IS JESUS GOD?
A Study Guide
“When you raise the question who was Jesus most people will readily say he was a good man. After all think about the things he said and the things he did.” - Dr. Daniel Akin
I. WAS JESUS GOD?
C.S. Lewis, who was perhaps the greatest apologist in the previous century, basically said that for us to consider Jesus requires us to put him in one of three or four categories.
- He was a liar
- He was a lunatic
- He was a legend
- He was the Lord.
II. THE EVENT
Question: What event does Dr. Akin say proves without doubt that Jesus is God?
Answer: The resurrection
III. WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT JESUS
The Apostle John Says…..
The Apostle Paul says…
IV. WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT HIMSELF
1. Why is it important to recognize Jesus as God? (Reference: Psalms 148:13, Hebrews 7:26-28)
2. Since Scripture tells us to worship both God the Father and His Son Jesus, in what other ways are we to respond to them? (Reference: 1 John 5:2, Matthew 16:24)
3. If Jesus is God, His words and commands are just as authoritative. What are some of Christ's notable commands that we at times fail to obey? (Reference: Matthew 28:16-20)
John 5:18, 8:24, 8:58, 10: 30-33, 17:5, John 20:28, Col 2:9, Phil 2:5-8, Heb 1:8
Jesus: The Greatest Life of All, by Charles Swindoll.
I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, by Norm Geisler and Frank Turek.
Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message, by Ravi Zacharias
Jesus the Son of God: A Christological Title Often Overlooked, Sometimes Misunderstood, and Currently Disputed, by D. A. Carson
Jesus: The Only Way to God: Must You Hear the Gospel to be Saved?, by John Piper