“Who is Jesus?” May 17

 

Who is Jesus? A good Teacher? A Prophet? A Good Man? Was He really the Son of God? Or is He a Liar because He claimed to be all these things? More importantly, who is He to you?Who is Jesus? A good Teacher? A Prophet? A Good Man? Was He really the Son of God? Or is He a Liar because He claimed to be all these things? More importantly, who is He to you?

 

Today’s Readings:
2 Samuel 5 & 6
Psalm 63.1-11
Proverbs 16.16-17
John 5.1-23

 

Who is Jesus?

 

John 5.1-23:

Teacher? Prophet? Good Man? Liar?

 

So often people who reject the Gospel claim they believe Jesus existed, that He was a good man or a good teacher. They may even call Him a prophet, but they don’t believe He was God. And they refuse to believe Christianity is the only way to heaven.

But you can’t have it both ways!

Either He is who He says He is or He can’t be a good man or a good teacher. He would be a liar, because He clearly said He and the Father are One.

Verses 17-18, “… ‘My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.’ Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.”

And, in spite of some popular movies and liberal theologians, He said in John 14.6:

 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

So, who is Jesus? Or more importantly, who is He to you?

 

Today’s Other Readings:

 

2 Samuel 5 & 6:

Death by Good Intentions

 

In chapter 6 we have the account of David’s first attempt to bring back the ark. This well-intentioned, but misguided attempt resulted in the death of Uzzah. According to Matthew HenryContinue reading

May 17 “Was Jesus a liar?”

Who was Jesus? Was He a prophet? Was He a good teacher? Was He really the Son of God? Or was He a liar? Who is He? And, more specifically, who is He to you?

was Jesus a liar?

Today’s Readings:
2 Samuel 5 & 6
Psalm 63.1-11
Proverbs 16.16-17
John 5.1-23

2 Samuel 5 & 6:

Death by good intentions

In chapter 6 we have the account of David’s first attempt to bring back the ark which resulted in the death of Uzzah. According to Matthew Henry, “God would hereby teach us that a good intention will not justify a bad action; it will not suffice to say of that which is ill done that it was well meant. He will let us know that he can and will secure his ark, and needs not any man’s sin to help him to do it.”

First the ark was not to be carried on a cart. It was to be carried on the shoulders of the priests, and no one but the priests was to touch it. Perhaps Uzzah had allowed familiarity to breed a lack of respect for the holy things of God.

The ark of Christ

The ark was a picture of Christ and the Old Testament is an example to us. If God took Uzzah’s disrespect for the ark so seriously, what should that tell us about taking our relationship with Christ for granted?

Hebrews 10.29, “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?” Continue reading