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The Divinity of Christ (8 of 14)
Series: Cracking the DaVinci Code
John 1:1-5, 10, 14
October 9, 2005
I. CHRIST POSSESSES THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
A. Christ is Both Eternal and Self-Existent
Micah 5:2 (CSB) - Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity.
John 8:58 (CSB) - 58 Jesus said to them, " I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am."
B. Christ Is Immutable (Unchanging)
Hebrews 13:8 (CSB) - 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
C. Christ is Omnipresent
Matthew 18:20 - 20For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them."
(Matthew 28:20; John 14:23: Eph. 1:23)
D. Christ is Omniscient (All knowing)
John 2:24 – (CSB) - 24 Jesus, however, would not entrust Himself to them, since He knew them all
(John 16:30; John 21:17)
E. Christ Omnipotent (All powerful)
Matthew 28:18 (CSB) - 18 Then Jesus came near and said to them, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven
and on earth.
(John 17:2; Eph. 1:21; Phil. 3:21; Col. 2:10; Heb. 1:3; Rev. 1:8)
II. CHRIST ACCEPTED WORSHIP AS GOD, YET TAUGHT THAT ONLY GOD SHOULD BE WORSHIPPED.
A. Jesus Taught You Should Worship God Only
Matthew 4:10 - 10 Then Jesus told him, "Go away, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God,
and serve only Him. "
B. Jesus Himself Accepted Worship
Matthew 14:33 (CSB) - 33 Then those in the boat worshiped Him and said, "Truly You are the Son of God!"
(John 9:35-38; John 20:28; Ex. 34:13; Isa. 42:8)
III. CHRIST AND GOD ARE IDENTIFIED BY THE SAME NAMES
A. Christ and God Are Called Lord
1. In Matthew 4:10, God is called "Lord"
2. In John 20:20, Jesus is called "Lord" as well as in numerous other places
B. The Na ...
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