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Sermon Notes

 

October 12, 2014 | CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD (SERIES: When Jesus Is Not Who You Think - Part 2)

 

Dr.  Burnie R.  Burnside

 

Matthew 16:13-18

 


The hallmark of Christianity is it's belief in Jesus Christ as the crucified and risen God-man.  Two key beliefs of Jesus:

 

  1. Jesus of Nazareth is truly the Son of God - God manifest in human flesh.
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  3. Jesus of Nazareth is truly and fully human.

 

 Article of Faith 2 states our belief:

 

"We believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead; that He was eternally one with the Father; that He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary, so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say the Godhead and manhood, are thus united in one Person very God and very man, the God-man.

 

"We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that He truly arose from the dead and took again His body, together with all things appertaining to the perfection of man's nature, wherewith He ascended into heaven and is there engaged in intercession for us."

 

To be a Christian means more than to have correct views about Jesus, but it can scarcely mean less.

 

 

In Jesus We Meet the Living God.

 

  1. The New Testament asserts the deity of Jesus.
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    1. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:1, 14).
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    3. "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created....  17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him"  (Col 1:15-19).
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  3. The New Testament ascribes the name of God to Jesus.
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    1. In the Hebrew Old Testament God's personal name is Yahweh and is referred to God as "the Lord."
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    3. In Acts 2:21 Peter quotes Joel 2:32: "And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved" (cf. Rom. 11:13).
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    5. Isa. 40:3 reads "Prepare the way for Yahweh."  In Matt. 3:3 this is applied to Jesus.
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    7. Titus 2:13 and II Peter 1:1 both speak of "our God and Savior Jesus Christ."
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  5. The New Testament ascribes qualities and powers to Jesus which belong to Deity alone.
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    1. To being eternal (1 John 1:2).
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    3. To being omnipresent (Matt. 18:20; 28:20).
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    5. To being omniscient (knowing everything that is knowable) (John 2:24-25; 16:30; 21:17; Col. 2:3; Rev. 2:23).
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    7. To being omnipotent (Matt. 28:18; John 1:3; I Cor. 1:24; Phil 3:21).
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    9. To forgive sins (Mark 2:5-10; Luke 5:20-24; 7:47-49; Acts 2:33).
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    11. To give eternal life (John 6:47; 17:2).
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    13. To receive worship (Acts 7:59-60; Rev. 12-13).

 

 

In Jesus the Eternal Son of God Became the Son of Man.

 

  1. "Incarnation" is the theological word meaning Jesus is fully human and fully divine.
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  3. As the doctrine of the Trinity recognizes three divine Persons with one nature, the doctrine of the Incarnation recognizes two natures in one Person.
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    1. "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).
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    3. "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross!" (Phil 2:6-8).

 

 

The Incarnation Was the Result of the Virgin Birth of Jesus.

 

  1. Mat 1:18, 20-23  "This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit....  But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.' All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' --which means, 'God with us.'"
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  3. If Jesus was not conceived in the manner described in Matthew's and Luke's Gospels, then his birth was the result of an immoral act.
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  5. If the New Testament is not trustworthy at this point, what confidence can we have in its teachings at other points.

 

 

The Purpose of the Incarnation Was to Redeem Humanity by the Atoning Death of Jesus.

 

  1. The tragedy of human sin brought alienation from God.
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    1. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23).
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    3. “For the wages of sin is death...” (Rom. 6:23).
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  3. Only the Divine-human Jesus was qualified to be the "Lamb of God" that would take away the sins of the world.
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    1. "For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering" (Rom 8:3-4).
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    3. "For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people" (Heb 2:17).
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    5. "He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world" (1 John 2:2).
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  5. Jesus death was a threefold accomplishment:
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    1. Propitiation of divine holiness and justice.
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    3. Redemption from Satan and sin.
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    5. Reconciliation between God and man.

 

The Resurrection Is the Seal of Jesus' Deity and the Proof of God's Acceptance of Jesus' Sacrificial Death.

 

  1. Without the fact of the resurrection of Jesus there is no gospel.
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  2. The evidence for the fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus is the empty tomb and transformed disciples.
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    1. "The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: "He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him." Now I have told you'" (Matthew 28:5-7).
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    3. "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also..." (1 Cor 15:3-8).

 

 

Jesus Is Now at the Right Hand of the Father Interceding for Us.

 

  1. Following the resurrection and appearing to His disciples, Jesus ascended into Heaven.
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    1. "After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God" (Mark 16:19).
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    3. "It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you" (John 16:7).
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  3. Jesus is NOW at the right hand of the Father interceding for us.
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    1. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
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    3. "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One" (1 John 2:1).

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