Who is Jesus Christ? It’s a great question. I believe many people search for answers as to who Jesus Christ is. After all, his name is still spoken after 2000 years. So, what can we learn about this man who lived so long ago yet impacts lives today? Plenty.
A few years ago, I attended a small Bible study where we were looking at a study titled “Know Why You Believe What You Believe.” by Randy Green. It’s a simple study, compact yet profound in many ways.
In it, Randy concludes the following at the end of Chapter 2:
“Jesus is one of three things:
I believe He is Lord.”
Which one is Jesus to you?
Admittedly many believe Jesus Christ was either a lunatic or a liar. Some would go as far as to say Jesus Christ is a fictional fairytale character born from someone’s imagination. But Lord? Not in their lives.
This fairytale fictional character is the main character of a book that has sold millions and millions of copies worldwide for many years, the Bible.
The sale of Bibles far exceeds books like the Harry Potter series and anything Stephen King, Disney, or anyone else ever produced.
All that aside, I decided to sit down and look at Scripture myself and jot down every instance this supposed “fictional character/lunatic liar” is mentioned in the Bible.
Five pages and still counting
Wow! I haven’t completed my Old Testament search yet, which is essential to Jewish people. I learned Jesus Christ is prophesied about many times throughout the Old Testament. Those prophecies came true in the New Testament, with some still to come to fruition in the end times.
The question is:
How could a man called a lunatic and liar, a fairytale fictional character, gain so much traction in a book containing over 1,100 chapters? A book with millions in print, translated into multiple languages, and distributed around the world for hundreds of years?
What is it that has drawn people to Jesus Christ?
How is it that so many people of all ages, races, and tongues believe in Jesus Christ today?
Why are some people ignoring the eyewitness testimonies, healings, sightings, miracles, and His death, burial, and resurrection?
Read and read some more.
I learned a long time ago when I sat down and read the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation that this book is alive and active.
As I read the pages, I couldn’t help but be drawn to Jesus Christ. I couldn’t help but feel something down deep in my heart that I had never felt before as I read those pages. It was better than a romance novel or an action thriller.
The Bible is full of action, romance, broken people, hope, war, celebrations, love, heartache, deception, greed, generosity, miracles, fear, and so much more. It has all the feels and covers all types of people and their messiness. More importantly, it is filled with faith, hope, and love.
And in the pages of Scripture, the story of Jesus Christ is woven throughout from beginning to end.
Loneliness is horrible
For years, I walked around incredibly lonely, looking for love in all the wrong places, as the old song goes. No one could fill the void I felt in my heart. But the love of Jesus Christ finally filled the longing inside of me.
It wasn’t until I sat down and read the Bible myself word for word that the loneliness started to fade. I finally understood what others had been trying to tell me for years – Jesus Christ was the answer I had been looking for all my life. I was looking in all the wrong places for years!
Jesus Christ took my loneliness away forever, and I no longer feel a void in my heart. I have found the one whom my soul loves!
So, who is Jesus Christ?
What did I learn from the pages of Scripture in the Bible?
We’d be here all day, but allow me to share some things I saw in the pages of Scripture. I will share some more in another blog.
Jesus Christ is:
- Son of God
- Born of a virgin, Mary
- He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him
- Was rejected by His own people
- Was pierced for our transgressions
- Started His ministry at age 30
- Died at age 33
- Born in Bethlehem
- Grew up in Nazareth
- Given the name Jesus as He would save His people from sin
- Is the great I AM
- Raised the dead to life
- Walked everywhere
- Didn’t have a home to call His own on earth
- The Messiah
- My Savior and Lord
Join me next time as we continue to look at who Jesus Christ is in the Scriptures. I still have several pages of notes to share with you.
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
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