Explore 4 easy aspects of who Jesus is with Jason Harshbarger, director of Chi Alpha Normal. Jesus is 1) The Son of Man 2) The Son of God 3) Savior 4) Lord.
Welcome back to the series where we answer your questions about the bible in a way that is easy to understand and easy to share with a friend. If we've not met before my name is Jason with Chi Alpha Normal and today we're going to answer the question who is Jesus, but first if you're new here take a moment to subscribe and tap on the bell so that you can get the latest content from our youtube series. While there are so many ways to enlighten us as to whom Jesus is, today we're going to look at four attributes.
1) The Son Of God
First Jesus is the son of God. He is a member of the trinity: the father, the son, and the spirit. One god, three members, one essence; A mystery to be embraced even though not fully understood. Jesus is also uncreated he has always and will always exist as God and Jesus is the creator. John 1:3 tells us that everything that was created was created by him. Who is Jesus? He is the son of God?
2) Jesus is The Son of Man
Jesus was physical. He became one of his own physical creations. Jesus was also just like us. He hurt, he felt pain, he suffered, he laughed, he rejoiced. Hebrews 4:15 tells us that he
was like us in every way except he never sinned. Finally Jesus had a passion. After three
years of public ministry He went to Jerusalem to be beaten to suffer and to die a death on a cross. But it wasn't over yet because three days later he rose from the grave. We call this good news: the gospel. It is what Jesus has done for us. Jesus is the son of man.
3) Jesus is Savior
You and i have a problem. It's called sin. We have rebelled and fallen away from a holy God and yet Jesus has brought a solution: his passion, his cross, and his resurrection. The creator lived a perfect and holy life and died our death for us on a cross, all so that we could be freed to love and to live for something greater than ourselves. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says that: "He who knew no sin became sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God." We call this the great exchange: what we deserved he took and what he deserved he freely gave.
4) Jesus is Lord
A lord is someone who has control authority or power over somebody else. Today we might say that a lord is a king. After Jesus' resurrection quickly there comes a revelation. Jesus is lord another way of saying it is: "Jesus is God", "Jesus is king". Thomas, one of Jesus' 12 disciples, after seeing the resurrected Jesus, said my Lord and my God. You may think that someone would take this authority this power and use it to advance themselves. Not Jesus.
Jesus says in the gospel of John: "now that I have washed your feet you should also wash one another's feet." Jesus used his authority and power not to control us, but to serve us. Jesus is lord. Jesus is king. But his kingdom is marked by humility and service, rather than power and control. However Philippians tells us that a day is coming when Jesus will return to earth to completely take what is rightfully his. On this day every knee will bow on earth and in heaven and rightfully declare that Jesus is lord, the one true king of creation. Where does that leave us? Romans tells us that if we declare with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead, we will be saved. Who is Jesus? Jesus is Lord.
Jesus the great lord and king of all creation. The savior who gave his life to free us from our sin evoked curse. The son of man who became one of his own creations to reveal his kingdom and to suffer in our place. Jesus the son of God, the uncreated creator, wants us. He desires us to spend all eternity with himself. If this sounds too good to be true then you are beginning to understand why it is called the gospel, the best news on the planet.
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