived a perfect life and never sinned, died on the cross paying for our sin, and was raised to life so that He can give His eternal life to us.! When we turn to Him admitting we need Him to rescue us because we are sinners (we have rebelled against God), He saves us and becomes our Lord…our Captain.  We follow Him and let Him lead us into victory and into life!

THINK ABOUT:  Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord & Savior?  If so, what are some ways He is changing you to make you more like Him?  Are you different than before?

REMEMBER:  God is for you!  Jesus is our ONLY hero and desires to lead us each and every day as our Captain.  We can trust Him with our life now and our life forever!

PRAY:  If you already have accepted Jesus as your Savior and Lord (Captain), thank Him for saving you!  Pledge your allegiance to Him; tell Him you want to live for Him and serve Him everyday from now on!

If you have not asked Jesus to rescue you and be your Savior (Redeemer/Avenger), you can ask Him right now!  Let a leader know if you need help.  But if you don’t feel that “tug” on your heart yet, ask God to lead you to Him.  Keep seeking after Him.  God promises that if we seek Him with our whole heart, we will find Him.  He knows you and wants you to know Him!