WHO IS JESUS?

 John 1:1-3 
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, and the Word became flesh and dwelled among us. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
 
 John 1:14
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
 
Jesus is the eternal expression (“Word”) of God, came to live in a human body. Jesus was both divine and human.
 
When Jesus was born, the priest Simeon and the prophetess Anna knew who He was as they held Him in their arms, but for most, His true identity was revealed only over time.
 
He was in fact the Christ, which means “the anointed one.” All human and at the same time all God.
 
Jesus was to serve as a go-between, a bridge between God and His creation.  He had been sent to repair the broken relationship between God and man.
 
Finally! The promise of reconciliation between God and man was being fulfilled.
 
The book of Hebrews tells us that Jesus’ death on the cross, some thirty-three years after His birth, fully satisfied the judgment for and made right the breach sin had caused.  “Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of all people.  He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him.
(Hebrews 9:28)
 
During Jesus’ life on earth, He taught us what it means to be fully human: to have a trusting, open, intimate relationship with God and with others.
 
Jesus’ enemies succeeded in having Him put to death.  They thought they were getting Him out of the way but they were actually playing into God’s plan. By surrendering His perfect life, Jesus revealed His role as our Messiah. He traded a perfect life for our lives, scarred and battered by sin.  No longer were we identified as children of sin, but now children of God!
 
Just as Adam and Eve walked with God in the garden of Eden, relishing His fellowship, all those who would accept Him were now wrapped as it were, in His clean white robe and pronounced worthy to stand in His presence–loved and forgiven.
 
And having given His life, He rose from the grave and conquered the penalties for sin once and for all.  No wonder the name of Jesus means “Savior”.
 
The primary purpose of the miracles recorded in the Bible was to confirm that a certain message or messenger had come from God. 
 
The resurrection of Jesus- the most substantiated of all Bible miracles confirms that Jesus was and is who He claimed to be, the Son of God sent to pay the price for our sins. 
 
His victory over death proves He has the power to forgive, transform, and bestow the gift of eternal life on those who put their trust in Him.