God’S Revelation To Man

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  • 1. GOD’S REVELATION TO MAN HEBREWS 1:1-14
  • 2. GOD’S WAYS—METHODS
    • HEBREWS 1:1
    • VISITATION: GENESIS 18
    • DREAM: DANIEL 2
    • SIGN (S): EXODUS 13:21
    • PARABLE: NUMBERS 22:28
    • AN EVENT: EXODUS 5-10
  • 3. GOD SPEAKS THROUGH THE IMAGE OF HIS SON—JESUS
    • JUST AS GOD COMMUNICATED IN VARIOUS WAYS—NOW HE SPEAKS THROUGH THE EXPRESSED IMAGE OF HIS SON—JESUS CHRIST.
    • MATTHEW 1 & 2
  • 4. WATCH GOD IN ACTION
    • MATTHEW 1 & 2
    • VISITATION—MATTHEW 1:20 [ANGELS]
    • DREAM—MATTHEW 1:20 [DREAM]
    • AN EVENT—MATTHEW 1 [MIRACULOUS CONCEPTION]
    • PARABLE—MATTHEW 1:20 [JESUS—SAVIOR OF MANKIND]
    • SIGN—MATTHEW 2:1, 2 [WISE MEN—WORSHIP & BRING GIFTS]
  • 5. JESUS IS CREATOR—WORLD
    • JESUS—ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE: ROMANS 1:20
    • HE’S THE EXPRESSION OF GOD IN HUMANITY: JOHN 1:1-4
    • JESUS’ LIGHT IS INHERENT NOT REFLECTIVE
    • CASE IN POINT: MOON REFLECTS LIGHT FROM THE SUN—BUT THE SUN SHINES ITS LIGHT
  • 6. THE MISSING LINK—WHO?
    • HEBREWS 1:3
    • ROMANS 11:33
    • GENESIS 1 & 2
  • 7. DEFINITION—EXPRESSED IMAGE
    • EXACT REPRESENTATION IN:
    • CHARACTER
    • NATURE
    • IMAGE—LIKENESS
    • JOHN 3:12
  • 8. GOD TESTS MEN’S FAITH
    • ADAM & EVE: COMMUNION—GOD
    • THEY HEARD HIS VOICE—BUT DID NOT SEE HIS FACE: BELIEF
    • MOSES: GOD’S COMPANION –40 DAYS
    • HE HEARD GOD’S VOICE—NEVER SAW HIS FACE—YET HE WROTE IN GENESIS 2:4…
    • LUCIFER DWELT—GOD—KNEW/SAW HIM—YET HE BECAME DISOBEDIENT TOWARD GOD
  • 9. ADAM AND EVE’S SIN—DOUBT
    • JOHN 14:8, 9
    • PHILIP HELD MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHURCH THAT JESUS CHRIST PASTORED FOR 3.5 YEARS. YET HE ASKED JESUS TO SHEW HIM THE FATHER.
  • 10. JESUS—SPEAKS—NATURE ACTS
    • HEBREWS 1:3
    • HE SPEAKS TO THE WINDS—LISTENS
    • HE CALMS THE WAVES—WEAKENS
    • HE SPEAKS TO LIMBS—STIFFENS
    • AND STILL WE DENY HIS MAJESTIC POWER?
    • ARE WE ABLE TO SEE GRAVITY?
    • HIS BREATH IS IN OUR NOSTRILS!
    • HENCE, WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DO WE NEED TO SEE TO BELIEVE?
  • 11. WHY DID JESUS SAT DOWN?
    • HEBREWS 1:3
    • BECAUSE HIS SUPERIORITY TO THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED
    • BECAUSE HIS JOB OF OFFERING HIMSELF AS THE LAMB OF GOD IS DONE
    • BECAUSE HE HAS TAKEN ON THE NAME AS BEING OUR PERFECT HIGH PRIEST AND INTERCESSOR
  • 12. JESUS—ALL POWERFUL—YET POWERLESS…
    • WHY? HEBREWS 1:4
    • HE’S THE ARCHANGEL [CREATOR OF ANGELS] EZEKIEL 28:13
    • HE SITS AT GOD’S RIGHT HAND—ETERNAL REIGN AND INHERITANCE
    • HIS NAME IS ABOVE ALL NAMES
    • ANGELS ANSWER TO HIM AND NO ONE ELSE
    • HE IS GOD’S BEGOTTEN SON THROUGH SUFFERING AND DEATH
  • 13. JESUS IS WORTHY—WORSHIP
    • HEBREWS 1:6
    • WHY DO ANGELS AND MANKIND WORSHIP HIM?
    • BECAUSE HE IS THE ROOT OF ALL THINGS—INANIMATE OR ANIMATE
  • 14. JESUS IS THE SUPREME RULER AND JUDGE
    • HEBREWS 1:9
    • PROVERBS 28:4
    • They that forsake the law praise the wicked : but such as keep the law contend with them.
    • IS GOD’S MORAL LAW ABOLISHED?
    • IF YES, THEN WE ARE SAYING…
    • BRAVO TO:
    • ADULTERY-FORNICATION-DIVORCE-RAPE-MURDER-INCEST-STEALING-HATE-HYPOCRISY-VIOLENCE-ETC
  • 15. JESUS HAS HIS ASSOCIATES
    • HEBREWS 1:14 [MINISTERING SPIRITS]
    • THEY ARE HIS PARTNERS
    • THEY REIGN WITH HIM
    • THEY REVEAL HIM TO MAN
  • 16. ETERNAL LIFE DOES NOT COME BY PROXY—BUT A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS
    • ISAIAH 5:25
    • ARE WE STILL LOOKING TO BETHLEHEM’S MANGER IN SEARCH OF THE BABY JESUS?
    • OR ARE WE READING JOHN 1:1-4 AND HEBREWS 1:1-4?
    • GOD GAVE US HIS SON—HAVE WE GIVEN HIM OURSELVES?
  • 17. GENESIS 1:26—MAN IS CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE
    • ROOT: IMAGE—IMAGINATION
    • GOD IMAGINED OUR EXISTENCE LONG BEFORE WE EVER THOUGHT OF EXCHANGING GIFTS AT CHRISTMAS TIME!
    • NOW, HE WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO US THROUGH HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, BY WHOM, HE EXPRESSES THE IMAGE OF HIS REVELATION—MATTHEW 11:27
  • 18. DO YOU KNOW HIM PERSONALLY—OR DO YOU KNOW THINGS ABOUT HIM?
    • GENESIS 4:1
    • And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived…
    • GOD—BIRTH
    • GOD—LOVE
    • WHAT HAVE YOU GIVEN?
  • 19. WHICH OF THE TWO DO YOU KNOW PERSONALLY?