Consider the Claims of Christ this Christmas: ‘I am the life’

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night…(John 3:1) I love this scene from the Bible. Nicodemus seeks Jesus out to ask him questions—Is he truly from God? Could he really be the Messiah? “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do…

Consider the Claims of Christ this Christmas: “I am he” (the Messiah)

The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ)“is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” John 4: 25-26 (NIV) “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Mark 8:29 (NIV To those…

Consider the Claims of Christ this Christmas: Lord of the Sabbath

Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:23-28 (NIV) The Old Testment laws for the Jews included a required day of rest—just as God rested from his work of creation of the world in Genesis (Genesis 2:2)….

Consider the Claims of Christ this Christmas: “The Son of Man”

God’s voice was heard coming from heaven at Jesus’ baptism, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) God, himself, declared Jesus his Son—the Son of God. But throughout the New Testament Jesus refers to himself as the Son of Man—human! Jesus was God incarnate—in flesh. Paul states Jesus, being in very nature God, didn’t…