The many titles of Jesus: Teacher Rabbi Prophet Lord Redeemer Savior The Christ Son of God
The Christ Annointed one sent by God To save all people from all evil
Jesus of Nazareth Genuine historical figure Palestinian Jew Lived 2000 years ago His existence is verified by historical records Even those who do not recognize him as the Messiah (Jewish people, Muslims, etc), do not deny his historical existence
Historical Jesus Focuses on Jesus as a historical figure Claim his life and message was worth studying. Not concerned with Christ’s divinity or identity as Messiah
In the person of Jesus- God became Incarnate (God took on human nature and became Man)
Christ of Faith Jesus of History was raised from the dead by God and was and is forever the savior of the world.
Jesus of History, Christ of Faith Jesus of History and Christ of faith are NOT two different or distinct people. One and the same person simply understood in different ways
Different focus Jesus of history- focus is on the encounter with Jesus in his earthly ministry and up to and including his death. Christ of Faith- the focus is on the encounter with Christ, especially after the Resurrection; especially as that encounter has been experienced, proclaimed and explained by the early Christians, and the Christian Church.
Sources: Christian Scriptures (also known as the:) The Gospels Acts of the Apostles
How do we learn about Jesus? Homework: Answer the question: How do we know what is said about Jesus is true and not made up? Write a paragraph response in your journal.