Harbor City Church
Being With Jesus Part 1 “Who is Jesus Really”
January 9, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
John 1:1-18

Being With Jesus Part 1 “Who is Jesus Really”

January 9, 2022 / John 1:1-18

Being With Jesus – Part 1
January 9th, 2022
“Who Is Jesus Really?”

John 1:1-18 (NKJV)

RECAP OF 2021
• Salvations/Rededications – 260
• Baptisms – 45
• EQUIP – 31 people completed all 3 classes
• Fresh Start – 7 out of 12 people completed 8 week track
• City Group Engagement – 250 people throughout the year
• Total Volunteers – 160
• PRIME Internship – 4 students
MISSIONS:
• Partnered and Purchased Mexico orphanage building – Gave 20,000 dollars
• 3 teams sent to Mexico in Summer 2021.
o 43 salvations (1st trip-Kids outreach)
o 2nd trip-Teen conference – 20 salvations
o 3rd trip was construction focused on making the building livable for the families.
• Harbor Hope for Africa (Uganda) – 75 kids in Uganda being sponsored through our church!
• City Kids Camp – (Local) 100 kids per day
• Trunk or Treat – (Local) reached 600 people
• Contributed financially to Beautifying our city and many other projects.
• Financially … Contributed to Manna House and Trevins Church in McKenny, TX – 5000 dollars
• Adopted 54 Senior Citizens and 13 Elementary Kids for Christmas –and gave to over 100 children on our Christmas gift Sunday.
Other accomplishments
• Hired a City Kids Pastor/Missions Director
• Hired a full time Tech Director
• Lost a receptionist … but Tori and Cassie picked up a lot of the slack! 
• Stage remodel – Cameron, Ron and others
• New youth relations with other churches
• Wednesday night prayer … 25 to 30 weekly
• Monday night online prayer – great engagement – with average of about 15-20
• Friends of HCC (Facebook group) has helped connect others and meet needs! 
Where we are going for 2022?
• Our Theme: “Be with Jesus”
• Handout Bracelets
• Starting today – 21 day fast – download app on Youversion
• To help us “Be with Jesus” – Key scripture

Acts 4:13 (NIV)
13.  When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

(The Message)

13.  They couldn’t take their eyes off them – Peter and John standing there so confident, so sure of themselves! Their fascination deepened when they realized these two were laymen with no training in Scripture or formal education. They recognized them as companions of Jesus,

Who Is Jesus Really?
Overview of the gospels:

Matthew – Written to Jewish people; Keyword: “Fulfilled”. Focuses on what Jesus said and his Great discourses.
Mark – Written to a Roman audience; It’s a gospel of action and getting the job done. The book focuses on what Jesus “Did”.
Luke – He was a Gentile physician and not an eyewitness of Jesus’ life … but had access to those who did.
o The book was written to a Greek audience and gives emphasis to Jesus and His perfect manhood.
o Key words are: “Son of man”
John – The audience is “the whole world” and presents Jesus in the fullest of his Character. The book is about “Who He is”
Some things about the author, John
• Never mentions his name
• Part of an ‘inner circle’
• Son of Zebedee
• First to believe
• The brothers are nicknamed “Sons of Thunder”.

Four Things From “Being With Jesus”
John 1:1-8 (NKJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 He was in the beginning with God.

• Hebrew word for Word is
• Greek word for Word is

Being with Jesus you will discover …

1. Jesus has He is

3. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
4. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

2. Jesus is the

The Wistar Institute Report

3.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
4.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

3. Jesus is the SOURCE of life.

3.  different aspects of life in the Bible

life

life

life

4.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5.  And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

6.  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7.  This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
8.  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9.  That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
10.  He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11.  He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

• Own – First time it is in the

• Own – Second time it is in the and refers to .

Better translation would be:
“He came unto His own things or creation, but His own people, did not receive Him.”

12.  But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13.  who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

4. Jesus for

Revelation 3:20 (NLT)
20.  “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.

14.  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

1 John 1:1
1.  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—

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