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The Son of God


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Men pursue God in vain because they look first to a finite/limited creation to understand an infinite Creator. Some men do the same in their understanding of ‘Son of God’… They put human characteristics, even limitations, on God. IF GOD HAD A SON, WHO IS HIS WIFE? MARY?

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. book of Matthew 16:13-17

 


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~speaking notes~
download the pdf: Who Is Jesus Sessions #7

 

-The Ghost and the Darkness
-col. John Patterson, 2 man-eaters
-Doctor says, ‘use my gun..’
-“You went to war with an untested weapon? Well my friend, you’ve just been hit, the getting up is up to you

 

the Word of God (found within the Bible) is our weapon
For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” ~ Hebrews 4:12-13

 

BIG FIVE #1 – DOES GOD EXIST?
Yes. Romans 1:18-32 (the Message Commentary)
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His Eternal Power and Divine Nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

 

Finish Hebrews 4:12-16 – Son of God
Peter’s confession of Christ – Matthew 16:13-17 – Jesus = Son of God
Son of God – what does this mean?

 

Remember Jesus Session #1: Men pursue God in vain because they look first to a finite/limited creation to understand an infinite Creator. Some men do the same in their understanding of ‘Son of God’… They put human characteristics, even limitations, on God. IF GOD HAD A SON, WHO IS HIS WIFE? MARY?

 

Jesus is the Son of God. With confidence and full reliance he referred to ‘His Father’ many times. But don’t get stuck on just that. Don’t limit Him… He is that and so much more!

 

Names/Titles of Jesus:
The Son of God, Only Begotten Son of the Most High
The Son of Man, Son of Abraham, Root of David
Son of Mary, The Carpenter’s Son

The First Born of all Creation
Immanuel, “God With Us
The I AM, Who Was and Is and Is To Come
Yahweh
The Alpha and Omega, First and Last
The Word of God
The Image of the Invisible God
The Light of the World
The Nazarene, Jesus of Nazareth
Messiah, The Lord’s Anointed
The Lamb of God

The Lion of Judah
The Bridegroom
The Good Shepherd
The Gate, The Way, The Truth and The Life

The Vine
The Bread of Life, never be hungry again
The Living Water, never be thirsty again (John 4)
The Rose of Sharon
The Bright and Morning Star
A Horn of Salvation
Rock of Strength
The Builder
The Foundation
The Cornerstone, the stone the builders rejected
A Stone of Stumbling, A Rock of Offense
The Great High Priest, the Mediator
The Intercessor, The Advocate
The Gift of God
The Redeemer
The Amen
The Holy One of Israel
The Firstborn of the Dead
The Last Adam
The Resurrection

The Head of the Church
The Author and Finisher of Faith
The Deliverer Out of Zion
King of kings, Lord of lords
Lord of the Sabbath
The Righteous Judge
King of the Jews
Crowned with Many Crowns

For Unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulders: and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

A Savior, Jesus Christ – The LORD

 

Don’t you think it’s insufficient to focus solely on ‘Son of God’?

 

THE WORD – John 1:1-14
What is the Word of God – 2 Peter 3:1-11
– Word of God = Will of God – John 3:16-19
– Word = Light = Jesus – John 8:12
~ Just as God created the world through – His Word – Jesus, God will save the world through – His Word – Jesus, because this is His Will.. “that none should perish”

 

Nature of Word – Hebrews 4:12 (from the start of the night)
=Nature of Jesus – Luke 12:51-53
~ Jesus is the greatest unifying force on Earth (Church, John 3:16) AND the greatest dividing force.

 

So What?!

 

Back to Matthew 16:13-17
Leyla’s interview, an Iranian Muslim woman who came to Christ:

 

Nobody could tell me who God is as a Father, Who is Jesus and Who is Holy Spirit. That’s the most confusing issue for a Muslim. It’s very hard to explain. And no man, I believe, can really open this up for a Muslim except God – Our Father – in Heaven. And He did a very good job. He doesn’t need time – no argument, nothing. When it’s time, He opens it up for a Muslim, for everybody, and they understand.

 

Next Session…
Jesus: the Expected ONE of the Prophets

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