And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ (Mk. 8:29 KJV). There is a reason why the word Christianity begins with Christ. Christianity is Christ living in humanity. It is centered on Christ. It starts with and is maintained by
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth (Isa. 53:7 KJV) Jesus was charged with crimes He did not commit, and He remained silent before His
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me…. (Gal. 2:20 KJV) The mystery of Christ and His Church is summed up in the words of Galatians 2:20 above. The Apostle Paul says he has been crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus (Heb. 3:1 KJV) The scripture above calls Jesus the Apostle of our profession or confession. The word “Apostle” in this verse is used in the generic meaning of the word, apparently not in the sense of
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (Jn. 11:25 KJV) Jesus made the astonishing statement above to Martha, that “I am the resurrection, and the life.” Martha’s brother Lazarus had died four days earlier and had been buried.
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am (Jn. 8:58 KJV) When Jesus made the statement above in the audience of the jews, the Bible says “Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief (Isa. 53:3 KJV) Isaiah 53 gives us a prophetic picture of the sufferings and pains that the Savior had to bear for our salvation. He is aptly described as a Man of sorrows. He did not only experience sorrow but
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (Col. 1:15 KJV) Christ Jesus is the image of the Invisible God. The word “image” here is not used in the same way as in Genesis 1:26 where the Lord tells us that man was created in the image of God. Jesus,