‘Jesus is the sweetest name I know’
Well that is true, but what does that name truely represent?
I would like to list some unique highlights of His life and ministry
He revealed the Father.
He unmasked the devil.
He restated very clearly existence after death.
He insisted on final judgement at His return
He taught the resurrection of the dead.
His expression of love was not only in words but in action.
He spoke truth with more authority than Moses.
His exposure of sin was direct
His claims to be the Christ, the Son of God were unmitigated.
He prophesied His death and resurrection.
He predicted the destruction of the temple, just as it happened.
His passion for forgiveness and restoration of the lost was obvious.
The curse of hypocrisy He denounced.
His care for children and other demeaned ones was obvious.
His commission to the apostles was clear – to speak about HIM
I write this because many people young and old have imagined a Jesus of their own liking. Some like ‘gentle Jesus, meek and mild’, other try to copy him as the healer. Other limit Him to being a prophet.
We do well to let all the words of Christ dwell in us richly – Colossians 3