Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Divinity of Christ – Jesus has Immortality

For at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen. (1 Timothy 6:15-16 NLT)

Only God is immortal – not subject to death.  Jesus is immortal – He is not subject to death.  We are created beings that live in a sinful world.  We are subject to death.  Sin separates us from God.  We can’t see God because sin cannot exist in the presence of God.  But one day soon that will change when Jesus returns.  Amen.

Divinity of Christ –Jesus is from Everlasting

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2 KJV)

Micha says that the Messiah existed from everlasting.  He existed before He came to earth as a babe in Bethlehem.  His goings forth reaches to eternity in the past.  John 1:1-3 says Christ is the Word that created this world.  He is from everlasting and will continue to everlasting.

Divinity of Christ –Jesus is Everlasting to Everlasting

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 called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 KJV)

Just as Father God is from everlasting to everlasting, so is Jesus.  He is our mighty God who was and will always be.  He is the father of all humanity because He is our creator.  He loves us like a father.  We are Hi children.  He is cares for us and guides us.

Divinity of Christ –Son of Father God

But to the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice. You love justice and hate evil. Therefore, O God, Your God has anointed You, pouring out the oil of joy on You more than on anyone else.” (Hebrews 1:8-9 NLT)

The author of Hebrews starts his book with evidence of the supremacy of the son of God.  Angels and you and I are called sons and daughters of God but Jesus is THE SON.  Some people then, as well as now, think Jesus was like one of the angels.  This is what Hebrews 1:5-9 is explaining.  The Father referred to Jesus as His son as God.  The angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary was she was to have a child by the Holy Spirit and that child is the Son of God (Luke 1:35).  Jesus is divine, He is the only son of the Father.  He took on humanity for us so that through Him we may have eternal life with the Father and Son.  Amen.

Divinity of Christ –A Testimony

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. (John 20:28 NLT)

Nothing is more powerful than a personal testimony.  No one can deny what you have experienced.  Thomas couldn’t believe what others said about Jesus after His resurrection.  He could not believe until He experienced it.  Jesus understood Thomas’ doubt so He appeared to Thomas so He could believe.  Thomas proclaimed that Jesus was Lord and God!  Jesus told Thomas “You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me.”  Jesus is talking about you and me.  You are blessed when you can believe that Jesus is Lord and God.

—Diane

Divinity of Christ –Forgives Sin

Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 5:20 NLT)

Luke records in 5:17-25, a very touching and powerful story about friends and forgiveness.  A young man was stricken with a disease that paralyzed him.  His friends heard of the miracles that Jesus performed.  Jesus was in town.  The friends got together and carried their friend to the house where Jesus was staying.  There were so many people there that they couldn’t get in.  They began thinking outside of the box and went to the roof.  They found a crack in the roof and opened a hole in the roof and let down their friend right in front of Jesus.  I am sure Jesus smiled.  Jesus knew what was paralyzing the young man.  He had guilt so strong that it paralyzed him.  Jesus knew what the young man needed.  He needed to know that his sins were forgiven.  “Young man your sins are forgiven” Jesus says.  This caused quite a stir with the religious leaders.  Who can forgive sin but God?  I like Jesus’ response.  He shows the religious leaders that he has the power to forgive and to heal.  There are several lessons we can take from this story.  Friends bring friends to Jesus.  Jesus has the power to forgive sins and to heal.  Bring your friends to Jesus for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  He forgives and heals our broken bodies, minds, and spirit.

—Diane