Hidden Treasures

The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

Mighty God

To think of Jesus only as a baby in a manger affects me sentimentally. To think of Him as a great teacher affects me intellectually. But to think of Him as the Mighty God affects me morally. To think of Him as any less than the Mighty God is to make Christmas simply a meaningless, secular holiday. 

Are you convinced that Jesus is truly the Mighty God who created the universe and holds it together by His power, or is He simply another ancient prophet who established just another religion?

You  had better settle that question once for all. If he is a mere man we need not take anything He said seriously. He is of no more value than an other ancient religious leaders.  If He is God, as He claims to be,  then His every word is vital to our eternal welfare.  We had  better take His claims and commands seriously.

THE PROPHECIES AND CLAIMS OF HIS DEITY

 

Not only is the Old Testament filled with prophesies and types of Jesus as God, the Gospels are written, especially the  Gospel of John, to convince us that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.  Note the claims of Jesus’ deity in the entire Gospel of John.

Further claims of Jesus’ deity are found in  Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 1:13-20, 2:9-10,  Hebrews 1:1-3,  Revelation 1:8,18.

What a mystery!  God, in the person of a tiny baby,  needed the care of His mother. He needed to be fed, changed, bathed and cuddled. Imagine, God the creator of the universe, totally dependent on His mother.

HIS ATTRIBUTES REVEAL HIS DEITY

 

His eternality  John 1, Hebrews 1,  Revelation 1

His holiness  Luke 1:35

His omnipotence  Isaiah 40:1-11

His omniscience   John 1:45-49, 2:24-25

His omnipresence  Matthew 18:20, 28:20

His immutability  (His unchangeableness)  Hebrews 13:8

His love for us in dying for our sins.  John 3:16  Romans 5:8

HIS WORKS REVEAL HIS DEITY

 

 His creation. John 1:1-14

His preservation of all. Colossians 1:16

His redemption. Titus 2:13-14

His bodily resurrection Rom. 1:4

His power to raise the dead.  John 11

His judgment  John 5:22-23

THE ONLY RIGHT RESPONSE TO HIS DEITY

 

Receive Him as God and Saviour.  John 1:3,12,  Colossians 1:16

Worship Him now and forever.  Revelation 5:11-14,  Hebrews 1:6,

As the angels  Hebrews 1:6,

As Mary  Luke 1:47-48

As the shepherds  Luke 2:16-20

As the wise men  Matthew 2:11

As Simeon and Anna in the temple.  Lk. 2:25-29, 36-38

Live a life of surrender and obedience to Him.  Romans 12, John 20:26-29

Be involved in obedience to His Great Commission.  Matthew 29=8:19-20,

Acts 1:7-8,

Have you received Him as your God and Saviour? John 1:12

Have you unconditionally surrendered your life to Him?  Rom. 12:1-2

Are you growing in the knowledge of God through studying His Word and

attending a church where God’s Word is preached without compromise?

Is Christ your life, your purpose and your strength?  Philippians 1:21, 4:13

It’s only as you know Jesus as the Mighty God of creation that  you can know Him as your Saviour.

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December 23, 2010 - Posted by | Christmas Series

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