Jesus is all the world to me
Written by Jay Yeager
Thursday, 05 June 2014 17:59

Jesus is all the world to me

My Saviour – my King – my Mediator (advocate) – my Lawgiver – my Judge – my Example – my Friend

“For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our King; he will save us” (Isaiah 33:22).


Jesus is the Saviour

The Saviour came into the world. “For unto you is born this day in the city of

David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).


  1. Why did the Samaritans say that Jesus was the Saviour (John 4:25-42)? _______
  2. What did John say about Jesus (I John 4:14)? ____________________________
  3. What did Peter say about salvation (Acts 4:12)? __________________________________________________________________
  4. Did Jesus leave any room for doubt (John 14:6)? _________________________
  5. What did God say about those who do not have Christ (I John 5:11-12)? _________________________________________________________________
  6. What is Jesus going to Save (Ephesians 5:23)? __________________________
    1. What is the body (Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18)? _____________

Jesus paid a price to be the Saviour

  1. What was the price of redemption (I Peter 1:18-19)? _______________________
  2. Why was blood required (Hebrews 9:22)? _______________________________
  3. Who did Jesus die for (Hebrews 2:9)? __________________________________
  4. How many sacrifices were required (Hebrews 9:28; 10:12)? _______________
  5. Following the miracle of the man born lame given the ability to walk – Peter startles those who were filled with wonder and amazement (Acts 3:7-18).
    1. Did Peter and John claim credit? _______________________
    2. What did Peter accuse them of? ________________________
    3. What did God do? ____________________________________
    4. Why did they deny Jesus? ______________________________
    5. What did they fulfill in denying Jesus? ________________________
  6. What did the Jews at Jerusalem accuse the apostles of (Acts 5:28)? ___________
    1. What had they said earlier (Matthew 27:24-25)? ____________________
    2. Did Peter and John allow them to intimate them (Acts 5:29-31)? ________


Jesus is my King

  1. Did Jesus come into the world to be the King? (John 18:36-37)? _____________
  2. What did the angel Gabriel say to Mary (Luke 1:30-33)? ____________________
    1. The fulfillment of the following prophecies (II Samuel 7:12-13; Psalms 132:11).
  3. Since the days of king Zedekiah (Jeremiah 39:4-7), the throne of David had been unoccupied for a period of over 600 years (Ezekiel 21:26-27; Zechariah 6:12-13).
  4. What did God do (Acts 15:13-17; Amos 9:11-12)? ________________________
  5. When did Jesus begin his reign (Acts 1:9-11; Daniel 7:13-14; Acts 2:30; Romans 15:12)? _______________________________________________________________
  6. Is Jesus a King among kings (I Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16)? _______
  7. If Jesus is the King, what is the kingdom (Matthew 16:18-19; Colossians 1:13; Hebrews 12:28; Revelation 1:9)? ________________________________________________________________
  8. How long will Jesus reign (I Corinthians 15:24-26)? ________________________________________________________________


Jesus is my mediator (advocate)

A mediator is a go between two parties with the idea of producing peace (V.E. Vine Greek expository dictionary).

     “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (I Timothy 2:5). A mediator would need to be an equal between both parties. Jesus had both the nature of Deity and the nature of humanity (John 1:1; Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 1:3; John 1:14; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:7-8).

     Through Jesus we approach God (Ephesians 5:20; I Peter 2:5; John 16:23), by Jesus God sees our strength and weakness (Hebrews 4:15-16; I John 2:1).

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (I John 2:1).

      Jesus gave himself for humanity (Hebrews 2:9); he thus became the mediator of a better covenant, not just for the Jews but for all men.

“But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises” (Hebrews 8:6).


“And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth” (Hebrews 9:15-17).

     A better covenant, based upon better promises. “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (Jesus) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:38-39).

  1. Under the Law of Moses sins were pushed forward year after year, but never remitted (Hebrews 10:3-4; Leviticus 16:10-11; Exodus 30:10).
  2. Under the New Testament, because of the blood of Christ sins can be remitted (Hebrews 10:12; Matthew 26:28; Revelation 1:5; Acts 2:38; 22:16).
  3. The blood of Christ went backward to cover those under the Old Testament as well as forward to cover man until the end of time (Hebrews 9:15; Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:28; I Peter 4:18).
  4. Adoption into the family of God (Galatians 4:4-7; II Corinthians 6:17-18).
  5. A priesthood of every Christian (I Peter 2:5; 9).
  6. Citizens of the kingdom (Philippians 3:20-21).


Jesus is the lawgiver

“There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy…” James 4:12).

  1. The law of Christ (I Corinthians 9:21; Galatians 6:2).
  2. All men are under the law of Christ (Matthew 28:18; Colossians 3:17; Philippians 2:9-11). Four easy verses show that to be true.

     “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God” (Romans 3:19).

     “Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression” (Romans 4:15).

     “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law” (I John 3:4).

     “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

     The law is addressed to those who are under the law. You cannot transgress a law that you are not under. Sin is the transgression of the law. We have sinned; therefore we are under the law!

Which Law? The law of Christ!!!


Jesus is my Judge

(Scene of the judgment)

“And I saw the dead small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell (Hades) delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell (Hades) were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:12-15).


The books were opened:

  1. The Bible certainly (I Peter 1:21; 23; Romans 1:16-17; Revelation 22:18-19).
  2. The book of life (Exodus 32:32; Daniel 12:1; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3; Hebrews 12:23; Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 21:27; 22:19).
  3. The book of remembrance (Malachi 3:16-17)?


  1. Jesus will be the judge “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son” (John 5:22).
  2. Jesus will judge the world in righteousness (Acts 17:30-31).
  3. Jesus is the righteous judge (II Timothy 4:8).



Jesus is my example:

In preaching

  1. Refused to compromise with error (Matthew 15:7-9; 22:23-33; 23:13-15; Luke 7:30). Jesus is the Lamb of God (John 1:29; 36), he is also the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5).
  2. Addressed the needs of His hearers:
    1. Salvation (John 12:48; 14:6). Jesus is the Saviour of the world (John 4:42; I John 4:14).
    2. Commitment. Victory is in surrender (Matthew 16:24-25).
    3. The value of a soul. Matthew 16:26 is heaven’s assessment of a soul. What value do you place upon your soul?
    4. The reality of eternity (John 11:25-26; Luke 16:19-31). Forever is before us all!
  1. His judgments were righteous (John 8:32-44; Matthew 23:37-38).
    1. The offer of heaven was genuine – rejection of that offer meant damnation – there is no middle ground (Matthew 12:30).


In caring for others

  1. The love Jesus had for his disciples (John 11:5; 13:34-35).
    1. The love for the lost, the rich young ruler (Mark 10:17-22; Matthew 19:16-22; Luke 18:18-30).
    2. Jesus loved and prayed for his enemies (Matthew 5:44; Luke 23:34; Acts 7:60).
  2. Compassion for others:
    1. For those with leprosy (Matthew 8:1-3).
    2. For the blind (Matthew 20:30-34).
    3. For those spiritually confused – sheep with no shepherd (Matthew 9:36-38).
    4. For those that mourn the loss of a loved one (Luke 7:11-15; John 11:33-36).
    5. For those possessed with evil spirits (Mark 5:1-19).
  3. Patient with His disciples:
    1. When they wanted to be exalted (Matthew 20:20-29).
    2. When Peter rebuked him (Matthew 16:21-23; 17:1-8)
    3. When James and John wanted to call down fire from heaven (Luke 9:51-56).
    4. When their faith was lacking (Mark 4:35-41). Levels of faith in the Bible:
      1. No faith (Mark 4:40).
      2. Little faith (Matthew 6:30).
      3. Weak in faith (Romans 14:1).
      4. Strong in faith (Romans 4:20).
      5. Great faith (Matthew 8:10).


Being faithful to the Father

  1. Submissive (Philippians 2:5-8; Isaiah 53:7-8; Hebrews 5:8-9; John 6:38).
    1. Obedient unto death (Philippians 2:5-8).
  2. His mission foremost on His mind (Matthew 11:28-30; 26:26-28; John 10:1-18; 12:32).
  3. He labored in the element of time; there was an urgency (John 9:4).
    1. He taught us to feel that urgency (John 4:34-35).
    2. Today may be all that we have (James 4:14).


In prayer

  1. He prayed (Matthew 14:23; Luke 6:12).
  2. He taught us to pray (Luke 11:1-4; Matthew 6:9-14).
  3. He taught us about prayer (Matthew 26:36-46).
  4. God hears our prayer, God answers our prayers (I John 5:14-15).
  5. We must accept that answer (Matthew 26:39; 42).


Jesus is my friend

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you” (John 15:13-14).


Jesus went beyond dying for his friends; he died for his enemies as well (Romans 5:6; 8; 10; Hebrews 2:9).

  1. He prayed for his enemies (Matthew 5:44).
    1. He prayed for them in his death (Luke 23:34).
  2. Those who crucified him will see him again, and this time it will be different (Revelation 1:7).

Are you a friend to Jesus???