“We begin with Jesus. Some groups begin with Old Testament law. Some begin with the Apostle Paul. Some begin with the accumulated teaching of the church. Some begin with a set of “spiritual laws” about God’s plan of salvation or with a set of “fundamentals.” Brethren begin with Jesus. Jesus is our center of faith. He is the beginning point and the end of all that we believe (Rev. 1:8, 21:6, 22:13)”. (To Follow In Jesus Steps, Zunkel, Brethren Press 1991.)
It is safe to say without Jesus we would not be here and you may not have ever read this. Indeed, can any of us know what the Bible says or truly understand its truths without complete surrender of self to Jesus? When we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we are a new creation in Him! We are in Christ and born anew! We change and see things through His eyes and His heart. We believe that Jesus is the Truth, the Way and the Life and no one comes to the Father accept through Him. Without Jesus, we can do nothing. From the moment we accept Him, we are compelled by His love to be more like Him. So it starts with Jesus.