Who do YOU say that I am?
The most important answer you’ll ever give.
Who is this King of Glory?
Your understanding of Jesus is of great importance. It is directly tied to the relationship that He desires to have with you.
But it must be asked and understood, “who is He?” What sort of man is this?
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” (Colossians 1:15) Certainly when Jesus came to people in His days on earth proclaiming the Gospel, people must have been left in awe… Did you hear…Did you know…It is said of Him that.. The religious leaders of the day must have been very conflicted because here came a man, full of the Holy Spirit, teaching them from their own writing profound things. Wherever He went, to synagogues and countrysides, His teachings and life changed those surrounding Him and left them telling others of what He had spoken or done.
When Jesus calms the storm in Matthew 8:27 the disciples said “what sort of man is this, which even the winds and the sea obey him?”
Jesus was incomparable. We always try to compare public figures with similar people in history because we like to categorize in order to have a reference point.
Examples: a leader like Winston Churchill; a visionary like John F. Kennedy; a carer like Mother Theresa; a wise man like Ghandi….
When the questions above are personalized, it becomes the most important question you and I will ever be asked or have to answer. Who is Jesus? Or more importantly who is Jesus to YOU? Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
Christ’s Humanity Gives Us Confidence
It seems very obvious to say that the deity of Christ gives us strength and confidence. He is all powerful, all-knowing and omnipresent. All authority in heaven and on earth is given to Him. What we tend to neglect is that Christ’s humanity gives us as much confidence as His deity.
First of all Christ’s humanity is not an emergency solution, God’s last option to save humanity.
Man is made in the image of God and Jesus Christ is the perfection of that image. Therefore His humanity is the perfect sovereign will of God.
His humanity affirms us as humans and confirms that God has got a plan for mankind.
Furthermore, His perfect humanity shows us our full potential!! It is wrong to say, “I’m just human.” Or, “They’re only human.” There is no “only” about it. Jesus has provided the wonderful potential of perfected humanity – and given us His Spirit to help us become like Him.
(credit: Hillsong Church)