Thursday, January 17, 2013


What kind of answers do you think you would get if you were to ask a thousand strangers on the streets of the one hundred largest cities of the world, "Who is Jesus?"  Better yet, what kind of answers would you get if you asked the members of your church?  Hopefully they would match what the Bible says about Him!  In John 1:1-14, we read:

*  Jesus was known as "the Word," and the Word was God (v. 1).
*  All things were made by Him; He was the Creator (v. 3, 10; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1-2).
*  Being in Him is Life (v. 4; 14:6; Rom. 8:1; 1 Cor. 15:22).
*  We understand because He is Light (v. 9; Mt. 4:16; Jn. 3:19; 9:5).
*  He was Israel's rejected Messiah (v. 11, 41; Jn. 4:25-26).
*  He is the only Way to God (v. 12-13; Jn. 3:16; 14:6).
*  Becoming a human, He was Humble (v. 14; Phil. 2:6-8).
In 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 we read the Gospel message:

*  He was Crucified according to the Scriptures (v. 3; Mt. 27:35; Mk. 15:25; Lk. 23:33; Jn. 19:18; Acts 2:23; Rom. 6:6; 1 Cor. 1:23; 2 Cor. 13:4; Gal. 3:1; Rev. 11:8; etc.).
*  He was Buried according to the Scriptures (v. 4; Mt. 27:60; Mk. 15:46; Lk. 23:53; Jn. 19:42; etc.).
*  He was Resurrected according to the Scriptures (v. 4; Mt. 28:6; Mk. 16:6; Lk. 24:6; Jn. 20:14; Acts 2:24, 32; 3:15; 4:10; 4:30; 10:40; 13:30-37; etc.).

In addition, there are hundreds of Old Testament prophecies that have yet to be fulfilled, because they speak of the events of Christ's Second Coming.  And, just like those which were fulfilled by His First Coming were fulfilled literally, so will those yet to be fulfilled.

The most important word used in the Bible to describe Jesus as Lord; He is called Lord over 650 times in the New Testament.  To see the importance of Jesus as Lord, compare its usage to that of the word "Savior."  It appears only 24 times in all of the New Testament.  See what Romans 10:9 says about Jesus being Lord:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved.

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