Jesus’ Identity – Tue – 23-04-04

The jury in a trial hears witnesses testify about the facts of a case. The jury must judge whether the witnesses are credible or not. Having served on a jury, I can tell you the credibility and possible incentives for the witnesses are important to consider.

So, when we come to claims about who Jesus is, who should we believe? Many declare Jesus to be the Son of God. Others say he was only a good rabbi. Who do you believe? Today, let’s consider the witness of God himself about who Jesus is. Matthew 3:13-17 records these words, ‘Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”’ (NIV 1984)

This voice from heaven was heard by several and mentioned in all of the gospels. God bore direct testimony about the identity of Jesus. He is the Son of God.

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