One of the most useful things about this podcast and the video based on it is when I discuss where Jesus is talked about in secular history outside the Bible.
Many are familiar with what the Bible says about Jesus, but the world outside the church attributes the Biblical record to myths made up hundreds of years after the actual life of Christ.
That belief is simply false. Not only are the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John) accurate histories written by those who knew Jesus, but the writings about Jesus from secular sources, most of them who were totally opposed to the Christian faith, confirm the historical time and life of Jesus, as well as what his followers believed about him.
This isn’t an esoteric scholarly maze of dates and ancient writings. The historians and politicians who lived around the time of and shortly after Jesus were clear and plain writers and what they confirm about Jesus is clear also. Check out the podcast and video for yourself and be assured that your belief in Jesus rests on solid, tangible history.
More than a question of merely scholarly interest, the question “who is Jesus?” is the most most important question anyone will answer, and how you answer it determines your eternal destiny.
As I’m working on starting back up in doing the Bible805 Podcast regularly, I wanted to make sure I have a solid foundation of podcasts on core topics in the Christian faith and this is the most important of all. Jesus, knowing the real Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end of our faith is appropriate as a foundation for all that follows.
Below is the podcast, a link to the video, and below that NOTES from the lesson, plus a handout that summarizes who Jesus is. The handout is a contemporary redoing of the Nicene Creed and something I created initially for people to share at Christmas through my Effective Church Communications website. You are free to share, use, copy this material in any way you want. If it is helpful to you, please subscribe to the podcast and video and tell your church and friends about it.