Summary: We need to get our minds off of sharing gossip, recipes, and social sagas and get them on sharing Jesus.
WHO IS JESUS
One of the saddest things happening in this country today has to do with churches.
Today church houses are more of a social club than a place where God’s people gather together to repent, fellowship, praise, and worship Him.
You hear people all of the time talking about what’s going on and who’s who down at the church.
Who’s talking to who, who’s wearing what, who’s buying what, who’s going where, and who own whatever.
We need to get our minds off of sharing gossip, recipes, and social sagas and get them on sharing Jesus.
You’ve seen the cartoon where the mother or daddy sends the little boy after something and he’ll do everything and go all the way around the world before he gets back. I get the feeling that God may see our lives being conducted like that sometimes.
Well all of that is funny in the comic strips and children do that a lot. But my friends this is real life here. Real human people, human souls, real short time that’s running out. The Lord Jesus Christ is coming back shortly and we need to be busy about sharing Jesus.
You and I both have family, friends, and neighbors that are lost and on their way to Hell. People we work with, go to school with, play with, people that sit beside us on the church pews. People need Jesus. We, God’s people, need to be busy about sharing Jesus.
God has never commissioned the lost world to come in here to the church. He’s commissioned the church to go out there to the lost world.
A while back I was in a class at the Golden Triangle Baptist Missions office. We had a Brother Atkins there that night. Bro. Atkins was at that time the head of evangelism over the state of MS. He came up from the Baptist building in Jackson to talk with us that night. He threw out some statistics to us that night. One stat. he threw out was quick to catch my attention.
Did you know that in the state of MS alone there are 1,180,000 known, confessed lost people. That means that out of the next 100 people you come in contact with 50 of them are going to Hell. If you go over to Wal-Mart and pick out 10 people 5 of them will be lost and on their way to Hell.
Lost people go to a devil’s Hell. Hell where the fire and brimstone is not quenched. The worm dieth not. Hell that is forever and ever eternal. To Hell, a place where God is not. Eternal separation from God.
"Go ye therefore and teach all nations." Let’s get busy about sharing Jesus.
Now let’s take a look at who Jesus is. If we’re gonna be talking about Him and sharing with people we know and love it’s a good idea to know who this Jesus is.
Who is Jesus?
1. He’s the son. Matt.1:23,24.
Jesus is the son of man. He is also the son of God. He is 100% God and 100% man. Don’t ever forget that. Don’t ever doubt that.
He’s the son of mankind. Specifically the son of a virgin who gave birth to Him, by the name of Mary. He had a Heavenly Father, God Almighty. He had an Earthly mother, Mary. He’s 100% God and He’s 100% man.
You’ll notice that every time that Jesus refers to Himself He refers to Himself as the Son of Man. He made no bones about telling the people that He and God the Father are one. But He referred to Himself as "The Son of Man". I believe to show humility. Jesus was a humble man. He’s the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace and He was humble.
He came into this world by the humblest of means. Born a little baby in a mule barn. He went through the same process of growing as a child. He walked to and fro upon the earth. He hungered and thirsted. He cried. He bled just like you and I do. He could walk down a gravel road and get a stone bruise just like you and I do.
He’s 100% man.
He’s also the Son of God. A part of God Himself. The Bible tells us that Jesus is God. God Himself took on human flesh to walk the face of this earth, to teach, and fellowship with His most precious creation.
Matt. 3: 16, 17. God announced this to the world Himself. This is My son and I am very pleased.
2. Not only is He the Son of man and the Son of God. He’s also the Savior.
What does that mean? The Savior. Webster defines the word savior with two definitions. 1. rescuer. 2. Christ.