What does it mean, to believe in Jesus?
Jesus for Life
Does the Bible teach us that
Jesus is GOD?
The Bible points overwhelmingly to Jesus Christ as the eternal Son of God who became incarnate for the redemption of (repentant) sinners. Christ is clearly shown to be the second 'person' of the Trinity;
God made manifest in the flesh.
God revealing Himself to man.
Wholly man and wholly God.
Pure and holy, without sin.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:19 (NIV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made;
without him nothing was made that has been made.
In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
John 1:1-4 (NIV)
No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,
who is at the Father's side, has made him known.
John 1:18 (NIV)
Thomas said to Jesus, "My Lord and my God!"
Then Jesus told him,
"Because you have seen me, you have believed;
those who have not seen and yet have believed."
which are not recorded in this book.
But these are written that you may believe that
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that by believing
you may have life in his name.
John 20:28-31 (NIV)
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God,
which he bought with his own blood.
Acts 20:28 (NIV)
Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced
the human ancestry of Christ,
who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.
Romans 9:5 (NIV)
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.
There are different kinds of service, but the same LORD.
There are different kinds of working,
but the same God works all of them in all men.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NIV)
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV)
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in the heavenly realms
with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world
to be holy and blameless in his sight.
In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons
through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
to the praise of his glorious grace,
which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
In him we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us
with all wisdom and understanding.
And he made known to us the mystery of his will
according to his good pleasure,
which he purposed in Christ,
to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment —
to bring all things in heaven and on earth together
under one head, even Christ.
In him we were also chosen,
having been predestined according to the plan
of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ,
might be for the praise of his glory.
And you also were included in Christ
when you heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation.
Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal,
the promised Holy Spirit,
who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance
until the redemption of those who are God's possession —
to the praise of his glory.
For this reason,
ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus
and your love for all the saints…..
Ephesians 1:1-15 (NIV)
For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Ephesians 2:18 (NIV)
…. built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling
in which God lives by his Spirit.
Ephesians 2:20-22 (NIV)
There is one body and one Spirit—
just as you were called to one hope when you were called—
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in all.
Ephesians 4:4-6 (NIV)
He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things were created:
things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;
all things were created by him and for him.
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the church;
he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead,
so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
Colossians 1:15-19 (NIV)
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
Colossians 2:9 (NIV)
We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:12 (NIV)
…. while we wait for the blessed hope —
the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ,
Titus 2:13 (NIV)
But about the Son he says,
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
Hebrews 1:8 (NIV)
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:
James 1:1 (NIV)
Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
2 Peter 1:1 (NIV)
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true.
And we are in him who is true —
even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
1 John 5:20 (NIV)
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth
and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
"To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honour and glory and power,
for ever and ever!"
Revelation 5:13 (NIV)