Who Is Jesus?
The understanding of Christ is hugely important. Most importantly because it relates to our decision that we have made to be in relationship with Christ.
But who is He? What sort of man is this?
"HE is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation." (Colossians 1:15) I can imagine local people everywhere when Jesus showed up talking, speculating, arguing, ideologising… Did you hear…, It is said of him that… Did you know…? Especially the religious people of the day, the teachers of the law. Wherever He was, if he opened His mouth or did something, He was the talk of the town.
When Jesus calms the storm in Matthew 8:27 the disciples said "Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
Jesus was incomparable. We always try to compare public figures with similar people in history because we like to categorize in order to have a reference point.
Examples: a leader like Winston Churchill; a visionary like John F. Kennedy; a carer like Mother Theresa; a wise man like Ghandi….
When the questions above are personalized, it becomes the most important question you and I will ever be asked or have to answer. Who is Jesus? Or more importantly who is Jesus to YOU? Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
The gospel of Jesus Christ
It seems very obvious to say that the deity of Christ gives us strength and confidence. He is all powerful, all-knowing and omnipresent. All authority in heaven and on earth is given to Him. What we tend to neglect is that Christ's humanity gives us as much confidence as His deity.
First of all Christ's humanity is not an emergency solution, God's last option to save humanity.
Man is made in the image of God and Jesus Christ is the perfection of that image. Therefore His humanity is the perfect sovereign will of God.
His humanity affirms us as humans and confirms that God has got a plan for mankind.
Furthermore, His perfect humanity shows us our full potential!! It is wrong to say, "I'm just human." Or, "They're only human." There is no "only" about it. Jesus has provided the wonderful potential of perfected humanity – and given us His Spirit to help us become like Him.
After reading the above we must ask "What must I do to be saved?" This question was asked of Paul from his jailer. The answer was simple, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved." (Acts 16:30)
So how do you do that? Jesus answers that question in John 14:6, "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” So we must believe that "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)
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