Is there anybody here that wants to live forever? If you want eternal life, you gotta get it from Jesus! “This is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son” (1 John 5:11).
An X-ray gives us the ability to see things that we would not see otherwise—A broken bone, a cancer, a cavity in a tooth. X-rays see that which is not normally seen as though it is seen. ILLUS with X-ray of broken leg. God has “x-ray” vision—He sees things that be not as though they were.
No one actually called Jesus “Emmanuel” in the Bible. They called Him “Jesus,” because that is what His name says He came to do—Save His people from their sins. But He could not save anyone if He were not
“Emmanuel” — God with us!
“Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” Jesus did NOT ask this question because He was insecure or having an identity crisis. He was not taking a poll to determine the effectiveness of His ministry. He already knew what people believed about Him.