Who Jesus
Really Is


To know who Jesus really IS, we must know who He WAS when He came to this earth nearly 2,000 years ago. Was He God Himself? A special being created by God? Or was He a mere man with extraordinary self-control and a highly developed conscience? Was He an angel? The Messiah? An impostor? Who Jesus WAS is the key to who He really IS?

1.

When the angel spoke to Joseph in a dream, he told him who the baby really was that would be born to his wife Mary. Who was it? Matthew 1:21-23

2.

Jesus once asked His disciples, "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? They told Him what others had been saying about Him. What was their answer? Matthew 16:14

3.

Who did Peter say that Jesus was? Matthew 16:16

4.

Did Jesus tell Peter he was mistaken? Matthew 16:17

5.

What question was put to Jesus as He was on trial before the Council of Elders? Luke 22:66,67

6.

What reply did Jesus make? Luke 22:67-71

7.

Jesus once said to the Jews, "I and my Father are one." What was their response? John 10:31

8.

What reason did the Jews give to wanting to stone Jesus? John 10:33

A PROPHECY FULFILLED:

Read Psalm 107:23-30 carefully. Then read Matthew 8:23-27 carefully also. Check back and forth to see how many things match up in these two passages.

Psalm 107 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Matthew 8
verse 23 . . . . . . entering ships . . . . . . . . . . . verse 23
verse 24 . . . . . . see works of LORD. . . . . . verse 27
verse 25 . . . . . . waves rise . . . . . . . . . . . . . verse 24
verse 26 . . . . . . fear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . verse 26
verse 28 . . . . . . cry for help . . . . . . . . . . . . verse 25
verse 28 . . . . . . deliverance. . . . . . . . . . . . . verse 26
verse 29 . . . . . . storm is stilled . . . . . . . . . . verse 26
The word "LORD" in Psalm 107 is translated from the Hebrew word "YHWH" (Yahweh).

This is the personal covenant name of God in the Old Testament. By stilling the storm, Jesus did something that the Old Testament described as the power of God Himself. John 6:16-21 contains the story of Jesus walking on the water. In the book of Job, God is described as the one who walks on the water. He it is "which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Job 9:8. Actions speak louder than words. What more powerful evidence could Jesus have given His disciples that the voice which called them from their fishing nets was more than the voice of a mere man? Still, they marvelled, saying, "What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!" Matthew 8:27. They had not yet seen ALL of the power in the voice of Jesus.

9.

What did the disciples later see result from Jesus' voice? John 11:43,44

Helps and hints: This was no operating table resurrection. Lazarus had been dead for four days. Many have sought to discredit the miracles of Jesus as myths or even frauds. Many of these are willing to accept Jesus as a good man, but not as God. And that is the real basis of their disbelief.

10.

When the other disciples told Thomas that they had seen Jesus after His resurrection, how did Thomas respond? John 20:24,25

11.

How did Thomas respond after seeing Jesus with his own eyes? John 20:28

12.

What was the apostle John's purpose for writing his gospel of the life of Jesus Christ? John 20:30,31

Helps and hints: John did not hide his basic intention. He makes it clear that he wasnts us to believe in Jesus even as he himself believed in Him, as the Son of the living God. He did not make up stories to convince us of something he did not believe to be true. He gave his witness of that which he knew to be true, that those who accept that witness could also receive eternal life.

13.

How did Jesus differ from the Old Testament priests? Hebrews 7:25

Helps and hints: the same Jesus who hung on the cross at Calvary ministers to our needs from the heavenly sanctuary today. Jesus came to this earth as the God of this universe clothed in human flesh. He is no less God today. Who He WAS is the key to who He IS, as it says in Hebrews 13:8, ""Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever."

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL:

The texts chosen for this lesson are but a portion of the Bible's witness concerning the divine nature of Jesus Christ. Listed below are other verses (some even more well known) that are important testimony in this matter. It would be well worth the time to study each of them carefully.

John 1:1-3,14. . . . . . Jesus identified as Creator
Isaiah 9:6. . . . . . . . . . Jesus shares titles with God the Father
Micah 5:2 . . . . . . . . . Jesus described as eternally preexistent
Colossians 2:8,9. . . . .Jesus had the fullnes of God within Him
Philippians 2:5-8 . . . . Jesus had legitimate right to equality with God
Hebrews 1:8-10. . . . .Jesus identified as God the Creator


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