Who is this Jesus?

Happy Easter! Before I get into my Easter presentation, let’s remember what Jesus Christ represented: Matthew 1:21-23 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).”

This signified God coming down to be with His people; He would no longer be limited as being God above.

The life of Jesus upended the ideology that God was in some sort of box and could only be approached through a certain specialized manner. If you look at the miracles Jesus did in the book of John (specifically, the ones notated as the Book of Signs), you see that Jesus did things that directly confronted what was customary, legalistic, and expected. He healed in various manners (no recipe) and gave a nod to some Old Testament stories by doing updated versions of those miracles. These were never coincidental.

Christ’s death and resurrection allowed for a transfer of authority so that we could walk with this same kind of authority and be His message bearers (Matthew 28:16-20). We celebrate Easter to remember that Jesus is no longer on the cross or in the tomb. HE IS RISEN and we must live our lives in a way which represents that He is alive in us.

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