“Things Too Wonderful”       John 1:1-18
A Journey of Discovery in 2011
A Journey of Discovery in 2011Our spiritual growth iscorrelated with thesize of our vision ofJesus!
A Journey of Discovery in 2011Who is Jesus?
A Journey of Discovery in 2011Who is Jesus?The Words of Jesus
A Journey of Discovery in 2011Who is Jesus?The Words of JesusThe Works of Jesus
“Things Too Wonderful”“Three things are toowonderful for me,four I don’tunderstand.”     Prov. 30:18
“Things Too Wonderful”Spiritual truths thatexceed our finite,human comprehension
“Things Too Wonderful”Spiritual truths thatexceed our finite,human comprehensionSpiritual mysteriesthat “blow our minds”
“Things Too Wonderful”1. Eternity  “In the beginning   was the Word.”
“Things Too Wonderful”1. Eternity  – Eternity is the truth    that God exists    outside the    boundaries of both    time...
“Things Too Wonderful”1. Eternity  – Will we be bored    in Heaven?
“Things Too Wonderful”1. Eternity  “From everlasting to   everlasting, you are   God . . . for a   thousand years in your ...
“Things Too Wonderful”Eternity is a truth thatis too wonderful!
“Things Too Wonderful”2. The Trinity   “And the Word   was with   God.”
“Things Too Wonderful”2.       The Trinity     –     The Father,           the Son, and           the Holy           Spiri...
“Things Too Wonderful”2. The Trinity  –   The three      Persons of      the Trinity      exist in      unbroken,      int...
“Things Too Wonderful”The Trinity is a truth thatis too wonderful!
“Things Too Wonderful”3. The Incarnation “And the Word  became flesh and  dwelt among us.”
“Things Too Wonderful”3. The Incarnation –   Jesus changed     His status
“Things Too Wonderful”3.       The Incarnation     –     Without ceasing            to be God in any           regard, Jes...
“Things Too Wonderful”3. The Incarnation –   God became     something that     He previously     was not
“Things Too Wonderful”The Incarnation is amystery that istoo wonderful!
“Things Too Wonderful”4. God’s Foreknowledge “You perceive my  thoughts from afar . . .  Before a word is on my  tongue, y...
“Things Too Wonderful”4. God’s Foreknowledge –   God knows what     has happened, He     knows what’s     happening now,  ...
“Things Too Wonderful”4. God’s Foreknowledge –   How does God’s     foreknowledge     intersect with     my free will?
“Things Too Wonderful”God’s foreknowledgeis too wonderful!
“Things Too Wonderful”5. God’s Sovereign Choices “Surely I spoke of things  I did not understand,  things too wonderful  f...
“Things Too Wonderful”5. God’s Sovereign Choices –   Why does God     choose to use     whom He does?
“Things Too Wonderful”5. God’s Sovereign Choices –   Why does God     choose the path     for me that He does?
“Things Too Wonderful”5. God’s Sovereign Choices –   Why does God     choose healing for     some and “home-     going” fo...
“Things Too Wonderful”God’s sovereignchoices are toowonderful!
“Things Too Wonderful”6. God’s Great Love for You  “For God so loved the world   that He gave His only   begotten Son, tha...
“Things Too Wonderful”6. God’s Great Love for You  – The Cross cost God    more than we could    ever fathom . . .    The ...
“Things Too Wonderful”6. God’s Great Love for You  – God did this to open the    door for you and to be    welcomed into H...
“Things Too Wonderful”6. God’s Great Love for You  “I pray that you will have   power, together with all the   saints, to ...
“Things Too Wonderful”God’s great love for youis too wonderful!
“Things Too Wonderful”EternityThe TrinityThe IncarnationGod’s ForeknowledgeGod’s Sovereign ChoicesGod’s Great Love for You...
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Things Too Wonderful

  1. 1. “Things Too Wonderful” John 1:1-18
  2. 2. A Journey of Discovery in 2011
  3. 3. A Journey of Discovery in 2011Our spiritual growth iscorrelated with thesize of our vision ofJesus!
  4. 4. A Journey of Discovery in 2011Who is Jesus?
  5. 5. A Journey of Discovery in 2011Who is Jesus?The Words of Jesus
  6. 6. A Journey of Discovery in 2011Who is Jesus?The Words of JesusThe Works of Jesus
  7. 7. “Things Too Wonderful”“Three things are toowonderful for me,four I don’tunderstand.” Prov. 30:18
  8. 8. “Things Too Wonderful”Spiritual truths thatexceed our finite,human comprehension
  9. 9. “Things Too Wonderful”Spiritual truths thatexceed our finite,human comprehensionSpiritual mysteriesthat “blow our minds”
  10. 10. “Things Too Wonderful”1. Eternity “In the beginning was the Word.”
  11. 11. “Things Too Wonderful”1. Eternity – Eternity is the truth that God exists outside the boundaries of both time and space
  12. 12. “Things Too Wonderful”1. Eternity – Will we be bored in Heaven?
  13. 13. “Things Too Wonderful”1. Eternity “From everlasting to everlasting, you are God . . . for a thousand years in your sight are like a day.”
  14. 14. “Things Too Wonderful”Eternity is a truth thatis too wonderful!
  15. 15. “Things Too Wonderful”2. The Trinity “And the Word was with God.”
  16. 16. “Things Too Wonderful”2. The Trinity – The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three distinct persons that comprise one triune God
  17. 17. “Things Too Wonderful”2. The Trinity – The three Persons of the Trinity exist in unbroken, intimate fellowship
  18. 18. “Things Too Wonderful”The Trinity is a truth thatis too wonderful!
  19. 19. “Things Too Wonderful”3. The Incarnation “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
  20. 20. “Things Too Wonderful”3. The Incarnation – Jesus changed His status
  21. 21. “Things Too Wonderful”3. The Incarnation – Without ceasing to be God in any regard, Jesus took human nature and flesh into union with His divine being
  22. 22. “Things Too Wonderful”3. The Incarnation – God became something that He previously was not
  23. 23. “Things Too Wonderful”The Incarnation is amystery that istoo wonderful!
  24. 24. “Things Too Wonderful”4. God’s Foreknowledge “You perceive my thoughts from afar . . . Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely. Such knowledge is too wonderful to me.”
  25. 25. “Things Too Wonderful”4. God’s Foreknowledge – God knows what has happened, He knows what’s happening now, and He knows what will happen next
  26. 26. “Things Too Wonderful”4. God’s Foreknowledge – How does God’s foreknowledge intersect with my free will?
  27. 27. “Things Too Wonderful”God’s foreknowledgeis too wonderful!
  28. 28. “Things Too Wonderful”5. God’s Sovereign Choices “Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.”
  29. 29. “Things Too Wonderful”5. God’s Sovereign Choices – Why does God choose to use whom He does?
  30. 30. “Things Too Wonderful”5. God’s Sovereign Choices – Why does God choose the path for me that He does?
  31. 31. “Things Too Wonderful”5. God’s Sovereign Choices – Why does God choose healing for some and “home- going” for others?
  32. 32. “Things Too Wonderful”God’s sovereignchoices are toowonderful!
  33. 33. “Things Too Wonderful”6. God’s Great Love for You “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  34. 34. “Things Too Wonderful”6. God’s Great Love for You – The Cross cost God more than we could ever fathom . . . The Father turned His face away from the Son
  35. 35. “Things Too Wonderful”6. God’s Great Love for You – God did this to open the door for you and to be welcomed into His fellowship!
  36. 36. “Things Too Wonderful”6. God’s Great Love for You “I pray that you will have power, together with all the saints, to comprehend how wide, and long, and high, and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge.”
  37. 37. “Things Too Wonderful”God’s great love for youis too wonderful!
  38. 38. “Things Too Wonderful”EternityThe TrinityThe IncarnationGod’s ForeknowledgeGod’s Sovereign ChoicesGod’s Great Love for YouMay the true meaning of Christmasblow your mind!
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