AT SOME POINT, EVERYONE ASKS WHO IS JESUS?
HE IS GOD
The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. Matthew 26:63-64
HE BECAME A PERSON
The Word [Jesus] became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14
HE TAUGHT WITH AUTHORITY
They were amazed at his teaching, for he taught as one who had real authority– quite unlike the teachers of religious law. Mark 1:22
HE HEALED THE SICK
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23
HE HUNG OUT WITH THE OUTCASTS
That night Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to be his dinner guests, along with his fellow tax collectors and many other notorious sinners. The Pharisees were indignant. “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?” they asked his disciples. Matthew 9:10-11
HE GOT ANGRY AT THE RELIGIOUS FAKES
How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs– beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity.
HE WAS PERSECUTED UNFAIRLY
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward. Matthew 26:59-60
HE WAS TEMPTED IN EVERY WAY
. . . for he [Jesus]faced all of the same temptations we do . . . Hebrews 4:15
HE NEVER MADE A MISTAKE
. . . he [Jesus] did not sin. Hebrews 4:15
But you know that he [Jesus]appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 1 John 3:5
HE DIED, ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND CONTINUES TO LIVE TO THIS DAY
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, 1 Corinthians 15:20
HE MADE IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17
HE CAN SYMPATHIZE WITH OUR STUGGLES
This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses . . . Hebrews 4:15
HE LOVES US
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Ephesians 3:
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Getting to know Jesus is the best thing you can do for your life! He WON’T let you down! He knows everything about you and LOVES you more than you can imagine!
If you want to investigate him on your own, we encourage you to read the book of MARK in the New Testament portion of the Bible. If you have any questions, comments, or just want to talk, let us know. We’re here to help you connect with God!