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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: A Good Man
    And there was much murmuring
    among the people concerning him:
    for some said, He is a good man:
    others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
    John 7:12
    As the Feast of Tabernacles approached, Jesus was the main topic of discussion. The people wondered whether Jesus would come to the feast, because there were rumors the Jewish leaders would arrest Him. Jesus had broken their Sabbath laws, and He claimed to be God. Some said Jesus was a Good Man; others didn’t think so. Some said Jesus was a Prophet (John 7:40); others knew He did miracles. Some thought Jesus was in fact their Messiah (John 7:41). During the life of Jesus, as in the world today, “There was a division among the people because of Him” (John 7:43). Many theological liberals say the Bible is not authoritative; if that were true, Jesus would be only a mere man. Some historians say Jesus was only a good man; if that were true, they couldn't be saved by Him. The truth is that Jesus is the Lord God who demands our loyalty and total love.
    Lord Jesus, I recognize You are the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity. I bow to worship You as my Savior.
    To say that Jesus is a Good Man is a first step, but it's not enough to save you. It doesn’t take much to acknowledge that Jesus is good, but it demands your total response to acknowledge that Jesus is Lord. What must you do? “For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
    Jesus, I confess that You are much more than a Good Man; You are the Lord of the universe; You are my Lord. Amen.
    Go Deeper: John 7:1-13
    It’s not enough to recognize Jesus as a good man; He must be your Lord.