Who is Jesus Christ ?
September 4, 2022

Who is Jesus Christ ?

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Passage: John 1: 1-3
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Who Is Jesus Christ?

Lesson Objective: This lesson is a follow-up to the previous lesson “Who Is God”. In this lesson, we will look at who Jesus Christ is from the perspective of God, Christ, and Biblical writers.

Scripture: John 1:1-3  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[d] from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Background The question of who is Jesus Christ is very complex and can be divisive

  1. Jesus is the name given to Mary by the Angel Gabriel Luke 1:30 Yeshua means saviour
  2. Christ is Greek for the anointed one or appointed one similar to Messiah  (King)
  3. Some believe that Christ is God (A different form but the oneness of God)
  4. Some believe that Christ is a separate being but possesses the spirit of God and thus is in complete agreement with God (Mormons among others)
  5. Some believe in Christ as a prophet (Jews and Muslims)

 

  1. Who is Jesus Christ? What does God say?

Matthew 3: 13-16   Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”

15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

  1. All three forms of God present Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Genesis 3: 14-15 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring[a] and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

  1. Christ is the enmity
  2. The biblical definition of Son of God-
    1. Occurs about 43 times in New Testament and refers to Jesus as “God”
    2. Other thoughts:
      1. Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of Godcame to present themselves before the LORD, and Satancame also among them to present himself before the (Angels)
    3. What does Jesus say
      1. John 10: 27-30 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all[a]; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
      2. John 10: 37-38 Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
      3. John 14: 5-7 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him
      4. John 14: 8-9 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
    4. What does Satan say
      1. Matthew 4:6 If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “’He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
      2. Matthew 8: 28-29 and when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
      3. Luke 4: 41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ
    5. Other Bible Verses
      1. Scripture: John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
      2. John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[d] from the Father, full of grace and truth.
      3. Luke 7:49 Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?”
      4. John 8:25; Luke9:20; Mark 15:2
    6. Summary - Who Is Christ
      1. Saviour
      2. King
      3. Prophet
      4. Healer
      5. Peacemaker
      6. Waymaker
      7. Miracle worker

 

 

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