You’ve heard of Jesus referred to by many names. The Son of Man, the Savior, the Prince of Peace, Immanuel, the Messiah, and countless others.
John 1:1-5 says, “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
In John’s Gospel, “The Word” is a reference to Jesus Christ. When John writes, “The Word was God”, he is saying that Jesus is deity.
Jesus is also referred to as the God Man; fully God and fully man. Like men, Jesus slept, ate, and felt pain. But like God, He had the ability to perform miracles, heal the sick, and walk on water.
Colossians 1:15-16 (NLT) tells us, “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see – such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.”
Who was Jesus? Jesus was the Son of God who came as a servant and who will soon rule as a king.