Knowing Jesus

What Proof Do You Have that Jesus Was the Messiah?

It is important to begin by saying that for one who has already made up his or her mind that Jesus is not the Messiah, no amount of evidence will be convincing. But for those who are honest in asking, the evidence speaks for itself.
When sincerely asked, this question is a good one. After all, there have been false Messiahs in Jewish history. Among the most prominent were Bar Kochba and Shabbetai Zevi. Bar Kochba led a revolt against Rome in the years 132-135 C.E.

The idea of a Messiah is one that is found throughout the Hebrew Bible. There, the Messiah’s “I.D.” is given to us. (read more)

What’s in a Name?  What the Names of Jesus Tell Us about His Character

If we want to be like Jesus—if we want our lives to reflect His character—we need to know more about what He was like. In the Scriptures, someone’s name had great significance. A name wasn’t simply how you identified someone. It was intended to reflect that person’s character—to tell a story about that person. That’s why the names given to Jesus were so significant. They tell us His story and give us a picture of what He was like. (read more)