This is our last week in our fall 2014 series – Jesus the Most Interesting Man in the World. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen:
- Jesus as Protector and Guide (Shepherd)
- Jesus as Revolutionary
- Jesus as Teacher
- Jesus as Forgiver
- Jesus as our Foundation (Rock)
- Jesus as Priest and Sacrifice
- Jesus as Powerful
- Jesus as Prophet
- Jesus as Light
- Jesus as Friend
- Jesus as Healer
- Jesus as King
That’s quite a composite, and we claim this is all one man!
How can he be so many things, and do them so well?
How can he break the rules of his society – like being a priest and king at once, or claiming to forgive sins, or teaching without references to past rabbis? How does he get away with it? How?
This week we’ll see the one characteristic that makes it possible. Jesus is all these things wrapped up in one incredible man, only because he is God.
He is both God and a human.
This can be shocking. I remember the first time I heard it put that simply, I was surprised. Wasn’t he the son of God, and therefore less than God? Wasn’t he the Messiah, or Christ, or King, or something like that? Isn’t God in heaven? Then how can he be here?
We’ll explore some of those questions this week.
Question: Have you ever thought of Jesus as God before? When did you first learn this, and how did you react?
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