Legendary- The Goat

Part 1

Philippians 2:9-11 (NCV) “God made his name greater than any other name…”

  1. No one ever spoke like Jesus.

John 7:46 NCV “The words he says are greater than the words of any other person who has ever spoken!”

a. He claimed to be God

John 10:30 “I and the Father are one.”

b. He claimed to be the only way to God.

John 14:6 ”I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"

c. He claimed to be able to give eternal life

John 10:27 ”My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand"

d. He claimed to have power over death

John 11:25 ”I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live”

The Resurrection means that
Jesus didn’t just say this stuff, he did it.

2. No one ever served like Jesus

Philippians 2:6-7 NCV “Christ himself was like God in everything. But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit. 7  But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing. He was born as a man and became like a servant.”

3. No one ever loved like Jesus

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

The greatness of Jesus means 3 things:

1. I can have healing from my past.

Isaiah 53:3-5 (CEV) He was hated and rejected; his life was filled with sorrow and terrible suffering.  No one wanted to look at him. We despised him and said, "He is a nobody!"
4He suffered and endured great pain for us,  but we thought his suffering  was punishment from God. 5He was wounded and crushed because of our sins; by taking our punishment, he made us completely well."

Colossians 1:19 (MSG) " but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.

2. I can have help for my present.

Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT) " I … pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms"

3. I can have hope for my future.

Matthew 12:21 “In Him (Jesus) the nations will put their hope.”

Colossians 1:27 “Christ in you the Hope of Glory”