Summary: Jesus is Lord, Savior, and God.
Who Is Jesus to You?
May 29, 2016 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Jesus is Lord, Savior, and God.
Focus Passage: Matthew 16:13-16
Introduction: I am known by different people in different ways. To my daughters; Daddy. To my wife; honey. To my mother; Ricky Boy. To my church; Brother Rick or Pastor Rick. To some of the children; Pasture Rick, which happens to be my favorite. Some people know me as kind and generous. Others know me as cold and distant. Still others, who really know me, know my sense of humor, my likes and dislikes, and my political leanings. When I ask my deacons, what are people saying about me, it’s a mixed bag with what I might hear. But, I want to know what people think of me. Sometimes for curiosity; other times for self reflection. Different people might know Jesus different ways, too.
I. The Man Upstairs
a. No personal relationship
b. Someone who watches over and makes arbitrary decisions concerning you
c. Kind of like the Wizard of Oz
II. Santa Claus
a. Not really ever met him
b. Just there to bring you what you want
c. Only comes at certain times of the year
Application/Invitation: Know Jesus as Lord and Savior!!! Be saved today!
ADVOCATE: (1 John 2:1) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH: (Hebrews 12:2) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
BREAD OF LIFE: (John 6:32) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
CAPTAIN OF SALVATION: (Hebrews 2:10) For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
CHIEF SHEPHERD: (1 Peter 5:4) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
CORNERSTONE: (Psalm 118:22) The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
COUNSELLOR: (Isaiah 9:6) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
DELIVERER: (Romans 11:26) And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
DESIRE OF THE NATIONS: (Haggai 2:7) And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
EVERLASTING FATHER: (Isaiah 9:6) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.