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Praise Jehovah the Creator and Sustainer of all things (Psa. 100). The one true God is revealed in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We can know God’s character and purpose.

The Godhead is a challenge for finite minds to comprehend. This lesson helps us better grasp the nature of God and who possesses deity.

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Hal god 1-true-jesuschrist_god-1-28-2011

  1. 1. [By Ron Halbrook]
  2. 2. Introduction:1. Isaiah 9:6 Our God is our King & Savior, Jesus Christ! 3
  3. 3. 1. Isaiah 9:6 Our God is our King & Savior, Jesus Christ!6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:and the government shall be upon his shoulder:and his name shall be calledWonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, Theeverlasting Father, The Prince ofPeace. will marvel at his perfections as King Men Perfect in counsel, wisdom, & judgment His almighty power defeats all enemies His love & care for his people endures His kingdom brings true peace & happiness4
  4. 4. Introduction:2. The One True God Revealed Himself: The Father Jesus Christ, the Son The Holy Spirit 5
  5. 5. Introduction:3. God came in the person of Jesus Christ to save us: Matt. 28:18-20 reveals 1 God in 3 persons John’s gospel proves Jesus Christ is God Col. 1:15-18 Jesus Christ sustains all things Heb. 1 The angels worship him as God Jn. 3:16 His role was to die for our sins 6
  6. 6. I. Matt. 28:18-20 Reveals 1 God in 3 Persons A. Matt. 28:18-20 We Are Baptized into Union with One God in Three Persons 7
  7. 7. A. Matt. 28:18-20 We Are Baptized into Union with One God in Three Persons 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you 8
  8. 8. Singular “the name:”one divine nature, character, authority Ex. 3:13-14 “What is his name:…I AM” Ex. 6:2-3 “by my name JEHOVAH was I not known:” future events to show more his divine nature Isa. 42:8 “the LORD is my name… my glory…my praise:” do not attribute his divine nature to idols 9
  9. 9. I. Matt. 28:18-20 Reveals 1 God in 3 Persons A. Matt. 28:18-20 We Are Baptized into Union with One God in Three Persons Singular “the name:” one divine nature, character, authority Plural persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit Three divine persons share one “name:” divine nature, character, authority 10
  10. 10. I. Matt. 28:18-20 Reveals 1 God in 3 Persons A. Matt. 28:18-20 We Are Baptized into Union with One God in Three Persons UNITY IN NATURE PLURAL PERSONS THE NAME: Divine Nature, Father, Character, Authority Son, Ex. 3:14; 6:3; Isa. 42:8 Holy Spirit Matt. 28:19 11
  11. 11. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God A. Jn. 1:1-18 The Word Was God: The Full Expression of God’s Will & Purpose Vv. 1-3 The Word was God from eternity, Creator of all things 12
  12. 12. Vv. 1-3 The Word was God from eternity, Creator of all things 1 In the beginning was theWord, and the Wordwas withGod, and theWord was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him;and without him was not any thing madethat was made. 13
  13. 13. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God A. Jn. 1:1-18 The Word Was God: The Full Expression of God’s Will & Purpose Vv. 4-13 He is the source of life & light, the Savior of all men 14
  14. 14. Vv. 4-13 He is the source of life & light, the Savior of all men 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness;and the darkness comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent fromGod, whose name was John. 7 The same came for awitness, to bear witness ofthe Light, that all menthrough him might believe. 8 He was not thatLight, but was sentto bear witness of that Light. 15
  15. 15. Vv. 4-13 He is the source of life & light, the Savior of all men 10 He was in theworld, and theworld was made byhim, and the world knewhim not. 11 He came unto hisown, and his ownreceived him not. 12 But as many as receivedhim, to them gave hepower to become the sons of God, even to themthat believe on his name: 16 13 Which were
  16. 16. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God A. Jn. 1:1-18 The Word Was God: The Full Expression of God’s Will & Purpose Vv. 14-18 He is the full & final revelation of God, greater than John & Moses 17
  17. 17. Vv. 14-18 He is the full & final revelation of God, greater than John & Moses 14 And the Word was madeflesh, and dweltamongus, (and webeheld hisglory, theglory as of the only begotten of the Father,)full of grace and truth. 18
  18. 18. Vv. 14-18 He is the full & final revelation of God, greater than John & Moses 15 John bare witness of him, andcried, saying, This was he of whomI spake, He thatcometh after me is preferred before me:for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all wereceived, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given byMoses, but grace andtruth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time;the only begotten 19
  19. 19. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the Eternal I AM Ex. 3:14 is the basis of his claim14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, T hus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 20
  20. 20. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the Eternal I AM Jn. 6:35 I AM: the source of eternal life35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 21
  21. 21. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the Eternal I AM Jn. 8:12 I AM: the light of salvation to all12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 22
  22. 22. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the Eternal I AM Jn. 8:58 “I AM:” greater than Abraham 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Bef ore Abraham was, I am. 23
  23. 23. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the eternal I AM Jn. 9:5 I AM: the light to the blind 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 24
  24. 24. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the eternal I AM Jn. 10:7, 9 I AM: the door to salvation 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 25
  25. 25. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the eternal I AM Jn. 10:11, 14 I AM: the good shepherd 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 26
  26. 26. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the eternal I AM Jn. 11:25 I AM: the source of all life 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though 27
  27. 27. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the eternal I AM Jn. 14:6 I AM: the way, truth, & life 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 28
  28. 28. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God B. Jesus Claimed to be God, the eternal I AM Jn. 15:1, 5 I AM: the vine planted by the Father to produce the fruit of saved souls 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 29
  29. 29. II. John’ Gospel Proves Jesus Christ Is God C. His Miracles Confirm His Claim 30
  30. 30. 2:1-11 Water to wine Power over nature, time4:46-54 Heal official’s son Power over disease5:1-9 Heal invalid Power over helplessness6:1-13 Feed 5,000 Power over hunger6:16-21 Walk on water Power over nature’s limits9:1-7 Heal blind man Power over sight11:1-44 Raise Lazarus Power over death20:1-29 Jesus’ resurrection Power over hades21:1-11 Great catch of fish Power over nature’s bounty 31
  31. 31. III. Col. 1:15-18 Jesus Christ Sustains All Things A. Col. 1:15-18 Christ Is Preeminent In Creation & Salvation 32
  32. 32. A. Col. 1:15-18 Christ Is Preeminent 15 Who is the image of the invisibleGod, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all thingscreated, that are in heaven, andthat are in earth, visible andinvisible, whether they be thrones, ordominions, or principalities, or powers:all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before allthings, and by him allthings consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: 33
  33. 33. III. Col. 1:15-18 Jesus Christ Sustains All Things A. Col. 1:15-18 Christ Is Preeminent In Creation & Salvation He is the exact representation of God He is the firstborn  Ex. 4:22 “Israel is my son…my firstborn:” preeminent position  Not time or sequence but position! 34
  34. 34. III. Col. 1:15-18 Jesus Christ Sustains All Things A. Col. 1:15-18 Christ Is Preeminent In Creation & Salvation He is preeminent for three reasons:  Vs. 16 “by him all things were created”  Vs. 17 “by him all things consist”  Vs. 18 “he is the head of the body” 35
  35. 35. IV. Heb. 1 The Angels Worship Him as God A. Heb. 1:1-3 Christ Is the Final Prophet, Priest, & King 36
  36. 36. A. Heb. 1:1-3 Christ Is the Final Prophet, Priest, & King 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers mannersspake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by hisSon, whom he hath appointed heir of allthings, by whom also he made theworlds; 3 Who being the brightness of hisglory, and the express image of hisperson, and upholding all thingsby the word of his power, when he had by himselfpurged our sins, sat down on the right 37
  37. 37. IV. Heb. 1 The Angels Worship Him as God B. Heb. 1:4-8 The Father Taught Angels to Worship the Son as God 38
  38. 38. B. Heb. 1:4-8 The Father Taught Angels to Worship the Son as God 4 Being made so much better than theangels, as he hath by inheritance obtaineda more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at anytime, Thou art my Son, this day have I begottenthee? And again, I will be to him aFather, and he shall be to mea Son? 39
  39. 39. B. Heb. 1:4-8 The Father Told the Angles to Worship the Son as God 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotteninto the world, hesaith, And let allthe angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels hesaith, Who maketh hisangels spirits, andhis ministers a flame of fire. 8 But unto the Son hesaith, Thythrone, O God, is for ever and ever: 40
  40. 40. V. Jn. 3:16 His Role Was to Die for Our Sins A. Jn. 3:16 The Word Took the Role of the Father’s Son to Die for Our Sins 16 For God so loved the world,that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,but have everlasting life. 41
  41. 41. Invitation:1. Isaiah 9:6 Our God is our King & Savior, Jesus Christ! 42
  42. 42. 1. Isaiah 9:6 Our God is our King & Savior, Jesus Christ!6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:and the government shall be upon his shoulder:and his name shall be calledWonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, Theeverlasting Father, The Prince ofPeace. 43
  43. 43. Invitation:2. The One True God Revealed Himself: The Father Jesus Christ, the Son The Holy Spirit 44
  44. 44. Invitation:3. God came in the person of Jesus Christ to save us: Matt. 28:18-20 reveals 1 God in 3 persons John’s gospel proves Jesus Christ is God Col. 1:15-18 Jesus Christ sustains all things Heb. 1 The angels worship him as God Jn. 3:16 His role was to die for our sins 45
  45. 45. Invitation:4. Believing Jesus Christ is God, let us submit to him to receive salvation: Matt. 28:19 Our sins are washed away, we enter fellowship with God 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 46
  46. 46. Invitation:4. Believing Jesus Christ is God, let us submit to him to receive salvation: 1 Jn. 1:9 If we fall back, we can be restored 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 47

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