Christmas Eve - Lord, Liar or Lunatic

Topics: Christmas, Jesus Christ, love

"Who do YOU say that Jesus is?"

I. Jesus made radical claims of who he is

Jesus declared, "Before Abraham was born, I AM." I want you to KNOW who Jesus really is!

He made several "I AM" statements, He said,

"I am . . .

The resurrection and the life
The Son of God
The Christ, the Son of the Blessed One
In the Father, and the Father is in Me
The Bread of Life . . . I am the Living Bread that came down from heaven
The Light of the World
From above . . . I am not of this world
The door of the sheep . . . I am the good Shepherd
The way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me
The true vine and My Father is the vinedresser
The vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
A King. For this, I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth.
Teacher and Lord
The Alpha and the Omega
The first and the last and the Living One; and I was dead, and behold,
I am Alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.
Gentle and humble in heart
Among you as One who serves
With you always, even to the end of the age

II. Either Jesus's claims are true or false

  1. If Jesus knew His claims were false and still made them = He is a LIAR!
  2. If Jesus thought His claims were true and they weren't = He is a LUNATIC!
  3. If Jesus knew His claims were true and they are = HE IS LORD!

Christmas Eve message by Pastor Rod Akins December 24th, 2021