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What We Believe: Jesus Christ

January 22, 2017 Speaker: Fred Greco Series: What We Believe

Topic: AM Service Passage: Colossians 1:15–17, Romans 1:1–4

WhatWeBelieve3It should be no surprise that at the center of what Christians believe is Jesus Christ. Approximately 60% of the Apostles’ Creed is dedicated to a description of Jesus and His work. Who Jesus is, how He was born, how He died and rose again – all of these things are at the core of the Christian faith. Christians know that the world has always been willing to say good things about Jesus: for example, that He was a good teacher, that He stood for the downtrodden, and that talked about love. But the Bible tells us much more. To truly believe in Jesus, we must confess that He is fully God, the Creator of all things. He is not like the angels or people. Jesus is God Himself who became man to gather for Himself a people. He lived and died to redeem those who believe in Him. The capstone of all that He said and did, therefore, is His resurrection. It was by that resurrection that Jesus was declared the Son of God with power! There is none like Jesus. To be a Christian means we confess “What We Believe: Jesus Christ” (Colossians 1:15-17; Romans 1:1-4).

“Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God.” - 63% of evangelicals agree

I. Jesus is Fully God
A. He is the Very Image of God
B. He is the Creator of All Things

II. Jesus is the Lord of His Church
A. He Became Man to Gather a People
B. He is Preeminent

III. Jesus is the Resurrected Lord
A. His Resurrection Declares Who He Is
B. His Resurrection Accomplishes His Mission

Questions for consideration: (1) Why do you think so many people want to acknowledge Jesus, as long as He is not God? (2) Why does Jesus have a special relationship with the Church? What is your relationship with Jesus? (3) How does the resurrection affect your faith? What does the resurrection tell you about Jesus daily ministry to you?

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