Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Alex Kremer 10-17-2021 // Who Do You Say I Am? The Deity of Jesus
Jesus asked His disciples two questions. The first, "Who do men say that I am?" The answers, of course, ranged from Moses or one of the prophets, or Elijah. This is a question that is still relevant today. And the answers are just as varied. Many will say that Jesus was just a good man; and only a man. Others say He was a good teacher, or a good example; but again, just a man.
Then the Lord turned it personal for His disciples with a second question, "But who do you say I am?" This is really is the most important question of all time, the answer to which has eternal consequences.
Continuing our look at the Trinity, today's lesson is a second look at the person of Jesus Christ. In the first session we examined what Scripture has to say about the humanity of Jesus. In this session, we dig into what the Bible has to say about the deity of Jesus. And Scripture has much to say on the topic.
Drawing on both Old Testament writing and their New Testament fulfillment, we see that Scripture ascribes to Jesus attributes that are rightly only ascribed to God. These include an eternal nature, power over creation, including power over demons, physical infirmities, and the power over death itself. We also see that Jesus is clearly shown to be equal with God, even sharing the name of God Himself, Yahweh.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May the Word of the Lord bless you as we consider together the person of Jesus Christ and the implications for His deity for us.
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