Is Jesus Christ a Liar, a Lunatic or Lord of All?
Dr. J. Gerald Harris
This morning we come to the concluding message in the sequence of sermons entitled "Great Questions That Deserve An Honest Answer."
By the way, we have some people in our church who have earned the right to wear a lapel pin that has two question marks on it. Those who wear that pin are certified Evangelism Explosion trainers. And when you go through Evangelism Explosion, you are instructed to enter into a witnessing experience by asking these two questions. The first question is: If you were to die today, do you know for sure that you would go to heaven to be with the Lord? The second question is: Suppose you were to die and stand before God and He were to ask you, "Why should I ask you into my heaven?" what would you say?
Now, those are some great questions that deserve honest answers. This morning we're going to look at another question that is really summed up in Matthew 22:42. Let's turn to that verse of scripture and read it for our scripture lesson this morning (read).
Well, "What think ye of Christ?" Would you dare say that He is a liar? Would you venture to conclude that He is a lunatic? Can you say with absolute assurance this morning that Jesus Christ is Lord of all?
Judged by human standards of success, the life of Jesus Christ was a pathetic failure. He was born in a manger. He lived the life of a peasant. His family was poor, and for thirty years He lived in an obscure village of Palestine working as a carpenter. His own brothers thought He was mad and tried to discourage Him when He started out to preach. His teachings were hated and scoffed at by the theologians of that day. Some of His followers came from the lowest level of society. His intimate friends misunderstood Him, and in the end, like cowards, let Him die alone at the hand of His enemies. He died on a skull shaped hill between two thieves. He was buried in a borrowed grave.
He never wrote a book. He ...
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