When someone mentions Jesus, what comes to mind? Religious revolutionary? Social justice warrior? Ethical teacher? Failed Zionist leader? Founder of a yet another world religion? Who is this Jesus? For many it is a caricature, influenced by pictures you have seen or by clichés which permeate our cultural ideas of “the historical Jesus.” Or perhaps you remember him from a collection of anecdotes or parables you heard as a child in some Sunday School.
Who is Jesus? Our nativity scenes portray only Jesus’ humanity. But in the OT Jesus is called ‘Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Think you know who Jesus is? Listen as we examine Isaiah 9:1-7 and uncover Jesus full identity as “the only Redeemer of God’s elect… who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continues to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, forever.”