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‘Jesus’ According to Jesus
I hear a lot of people offering their opinions about Jesus. They have opinions about who he was, what he said, and what he did. They have opinions about why he came, about what his central message was. Some people think Jesus was merely a great teacher, others say he was a prophet, and still others say he was God in the flesh. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even if they are wrong. But sincerely held yet nonetheless wrong opinions have consequences. Christians even consider this a life and death matter. Jesus is an historical person. Jesus is a real person. If someone’s opinion does not reflect the reality of who Jesus really is, then that opinion is worth about as much as my opinion that I am the real king of England. I might persuade a few people to agree with my opinion, but they still wouldn’t let me into Buckingham Palace.
Instead of hearing what everyone else thinks about Jesus, perhaps we should consider what Jesus said about himself. Since we’re living in a world where we now ask people to name their own pronouns and then expect others to use these pronouns, perhaps we should ask Jesus who he is, what he said, and what he did. Perhaps we should ask Jesus who he claims to be, instead of just making something up in our imaginations and applying it retrospectively to Jesus. Then, once we know who Jesus himself claimed to be, we can either accept that or reject it.
In this series of messages, we are going to look at ‘Jesus’ according to Jesus. We’ll focus on the story of Jesus written by John. John was Jesus’ closest follower. He lived alongside Jesus, listening to his words and watching him do amazing things. John’s book, often called a Gospel, gives us an intimate look into Jesus’ life. John recorded what Jesus said about himself. We can now read that historical record and know with confidence what Jesus said about himself. Knowing what Jesus really said about himself helps us respond to Jesus as he really is, not as we might imagine him to be 2000 years later.
But beware! Once you know what Jesus said about himself, you must make a decision, and that decision has consequences – one way or another.
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I Am the Bread of Life
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Some Popular Resources
The Three D’s of Disruption – From the Series “The Church as God’s Agent of Disruption”. 28 June 2020
Philadelphia – An extended prophetic word for City Temple based on Jesus’ letter to the church at Philadelphia in Revelation 3. 16 January 2022
We love new churches. God is reaching out to London by starting new churches.
Preparing for Times of Crisis in Times of Peace – A testimony and talk by Karen Woods discussing how she endured through her husband’s serious illness and hospitalisation. The talk begins at the 42 minute mark.
Turmoil Ahead – A prophetic sermon given just before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, explaining the turmoil that the world would experience in the coming year.
Proclaim the Lord’s Favour. A sermon about the favour of God, especially God’s favour upon City Temple in this season.
Resources for Living
Freedom in Christ Course
A course to help people experience and maintain their freedom in Christ. The battle for our minds, choosing to forgive and breaking strongholds are just a few topics.
Freed to Lead
A course to help Christians lead more effectively in every area of life, including the workplace. Based on the book, Freed to Lead, written by Rod
CAP Money Course
A course to help people develop and maintain a budget while managing their money more effectively. From the ministry Christians against Poverty.
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