Magician, Maniac or Master?
1. Did Jesus act
Mark 2:5 "When Jesus
faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
b. Perfect and
1 Peter 2:22 "He
no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
c. Raised the dead
John 11:43-44 "When he
said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" The dead
man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen,".
d. Healed many
Mark 1:34 "...
healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons,
he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was."
Mark 4:41 "They were
and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey
2. Did Jesus say
was like God?
a. Jesus called
Father, making himself equal to God.
John 5:18 "but he was
calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God."
b. He claimed
John 10:30 " I and the
* To know Jesus
was to know
John 8:19 "Then they
him, "Where is your father?"
"You do not know
or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father
* To see Jesus
was to see
John 12:45 "When he
at me, he sees the one who sent me. (John 14:9)
* To believe in
to believe in God
John 12:44 " Then
out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in
the one who sent me.
* To receive
Jesus was to
Mark 9:37 "Whoever
one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever
me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."
* To reject
Jesus was to
John 15:23 "He who
hates my Father as well."
* To honour
Jesus was to
John 5:23 " that all
the Son just as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son
does not honour the Father, who sent him."
c. Titles of
exclusively for God.
John 8:58 "I
the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"linked to
3. Did others
Jesus was God?
a. Old Testament
Everlasting father, Prince of Peace " Isaiah 9:6
b. John "was with
was God" (John 1:1,14)
c. Thomas "My Lord and
God" (John 20:28)
d. Paul "In him the
of God dwells bodily" (Colossians 2:9)
Summary of What
No one could prove
was mad or a fraud or provide any evidence against His miracles. This
despite enormous opposition. His followers believed He was God and
fulfilled the Scriptures from the Old Testament that referred to Him.
the followers of Jesus used many Scriptures that the Old Testament used
about God to refer to Jesus.
the death and resurrection of Jesus include
1. Jesus was
buried in the
2. Jesus only
the cross and came alive in the tomb and then escaped.
3. The body of
stolen by the disciples of Jesus.
4. The body was
by the Jewish or Roman authorities.
5. Jesus came back
as a ghost.
6. The disciples
guarded the tomb of Jesus to make sure the body was not stolen. (1, 3,
to the tomb on the Sunday morning to prepare the body of Jesus for
(1, 3, 4)
for Jesus was dug out of rock especially for a Jewish leader named
- who personally put the body of Jesus there. (1)
when they ran to the tomb found his grave clothes and the stone rolled
away. (1, 3)
was on the cross a spear was put into His side and out flowed blood and
water that can only flow out when a person is dead. (2)
the tomb would be too heavy for a normal man to move. (2)
7. If the
left their post or fell asleep on duty the penalty was death. (2, 3)
8. Of the
disciples all except John (who died in prison) and Judas (who committed
suicide) were killed for being Christians. (3, 6)
9. The soldiers
the tomb would have been on full alert. If the disciples did
the body, you would expect that some disciples would die in
the raid or be arrested later for attacking Roman soldiers
or grave robbing. (3, 6)
had nothing to gain from hiding the body of Jesus. (4)
11. The soldiers
Jesus on the cross to see whether he was dead. (2)
12. Jesus was
hundreds of people after he rose. (5, 6)
with his disciples after He rose to life. (5, 6)
14. Thomas put
into the wounds of Jesus. (5, 6)
for their belief that Jesus rose. (5, 6)
Jesus shared the
with his disciples.
Jesus was arrested and
to Annas the ex-High Priest and Caiaphas the current High Priest and
for saying that He was the Son of God.
Jesus tried before
on charges of saying He was a King. (Treason)
Jesus sent to be tried
Herod who controlled Galilee that was the home town of Jesus.
Pilate whips Jesus but
gives in to the Jews and orders His death.
9am Jesus nailed to a
3 pm Jesus dies.
* Buried in a tomb
Jesus came to life
Jesus appears often
next six weeks and mainly on Sundays.
* Matthew 28, Mark 16,
John 20-21, Acts 1:6-11 and 1 Corinthians 15:5-8.
* Women at the
at Galilee, Mary Magdalene, two disciples walking to Emmaus, 11
two disciples in the country, disciples, disciples, Thomas and the
disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, the Ascension, Peter, to the 12, to
WHAT WE HAVE
The evidence points
fact that Jesus genuinely died on the cross, was buried and then rose
from the dead. This was verified by many eyewitnesses, on many