Explore God: How Is Jesus Different Than Any Other Religious Leader? – October 16, 2015

John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

1 Peter 2:22, He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.

Last Sunday, I delivered a message entitled “Is Jesus Really God?” Jesus was certainly a wise man and a great moral teacher, but He was also way more. He was and is the only human who perfectly showed God’s love for the world (John 3:16). We probably all know people who are gifted in wisdom and character and as such deserve our respect, but Jesus went way beyond that. The Bible says, “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth” (1 Peter 2:22). Not only was He sinless and perfect, Jesus stands out among every other person who has ever lived because He was born of a virgin, performed many miracles and healed the sick. However, the greatest demonstration of Jesus’ deity was the resurrection. Jesus did what He said He was going to do.

Why the resurrection? To demonstrate God’s love for the world. Listen to these words of Jesus from John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Join me this Sunday as I preach another Explore God question, “Is The Bible Reliable?”

Think about it…and have a blessed weekend!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D