JESUS CHRIST: GOD’S REVELATION TO THE WORLD. CHAPTER 10 WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?. Gospel Portraits of Jesus. What is so special about this man, the one Christians believe to be the Son of God? How do you answer this question? What do you find attractive about Jesus?.
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JESUS CHRIST:GOD’S REVELATION TO THE WORLD
WHO DO YOU SAY
THAT I AM?
What is so special about this man, the one Christians believe to be the Son of God?
How do you answer this question?
What do you find attractive about Jesus?
Jesus the Faithful Friend
The Gentle Strength of Jesus
Jesus stood up boldly to some of the hypocritical teachers of his day.
Jesus had passionate convictions, but was tender, loving and sensitive.
Jesus had compassion for others, yet was strong in confronting evil.
Jesus had many different kinds of friends.
Jesus showed true human emotions.
“I have called you friends . . . It was not you who chose me, but I chose you.”
Humility and Truth
Jesus Elevated the
Status of Women
Jesus demonstrated that women were equal to men.
Jesus allowed women to follow him as his disciples.
Jesus used women to illustrate his stories.
Jesus reserved the premier position of discipleship to a woman.
Jesus taught humility when he washed his disciples’ feet.
“I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Jesus, from the Hebrew Joshua, means “God saves.”
A Jewish carpenter who spent many hours outdoors
Jesus attracted all kinds of people.
There had to be something incredibly attractive about Jesus of Nazareth, both inside and out.
Son of God
Jesus Christ is the unique Son of God and shares his divine nature.
This is revealed at the Transfiguration.
“The Father and I are one.”
From the Greek, Christos, which translates to the Hebrew Messiah.
Accomplished his mission of suffering service through the threefold office of priest, prophet and king.
Son of Man
The title Jesus most frequently uses about himself
Describes a supernatural figure, God’s agent who will help usher in the fullness of God’s Kingdom.
Translates to the Greek Kurios, which renders the Hebrew Adonai, the name used by the Jews to refer to God.
To call Jesus Lord is to proclaim that he is God.
The history of the Church really begins with the account of how the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles.
Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church
“I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me.”
Develops the theme of Jesus Christ as our supreme High Priest, the model of our faith
Only New Testament writing that calls Jesus an Apostle, that is, a messenger or representative of God
Tries to encourage these listless Christians to persevere in their faith
James; 1 and 2 Peter; 1, 2 and 3 John; Jude
Christ’s followers should imitate his suffering.
Fights heresy that crept into the Church
True belief in Christ must show itself in acts of love.
Filled with elaborate symbolism—written in apocalyptic style
Borrows many symbols from the OT
Basic message: Final Salvation and victory will take place at the end of the present age when Jesus Christ will return in glory at his Second Coming.
DO YOU KNOW JESUS?
IS HE YOUR FRIEND?
DO YOU WANT TO GROW CLOSER TO HIM?
WILL YOU SAY “AMEN” TO THE QUESTIONS HE PUTS IN YOU?
“Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.”