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Why Jesus at All?

Jesus wants us to answer this question: Who do you say that I am?

Introduction

I want to begin by asking a question: Is Jesus Really God? Now, I’m going to answer that question, but I want to take a few steps back and answer a more basic questions of: Why Jesus at all? Why believe in Jesus? Why would anybody choose to worship Jesus? Why would so many people in this room choose to build their lives around this historical person?

I am a Millennial. That means I was born in the ‘80s, I remember a time before the internet was in my house, and I remember a time after the internet was in my house. I don’t know if you’ve heard this, but it is hard to be a Millennial. And like a good Millennial, I’m going to tell you why it’s true and you’re going to understand.

The hard part about being a Millennial is … picking a restaurant. When Friday comes and I want to go out to a restaurant, we pull out our phone and we go to an app like Yelp. We type in “Chinese food” and thirty different options appear before us. Each of them claiming, “We’re the best Chinese food restaurant! We’ve got the best menu! The best ambience! The best atmosphere! The best waitstaff!” There’s all these reviews and you’re wading through them to figure out which ones are good, which ones are bad; who just had a bad experience; who’s totally legit and should I listen to them? We see, “Oh this restaurant has good reviews but it only has 100 of them, and this one has only 4 stars, but it’s got 400 reviews.” It’s totally overwhelming.

What inevitably happens is that after hours of scrolling we say, “You know what? I’m going to stay home tonight. I’m not going to go out tonight. I’m ...

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