Essential Reading – Who is Jesus? Mark Driscoll

Easter, Sermon Notes  by Pastor Mark Driscol from the Easter sermon at Qwest Field 2011. Click here to read entire sermon at the Mars Hill Church website.

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Who is Jesus? That’s the question Pastor Mark addressed in his Easter sermon. But, rather than take on all the things said about Jesus by others, he took us to the source.

Who is Jesus Christ? That is the most important question that has been asked in the history of the world. We appreciate you joining us today to consider that question, and we pray that you would love that man.

Jesus was born roughly 2,000 years ago. He lived in a small rural town. He was raised by a young mother who was likely a teenager at his birth. His father was a peasant carpenter. Additionally, Jesus had brothers and sisters. For the first 30 years of his life, he lived in relative obscurity, swinging a hammer with his father.

“There is no one who has transformed the world like Jesus Christ.”

Around the age of 30, he began his public ministry: preaching, teaching, healing. His resume is rather simple. He never traveled more than a few hundred miles from home. He never married, he never had children. Additionally, his life was lived in a very simple way, so much so that many of his years were spent homeless as he was working for the cause of God the Father.

Yet, what we find today is that Jesus Christ is the most significant person who has ever lived in the history of the world. More songs have been sung to him, more paintings painted of him, and more books written regarding him than anyone who has ever lived in the history of the world. And on this day, Easter Sunday, a few billion people on the earth are gathering together as we are to worship him as Lord, God, Savior, Christ, and King.

There is no one who has transformed the world like Jesus Christ.

So much has been said about Jesus that today I would like you to hear directly from him. And rather than all that could be said about him, we will attune our ear to listen to him. And it is my great privilege and honor on behalf of the people of Mars Hill Church to share with you eight things that Jesus Christ said about himself—unparalleled, unprecedented claims.

1. Jesus Said He Came Down from Heaven

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”

They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”

John 6:38, 42

2. Jesus Said He Is More Than Just a Good Man

As he [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”

Mark 10:17–18

3. Jesus Performs Miracles

“Do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works.” … And again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped their hands.

John 10:36–39

4. Jesus Said He Is Sinless

“Which one of you convicts me of sin? I tell you the truth, why do you not believe me?”

John 8:46

5. Jesus Said He Is God

“I and the Father are one.” [And they] picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” [And they] answered him, “… because you, being a man, make yourself to be God.”

John 10:30–33

6. Jesus Forgives Sin

And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” … [And the critics said,] “He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Mark 2:5, 7

7. Jesus Said He Is the Only Way to Heaven

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

8. Jesus Said He Would Resurrect from Death

And [Jesus] began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.

Mark 8:31

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