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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)

Joel Jupp
About Joel Jupp
Joel Jupp teaches for Moody Bible Institute and Aurora University, and he directs worship music at Lombard Christian Reformed Church. He studied at Taylor University (BA), Ball State University (MA), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div), and Asbury Theological School (D.Min, in progress).