Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Messiah


Jesus Christ, as painted by Warner Sallman

Jesus is God John 5:31  Jesus claimed to be equal with God (5:18), to give eternal life (5:24), to be the source of life (5:26), and to judge sin (5:27)  John 8:23, 25  Jesus said, “You are from below, I am from above; He who sent me is reliable, and what I have heard from Him I tell the world. In John 8:58 Jesus said, “Before Abraham was born, I am!”  John 10:30 Jesus said to the religious leaders, “I and the Father are One.” John 18:37  Pilate questions Jesus and asks Him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”  Jesus says, “You are right in saying I am a king.  In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.”

Five key reasons why Jesus  came to earth–  (He fulfilled 300 prophecies from the Old Testament  when He came and lived.)  1) Matthew 5:17-  To fulfill the requirements of the Law  2) 1 John 3:8– To destroy the works of the devil  3) 1 Thessalonians 1:10- To deliver us from the wrath to come (God’s judgment and the reality of hell)  4) Matthew 1:21- To save us from our sins, and 5) Galatians 1:4-  To free us from the bondage of the world (present evil age), and deliver our soul  from its earthly influence.

Jesus’ mission  Matthew 9:35 Jesus’ ministry was three-fold Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness. In Isaiah 61:1-3, Isaiah  predicted Jesus’ mission hundreds of years earlier before His birth.

Jesus’ family–  Matthew 13:55-56  His brothers  were James, Joseph , Jude, and Simon.  He also had several sisters. His father Joseph was a carpenter .

What did Jesus look likeIsaiah 53:2-3  “He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground.  He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.  Like one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.”

Supremacy of Jesus Christ–  Colossians 1:15-21    1:15  He is the image of the invisible God   1:15  He is the firstborn over all creation   1:16  For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.  1:17  He is before all things  1:17  In Him all things hold together

Second Coming of Christalso known as glorious  appearingin Titus 2:13, where it describes the physical, visible return of Christ to Earth in distinction from that blessed hope”, which is at the time of the Rapture of the Church, just prior to the Tribulation.  John 14:3  Jesus said, “I am coming again”   The Second Coming of Christ is the second most common doctrine in the Bible; in fact, the majority of the Bible’s  yet-to-be prophecies concern the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.   The 216 chapters of the New Testament contain 318 references to the Lord’s Second Coming.

Jesus is the ONLY way to heavenJohn 14:6  Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, nobody goes to the Father except through me.” Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  John 3:36  He that believes on the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life; but God’s wrath remains on him. Nonbelievers can’t accept the fact that salvation is obtained through Jesus Christ alone! They feel this view is “too narrow”.

About Dr. Robert

I am married to Janet and we have four children. I am active in Grace church in Racine, Wisconsin and serve there in leadership and teaching . I have been an internist for 30 years and keep busy by taking care of a full load of patients. On the side, I like to write, coach, mentor, spend time with my family just hangin' out, and help take care of our three dogs; two Golden retrievers named Reagen and Finley and a Bernese named Sadie'.
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