People would make Jesus in their image. But who was he really, as defined by those who knew him best or heard from those who did?
Good question, and the answer is clear, based on one biblical truth. Other questions are included here, as well.
It is the central message of the New Testament. His resurrection means everything to you.
It was a physical body, but it had a spiritual dimension, unlike any recorded resurrection before or since. A new era has been ushered in—for us, foretelling our future state after we die.
Jesus came with the express purpose of preaching the good news of the kingdom, living a godly life, and dying as a sacrifice for our sins.
Can we dispense with the notion that Jesus as a simple peasant, a godly one, from Galilee, but no more than that?
Some say the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) are silent about this claim. But they are not, if you know where to look.
In the last post we introduced the idea of kenosis (self-emptying). Let’s explore this further as it relates to Jesus.
What does ‘incarnation’ mean? What does emptying oneself mean? Basics in a Q & A format.
Who was he before he came to earth?
This title often means more than “sir’ or ‘my lord.’ It can mean the LORD in the Old Testament. A table of references in the Old Testament and New Testament is included.
It reveals his human nature with the anointing of God coming on him.
But was he more than that?