Most websites have an area designated to introduce you to the writer of their blog or website. I have two myself and I believe it is important to get to know the writer behind the blog. Having said that I know there is One author that is way more important than any other. I would much rather you get to know Him than to know me! I am excited to tell you about Him. Who am I talking about? Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith. So, I have given space on my blog to introduce you to Him. Please, pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and your Bible and let me tell you about Jesus!
Who is Jesus Christ?
In Matthew 16:13-16 Jesus asked this question to His disciples, ” Who do the people say the Son of man is?” They answered saying, ” Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” Jesus said to them, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said, ” You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
In this passage of Matthew introduces Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah, the Redeemer of God’s Elect. The One who would give His own life to save His people from their sin. The Bible teaches that all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. The Bible also teaches that wages of sin are death and that the wrath of God rests on mankind. Romans 6:23; Romans 1:18.
Mankind has a problem and the answer to his problem is Jesus Christ. Let’s look at Jesus in a systematic way through the Scriptures and see Who they say Jesus Christ is.
Jesus Is God:
John 1:1~” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Matthew 1:23~” Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, God with us.”
Titus 2:13~” Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.”
There are many more verses that make this claim but for this purpose, we will use these three.
Jesus Is The Redeemer of God’s Elect:
God has not left mankind without a Redeemer. Out of His kindness, mercy, and Grace, He has given His one and only Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. He is the only redeemer. There is no other!
Galatians 4:5~”But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who are under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
Galatians 3:13~” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us- for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.”
John 14:6~” Jesus said to Him, ” I am the way the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
Jesus The Prophet:
A prophet is one who spoke the words of God to the people. They would tell the people the indictment against them for their sin against God. They would call them to repentance and pronounce the forgiveness and pardon of God. Jesus is the final prophet coming to pronounce judgment on the people, calling them to repent and believe in Him for salvation. Matthew 1:21: Mark 1:15: Colossians 1:14.
Jesus The Priest:
As Priest Jesus offered Himself to God as the perfect sacrifice that would take away sin. We have a picture of Christ given to us in the Old Testament. The Priest in the Old Testament was the mediator between God and man. Once a year the High Priest would enter the Most Holy Place and sprinkle the blood of an unblemished lamb on the altar as a sacrifice for the sins of the people. Christ as our mediator offered Himself one time for the forgiveness of our sins. Hebrews 9:11-12~” But when Christ appeared as a High Priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and a more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal life.”
Jesus The King:
As King, Jesus rules in righteousness over His Elect nation, The Believers. In the Old Testament, a King was put into position for the peace, prosperity, and the welfare of the people. As our, King, Christ has fought the battle over our sin and won. He reigns and rules in our lives as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He brings peace between God and man. His throne is established forever and ever. We have no need to fear the attacks of the enemy because the battle has already been won.
Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. John 1:29
I hope and pray that this article has blessed you and that you know Christ a little better than you did when you first sat down. If you would like to know more about what it means to be a Christian please click on the image below. You will be taken to a page that will explain to you the Gospel of Jesus Christ.