Jesus is the Being who lived, laughed, loved, in the manner with which I can identify. He also carried the same sorrows which I sometimes carry. In all those ways, he modeled behavior which was pleasing to his Father. In that way I know how to strive to please my Father.
As it is said of Jesus “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52
When Jesus was on earth he was fully man inspired and anointed by God. The things he knew he learned in the same manner as other men. Even Jesus grew spiritually as well as intellectually. If man wants to reach his full intellectual potential, he should achieve his full spiritual potential.
There are so many who seem to have a generic God, but it is hard to have a generic Jesus. But many want to take the “God” out of Him. Try teaching Jesus as the Way, the only Way to Heaven and the lines of tolerance are quickly drawn! (Perhaps I should say “lines of intolerance”)
A few years ago, a member of a team of in-training ministers said they had been learning to witness without mentioning Jesus. Huh? Witnessing to what? A witness that will draw one to salvation MUST draw one to Jesus.
Breaks my heart to see him stripped from the walls and halls of many churches. Can you find His Name in your church?