Who do you say jesus is essay

As I said earlier, this final question is one that we all must answer individually, because becoming a Christian is a personal experience. In Romans 10:9-10 Paul put it this way: “ If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. ” And we must carefully consider how we will reply because this is the ultimate question of life. How we answer determines so much: our relationship to God, our capacity to experience real, abundant life, our character and our conduct, our capacity to truly love, our courage in the face of death, not to mention where we will spend eternity.

There is another biblical text I would like to share. It is taken from St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians,  "Brothers and sisters: As God is faithful, our word to you is not "yes" and "no." For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, Silvanus and Timothy and me, was not "yes" and "no, " but "yes" has been in him."
 
"For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him; therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory. But the one who gives us security with you in Christ and who anointed us is God; he has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment" (2 Corinthians 1:18-22)

"For by grace are ye saved through faith", saving grace of God is the expression of His goodness toward the undeserving. Grace means unmerited favor, and can be expressed by the acrostic " G od's R iches A t C hrist's E xpense". This grace is the basis of our salvation (Eph 1:7). In salvation, men who deserve hell obtain heaven. This cannot be explained apart from God's grace. Every conversion in Scripture is an example of God's grace. When Paul (Saul), met the Lord on the Damascus Road, Paul was a persecutor of the church. Yet God made him one of the church's chief preachers. We need to remember that we are saved, given the Holy Spirit, and allowed to serve God, by His grace.

Recently I have been blessed and reminded by my friend Mary Theiseen-Nation in her summary of missiologist David Bosch when it comes to answering the question – Who do you say that I am? David Bosch’s deduces that our mission in this life will be faithful to our foundation in Jesus only if we live and proclaim “the incarnate, crucified, resurrected, ascended Christ, present among us in the Spirit and taking us into his future as ‘captives in his triumphal procession’ (2 Cor 5:14, NEB)” (Bosch 1991a:518). Bosch continues: Each of these impinges on all the others. Unless we hold onto this, we will communicate to the world a truncated gospel.” Like my friend I’ve been captivated by this list and find myself now testing which of the acts or scenes in the larger story of Jesus are directing me and which are being omitted when I tell the story or discern the direction for my life and our congregation and the various ministries we are blessed to be part of. I will speak more specifically in the coming weeks – birth/life, death, resurrection, ascension and return – prayerfully enabling me, enabling you, enabling our community to see the full face of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen?

Who do you say jesus is essay

who do you say jesus is essay

Recently I have been blessed and reminded by my friend Mary Theiseen-Nation in her summary of missiologist David Bosch when it comes to answering the question – Who do you say that I am? David Bosch’s deduces that our mission in this life will be faithful to our foundation in Jesus only if we live and proclaim “the incarnate, crucified, resurrected, ascended Christ, present among us in the Spirit and taking us into his future as ‘captives in his triumphal procession’ (2 Cor 5:14, NEB)” (Bosch 1991a:518). Bosch continues: Each of these impinges on all the others. Unless we hold onto this, we will communicate to the world a truncated gospel.” Like my friend I’ve been captivated by this list and find myself now testing which of the acts or scenes in the larger story of Jesus are directing me and which are being omitted when I tell the story or discern the direction for my life and our congregation and the various ministries we are blessed to be part of. I will speak more specifically in the coming weeks – birth/life, death, resurrection, ascension and return – prayerfully enabling me, enabling you, enabling our community to see the full face of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen?

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