Who is Jesus?

C.S. Lewis once said that there are only three opinions one can have concerning Jesus: either he is a liar, he is a lunatic, or he is LORD. Inherent in those three opinions is an either/or choice. You either love him or you hate him. This is certainly a choice that he himself suggested we all come to a conclusion on in Matthew 12:30.

Jesus is the most famous person in all of human history. More songs have been sung to him, artwork created of him, and books written about him than anyone who has ever lived. Even our calendar is based off his life, dividing time before (B.C.) and after him (A.D.).

Naturally, someone this important will have fans and foes.

And a lot of people have an idea of who Jesus is.

They may get this idea from TV or movies, maybe from past church experience and Sunday School felt boards, from history books, or maybe from just hearsay.

But just because we have ideas of who Jesus is doesn’t mean we actually know Jesus.

At Dayton Christian Church, we’re all about Jesus—and the only way to get to know Jesus is to understand what the Bible says about him, which includes what he said about himself.

Jesus as a good friend

John 3:16, John 15:3, John 15:15, 1 John 3:16, 1 John 4:7-21, Romans 3:21-26, John 2:1-11, John 14:4-6, John 10:7-18, John 16:13, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 4:16
 

Jesus as a truthful friend

Mark 14:61-64, John 8:58-59, John 10:30-33, Colossians 2:8-15, Hebrews 4:15, Philippians 2:1-11, John 10:17, Luke 24:44-49, Matthew 9:6, Luke 23:34, 1 John 1:9, John 14:6, Romans 1:16, Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Hebrews 5:9-10, Revelation 7:10, Revelation 21, Romans 8:18-25, Acts 4:11-12
 

Jesus as a powerful friend

Revelation 19:11-16, Matthew 26:64, Isaiah 6:1-5, 1 Corinthians 15:3-11, Acts 1:1-11, Revelation 21:1-2, Ephesians 6:10, Colossians 1:17-20, 1 Corinthians 15:50-56, Romans 8:15, Matthew 16:18, Acts 1:23-25

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg! If you would like to know Jesus more fully, please contact us. Or better yet, just come visit us!