Sermon 12.30.12 - Jesus Represents God - John 1:1-18
12.30.12John 1:1-18Jesus is the true representation of GodPastor Kyle Borger
John 1:1-5 (NIV)1 In the beginning was the Word, and theWord was with God, and the Word wasGod. 2 He was with God in the beginning.3 Through him all things were made;without him nothing was made that hasbeen made. 4 In him was life, and that lifewas the light of all mankind. 5 The lightshines in the darkness, and the darknesshas not overcome it.
John 1:9-13 (NIV)9 The true light that gives light to everyone wascoming into the world. 10 He was in the world,and though the world was made through him,the world did not recognize him. 11 He came tothat which was his own, but his own did notreceive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him,to those who believed in his name, he gave theright to become children of God— 13 childrenborn not of natural descent, nor of humandecision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
John 1:16-18 (NIV)16 Out of his fullness we have allreceived grace in place of grace alreadygiven. 17 For the law was given throughMoses; grace and truth came throughJesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seenGod, but the one and only Son, who ishimself God and is in closest relationshipwith the Father, has made him known.
Genesis 1:26-27 (NIV)26 Then God said, “Let us make mankindin our image, in our likeness, so that theymay rule over the fish in the sea and thebirds in the sky, over the livestock and allthe wild animals, and over all thecreatures that move along the ground.”27 So God created mankind in his ownimage, in the image of God he createdthem; male and female he created them.
Romans 1:18-23 (NIV)18 The wrath of God is being revealedfrom heaven against all the godlessnessand wickedness of people, who suppressthe truth by their wickedness, 19 sincewhat may be known about God is plain tothem, because God has made it plain tothem.
Romans 1:18-23 (NIV)20 For since the creation of the worldGod’s invisible qualities—his eternalpower and divine nature—have beenclearly seen, being understood from whathas been made, so that people arewithout excuse. 21 For although theyknew God, they neither glorified him asGod nor gave thanks to him, but theirthinking became futile and their foolishhearts were darkened.
Romans 1:18-23 (NIV)22 Although they claimed to be wise, theybecame fools 23 and exchanged the gloryof the immortal God for images made tolook like a mortal human being and birdsand animals and reptiles.
Romans 1:28-32 (NIV)28 Furthermore, just as they did not thinkit worthwhile to retain the knowledge ofGod, so God gave them over to adepraved mind, so that they do whatought not to be done. 29 They havebecome filled with every kind ofwickedness, evil, greed and depravity.They are full of envy, murder, strife,deceit and malice. They are gossips
Romans 1:28-32 (NIV)30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent,arrogant and boastful; they invent waysof doing evil; they disobey their parents;31 they have no understanding, nofidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Althoughthey know God’s righteous decree thatthose who do such things deserve death,they not only continue to do these verythings but also approve of those whopractice them.
Matthew 26:36-46 (NIV)36 Then Jesus went with his disciples toa place called Gethsemane, and he saidto them, “Sit here while I go over thereand pray.” 37 He took Peter and the twosons of Zebedee along with him, and hebegan to be sorrowful and troubled. 38Then he said to them, “My soul isoverwhelmed with sorrow to the point ofdeath. Stay here and keep watch withme.”
Matthew 26:36-46 (NIV)39 Going a little farther, he fell with hisface to the ground and prayed, “MyFather, if it is possible, may this cup betaken from me. Yet not as I will, but asyou will.” 40 Then he returned to hisdisciples and found them sleeping.“Couldn’t you men keep watch with mefor one hour?” he asked Peter.
Matthew 26:36-46 (NIV)41 “Watch and pray so that you will notfall into temptation. The spirit is willing,but the flesh is weak.” 42 He went away asecond time and prayed, “My Father, if itis not possible for this cup to be takenaway unless I drink it, may your will bedone.” 43 When he came back, he againfound them sleeping, because their eyeswere heavy.
Matthew 26:36-46 (NIV)44 So he left them and went away oncemore and prayed the third time, sayingthe same thing. 45 Then he returned tothe disciples and said to them, “Are youstill sleeping and resting? Look, the hourhas come, and the Son of Man isdelivered into the hands of sinners. 46Rise! Let us go! Here comes mybetrayer!”
Matthew 9:9-13 (NIV)9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw aman named Matthew sitting at the taxcollector’s booth. “Follow me,” he toldhim, and Matthew got up and followedhim. 10 While Jesus was having dinner atMatthew’s house, many tax collectorsand sinners came and ate with him andhis disciples..”
Matthew 9:9-13 (NIV)11 When the Pharisees saw this, theyasked his disciples, “Why does yourteacher eat with tax collectors andsinners?” 12 On hearing this, Jesus said,“It is not the healthy who need a doctor,but the sick. 13 But go and learn whatthis means: ‘I desire mercy, notsacrifice.’ For I have not come to call therighteous, but sinners.”
Luke 19:1-10 (NIV)19 Jesus entered Jericho and waspassing through. 2 A man was there bythe name of Zacchaeus; he was a chieftax collector and was wealthy. 3 Hewanted to see who Jesus was, butbecause he was short he could not seeover the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead andclimbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him,since Jesus was coming that way.
Luke 19:1-10 (NIV)5 When Jesus reached the spot, helooked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus,come down immediately. I must stay atyour house today.” 6 So he came downat once and welcomed him gladly. 7 Allthe people saw this and began to mutter,“He has gone to be the guest of asinner.”
Luke 19:1-10 (NIV)8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to theLord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I givehalf of my possessions to the poor, and ifI have cheated anybody out of anything, Iwill pay back four times the amount.” 9Jesus said to him, “Today salvation hascome to this house, because this man,too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Sonof Man came to seek and to save thelost.”