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Jesus is Truly God

September 22, 2013 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: South Park Jesus

Topic: Topical Scripture: John 1:1–1:14

Jesus as Jesus

 

Caricatures

 

Eternal Jesus (John 1)

 

Prior to Time

 

Creator of all

 

I AM Jesus (John 8)

 

Exodus 3:13-15

 

Clarity in Controversy

 

John 8:39-59

 

So What if Jesus is Truly God?

 

Worship is consequential

 

Relationship is central

 

We proclaim him

Colossians 1:28, 29, John 4:29, 30

 

Community Meditation

Growing in Knowledge

  • Over the centuries there have been many heresies (false teachings) related to Jesus’ identity? Why do you think we “get him wrong” so much?
  • Why is worship so important to our own identity and life understanding?

Feeling Life Deeply

  • What does it say about the value of humanity for God to become one of us? How does this fit with the teaching of the sinfulness/depravity of human beings?
  • Does Jesus being “God” make him feel more or less approachable to you? How should Jesus’ character shape our understanding of who God is?

Living with Courage

  • What difference would it make if Jesus was “JUST a man”?
  • Long ago the Apostle Peter said “we must obey God, not man” (Acts 5:29) when there is a conflict in authority. List ways in which we must “obey Jesus” rather than giving in to the culture, ways of life, truth claims of our world. In what areas of life does Jesus clash with the current culture?

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