2 Matthew 16:13-1513 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
3 Last Sunday morning, we took a look at 7 different identifying characteristics of Jesus.
4 Who Is Jesus? The Christ (Messiah) God in the Flesh Matt. 16:13-17; John 4:25-26; 6:68-69God in the FleshMatt. 1:22-23; I Tim. 3:16; John 1:1, 14Creator of All ThingsJohn 1:2-3; Colossians 1:16-17Worthy of WorshipMatt. 2:1-2, 11; John 9:38; Luke 24:52; Heb. 1:6
5 Who Is Jesus? The Lamb of God Sinless The Risen Savior John 1:29, 35-36; Isaiah 53:7; I Pet. 1:18-19Sinless2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-28The Risen SaviorMatt. 27:6-7; Mark 16:6; I Cor. 15:13-20
7 Who Is Jesus?“Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will declare justice to the Gentiles” (Matt. 12:18).“And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matt. 20:28).Matt. 12:18 (prophecy from Isaiah 42:1-4)
8 Who Is Jesus?“For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves” (Luke 22:27; cf. 22:24-27).“Jesus…rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded” (John 13:3-5; cf. 13:12-17).
9 Who Is Jesus?“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men” (Phil 2:5-7).Also read Philippians 2:1-4Phil. 2:1-4 = have a servant mentality towards your brethren
11 Who Is Jesus?“Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted” (Heb. 2:17-18).
12 Who Is Jesus?“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:15-16).
13 Who Is Jesus?“Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens” (Heb. 7:23-27).Jesus Christ is our Mediator, our Intercessor, our Advocate.
15 Who Is Jesus?Others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is the Prophet, or like one of the prophets” (Mark 6:15).Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world” (John 6:14; cf. v. 15; 7:40).
16 Who Is Jesus?For Moses truly said to the fathers, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.” Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days (Acts 3:22-24; cf. v ).
17 He Is King Over His Kingdom Who Is Jesus?He Is King Over His Kingdom
18 Who Is Jesus?“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end” (Luke 1:32-33; cf. Matt. 2:2).
19 Who Is Jesus?All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them (Matt. 21:4-6).Prophecy from Zechariah 9:9
20 Who Is Jesus?“He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords” (I Timothy 6:15).“These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful” (Revelation 17:14; cf. 15:3; 19:16).
21 Who Is Jesus?Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king” (John 18:36-37).
22 The Kingdom “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:2; 4:17; 10:7“Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power” (Mark 9:1).“And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end” (Luke 1:33; cf. Daniel 2:44-45).
23 The Kingdom – The Church “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matt. 16:18-19).“Preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3; 8:12; 19:8; 20:25; 28:23).Also see Colossians 1:13
25 Who Is Jesus?“And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead” (Acts 10:42).“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom” (2 Timothy 4:1).
26 Who Is Jesus?“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).
27 Who Is Jesus?“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).“Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:8).“He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” (John 12:48).