Jon Shea- Jesus: Fact
- John 1:14 (ESV)
- Philippians 2:5 (ESV)
- Philippians 2:6 (ESV)
- Philippians 2:7 (ESV)
- Philippians 2:8 (ESV)
- Philippians 2:9 (ESV)
- Philippians 2:10 (ESV)
- Philippians 2:11 (ESV)
What event had made the biggest impact on all of history?
As centuries pass the evidence is accumulating that measured by his effect on history Jesus is the most influential life ever lived on this planet
I am a historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess that as a historian that this penniless preacher is irrevocably the center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all of history.
Jesus' life is the turning point of all history. Jesus is the fact of history. He is the point.
1) WHO IS JESUS?
Undercover boss analogy
CEO becomes a common employee for a day. They give up their CEO status for one day. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT JESUS DID
Jesus became fully God and fully human.
GOD WAS FOUND IN HUMAN FORM
Good, as Jesus, TRULY lived as a human.
THE ETERNAL GOD LIVED IN THIS WORLD AND WALKED AMONG THIS EARTH. THIS IS HISTORICALLY TRUE. BUT WHY???
2) WHY DOES THE ETERNAL SON COME TO THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TO BE A JEWISH MAN MOVING IN OBSCURITY IN A NATION RULED BY ROMANS? WHY?
President walks into your dorm. But why?
They king of glory came down to die with a purpose, and on a cross. Why did he come to die when he could have done so many other different things?
The answer is our sin.
Our treason and disposition towards God is why he came. The penalty of our sin is death, and we have been paying since the beginning of time. We are born dead to the reality that Good even exists!!! Death is a result of sin. Because of our rebellion we would die eternally in hell, apart from a savior.
There is no satisfaction apart from God in this broken world.
AS HUMANS WE CAN NO MORE FIND A SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEM THAN A DEAD MAN CAN FIND A SOLUTION FOR HIS
Our problem is sin, and the penalty death, and we have no substitute to that problem.
THE ETERNAL SOON HAS COME TO PAY THE DEATH PENALTY FOR US, OUT OF HIS OBEDIENCE.
Jesus lived a life in perfect obedience to God. On the cross he died to pay the penalty for sin, in our place as our substitute. HIS RESURRECTION PROVES HE PAID THE PENALTY FOR SIN, AND HE DEFEATED SIN, SATAN, & DEATH FOR ETERNITY. This is why Jesus is the greatest fact of history. The gospel is the greatest series of events in history.
Jesus has ascended to heaven and his throne. V 9-11.
JESUS REIGNS!! These facts are true. All will bow before Jesus at the end of history!!!
Am I living based on Christ's Euro or continue to ignore God?
Wrestle with the fact of Jesus.
HE IS KING AND LORD. Will I bow now or in hell?
TRUST IN HIS WORK ON THE CROSS AND LET HIM CAPTIVATE ME AND SATISFY THE LONGINGS OF MY HEART.
We know Jesus, but not that well, and in a deeply personal say.
He is not just a set of beliefs but a person.
As our savior he loves us and as king he has claim over every area of my life.
Do I actually know the person of Christ???
Jesus is the point, and the greatest fact in history.
This is something we must all grapple with.
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