If Jesus Came Today
Would You Believe?
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How Would You React to Jesus?
Jesus found John at the Jordan River and asked John to baptize him. People who were there claimed that John said that Jesus was the Son of God! Blasphemy! Everyone knew there was only one God! You were shocked and appalled at such a claim. What had happened to that nice young boy you knew?
The next three years passed so fast! Jesus began to preach to crowds of people all over the country. One day he was in Nazareth and the next day or so found him in Samaria. Word trickled back to Jesus hometown and you, his neighbor, wondered how such things could be possible. Jesus had been so ordinary when he was growing up next door! Now people said he healed sick people. Even the blind were given back their sight! How could this be possible? People began to worship Jesus and others were shocked! Then the priests turned against Jesus and brought him to trial. He was beaten unmercifully and killed on the cross!
Then Jesus came back to life. He was seen by so many people. You wanted to see for yourself so you joined the crowd who followed Jesus to the Mount of Olives. He was alive! He was speaking to the crowd. How could this be possible? You watched with everyone else as Jesus slowly rose into the clouds and disappeared. Five hundred people stood on the Mount of Olives that day! Five hundred people heard Jesus command them to go back to the Upper Room and wait for the promise of the father to come.
You walked back home while some rushed to Jerusalem and the upper room. What had happened? Could Jesus really be the son of God? Really?
No More Shame
No one spoke of the shame any more. Mary was a respectable housewife who raised her children in the admonition of the Lord. Joseph was the head of the house and his children, including Jesus, were taught the commandments of the Torah. He was a mischievous boy like his brothers. He worked hard and learned to be a carpenter like his father.
The years passed and you watched your neighbor grow into manhood with a love for the Law of Moses. He was a happy young man. Then something happened on his thirtieth birthday. Jesus sought out his cousin John who was something of a wild man. John lived in the wilderness and preached that the messiah was coming at last. He was provocative and controversial. No one knew what to make of him.
The Baptism of Jesus Christ
The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry
What would be your reaction if you heard about a man who could raise the dead, heal the sick with a word, or cast out devils with only a word? Would you be skeptical when this man gave you to understand that he was God? Would you believe?
Imagine your reaction if you had lived in Galilee or Nazareth when Jesus began his ministry... Perhaps you lived next door to Joseph and Mary with Jesus and his brothers growing up like all children. Everyone in the village knew the story of how Mary had been with child before the birth of her son Jesus. Joseph had taken Mary to be his wife in spite of her shame. Joseph gave Mary the protection of his name even though she had betrayed her betrothal vows.
The Birth of Christianity
The coming of Jesus Christ was prophesied in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah 7: 13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Isaiah 9: 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The events that brought about Christianity were amazing. Would you believe if you knew Jesus personally? Would you accept him as God? Thomas was one of Jesus’ disciples who refused to believe without seeing the scars in his hands and feet. It is very easy to condemn Thomas for his unbelief. But would you be as doubtful? Jesus blessed those who believed without seeing the scars.
John 20: 29 NLT Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost Acts 2
2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Have You Received The Holy Ghost Since You Believed?
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Location of Jesus MInistry In Ancient Israel
Place of the birth of Jesus Christ
The Sea of Galilee is the location of many of Jesus Christ teachings and miracles. Here is where he and Simon Peter walked on the water during a storm
Jesus hometown where he grew up.
Revered as the location of the first miracle of Jesus Christ's ministry. The Wedding of Cana where he turned the water into wine.
The Church of Gethsemane is a shrine in Jerusalem where Jesus prayed in the garden on the night he was arrested and tried by the Sanhedrin and Romans.
Was Jesus Christ God in The Flesh?
Scripture Source Timeline for Birth of Christianity
- Birth of John the Baptist Foretold: Luke 1: 5-25
- Announcement of the birth of Jesus Christ to Mary: Luke 1: 26-38
- The birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem: Luke 2: 1-20
- The Visit of the Magi Matthew 2
- Jesus first miracle, turned water into wine: John 2: 1-11
- Baptism of Jesus: Matthew 3: 13-17
- The Last Supper Matthew 26: 17-30
- The trial Mark 14:61, John 18:28, John 19: 16
- The Crucifixion John 19
- The Resurrection Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John
- The Great Commission Matthew 28: 16-20
- Coming of the Holy Spirit Acts 1-2
- Saul's Conversion Acts 9
- Peter takes the Gospel to Cornelius Acts 10
What About Faith?
Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
2 Corinthians 5: 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
Mark 16: 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons;they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
Belief in Jesus Christ Requires Faith
Every believer today has taken the story of Jesus Christ on faith. No one alive can testify about what actually happened during these events. Because we have no personal experience. I wonder what people would believe if this exact sequence of events were played out before us today. Would you believe that Jesus is God? Technology places the world in our living rooms. We are skeptical and doubtful. We understand that things can be made to seem real that are not.
I am a believer. I have no doubts. And yet, I wonder about those long ago witnesses who had to accept the reality that the God of heaven was walking among them. It must have been mind boggling and overwhelming. It definitely was humbling. I wonder what choice would I have made if I had been standing in the crowd on that long ago day. I hope it would have been the right one.
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