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Who Is Jesus Christ?

  1. John 1:1,14
  2. Jesus is God in the flesh.
  3. Imaging you are all-powerful, and you want to communicate with

an ant colony to let them understand how much you love them.

How would you do it without terrifying them? Become an ant

yourself.

  1. Colossians 2:9 All of the fullness of God lives in Christ. This

means that every aspect of God’s character can be seen in Christ. Let’s

look at Jesus’ character…

  1. Mark 4:35-41

Jesus, like God, is all-powerful, controlling nature. Jesus is

fully God.

  1. Luke 4:1-3

Yet Jesus, like man, was tempted by selfishness (v.3),

materialism and power (vss.6-7), and pride (vss.9-10). He used

the scriptures to fight temptation, and so he was without sin

(2 Corinthians 5:21)

  1. Hebrews 2:14-18

Jesus shared in our humanity so he could free us from fear and

help us when we are tempted.

  1. Hebrews 4:14-16

Jesus, like God, can sympathize with our weaknesses. He can

relate to us.

  1. Mark 1:29-39

Jesus compassionately met people’s needs (vss.29-33). Prayer

was a top priority for him (v. 35). He was intent on his

purpose (v.38).

  1. Luke 23:32-43

Jesus, like God, is forgiving and filled with love.

  1. 1 John 2:3-6 The goal of the Christian is to live like Jesus. This

must be our purpose if we are to be Christians.

  1. John 14:6
  2. The Way-exclusive, not just a way, but the only way to God
  3. The Truth-not just some truth, but the whole truth of God
  4. The Life-not just another alternative, but the life we were

created to live: an attractive, successful and fulfilling life

  1. Acts 4:12: This decision is the most important decision of your

life

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