In Timothy 3 Paul clarifies who Jesus is and thus, in turn, gives us reasons why we should worship Him and how and why we should be transformed. Over and over through Paul’s epistles,  he reminds his readers that the purpose of our being “in Christ” is so that we are transformed into His image.
Paul gives us six reasons Jesus is who he said he was from 1Tim 3. Today we explore the first reason.

1. Jesus Christ was revealed in the flesh! He was born in Bethlehem, was carried to Egypt to be protected from the hand of Herod, raised in Nazareth, walked the wilderness and was tested by Satan himself. The scriptures reveal that the “Son who was a descendant of David with reference to the flesh,” [Rom 1:3] The author of Hebrews adds that Jesus is the very radiance of the Father’s glory and the exact representation of the Father God. [Heb 1:3] Jesus often in prayer spoke to His Father in Heaven and taught the disciples to do so as well. The most famous of these utterances was from the cross. “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” [Luke 23:24] Boldly Jesus claimed: “I and the Father are One.” [John 10:30] Thomas was a witness to this very fact and exclaimed “My Lord and my God.” [John 20:28] Jesus Christ was God revealed in human flesh. 

But these are recorded so 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 20:31]

Published by Gaye Austin