Jesus for Life
WHO IS JESUS
THAT I MAY
BELIEVE IN HIM?
As we read the Bible, we discover that Jesus Christ is the
Son of God the Father, made man for our salvation.
God the Son has been with God the Father and God the
Holy Spirit in one Godhead since the beginning of
time, and Jesus will be our judge at the end of time.
[These three are not three gods, but one God in three
persons, which we call the Trinity of the Godhead.]
Jesus, God the Son, ever was, and is, and ever will be, or
as he said of Himself, "I am".
Through Jesus everything in the Universe was created.
Jesus replied to the Jews, "If I glorify myself, my glory
means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your
God, is the one who glorifies me. Though you do not
know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a
liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word. Your
father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my
day; he saw it and was glad."
"You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him,
"and you have seen Abraham!"
"I tell you the truth," Jesus answered,
"before Abraham was born, I am!"
chapter 8 verses 54 to 59 (NIV)
I AM WHO I AM
Then Moses said to God, "Indeed, when I
come to the children of
'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,'
and they say to me, 'What is His name?'
what shall I say to them?"
And God said to Moses,
"I AM WHO I AM."
And He said,
"Thus you shall say to the children of
'I AM has sent me to you.'"
Exodus 3:13-15 (NKJV)
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the
water. At that moment heaven was opened, and
he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and
lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said,
"This is my Son, whom I love;
with him I am well pleased."
chapter 3 verses 16 and 17 (NIV)
Jesus said to the Samaritan woman by the
"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true
worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for
they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
God is spirit, and his worshipers must
worship in spirit and in truth."
The woman said,
"I know that Messiah" (called Christ) "is coming.
When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
Then Jesus declared, "I who speak to you am he."
chapter 4 verses 23 to 26 (NIV)
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and
John the brother of James, and led them up a high
mountain by themselves. There he was
transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun,
and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then
there appeared before them
Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. .....
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud
enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This
is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.
Listen to him!"
Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man
to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of
wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a
single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
The man who loves his life will lose it, while
the man who hates his life in this world will keep it
for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me;
and where I am, my servant also will be.
My Father will honour the one who serves me.
"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say?
'Father, save me from this hour' ?
No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name!"
Then a voice came from heaven,
"I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."
The crowd that was there and heard it said it had
thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made;
without him nothing was made that has been made.
In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness,
but the darkness has not understood it.
At daybreak the (Jewish)
of the elders of the
people, both the chief priests and teachers of the law,
met together, and Jesus was led before them.
"If you are the Christ," they said, "tell us."
Jesus answered, "If I tell you, you will not believe me,
and if I asked you, you would not answer.
But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated
at the right hand of the mighty God."
They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?"
Jesus replied, "You are right in saying I am."
Luke 22:66-70 (NIV)
Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that
the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am
thirsty." A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked
a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop
plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips.
When he had received the drink,
"It is finished."
With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
John chapter 19 verses 28 to 30
He who was seated on the throne said,
"I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write
down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the
Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is
thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of
the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this,
and I will be his God and he will be my son.
Paul said to the men of
Areopagus "....now God commands all people
everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he
will judge the world with justice by the man he has
appointed. He has given proof of this
to all men by raising him from the dead."
chapter 17 verses 30-31 (NIV)
Your attitude should be the same as that of
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God
something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death -
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the
presence of his disciples,
which are not recorded in this book.
But these are written
that you may believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God,
you may have life in his name.
John 20:30-31 (NIV)