What’s The Big Deal? Part 2 – Jesus, Oct 14, 2012

– what makes Jesus so different from other religous leaders? He claimed to be God (Lev. 26:12, Ezek.37:27, John 1:1-2,14, Col.1:15)
– what evidence is available that points to Jesus’ claims of diety? (John 6:51,8:23,17:5,24,8:56-59)
Gen. 1:26 – God did not say “me” and “my” but “us” and “our”. Who is “us”? God the Father, God the Son Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit.
John 10:30-33,Mark 2:5-12, Matt. 8:28-31,Luke 10:17-18,20,Matt. 3:16-17,John 5:18, Matt. 26:62-64, Mark 8:31, Matt. 8:24-27, John 8:45-46, Mark 15:37-39
– is Jesus who He claims to be? Has He always existed? Is He really God? Is He a liar, a luniatic, or Lord? (Matt. 16:13-18)
– consider also His unique address & the probability of Jesus being the Messiah (John 5:39,Matt. 21:5,Zech.9:9,Ps.22:16,Ezek.36:26,2Cor.5:17)
– the most important question you will ever have to answer is “Who is Jesus?”
– only Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life, only Jesus claims to be able to forgive your sins, only Jesus promises you the gift of the Holy Spirit, only Jesus performed verifiable miracles, only Jesus claims to give you eternal life
– only Jesus’ life was prophesied before his birth, only Jesus died for your sins, only Jesus was resurrected from the dead, only Jesus says He will return one day
– Jesus says “I am the bread of life” (John 6:48), “I am the gate” (John 10:9), “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11),  “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6), “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12), “I am the true vine” (John 15:1), “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25), “I am the Alpha and the Omega” (Rev. 22:13)
Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”