Posted by: AJ the Irish Lass | June 18, 2007

But Who is He, Really? A Scriptural Nugget for Palm Sunday

Who is Jesus, Really? What Are We to Do with Him?

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Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (KJV)

There is always a lot of talk about the “historical Jesus” or the ‘real Jesus”, Jesus as a great spiritual leader, and, in some New Age circles, Jesus as an “ascended master”. With many different opinions about who Jesus is, how is the best way to present the Jesus of the Bible to those who have not come to know him?

If I could sum up who Jesus is in a short paragraph, I would use the example found in Philippians 2:5-11 What does this say about Jesus? He was, and is, truly God, in a blending of the divine and human. He emptied himself, and in doing so, became one of us.

Jesus knew what lay ahead. Yet, he chose to continue on a path that would lead to a way of redemption for all of us.

He chose to continue on to Jerusalem, to the cross,-for us. To quote St. Augustine, “He loves every one of us as if there were only one of us”. Amen.


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