The March – April 2014 issue of the Bible Advocate is now available.
Jesus was the victim of mistaken identity — an honest mistake made with good intentions. The guilty were people of Jesus’ day, most of whom thought God’s Messiah would live differently than Jesus did. The Messiah was “supposed” to come as king and destroy all His/their enemies, but Jesus told them to pay taxes and get along with others. They didn’t accept Jesus because He didn’t fit the identity they had made for Him. Read More
“Who do you say that I am?”
Jesus’ question rings down through history, confronting each of us. As we reflect on who Jesus is, we should go to the source and see what He said about Himself. In John’s Gospel, Jesus describes Himself at every turn with statements beginning with the powerful words “I am.” With these words Jesus reveals His origin and destiny, His role, and His identity in relation to the Father.
So who does Jesus say He is? Read More