by Aaron Kember)
He is God.
"In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among
us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,) full of grace and
His name is Emmanuel
meaning "God with us".
"Behold, a virgin
shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and
they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us."
Everything was created
through Him and for Him.
"For by him were
all things created, that are in heaven, and that are
upon earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things
were created by him, and for him:"
He is without sin.
"Who committed no
sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:"
(1 Peter 2:22)
"And ye know that
he appeared to take away our sins; and in him is no
(1 John 3:5)
"For he hath made
him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we
might be made the righteousness of God in him."
(2 Corinthians 5:21)
He was sent by His
Father to be the saviour of the world.
"And we have seen
and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be
the Saviour of the world."
(1 John 4:14)
He came into the world
to save sinners.
"This is a
faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of
whom I am chief."
(1 Timothy 1:15)
He came to seek and to
save what was lost.
"For the Son of
man is come to seek and to save that which was
He died for our sins,
was buried, and was raised on the third day.
"For I delivered
to you first of all that which I also received, that
Christ died for our sins according to the
(1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
He is the Good Shepherd
that gives His life for the sheep.
"I am the good
shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the
He has the authority to
"And hath given
him authority to execute judgment also, because he is
the Son of man."
He has power on earth to
"But that ye may
know that the Son of man hath authority upon earth to
forgive sins, (he said to the sick with the palsy,) I
say to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into
He invites sinners to
come to Him.
"Come to me, all ye
that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you
rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I
am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest to
your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden
He is the only mediator
between God and mankind.
"For there is
one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man
(1 Timothy 2:5)
He is able to save
everyone that comes to God through Him.
"And they truly
were many priests, because they were not allowed to
continue by reason of death: But this man,
because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable
Every knee will bow and
every tongue confess that He is Lord.
also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name
which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and
things on earth, and things under the
earth; And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God