Who is Jesus

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Who is Jesus (part 2): 

Who is Jesus (part 2) The miracles of Jesus Does science prohibit miracles? No, scientific laws are only formed assuming that natural laws are always the same (andamp; thus miracles are not happening) when scientific observations are being made. Historically, the Christian belief in the rationality of the natural world as created by God led to the success of science. Many great scientists e.g Newton, Galileo, Copernicus andamp; Faraday were Christians who considered scientific investigation as 'thinking God’s thoughts after him'. Scientists must be governed by the observed data of the natural world in forming theories just as we should all be governed by God’s revelation of himself in scripture if we wish to know what he is like (rather than our own speculations or imagination!)

Some Miracles of Jesus: 

Some Miracles of Jesus Raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead Even though Jesus has performed a tremendous miracle he asks them to tell no-one about it. There were so many witnesses of other miracles, that his opponents claimed he did them by the power of Beelzebub (prince of devils) rather than by God’s power. Calming the storm 'What type of man is this, that even the winds and waves obey Him?' Contrast King Canute the Great in 1020s who failed to turn back the tide of the Atlantic Oceon. Jesus criticises the disciples lack of faith – he was with them in the boat.

Jesus’s miracles continued: 

Jesus’s miracles continued Casting out evil spirits from the man named Legion The evil spirits recognise Jesus. Jesus casting them into the swine shows that the man was not just suffering from a psychological or mental disorder. Exorcism is practiced in the church today by some set apart for this demanding ministry but it is a task needing special care. Feeding the 5000 The problem with this miracle is that some might then just follow Jesus for free food. Giving sight to the blind man His faith enabled his cure. Healing was practiced by the early Church (see Acts of the Apostles) and is by Christians today.

Who did Jesus say He was? - “ I am ” sayings : 

Who did Jesus say He was? - ' I am ' sayings 'I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.' I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever'. 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' 'I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.' I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved'. 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die'. 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' 'I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener'. 'I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.'

Jesus as God Incarnate: 

Jesus as God Incarnate In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. 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!

Jesus as God Incarnate: 

Jesus as God Incarnate 'Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.' He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

Conclusions: 

Conclusions Jesus performed many astounding miracles even raising people from the dead. Could a mere man do these? Jesus made quite astounding claims about himself including that he was the Light of the World, the Way, the Truth and the Life and the Resurrection and the Life. Far beyond anything a man could claim. Jesus was born in a manger amongst animals and was visited there by shepherds: a suitable beginning to life for Son of God? If we were God, we might have planned a grander entrance to Earth life for our Son!

Emily Elliott’s response: 

Emily Elliott’s response COME TO MY HEART LORD JESUS Lord, You left Your throne And Your kingly crown When You came to the earth for me. But in Bethlehem’s home Was there found no room For Your holy nativity. O come to my heart Lord Jesus, There is room in my heart for Thee. O come to my heart Lord Jesus, There is room in my heart for Thee.

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