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II. Who is Yeshua?

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Who is Yeshua? Interactive Study Guide

According to Luke 1:26-35, Yeshua’s Father was God because: the biological father abandoned Mary, leaving God to protect and care for her and her baby. Incorrect: Mary was amazed about the announcement of her pregnancy since there was no biological father. (Luke 1:34). God caused a supernatural, miraculous conception, without the involvement of a man. […]

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2. Yeshua is the promised Jewish Messiah
Author: Rich Hastings

How do we know that Yeshua is in fact our sin-bearer? One reason is that he fulfilled many prophecies of the Hebrew Bible, not least that the Messiah would in fact bear the sins of his people:     How do we know that Yeshua is in fact our sin-bearer? One reason is that he […]

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8. Forty days after his resurrection Yeshua returned to heaven
Author: Rich Hastings

For some, his resurrection and his return to heaven are the clinchers that demonstrate that Jesus was indeed divine as well as human. The New Testament records that: …he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was […]

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7. Yeshua rose from the dead
Author: Rich Hastings

The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most investigated events in history. Some who have tried to disprove it have ended up convinced that it really happened. Jesus taught his followers that he would not only be killed as the atonement for our sins, but would rise from the grave:  “We are going up […]

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1. Yeshua is God’s provision for our sins.
Author: Rich Hastings

Our sin ultimately leads to spiritual death—separation from God. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. (Isaiah 59:2, NIV) The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). In the days of ancient Israel, atonement for sin required the sacrifice […]

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4. Yeshua healed the sick and raised the dead
Author: Rich Hastings

Not only his teaching, but his actions also showed people who he was, including his healings of those who were sick, and his raising of the dead. Yeshua went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. (Matthew 4:23, NIV) When […]

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3. Yeshua taught with a unique authority.
Author: Rich Hastings

While rabbis taught in the name of other rabbis, Yeshua uniquely taught on his own authority. “You have heard … but I say to you,” he repeated in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5–7). That passage concludes with:   When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, […]

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5. Yeshua lived a sinless life
Author: Rich Hastings

How is that possible? King Solomon himself affirmed that everybody sins: When they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin… (1 Kings 8:46, NIV) Yet Jesus said to his listeners: “Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me?” (John […]

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6. Jesus was divine as well as human
Author: Rich Hastings

Yeshua claimed to be the God of Israel at the same time that he was a human being, a Jewish carpenter who lived in the town of Nazareth and had human emotions and feelings. In the Hebrew Bible, God conveys His name to Moses: Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and […]

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