Getting to Know Jesus: Would We Have Believed Jesus Was God?

We have been transported back in time to 1st century Palestine. We’ve found Jesus by following the crowds who are inexplicably drawn to Him. We’ve seen Him show compassion to the masses and drive out demons from the demon-possessed. We’ve heard some of His teachings, and we’ve observed some of His miracles. We know that He is a great teacher,

The Beatitudes: Happy are the Sad

Last time we talked about the pursuit of true happiness and discovered that the blueprint for happiness set out by Jesus in the Beatitudes is very different than the world’s. According to Jesus, to find true happiness, we must forget what the world tells us and instead look to Him. We learned that the first step to finding true happiness

Getting to Know Jesus: What Would You Have Noticed About Jesus?

If we had the opportunity to go back to 1st century Palestine and observe Jesus, what would we notice about Him? How would we describe Him? Would we believe He is the Messiah? How about God? In his book, the Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey poses this general question: “What Would I Have Noticed?” Maybe we can’t go back

Getting To Know Jesus: Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness

Once a beautiful angel, Satan reveled in the glory of Heaven until one day he succumbed to His desire to be like God. Because of his prideful desire, God cast Satan out of Heaven. To retaliate against God, Satan continues today to try to defeat God by defeating God’s children; first Adam, then Jesus, and now us.  Over the years

Getting to Know Jesus: The Great High Priest

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet

Getting To Know Jesus: How to Overcome Temptation

Temptation. Each of us faces it every day in one way or another. Even Jesus was not immune to temptation. Satan threw everything he had at Jesus, attempting to get Him to betray the Father, yet Jesus was able to overcome this temptation. But how did He do it? By getting to know Jesus and studying how He responded to

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