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TITLE: Doctrine of Jesus Humanity and Divinity

TEXT: John 1:1-5

PROPOSITION: Jesus did not begin in Bethlehem or end in Jerusalem.

QUESTION: When?

KEY WORD: Appearances

SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. Assignment Doctrine of Jesus Divinity, Humanity, Work, etc.
  2. Not possible to cover all this in one lesson even till midnight.
  3. Jesus did not begin in Bethlehem.
  4. His existence did not end at Jerusalem.
  5. I want to focus on Jesus before Bethlehem.

 

Preincarnate

  1. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word (became flesh 14)
  2. John 17:5 Glory I had before the world was
  3. Colossians 1:15-17
  4. Genesis 1:26 "Lest US make man in OUR image"

 

In the Old Testament

  1. Genesis 16:7-14 "angel of the Lord" (13) called him God
  2. Genesis 18:1, 13, 16-22; 33
  3. Genesis 19:1 "angels"; 24
  4. Genesis 22:11-18
  5. Burning bush Exodus 3:2-5
  6. Rock in desert 1 Corinthians 10:4; Numbers 21:16-17
  7. Gideon Judges 6:12-14, 22 I have seen God
  8. Manoah Judges 13:3-7; 16; 21-22
  9. Elijah 1 Kings 19:5-7
  10. Psalm 2:7 Called "Son" quoted in Hebrews 1:5
  11. Daniel 3:24-25 fiery furnace

 

Reasons for the Incarnation

  1. Confirm God's promise to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc.
  2. Reveal the Father John 14:7-11
  3. Become a faithful High Priest Hebrews 4:15
  4. Put away sin Hebrews 9:26
  5. Destroy the works of the Devil 1 John 3:8
  6. Victory over death 1 Corinthians 15:56-57


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