A Controversial Claim
Pastor Jay Pound - May 19, 2013
Who does Jesus say that he is?
• The Accusation (10.24, 33):
o Jesus opponents suspected that he was claiming to be more than human.
• The Problem:
o Their accusations about his claims were correct. (10.25, 28-30, 38)
o Their assumptions about his nature were wrong (33).
• The Response (37-38):
o Jesus affirms their accusations.
- They have heard correctly, the problem is that they do not believe. (25)
o Jesus challenges their assumptions.
- Who do his works say that he is? (10.37-8; Is. 35.3-6)
• The Solution:
o Jesus does not deny that he claims to be God because he actually is!