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Friday, December 13, 2013
P8/11 Discovering the Identity of Jesus - Summarizing Jesus' Identity in the Four Gospels
Matthew 16:15 "He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Note to the reader: These next several posts are designed to present a cultural, historical and theological study of Jesus Christ and the facts behind the crucifixion. In yesterday's post we considered John's Gospel identity of Jesus as - "The Son of God who came to be Savior". I have chosen to present this material partly in response to the History Channel's recent series: "Bible Secrets Revealed" and partly to give the readers of this blog a chance to see what the Four Gospels truly say about Jesus Christ.
This particular series of blogs are more concerned with explaining the contents and validity of the four Gospel accounts.
In today's post we will finish up part two of this blog series by summarizing the identity of Jesus Christ that we have gleaned from our consideration of the four Gospels. My prayer is that through this series you are getting to know Jesus better.
PART TWO: CONCERNING THE RECORDS OF JESUS’ LIFE AS A MEANS OF TYING TOGETHER THE OLD TESTAMENT RECORD
Five: Summarizing the Picture of Jesus in the Gospels
particular pictures of Jesus emerge: King (Matthew); Source of life or The
Servant (Mark); Judge of all time or Son of Man (Luke); and having the
nature of God or Son of God (John)
four pictures are combined with five others that run throughout the
gospels (reconciler, sacrifice for sin, deliverer mediator and LORD
(Jehovah) or Source of life.
Gospels trace out the rich patterns of God’s plan of salvation in the
With the idea of the death of
Jesus fitting both theologically and thematically into the Old Testament
framework, we will be able to turn to the Third and final part of this study entitled: Historical implications, reasons and evidences for Christ's accomplished work of salvation. More tomorrow...