The Voice Of One Transcript

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Who is this Man?

Some two thousand years ago, there walked upon the earth, a Man, who changed the world for good, forever. He was born by a virgin a woman who had no intercourse with any man. His earthly foster parents were very, very, poor. He learnt the carpenter's trade, and soon became the preacher to listen to, not only in His nation but also in the nations around. He was called Teacher, because He taught the word of God, not like the teachers of His day, but as one who had authority from heaven! He died the death of a criminal though He committed no crime. Three days after His death, He resurrected with a resounding victory over death. And before His death, it is recorded that He worked many signs and wonders over a period of three and a half years: healing the sick, setting those held captive by demonic forces free, and casting out evil spirits that troubled many. He made the lame to walk, He opened blind eyes, He fed thousands for free, and He even raised the dead, including a man who had been dead and buried for four days!

Who is this Man?

Many thought that He would take sides with them on political issues of the day, the economy, religious doctrines, and so on. Instead, His primary concern was to positively influence the lives of people, and through these changed lives, impact the whole world. Indeed, through some odd one hundred and twenty men and women of varied backgrounds and dispositions, He did change the face of the world, with the gospel of the kingdom of His Father; and today, the world is still being shaped by Him.

Who is this Man?

He has been the source of numerous controversies, though He is the Prince of Peace. He has been despised by many, though the fragrance of His love is unmatched. He has been crucified many times over, though He was crucified once and thereafter He lives forevermore. His resurrection has been refuted by many, though He is the Resurrection and Life. Many lies have been told about and against Him, though He is the Truth. Many have tried to dim His Brightness, though He is the Light that lights all men that come into the world. Many have desecrated His Person, though He is the Lamb of God, Who sits on the throne, and is worthy of all worship, glory, honour and praise, Amen.

Who is this Man?

He was derided and still is, by His detractors, as a friend of sinners. During His days on earth in the flesh, He was always found in the company of men and women of ill-repute. For instance, He once invited Himself to the home of a self-acclaimed tax-collection ring leader; and once when an important man in society invited Him to his home, a woman who was a prostitute, and in whom seven demons had taken up residence came to Him wiping His feet, using her tears instead of water, and her hair in place of a cloth. Indeed, one of His disciples was a tax collector, another a politician, and another a fisherman.

Who is this Man?

He is an epitome of a paradox: He is a Man and He is God; He is a Lamb and He is a Lion; He is a Master and yet a Friend; He is an Advocate and He is a Judge; He wounds and He heals; He kills and He makes alive; He was the suffering King and He is the reigning King. He became poor so that we might be rich; He died so that we might be delivered from the claws of sin and death; He resurrected so that He would supervise the victory He won through His death.

Who is this Man?

- He is a Friend of sinners; and can be your friend if you open up to Him.
- He is the Good Shepherd; and take care of you, if you would hand over your life into His care.
- He is the Lover of mans soul; and paid the ultimate price of death with His own precious life, to redeem the souls of men, including yours.

Who is this Man?

He is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God! The One who came into this world to pay the price for sin (His punishment through death on the cross); as it is written, For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16). If any man or woman is seeking everlasting life, he or she will find it only in Jesus Christ, for it is written, He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (1 John 5:12) He is the Creator of the earth and all that is in it, for it is written of Him; He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. (John 1:10) Having a relationship with Jesus Christ is the way to everlasting life: it is written, And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3) You can be a beneficiary of God's salvation which is freely offered to anyone who would forsake his sinful ways and turn to God. He will receive you even today; for it is written, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. (John 6:37; NLT) This is the Man and God we are inviting you to come and know, worship, and serve for the rest of your life.

You dont have to remain captive to sin. Come to Jesus today. Are you ready and willing?

Let us pray!