Jesus: The God-Man, Focus on the deity of Jesus

Paradoxes of the Bible # 1

Jesus: The God-Man

The Deity of Jesus: part 2

(Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; John 1:1-18; Colossians 1:15-20)

  1. Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions.
  2. Be comfortably alert, still and at peace.
  3. Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer

4     Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself.

  1. Slowly and carefully read the passage of Scripture.
  2. Reread it. From memory, determine the central points.
  3. The mystery surrounding Jesus will never be understood this side of heaven. We are not arrogant enough to suppose otherwise.
  4. Jesus came to us as fully man and also fully God, and both at once. We have nothing to compare this with.
  5. The Logos (Word) to the Greek mind was the reason behind all that the universe is. In John 1:1 the Apostle John identifies this reason, this Word, as Jesus.
  6. John, writing to the Graeco-Roman culture, makes an absolute and incredible claim that Jesus of Nazareth, born of a human being, is at once God, thus the God-Man.
  7. Such a position challenges every spiritual or religious worldview extant, both then and now.
  8. Not a re-incarnation, not an avatar, not a highly evolved spirit, but a real human being and God, both at once.
  9. This Logos is not less than the Father, no, both are One, as Jesus makes plain in John 10:30, “The Father and I are one.”
  10. Indeed, the Apostle Paul states that Jesus is “the image of the invisible God” and that “in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.” (verses 15 & 19 of Colossians 1) What a mammoth leap for Paul, a trained Jewish rabbi, to accept.
  11. Jesus then, both God and man at once. This reality cannot be grasped; it must be revealed by the Holy Spirit.

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