Week 3: Who is Jesus?

posted 25 Oct 2011, 16:31 by Peter Booth   [ updated 1 Nov 2011, 01:13 ]
A question which demands a response... 

On Thursday evening we were looking at who Jesus is. We saw that he was a man who lived 2000 years ago, he grew up in a normal family and worked as a carpenter. For 3 years he went around Israel teaching about God and performing miracles. We saw that he had the power to walk on water and to raise someone from the dead. We asked the question 'why did Jesus do these things?' From looking at what people said about him and what he said about himself it becomes clear that these miracles were performed so that people may believe that Jesus was God. It seemed the most effective way for God to communicate with us.
God wants to offer us a way to be made right with him. We have broken the relationship with God by choosing not to live his way but to do what we want. God sent Jesus to show us who he is and to offer us a way to escape the punishment we deserve for our rejection of God. Jesus proved to us that he was God through the miracles he did. He then died and rose again; taking on himself the punishment for our rejection of God and rising from the dead to prove that he is God and has saved us. The question is, 'who is Jesus?' It is a question which demands a response from all of us. If he is God then we need to accept that he has taken our punishment and accept the forgiveness he is offering us.

by Paul Zealey