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Series: What Kind of Man Was Jesus?

Jesus: Fulfiller of Scripture

Jesus: Fulfiller of Scripture

It all revolves around one man: Jesus Christ. Either he was the greatest person of history, the unique Son of God, or he is nothing at all to us today. What kind of man was he really? We’ll have to take this one topic at a time, starting with this startling claim: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I…

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Jesus: Full of Grace and Truth

Jesus: Full of Grace and Truth

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.–John 1:14 Jesus–referred to here as “the Word”–came with glory reflecting his Father in heaven. Part of that reflection was in the grace and truth he expressed. Henry Cloud (previously referenced here) was the one who showed me how these work together, through his book Changes That Heal. There is a productive,…

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Jesus: Who Was He, Really?

Jesus: Who Was He, Really?

There sure are a lot of versions of Jesus out there. Can we know the real Jesus? How? It’s almost embarrassing–yet not the least bit surprising–how many different views of him the world offers. Dallas Willard writes in Divine Conspiracy of one such opinion (p. 134), Far too often [Jesus] is regarded as hardly conscious. He is looked on as a mere icon, a wraithlike semblance of a man, fit for the role of sacrificial lamb or alienated social critic,…

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Awesome Christ

Awesome Christ

I gave this 30 minute talk at Colonial Harbor in York County, Virginia on June 15, 2008. The point is simple: Jesus Christ is the most awesome person of history. To be specific: people in all times since he walked this earth have had to deal with him. Many have tried to mold him into an image that fit their desires, or felt comfortable to them. He has always been uniquely who he has been, however. Never, no matter what…

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