Posts Tagged ‘Son of God


Jesus Was A Teacher

Jesus Christ is many things. He is the Son of God. He is the Savior of the world. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the Friend of sinners. He was also a teacher. Matthew, in his biography of Jesus, wrote:

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. – Matthew 5:1-2 (NIV)

This is how Matthew begins his account of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus, exercising the authority given to Him by God the Father, taught people. Jesus, who was God in human flesh, taught people how to have a loving relationship with God and how to please God. He taught people how to have better relationships with others, too. Jesus was more than just a teacher, though. He is the Messiah and He came to seek and to save the lost and to bring them home. If you feel lost, know that Jesus is chasing after you to bring you home. He knows right where you are, so you can stop running away and just fall into His arms and He will teach you how to know and love God.

The Reliability Of Prophets

Peter, defending Jesus as the Christ and Son of God, says that he and his fellow disciples SAW Him. He says that that HEARD the Father identify Jesus as His Son. Now, Peter points back to the prophets of the Old Testament as a reliable witness to the life of Jesus. Peter wrote:

We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. – 2 Peter 1:19 (NIV)

The Old Testament prophets said that God would send a Messiah through the line of David to free people from their bondage and slavery to sin. Jesus came to do just that. Jesus died on a Roman cross to set us free from sin and its consequences. God raised Him from the dead three days later and now we have the hope of eternal life through Him. Jesus fulfilled prophecy after prophecy to show that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.

Jesus, The Son Of God

Peter said that he and those with him were eyewitnesses to the majesty of Jesus. They saw Him with their own eyes and they saw Him perform miracles as well as rise from the dead. Not only did they see Jesus do amazing things, but they heard something amazing about Him as well. Peter wrote:

He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. – 2 Peter 1:17-18 (NIV)

God the Father confirmed Jesus’ status as the Son of God in an event known as The Transfiguration. Peter and his fellow disciples heard the voice of God. The Father identified Jesus as His Son, said that He loved Him and basically said He was proud of Him. Jesus’ identity as the Son of God was verified on that sacred mountain. We can take Peter’s word for it. Jesus is the Son of God and He is our Savior.

Life In The Son

Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). The Apostle John wrote his biography of Jesus so that people would believe in Jesus and that by believing we would have life in His name. John 1:4 (NIV) says, “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” John also wrote in his first letter about the correlation between Jesus and life. He says:

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. – 1 John 5:12 (NIV)

If you want to get a life, you’ve got to get Jesus because Jesus IS life. So many people wander aimlessly through life wondering if there is anything more to it. Is there any purpose to life? Is there any meaning to life? YES! It is found in Jesus Christ, the Son of God! He came to give us life to the fullest (John 10:10). Jesus came to give life and He wants to give it to you. If you want life, you need Jesus. He willingly and graciously gives life to all who earnestly seek Him.

The Jesus Test

How can you recognize a false prophet, false teacher or false religion? There’s a simple test and it involves Jesus, the Son of God.

This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. – 1 John 4:2-3 (NIV)

The Holy Spirit testifies that Jesus is the Son of God, sent from God to save us from our sins. Any religion, prophet or teacher that does not promote, preach or teach Jesus is not true. It all comes down to the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus was more than a good man. He was more than a good teacher. He was more than a prophet. Jesus is the Son of God. Every false religion, false prophet and false teacher is an antichrist for Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Who Is Jesus?

Good Thursday morning to you!  At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew says that the people were in awe of Jesus because of the way that He taught.

When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

– Matthew 7:28-29 (NIV)
Jesus taught with authority because Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He was God in human flesh. Jesus is the One to Whom all authority in Heaven and on earth was given. There is coming a day when every knee will bow before Him and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. He is not just a good man, a good teacher or a mere prophet. He is God and He is sitting in the position of honor at the right hand of the Father in power and glory forever and ever. Who do you say that Jesus is? I say, “He is God, Lord, Savior, Friend and King.”

Whom God Has Sent

Galatians 4:4-7 (NIV)

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

God sent His Son and then God sent His Spirit and it all started in the manger of Bethlehem.  God chose the perfect time in history to send His Son, Jesus.  Jesus was, “born under the law” of Moses to “redeem those under the law” (Gal. 4:4-5, NIV).  In other words, Jesus was born to keep the law of Moses perfectly because people cannot.  In our sins, we are slaves to sin and Jesus came to ransom us from the sin that holds us captive.  Jesus came to turn us from slaves of sin into sons and daughters of the King.  We have been adopted into God’s family through His perfect Son.  Now, because we are His children, God has made us heirs and we have received an inheritance of the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit of Christ dwells in our hearts and reminds us of our status as God’s children.  This Spirit calls out, “Abba, Father” (Gal. 4:6, NIV).  Abba is no ordinary word for God.  This is the Aramaic word for “Daddy.”  This is a word of deep affection that is only used within a family setting.  We are God’s children because of what God’s only begotten Son has done for us.  This is what Christmas is all about.  So live today as that which you are – a son or daughter of the King!
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank You for sending Your Son so that I may be called Your child. Help me to remember that I am Your child because of Your grace bestowed upon me through faith in Jesus. Thank You for this special time of year as we remember the birth of Your Son. In His name, amen.

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