16. March 2009

Jesus, more than a man?

Posted in Uncategorized at 13:27 by dresdensooner

Jesus was a great teacher and a controversial religious rebel according to some, but who did his followers think he was? who did Jesus claim to be? Who did his enemies think he was?

  • Jesus Followers
    • One of Jesus’ followers made the following statement regarding Jesus, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. . . . The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1,1-3 and 14
    • When asked about it, Peter, another of Jesus followers said, “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” Matthew 15,16
  • Jesus Himself
    • Jesus says, “I and the Father are one” John 10:30
    • At his trial Jesus responds to the accusation that he is the Christ, by saying, “I am.” Mark 14:62
  • Jesus Enemies
    • More than anything, the response of Jesus’ enemies proves that Jesus was claiming to be God.
    • On more than one occasion the enemies of Jesus prepare to stone him for his claims. John 10:33, Mark 14:63-64
    • The charge of blasphemy could only mean that Jesus’ enemies believed he was claiming to be God.

Whatever you may think, it is clear that Jesus, his followers and his enemies believed that Jesus was more than just a man. They believed he was in fact God or at least that he claimed to be.

Tonight we will be looking at the sanity of Jesus.  Somone who claims to be God has to be crazy, right?  If you want to hear more or take part in the discussion, contact me and I will let you know where to meet us tonight at 7:30.  I hope to see you later.



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