Category: Jesus Is

JESUS IS BETTER | Week One

A Study of the Book of Hebrews

What kind of book is Hebrews?

The book of Hebrews is written out of a personal relationship its author has with its recipients.  It also contains a typical final greeting that is common amongst ancient correspondence.  Therefore, there is good reason to see Hebrews as a personal letter.  However, this personal letter doesn’t begin with the familiar opening that letters should possess.  This fact has been the impetus for most Bible scholars to classify Hebrews as a Homily, or Homiletical letter.  …

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JESUS IS | The Best Way Forward

John 14:1-14

Jesus told Philip, “believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves” (vs. 11).  What works was Jesus speaking of?  It was the works that He had been doing since the disciples had begun following Him.  He walked on water, fed the multitudes, and even raised the dead.  His disciples had seen all these miracles.  So what was Jesus telling them when He said they would do “greater works than these”…

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JESUS IS | Our Rescue

What did Jesus accomplish?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to come to earth and die in the brutal fashion that He did?  We can all sympathize with Jesus when we see re-enactments of the cross, in the movies, or passion plays.  The question though is why would God do this to Himself?  What was gained from the torturous death of Christ?

Leviticus 16 holds some answers.  It describes the sacrifices that were made on “yom kippur,”…

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JESUS IS | Prophet, Priest, & King

Jesus is Prophet

Acts 3:18-26 declares that Jesus is the prophet that Moses spoke of that would come after him.  The Old Testament prophet was the man who boldly declared “thus says the Lord.”  They spoke not in their own authority, but in the authority that God had given them.  Jesus our prophet is even more superior than the Old Testament prophets (Hebrews 1).  He didn’t say, “thus says the Lord,” but instead said, “I say to you”…

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JESUS IS | Who He Says He Is

Main Text:  Matthew 16:13-18

PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TALKING

People are always talking about Jesus.  For two thousand years they have never stopped.  It is extraordinary that people today, some 2000 years removed from the days when Jesus actually lived, are still talking about the penniless preacher from Nazareth.  It seems that everyone has an opinion about Jesus.  The religions and cults of the world all speak of Him. Musicians as diverse as Pink Floyd, Kanye West, and Carrie Underwood sing songs about Him.  …

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JESUS IS | The Long Expected One

“Everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” – Jesus (Luke 24:44)

Everything about Jesus is unique.  There is simply no one else like Him who has ever lived.  Even atheist historians admit that Jesus was the first “most interesting man in the world.”  The highly influential H.G. Wells stated,

“I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history.

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