Why We Believe – Jesus is the Messiah

Watch the newest sermon from Apologia Church given by Pastor Jeff Durbin. This sermon is part of our series on "Why We Believe." This week, we are studying why we believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah. This is part one. Next week will be part 2. Why do you believe that Jesus is the Messiah? Can you answer that question from Scripture? Tell someone about this important series!

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  • Tina Morales

    Cause i believe the scriptures i know he isthe messiah

    • Blargleman The Skeptic

      That is a circular argument, subtle, but circular nonetheless.

    • Jerry Duckworth

      @KingChickenwing I believe the scriptures bc Christ fulfilled hundreds of OT prophecies, which were written hundreds and thousands years before.

    • KingChickenwing

      @Jerry Duckworth But how do you know that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies? Wouldn’t that assume that the Bible is true? What makes you know the Bible is true?

    • Zach Weston

      @KingChickenwing how do you know you exist? or that anyone else exists?

    • Hidden One of YAH

      Problem is The masses have never thirsted after truth, whoever can supply them with illusions, is easily their master, whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victims. When facts, absolute truths are spoken, and the receiving person cannot hear( the truth );they cannot hear his voice. His voice, is the voice of Truth.
      What a person believes has nothing to do with what is fact. Facts are absolute, anything else is false, and from the enemy, and a lie.
      Fact: He was born A Hebrew Baby named Yahusha Bar Yoseph. Yahuah the Creator manifest Flesh. Scriptures clearly state, there is one name that you can be saved bye. That name is not Jesus. To deny Yahusha, and call him by a defiled name, when they know his correct name, is Rebellion. 1st Samuel 15:23 for Rebellion is as the sin of Witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry, because thou Hast rejected the word of Yahuah, why he has also rejected the. What is God’s real name?
      If we do some research, and pray, then we should become very clear That there’s only one name for our heavenly father and that is Yahuah. Yahusha is his physical body or the son if you will, (Ached) in Hebrew, meaning (Soul Spirit ).
      There is no salvation in the name of Jesus Christ or any other name according to acts 4:12  Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Most people would not call themselves by someone else is name, nor would Yahuah/Yahusha!
      Yod Hey Uah Hey =Yahuah = Yod Hey Uah Shin Ayin = Yahusha Directly from Paleo Hebrew no mistake. Absolute Fact a four-letter tetragrammaton, look it up. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of Yahuah (God) is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom, and instruction. This is a major problem because nobody fears Yahuah (God) anymore, they can do whatever they want, to anyone, act any way they want, and live according to their own devices.
      Next there are so many scriptures that tell you to obey the Commandments, I cannot begin to include them in a letter. 1st John 3:4 clearly states that the definition of (sin is to violate the Law (10 Commandments). And it clearly States that if you even desire to break the Commandments (hold inequity in your heart Psalms 66:18 if I regard iniquity in my heart, Yahuah will not hear me) he doesn’t hear your prayers.
      Fact: the only prayers he hears from the disobedient is REPENTANCE. You repent, then you Obey, then you get to pray. I mean can a disobedient child get rewarded for disobedience? I mean come on Matthew 13:13 Matthew 13:14 Matthew 13:15 Mark 4:12 Mark 6:2 Luke 2:46 Luke 8:10 Luke 18:36 I can go on, and on, and on, on how people will hear, but perceive not, and to see, but perceive not. Truly, deaf, dumb, and blind. But then you have the ones that can hear, and perceive, but do nothing about it. Just keep on living the same old life they have always lived. Romans 2:13 for not the hearers of the Torah are Justified before Elohim, but doers of the Torah shall be Justified. So James 1:22 but be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. Would you rather die than disobey Yahuah? Not many would, they continue to break those 10 Commandments continuously, without thought, without reason, they don’t care. their not his sheep, they don’t hear his voice. There’s nothing you can do to give them HEARING or SIGHT, that comes from the father. There’s nothing you can do to make somebody understand, no matter how much you love them. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear YAH and keep his Commandments,  for this is the whole duty of man.
      Ecclesiastes 12:13. That’s It, we are just witnesses to the truth, and if he has manifested himself in your life, You can hear the truth because it is already there, when you hear it, it rings true in your heart because it was written there in the beginning.

      Everything you were ever taught in this realm is a lie. Everybody in the world grows up under government, govern= rule, ment= mind. You have been programmed, The only thing that you ever knew is what your parents who were raised by government told you, the school you attended, which is the government, and the churches are all controlled 501 c 3 divisions of the government, they teach you to believe that you evolved from a monkey first thing ( there’s no God)
      And even before that Public television and your parents taught you we live on a round ball, flying through space at 666 million miles an hour, while you’re flying around the sun at 550,000 miles per hour, while your spinning at 1069 miles per hour, that’s a lot of movements for you to not feel one thing. Their are 400 places in the King James 66 book cannon bible, that states somehow that the Earth is stationary, and does not move. The Sun and moon were made on the fourth day, what did earth revolve around until then!! Come on You don’t believe Genesis!!! We do not believe our own eyes, and our own senses, we believe what somebody tells us. Nobody can prove curvature, because there isn’t any!!
      A simple Lighthouse proves there is no curvature, NASA says 66 feet of curvature at 10 miles, 6666 feet of curvature at a hundred miles, how can a 70 foot Lighthouse be seen for 30 or 40 miles, Google it. The stature Liberty is 300 ft tall and it can be seen for 60 to 70 miles at 60 miles it would be under over 2,000 feet of curvature. Water is always level it doesn’t bend. It can’t be round guys, no matter how much you want it to be, because you’ve been taught that. It’s a LIE, and if they can make you believe a lie that big, what else do you believe, either can see it or you can’t, you have eyes to see and ears to hear, or you’re deaf, dumb, and blind. Choose the Creator not Religion. WAKE UP we have been asleep for two thousand years. When a well packaged Web of lies has been so gradually poured to the masses over generations the truth will seem utterly pre postrace and its speaker a raving lunatic. Father paid for everything so none would have to suffer if, they only truly believed his word of Truth. But just as we have witnessed ourselves it was suffering that open our eyes, we all have our Breaking Point and will eventually see the truth, the longer they deny the truth only exposes them to discomforts, they hold by stepping on others toes. If a man has nothing to die for, then what does he love, a man is his word, and we either represent his image by walking what we talk, and being true and just,  that he controls everything around you, He only needs witnesses to his word of Truth. Everything has already been said none of us can do any better than HE did. I know some things are hard to accept, because we want everyone to feel that love, but when it comes time to walking through the gate, and putting yourself upon that cross of death, they all fall back to sleep. So many claim to be open-minded, yet they do not see that they are like-minded; they follow what they like. Because they do not know love, the only one who deserves that love is the father, and he cleanses everything you love, if they love you, no matter how many times anyone misrepresents, if the father did not call them by name, they are not one of his. There are so many demons hiding behind the Flesh and calling themselves Godly. Sometimes  I think I’m the only one dropping seeds, I only Say what I know to be the Truth. By witnessing to it myself. What I’ve seen and Experienced. The truth, came into this world. Now hate needs to see the truth for a short time, so they will be welcome to the truth.  Mankind has been seeking shortcuts since the beginning , but only by death to self, can anyone come to the truth. As Above,  So Below, the mind in the heart must become one with the truth, and only fire that can refine. This is why only those who love the truth more than anything, can stand in this fire. No matter how hot it gets, this is exactly how we show his love by sharing knowledge we have witnessed. Not the teachings of men. The Earth is not for the pleasure of men but it is a place of instruction for his soul, a man more readily feels the strings of his spirit in the face of disaster, then in the lap of luxury. The tuition of the soul is long, and arduous course of instruction, and in training. Humility is the key to unlocking the Door to the Kingdom. Obedience unto Death allows you to enter.

  • Flaming Sword Apologetics

    Amen! Partial Pret Post Mill 🙂

  • Kayla Go

    Last night, Psalm 22 was my readings and I praise God for the faithful preaching of His Word. Glory be to God! Christ Jesus alone is our Messiah! Amen.

    • vineel tej

      Get ready for rapture mam which was mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:50-54 cuz the things like new world order, bill gates mRNA vaccine, cryptocurrency using quantum dot tattoo aka mark of the beast, Obama the man of sin(Daniel 11:37) are happening.

    • Noah Remnek

      You realize is doesn’t actually pierced in psalm 22. It says arie which means lion.

  • Luke

    The bible says it. The end.

  • Elaine Fifield

    Brilliant. Thank you.

  • James Suits

    T-shirt idea, a picture of Jeff preaching caption, from all eternerty to all eternerty😜

  • Andrea Ward

    Thank you for this teaching.

  • Yesica1993

    Just starting, but I love that passage. The sadness of, “We had hoped…” and then their eyes are opened & they realized it’s Him!

  • Yesica1993

    Thank you for this. I needed this direct reminder of Jesus today, in the middle of all this insanity going on in our culture!

  • Gen1Rev22ministries

    Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
    John 20:30-31
    https://biblehub.com/nasb/john/20.htm

    • Mick Q

      Ask yourself this.

      The gospels of Mark Matthew and Luke
      Were written before John.

      In the gospel of John
      Jesus gives up the apocalyptic preaching …. and declares himself to be god.

      If Jesus was walking around declaring himself to be god , then why did the earlier gospel writers not record it.

      Surely it is the single most important thing jesus could have said … I am god .

    • Gen1Rev22ministries

      @Mick Q They clearly did.
      You need to understand the descriptions of Jesus Christ used by Mathew, Mark, and Luke.
      In the book of John, you will clearly see that Jesus Christ in His own words and by His actions clearly declared and demonstrated that He is Yahweh.
      Jesus Christ did more than just a declaration to demonstrate who He is.
      Let’s face facts here if Jesus Christ had said, “I AM God,” and left it at that that still would not be enough. As it is clearly not enough for you, because Jesus Christ said, ” I AM,” which is far more a claim to His deity than what you require as proof of who He is because He is NOT “I am” neither is he a “god” as you have asked for evidence of Him having claimed.
      Jesus Christ is “I Am” He is “God.” It is not just His own words that demonstrate that multiple witnesses bear witness to who He is, His signs/miracles, the witness of The Father, The Holy Spirit, His own witness, the witness of the disciples, and the witness of the written record, the witness of early church Fathers.
      Come on, it is so easy to see.

    • Mick Q

      @Gen1Rev22ministries

      You don’t understand

      In the gospel of John
      Jesus says
      “Before Abraham , I am”
      “If you have seen the father, you have seen me”

      That is Jesus explicitly telling people
      I am god

      Nowhere in the earlier gospels does Jesus explicitly say “ I am god”

      Why
      If Jesus during his ministry was telling people that he was god, why did the earlier gospel writers not record it.

      Mark was written around 40 years after the death of Jesus , Jesus is portrayed as a humble servant of god.

      Same in Luke and Matthew written around 50 years after his death
      Jesus is a man preaching about the coming kingdom of god, the apocalypse

      But in John written 80-90 years after the death of Jesus,
      Jesus no longer is a humble servant of god preaching about the kingdom to come

      Now all he talks about is himself and how he is god.

      Do you find this disparity concerning ?

      More than that
      As time passed from Mark through John and beyond , the number of supernatural events recorded increases over time.
      The stories get more fantastic over time

    • Gen1Rev22ministries

      @Mick Q
      I do understand. I think it is you who does not understand.
      Are you a Muslim?
      I find no disparity or contradictions between the four accounts we have in the four gospels.
      Four different accounts from four different authors with the intent from each author of portraying and conveying their own experiences with Jesus Christ, the experiences of those who also witnessed His life and ministry, and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
      Mathew, Mark, and John record their own experiences, with Luke drawing on primary and secondary witness testimony as he did with the book of Acts.
      And all four of them with the intent of stressing a particular theme in order to address the audiences they were conveying the message to.
      When we read the works of historians, primary and secondary witnesses of historical events throughout human history who are recording the same events, speaking of historical figures or historical periods we do not find they all read the same. We find the historians and witnesses are conveying to their audience the events etc in their own words and using their own descriptive abilities etc Some may choose to leave some things out, some may choose to put some things in, some may choose to record the same event as another writer but decide something else within that event needs to be explained or emphasized on for more clarity to the reader they’re writing to.
      Come on, this is not difficult when it comes to historical written records.
      As John recorded and as I have posted above, Jesus Christ did many more signs than has been recorded, not everything was recorded by those who wrote down what they wrote down. That in itself demonstrates and gives an answer to why we find different events, some similar or the same event being recorded but with different emphasis by the writer.
      I will quote the scripture again for you here, “Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”
      John 20:30-31https://biblehub.com/nasb/john/20.htm
      Your time between the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the writing of The Gospels are, in the main, not correct. It can also be argued that the Gospel of Mark was not the first written gospel.
      The Acts of The Apostles, written by Luke, also confirm all that Jesus Christ did and taught.
      Acts 1:1-3 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
      https://biblehub.com/esv/acts/1.htm
      Peter, a disciple of Jesus Christ confirming what is written in the Gospels.
      Acts 2:22 Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know
      https://biblehub.com/esv/acts/2.htm
      Or how about Peter speaking again, recorded in the book of Acts and clearly stating that Jesus Christ is the AUTHOR OF LIFE.
      Acts 3:15 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead.
      https://biblehub.com/esv/acts/3.htm
      I’m sure if you take the time to actually read and correctly apply the Gospels and the Book of Acts that you can discover Jesus Christ is certainly the AUTHOR OF LIFE.
      I have answered already your question as to Jesus Christ’s claims to be God. If you don’t want to accept the answers given then that is your choice.
      But, I suggest you ensure your decision is based on all the evidence and not just the bits you want to cherry-pick, that is not taking all the evidence into consideration.
      As a footnote. I must also stress we have early Church Fathers who wrote about the deity of Jesus Christ, how it was believed by the original disciples of Jesus Christ that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead etc and more, from the early second century. We have Jewish and Roman historians from the first century and early second century who also recorded events and spoke about Jesus Christ. External sources.

  • Yesica1993

    Aw, man! What a cliffhanger!

  • Daniel Delarosa

    Dude it’s so dum to lock dwn our pple

  • Adam Rollins

    …because you never checked the source, you were born into it, and you’ve been fear and shamed into belief.

  • MCtotheJ

    This sermon topic is one of Jeff’s most blessed. Thank you once again for preaching on it!

  • Tyra

    are these sermons uploaded as podcasts as well? <3

  • Guy Harris

    Thank you brother

  • Ruben T

    I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. Begotten of the Father before all worlds. God of God. Light of light. Very God of very God. Begotten not made. Being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost, of the Virgin Mary, and was made man. And was crucified also for us, under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day, He rose again, according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father. Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. And I believe One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

  • Mike Walsh

    “How long we got? Doesn’t matter……”. He’s awesome…..lol

  • Joe Anderson

    Lunatic!!! You know why I like this guy…because he repeats what the Bible says and loves Jesus! And of course the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God, the final authority and practice of the Christian Faith.

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