Why Jesus?

What makes Jesus unique from all other teachers or prophets?  According to Mark, John, Paul, and the author of Hebrews, here is a brief list to start:

  • He created the world, preexistent before creation. (John 1:1-14; Colossians 1:15-19)
  • He lived a sinless life, fulfilling every obligation of the Law. (Hebrews 4:14-15)
  • He suffered for sinners, taking holy wrath upon Himself. (Romans 5:9)
  • He made peace with God, mediating between God and man. (Romans 5:1)
  • He rose from the dead, defeating both evil and death (Mark 16:1-13; John 20:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:57)
  • He reigns with absolute authority, interceding as our eternal high priest. (Romans 8:34)
  • He indwells the hearts of His people, comforting and assuring them. ¬†(Galatians 2:20; 2 Corinthians 13:5)
  • He will come again, welcoming His people into His presence for eternity. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
  • He is God, who alone fulfilled all of God’s promises. (John 1:1-18; 2 Corinthians 1:20)