Introducing Jesus

 

Preamble 

This presentation is about who Jesus is.

Main Section

  1. Acts 10:38-41     Summary of Jesus’ ministry:        [ Ministry: The time Jesus went around teaching]

                                                                                              Approx date: Jesus is 30 years old.

  • Taught in Judea and Galilee        

  • Healed the sick

  • Killed and was raised

  • Witnesses:          v37 Cornelius already knew         v39 The Apostles were witnesses

 

   2. Summary of the Life of Jesus

  • Born in Bethlehem (5m = 8km South of Jerusalem)

       Matt 2:1 In the days of Herod the king. c 2000 years ago.

       Massacre of the innocents      Egypt. Archelaus therefore go to Galilee. v22

  • Raised in Nazareth  Matt 2:23

  • Four (half) brothers  Matt 13:55  James, Joseph, Simon, Judas  -  and sisters .

 

   3. The Virgin Birth  Matt 1:18                                ( v31: Jesus name is chosen by God.)

  • Meaning:   Lk 1:30-33       v32  – He will be called the Son of the most High (=God)

                                 vv34,35 – the Son of God because of the virgin birth.  No human father.

  • v32 – The Lord God will give him  therefore not God.

 

    4. Jesus is not God – a consistent picture from all the Apostles

         Acts 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth

                     v38 For God was with him

                     v40 God raised him on the third day

                     v42 Appointed by God to be judge

        Three clear reasons for believing that Jesus is not God:

  •  Careful distinction between Jesus and God   Acts 10  +  Eph 1:2  + more than 150 others! 

  •  Jesus has a God   Eph 1:3, 17  (Rev 3:12)

  •  Jesus died – God is the living God who sustains the universe

 

    5. Jesus shows what God is like

        Jn 1:18

        [Heb 1:1-4 cfHeb 2:5]

 

    The Word of God:

    Creation: Psalm 33:6,9

    Prophet: Jer 2:1,2 → Bible

    Angel: Zech 1:7,9

    Jesus: !John 1:18

 

​Summary

Jesus is not God

He is the Son of God

He shows what God is like

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