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1.4.3 Who is Jesus?

1. John 1:1, 14

  • A. Jesus is God in the flesh.
  • B. Imagine you are all-powerful, and you want to communicate with an ant colony to let them understand how much you love them. How would you do it without terrifying them? Become an ant yourself.

2. Colossians 2:9

  • A. All of the fullness of God lives in Christ. This means that every aspect of God’s character can be seen in Christ. Let’s look at Jesus’ character…
  • B. Mark 4:35-41
    Jesus, like God, is all-powerful, controlling nature. Jesus is fully God.
  • C. Luke 4:1-13
    Yet Jesus, like man, was tempted by selfishness (v.3), materialism and power (vv.6-7), and pride (vv.-10). He used the Scriptures to fight temptation, and so he was without sin (2 Corinthians 5:21).
  • D. Hebrews 2:14-18
    Jesus shared in our humanity so he could free us from fear and help us when we are tempted.
  • E. Hebrews 4:14-16
    Jesus, like God, can sympathize with our weaknesses. He can relate to us.
  • F. Mark 1:29-39
    Jesus compassionately met people’s needs (vv. 29-33). Prayer was a top priority for him (v.35). He was intent on his purpose (v.38).
  • G. Luke 23:32-43
    Jesus, like God, is forgiving and filled with love.
3. 1 John 2:3-6 The goal of the Christian is to live like Jesus. This must be our purpose if we are to be Christians.
4. John 14:6
  • A. The Way—exclusive, not just a way, but the only way to God.
  • B. The Truth—not just some truth, but the whole truth of God.
  • C. The Life—not another alternative, but the life we were created to
    live: an attractive, successful and fulfilling life!
  • D. Acts 4:12: This decision is the most important decision of your
    life.

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