Who is Jesus? (Full Series -Audios & Notes)

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Who is Jesus, Really?
Who Do Men Say That I Am?
Man, Myth, or Messiah (Part 1)

Introduction: A Big Question “Then” and “Now”
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi.
On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied,
“Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the
prophets.”
Mark 8:27,28 (NIV)
 The Context of the Question –
 The Timing of the Question –
 The Location of the Question

Who Did Men Say He Was?
1). John the Baptist taught He was “One who is mightier than I,” but later sent his
disciples to evaluate Jesus’ true identity.
Mark 1:8

2). His family thought he was delusional, insane, out of touch with reality.
Mark 3:21

3). The religious leaders thought Jesus was demon possessed.
Mark 3:22

4). The political leadership (Herod) conjectured Jesus was John the Baptist risen from
the dead.
Mark 6:14

5). The general population was divided in their opinion; some thinking Jesus to be Elijah
or a prophet like those in Old Testament times.
Mark 6:15

6). The crowds that followed him perceived him to be a great teacher (Mark 1:22) and a
worker of miracles.
Mark 2:12

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Who Did Men Say He Is Today?
1). “Muhammad described Jesus as a virgin born, miracle working Messiah, who would
return in the last days to establish peace throughout the world.”
(From The Koran)
But he also taught
not to call the Messiah more than a man and that he could not die for sin.
The Message of the Prophets: Mohammad and the Messiah p.13-17

2). Christian Science teaches Jesus was a human and “Christ” a divine idea.
SH. 473:15-16

3). Jehovah Witness teaches Jesus is Michael the Arch Angel, God’s first great creation
and the brother of Satan.
The Truth Shall Make You Free p.49

4). Mormons teach Jesus is one god in a pantheon of gods. “As man is God once was;
as God is man may become.”
The Articles of Faith p.430

5). Spirituals teach Jesus is an advanced medium.
Spiritual Telegraph No. 37

6). Dan Brown teaches that Jesus was married to the goddess Mary Magdalene and
had offspring from her. He teaches the New Testament documents are a cover-up
and conspiracy to hide this information.
The DaVinci Code

7). The Jesus Seminar – a group of liberal “scholars” say the Jesus of the New
Testament is a myth developed by the disciples after the fact to perpetuate their
movement.
Time, April 8, 1996

Uncovering the Secrets of Jesus’ True Identity:
Revelation 1:1-3
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants
what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
who testifies to everything he saw – that is, the word of God and the testimony of
Jesus Christ.
Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed
are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
Revelation 1:1–3 (NIV)
💥 The Context of “The Revelation”
💥 The Timing of “The Revelation”
💥 The Content of “The Revelation”

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Discussion Questions:
1. Why is Jesus’ true identity so important?
2. Who did Jesus claim to be? Consider reading the gospel of John this week to look
for the answer.
3. On what basis can we evaluate these multiple “truth claims” concerning Jesus’
identity?

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Who is Jesus, Really? Who Do You Say That I Am?
Man, Myth, or Messiah (Part 2)

Introduction: A Powerful Proclamation “Then” and “Now”
Mark 8:27-30
27 Jesus and His disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On
the way He asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others,
one of the prophets.”
29 “But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered,
“You are the Christ.”
30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about Him.
(NIV)

💥Peter’s confession was based on less than 3 years of observation, teaching, and
living with Jesus.
💥How would John answer this question some 60 years later to strengthen a persecuted church, where Jesus’ identity and their lives were under attack?

The Answer = John’s Revelation of Jesus:
John,
To the seven churches in the province of Asia:
Grace and peace to you,
(Unmerited favor, goodness & love, wholeness)
💥 from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come,
💥and from the seven spirits before His throne,
💥and from Jesus Christ, who is
the Faithful Witness
the First Born from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20-26)
and the Ruler of the kings of the earth
To Him (Jesus)
who loves us, (present tense, “loves”)
and has freed us from our sin by His blood, (past tense, “freed”)
and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father –
To Him (Jesus)
be glory and power forever and ever! Amen. Revelation 1:4-6 (NIV)

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Revelation 1:7-8 (NIV)
7 LOOK, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those
who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. So it shall
be! Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who
is to come, the Almighty.”

5 Questions “This” Jesus is Asking You Today:
1. Have you received  My grace and are you enjoying My peace? (v.4)
💥Ephesians 2:8-9
💥 John 16:33

2. Do you believe My testimony about My Word, My Father, Myself, and My love
for you? (v.5)
💥John 1:14-18
💥 John 14:9
💥John 3:16

3. Will you follow Me even when it means the death of your agenda, selfish desires, and physical life? (v.5)
💥John 12:24
💥 1 Corinthians 15:20-26

4. Are you serving My God and My Father in your heart and life 24/7, 365 days a year? (v.6)
💥 1 Peter 2:9
💥Matthew 6:33

5. Are you ready to stand before Me and give an account of your life when I
return? (v.7)
💥Philippians 2:9-11
💥Hebrews 4:12-13

Application / Discussion Questions:
When we say the word “Jesus,” something comes to our mind about who He is and
what He is like. Let’s compare our internal concept with the Jesus of Scripture.
1. How does the “unveiled Jesus” of Revelation Chapter 1 differ from what came to
your mind when you heard the word “Jesus”?
2. What is most encouraging and comforting about the Jesus of Revelation Chapter 1?
Why?
3. What is most alarming or convicting about the Jesus of Revelation Chapter 1?
Why?
4. Take a few moments and briefly answer each of the “5 questions Jesus wants to
ask you” on the previous page.
5. What specific action step of faith/obedience do you need to take to enjoy and
receive all the grace and peace God has for you?

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Who is Jesus, Really?
Who Did They Think That I Was?
Man, Myth, or Messiah (Part 3)

Introduction: Selective Listening “Then” and “Now”
Mark 8:27-33 (NIV)
27 Jesus and His disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On
the way He asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others,
one of the prophets.”
29 “But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered,
“You are the Christ.”
30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about Him.
31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things
and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the Law, and that
He must be killed and after three days rise again.
32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke
Him.
33 But when Jesus turned and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter. “Out of
My sight, Satan!” He said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the
things of men.”
Mark 8:27-33 (NIV)

💥Peter only got it ½ right.
💥 What did Peter miss?

Who vs. Why

The Promised Messiah – A Coin with 2 Sides :
1. A Political Ruler, King, and Deliverer
💥Born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14
💥 From the throne of David Psalm 2, Isaiah 11:10
💥 The Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6
💥 The political Ruler forever Isaiah 9:7

2. A Suffering Servant, A Sacrifice for Sin
💥Born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14
💥From the throne of David Psalm 2, Isaiah 11:10
💥Pierced for our transgressions Isaiah 53:5-6
💥 Exalted to the highest place Isaiah 53:11-12

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The Messiah Fulfills Both Prophesies: Revelation 19:11-16 (NIV)
His first Advent (coming) was as a suffering servant to pay for our sin; His second
coming will be as Righteous Ruler; the King of the universe who will rule with justice and
establish peace forever.
11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose
rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and makes war.
12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a
name written on Him that no one knows but He Himself.
13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God.
14 The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed
in fine linen, white and clean.
15 Out of His mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.
“He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the winepress of the fury of
the wrath of God Almighty.
16 On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

What We Can’t Afford to Miss:
1. Peter was 100% right in his declaration of Jesus’ identity, and 100% wrong on
Jesus’ direction for his life.
💥 Why? Selective listening and personal agenda.
💥 Application: We cannot declare our love for Jesus and “selectively
choose” which aspects of His Lordship over our lives we will obey.

2. When we separate the person of Jesus from the purpose of Jesus for our lives, we
deceive ourselves and destroy His reputation.

Application / Discussion:
1. Which Jesus are you worshipping?
2. Are you asking Jesus to fulfill your agenda or are you seeking to fulfill His?
3. What is His purpose for your life?
4. What “next step” of faith / obedience would following Him look like?

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Who is Jesus, Really? Who Do I Say That I Am?
Man, Myth, or Messiah (Part 4)

Introduction: What Would it be Like to Meet the Risen Jesus Today?
💥 Not the Jesus who lived among us.
💥Not the Jesus who died on the cross.
💥But the resurrected Jesus who is alive today.
💥What if you didn’t have to “imagine?”
The Historical Setting:
Revelation 1:9-11
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient
endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the
word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like
a trumpet,
11 which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches:
to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and
Laodicea.”
Revelation 1:9-11 (NIV)

The “Unveiling” of the Resurrected Jesus:
Revelation 1:12-16 (NIV)
12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I
saw seven golden lampstands,
13 and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a
robe reaching down to His feet and with a golden sash around His chest.
14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes were
like blazing fire.
15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and His voice was like the
sound of rushing waters.
16 In His right hand He held seven stars, (verse 19) and out of His mouth came a sharp
double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
Revelation 1:12-16 (NIV)

Who Does Jesus Say That He Is? – A Picture of the Risen Christ

1. General Appearance – “Son of Man” – I AM the Messiah, the Son of God and “Son
of Man” the sovereign Ruler of all people, and nations and men of every language
will worship Me.
Daniel 7:13-14

2. His Dress – “Robe/Golden Sash” – I AM the greatly honored One who exercises all
authority and judgment as the once-and-for-all High Priest, Judge-King, and
Prophet-Messenger of God.
Hebrews 5:5-10

3. His Head and Hair – “White as Wool” – I AM the Holy, Eternal One who is before all
things, the all-wise, all-knowing God of time and eternity.
Daniel 7:9 (God Himself)
Col.1:15-20

God says –
“I’ve got this!”

4. His Eyes – “Blazing Fire” – I AM the Righteous Judge of all the earth, whose
judgment is just because I see all things as they really are, not as they appear to be.
Now look at Revelation 2:18-20

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5. His Feet – “Bronze Glowing” – I AM the all-powerful Judge, who will judge all
creatures (visible and invisible) and trample the wicked under My feet.
Revelation 20:11-15

6. His Voice – “Many Waters” – I AM the One who spoke the world into existence out of
nothing and upholds it by the Word of My power.
Hebrews 11:3, Colossians 1:16-17

7. His Right Hand – “The Stars” – I AM the Good Shepherd who will protect and
provide for My bride, the Church, and protect My messengers (angels) by My great
power and strength.
John 10:25-28

8. His Mouth – “Two-edged Sword” – I AM the Word made flesh who dwelt among you
and explained the Father (full of truth and grace) and it is by My Word that I now
judge you, My people (Hebrews 4:12-13), and by My Word destroy My enemies.
Revelation 19:19-21

9. His Face – “As Sun Shining” – I AM the radiant, brilliant, glorified second Person of
the Godhead, who did not consider it robbery to “veil” My glory for a season on the
earth to purchase people from every tribe, nation, and tongue to spend eternity with
Me forever.
Philippians 2:6-11
John’s Response to Jesus in His Glory:
17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. Then He placed His right
hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive forever and ever! And
I hold the keys of death and Hades.”
Revelation 1:17-18 (NIV)

Life’s Biggest Question:
Since we don’t have to imagine
How will you respond to the living, resurrected Christ who says, “Do not be afraid, I am
alive forever. I hold the keys to death and Hades.”?

What Would it be Like to Meet JESUS today, right now?

Pause to ask His Spirit to come into your heart & mind & take over, if you really want to know HIM.

END OF THIS SERIES

Who is Jesus, Really?
~Man, Myth, or Messiah~
WHO WAS & IS & IS TO COME.
Who & what was He…
Who is He…
Who will He be to you?

In Christ, my Lord & Saviour,
Beetle

For more resources, go to LivingOnTheEdge.org
Copyright © 2011 Chip Ingram and Living on the Edge

Extra:
Dear Jehovah Witness, look at the book of Hebrews

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