Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jesus Is God

This comes from one of the online lessons in the School of Biblical Evangelism , a ministry of Living Waters/The Way of the Master. Below are the first two sections of this terrific study.

This is a great resource when speaking to Jehovah's witnesses or Mormons about the deity of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is God Incarnate

• Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

• Matthew 1:23 [Speaking of Jesus]"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us).

• John 1:14 the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

• Zech. 12:10 [God says] I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.

• 1 Tim. 3:16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

• Rev. 1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

Jesus is Eternal

• Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you."

• Psalm 93:2 Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.

• Isaiah 63:16 you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.

• Micah 5:2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.

• John 8:58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."

• John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Print it off and keep it for reference and to study.


Wayne Dawg said...

I enrolled yesterday in the SOBE.

I was going to go the Ambassadors Academy this year, but my wife was laid off and now the money is very tight.

Fortunately Living Waters was doing a 50% off the normal price for the SOBE!

Maybe next year if the money is there I can get to go to the A.A.

Keep up the good work!

Robert Tewart said...

Are you aware that Living Waters has set up a scholarship fund for folks just like you? If you've already been called back by Tony Miano to confirm being chosen to attend, I'm sure there's a good chance arrangements could be made. Email me for some other funding ideas that I personally used when I went to the academy last year.