Notes - Who is Jesus?

Foundational Conversation about Jesus

Who is Jesus to you?

Jesus Christ defined from Wikipedia

Jesus (IPA: /ˈdʒiːzəs/) is a masculine given name derived from the name Iēsous (Greek: Ἰησοῦς), the Greek form of the Hebrew name Yeshua (Hebrew: ישוע‎). As its roots lie in the name Yeshua, it is etymologically related to another biblical name, Joshua.

Yeshua in Hebrew is a verbal derivative from "to rescue", "to deliver".

The name Yehoshua has the form of a compound of "Yeho-" and "shua": Yeho- יְהוֹ is another form of יָהו Yahu, a theophoric element standing for the name of God יהוה (the Tetragrammaton YHWH, sometimes transcribed into English as Yahweh), and שׁוּעַ shua‘ is a noun meaning "a cry for help", "a saving cry",[11][12][13] that is to say, a shout given when in need of rescue.

The name Yeshua is a shortened version of the name Yehoshua or Joshua and is the literal Hebrew word for Salvation.


Christ comes from Χριστός (Christos), meaning "anointed one". In the Greek Septuagint, christos was used to translate the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Mašíaḥ, messiah), meaning "[one who is] anointed"…


Jesus: Savior, Rescuer (a cry to God “Yahweh” for help).

Christ: Anointed one, Messiah


‘Four Core Beliefs’ of the Assemblies of God: Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing and the Second Coming of Christ.” Ag.org

The four squares of our logo represent the four scriptural roles of Jesus as Savior, Baptizer With the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King. Foursquare.org

Jesus is our anointed Savior because He is fully God and fully man.

From the 16 Fundamental Statements of Truth: 2. The one True God- The Lord Jesus Christ, God With Us

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AS TO HIS DIVINE AND ETERNAL NATURE, IS THE PROPER AND ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, BUT AS TO HIS HUMAN NATURE, HE IS THE PROPER SON OF MAN. HE IS, THEREFORE, ACKNOWLEDGED TO BE BOTH GOD AND MAN; WHO BECAUSE HE IS GOD AND MAN, IS “EMMANUEL,” GOD WITH US.


Matthew 1:23 NLT “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel,[j] which means ‘God is with us.’”;

Daniel 7:13—14 NLT 13 As my vision continued that night, I saw someone like a son of man[d] coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, honor, and sovereignty over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language would obey him. His rule is eternal—it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed.

Luke 19:10 NLT 10 For the Son of Man[a] came to seek and save those who are lost.

Mark 14:61-62 NLT 61 But Jesus was silent and made no reply. Then the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 Jesus said, “I am.[i] (Or The ‘I am’ is here; or I am the Lord. See Exod 3:14.) And you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand[j] and coming on the clouds of heaven.[k]

Revelation 1:13-17 NLT 13 And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man.[h] He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. 16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance. 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.[i]).

Holy Angels don’t accept worship

  • Revelation 19:10 NLT 10 Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters[c] who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.[d]

Christians don’t accept worship.

Acts 10:25-26 NLT As Peter entered his home, Cornelius fell at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter pulled him up and said, “Stand up! I’m a human being just like you!”

Acts 14:13-15 NLT 13 Now the temple of Zeus was located just outside the town. So the priest of the temple and the crowd brought bulls and wreaths of flowers to the town gates, and they prepared to offer sacrifices to the apostles.

14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard what was happening, they tore their clothing in dismay and ran out among the people, shouting, 15 “Friends,[b] why are you doing this? We are merely human beings—just like you! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.

Jesus accepts worship.

Matthew 2:11a NLT 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

Matthew 14:32 NLT 32 When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.  

John 9:35-38 NLT 35 When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?[c]” 36 The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.” 37 “You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!” 38 “Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus.

Matthew 28:17-20 NLT 16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[b] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:                     

a. His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35).                                        

b. His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22).                                         

c. His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38).                                                                     

d. His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).   

e. His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor. 15:4).      

f. His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11;    Hebrews 1:3).


Baptizer Jesus sends us His Holy Spirit John 16:5-15; John 20:22, Romans 8:5-17

12. Divine Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers

(Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).

13. The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52).

14. The Millennial Reign of Christ

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27,30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).

This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37:21,22; Zephaniah 3:19,20; Romans 11:26,27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11:6- 9; Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4).

Jesus is the only true way to relationship with God, and new spiritual life.

John 14:6 NLT 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

1 John 4:9-16a NLT 9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love- not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. 12 No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. 13 And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. 14 Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. 16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.

Romans 10:9-10,13 NLT If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.  13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[g]

Do I have eternal life? (spiritual life that will last forever with God?)



Do I believe that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world, and raised Him from the dead?

Do I declare that Jesus is the Son of God?

Do I call Him “Lord”?

Have I called on Jesus and asked Him to save me and to take away my sin? 

Is God’s Spirit living in me, and am I living in Him?

How do I show love to others?

Daily, how am I trusting in God’s love?

Who is Jesus to me?