Responses to Who Christ Is


In John 1, we can find an amazing description of who Christ is.  He is the Word.  He is Eternal.  He is God.  He is the Creator of all things.  He is Life.  He is the Light of the world.  He is the one sent from His Father.  He is the one who came to His own Creation that He had made and that He knew would not receive Him.  He was made flesh.  He is preferred.  He is the source of grace and truth.  He is the Lord prophesied by Isaiah.  He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.  He is the Son of God.  He is Rabbi (Master).  He is Jesus Christ the Messiah.  And He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets.  He is the Son of God and the King of Israel.  He is the Son of Man who came to bridge Heaven and earth. 

While it is great to contemplate this description of Christ, it is also great to consider how people responded to Him in John 1. 

John the Baptist testified of Him, speaking well of Him and proclaiming Christ to be the Lamb of God and Son of God. 

Andrew followed Christ, and brought his brother to Him. 

Philip followed Christ, and witnessed to Nathanael of Him. 

Nathanael worshipped Him. 

These are all great responses to who Christ is.  His own people did not receive Him.  “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).  Have we responded to Christ by receiving Him?  Have we responded by witnessing of Him to others around us?  

 

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