I. Jesus is God.
1. Jesus is God, because Jesus is called “Son of God.”. Some say “son of God” means Jesus is not God. Please read John 5:17-18. Because Jesus called God his father, he was claiming to be _______ with God. Therefore “son of God” means that Jesus ____ God.
2. Jesus is God, because Jesus does the works of God. Please read Mark 2:7. Only God can forgive sins. Jesus forgives sins; therefore Jesus is ______.
3. Jesus is God, because Jesus has the characteristics of God. Please read 1 Timothy 1:17. The only God is eternal an immortal — that means God cannot die. Please read Acts 2:24. The Bible says it was impossible for death to keep hold of Jesus. Therefore Jesus is _______.
4. Jesus is God, because Jesus receives worship. Please read Luke 4:8. Jesus tells us that we must worship only God. Please read Matthew 28:17. Jesus receives worship from his disciples: therefore Jesus is _______. Please read John 20:28. Thomas calls Jesus “My Lord and my _______.”
II. Jesus is human
Please read Hebrews 2:14. Jesus took on flesh and _____, therefore Jesus is human.
III. Two reasons that Jesus came to earth:
MAKE GOD KNOWN TO US. John 1:18 “no one has seen God at any time, but the only Son, who is from the bosom of the father, has made him known.
BRING US TO GOD. 1 Peter 3:18. “Christ died for sins once and for all, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God.”
Jesus revealed details about God. For example, In John 14:16, Jesus says, “I will ask the father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth.” These three persons in the one God are summarized by Jesus in Matthew 28:19: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” in John 3:16, Jesus reveals that his coming to bring us to God reveals the heart of God: “God loved the world so much that he sent his only son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life.”