Who Art Thou ?
The Message - " Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. " Matthew
The Means - " ... preached the baptism of repentance unto the remission of
sins. " Mark 1:4
The Messenger - " the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias in the
wilderness. " Luke 3:2
The Men - " the Jews sent unto Him from Jerusalem priests and Levites. "
The Messiah - " Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee & was baptized of John
in the Jordan. " Mark 1:9
The Meaning - John 1:23, 29
Preparation - "Make straight the Way of the Lord. " 1:23
Provision - " Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.
The Main Question - Who Art Thou ?
John - A Voice Crying in The Wilderness
Jesus - A Victor Carrying Away our Sins
Jews & Gentiles - The Vanquished Caring Not about The Christ
Jesus People - The Victorious Calling Upon The name of the Lord.
I. Who Art Thou, John ? - 1:19-25
John - 19
Not the Messiah - 20
Not Elijah - 21 a
Not The Prophet - 21 b
The Voice - 22
Authorized Version of what they had been expecting - 23-25
II. Who Art Thou, Jesus ? - 26-51
Unknown To Those of Closed Minds and Hard Hearts - 26
Unequalled ( Greater than John who was greater than all other prophets) - 27
Unblemished - 29 ( The Lamb of God )
Perfect sacrifice for our sins
Uncommon - 30 ( Preexistent one )
In the realm of the flesh John was older but Jesus was with the Father in
Unveiled - 31
Manifested to Israel through John's special ministry.
Unctioned - 32
Spirit remained with Him
Unctioneer - 33
Baptizer in the Holy Spirit
Unique - 34 The Son of God
Physically - Born of a Virgin Shows us how to endure and enjoy life.
Spiritually - Only Begotten of the Father giving His sinless self to give us
Teacher of righteousness & godliness
Messiah - 41 The Christ
Confession of believers - I believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the
My only creed - No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible.
Fulfillment of The Ages - 45a
Him of Whom Moses and the Prophets wrote.
Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Joseph - 45b
Real Flesh - real human being
Not seemed to be flesh but was flesh.
Knower of hearts - 47,48
He Knows you
He sees you
He knows what you are about.
King of Israel - 1:49
The Lord of Life - someone to be obeyed.
King of Kings - First of Israel, now the nations (ethnos)
Revealer of Heavenly Things - 1:50,51
What He promises will come to be.
2000 years He has been preparing a place just for us.
7 days for this world - what will that one be like do you suppose?
III. Who Art Thou ?
Like John, nothing special in ourselves. 1:19-22
It's who we recognize and represent that is important - Jesus, the Christ,
the Son of God
If you are a Christian, you buried you and were raised with Christ. Romans 6
If you are a Christian, it is no longer you that lives but Christ in you.
If you are a Christian, you are God's hope of glory - Colossians 1
Like John, A Voice crying out in the wilderness of our nation preparing the
way for the second invasion of God to our planet. - 1:23
Like Andrew and Peter, Philip and Nathaniel, followers of Jesus sharing the
message with those we know and love being equipped to tell the world.-
You don't have to be a John and preach to the crowds unless God calls you.
But you can be an Andrew who goes and tells his brother about Jesus.
You can be like Philip who went to his skeptical friend Nathaniel and told
him about Him.
The Scriptures leave no doubt as to who Jesus is. " many other signs did
Jesus in the presence of His disciples which are not written down. but these
are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God
and that believing, you may have life in His name. " John 20:30,31
This claim demands your attention and some action on your part if you want
to have life.
" He who has the Son has the life, he who has not the Son of God does not
have the life. " I John 5:12
Do you believe that He is who the Bible says that He is? The Messiah, the
promised Saviour of God, who takes away your sins.
Is this a personal relationship or an abstract ideology that you cling to?
Jesus said that to know Him one must " Repent and believe the Gospel. "
The Gospel is that Jesus came in the flesh, lived a sinless life, gave that
life for your sins and my sins, and that to prove He could give us life
raised up from the grave to live evermore as our Saviour and our Advocate
If you are willing to pledge your allegiance to Him, confess that He is your
Saviour and that you are a sinner in need of grace you may be baptized so
that the old life may be abandoned and the new life in Him can begin.
Who are you?