Jesus as the cornerstone

A Chosen and Precious Cornerstone – 1 Peter 2:6-8

What is your life built around? What is the cornerstone of the church you are a part of? If the answer is not Jesus, then you are heading in the wrong direction. Align your life, and your relationship with God, around Jesus as the cornerstone. If he is your cornerstone, you have no reason to be ashamed. If he is not, then you are stumbling around in the dark.

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Tearing Down Walls – Ephesians 2:11-22

In Christ it makes no difference whether we are Jew or Gentile. We are all one body in him because of grace. It is by faith in what Jesus did that we come into relationship with God now; not by adherence to the commands and regulations of the law. Because observance of the law as a means to righteousness has been replaced by God’s grace, we are all equally able to stand before God, not because of what I have done, but because of what he did.

The Person of Jesus

The Person of Jesus Christ

Who is Jesus? The orthodox position in Christianity on the person of Jesus is that Jesus is fully God as well as fully human. He was God from eternity past and will be into eternity future. But at his incarnation, he took on human flesh and became like one of us.

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The Only Way – John 14:6

That Jesus is the only way is not popular in our culture and is considered to be too exclusive. There are many ‘other ways’ advertised all around us: other religions or philosophies; being good enough; or even denying that the Father’s house even exists. But Jesus doesn’t say here that he is ‘a way’, but that he is ‘the only way’. All of the other ways will end in disaster for the one who travels them. Follow Jesus along the narrow path that leads to life; all other roads lead to destruction (Matt 7:13-14).

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The Great I AM – John 8:58-59

I have had several people tell me that Jesus never claimed to be God; that claims for his divinity were a later embellishment of the church. But these verses makes clear that Jesus saw himself as God.