The Deity of Jesus Christ
Biblical Sermon Outline
Jesus Christ was one person with two natures, a divine nature and a human nature. He was both fully God and fully man.
By Pastor Ron Jones, www.titusinstitute.com
1. THE APOSTLES CLAIMED THAT JESUS IS GOD.
2. JESUS CLAIMED THAT HE IS GOD.
a. Jesus claimed to be the messiah, the Son of God
"Son of God" describes his deity in terms of his separate personhood from and his love relationship with the Father within the Trinity and describes his role in redemption as the one sent in submission to the Father to die on the cross for sin. It is not meant to convey any form of inferiority.
b. Jesus claimed to be one with the Father
Jn.10:30-33 These are claims of
Jn.14:6-11 one essence and nature.
c. Jesus accepted worship as God
Mat.4:10 (Jesus says only God is to be worshipped)
d. Jesus claimed to pre-exist as God before He became a man
Jn8:58-59 “I AM.”
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
"The Word was with God" – “With God” - article in the Greek literally "the God." Denotes the identity of the Father, speaks of the first person of the Trinity as a different person (within the Trinity) from the Word.
“The Word was God” – “God” without Greek
article means that the Word (the Son of God) is God, same Trinitarian being,
different person from the the Father. There is no “a” in Greek.
It cannot be translated, “And the Word was a God.”
"The Word (the second person of the trinity, the Son) was with God (the first person of the trinity, the Father), and the Word was God (same divine nature and being as the first person).” This is a trinitarian statement, not a polytheistic statement.
e. Jesus has God's titles of divine honor
1. Savior 4. The first and the last
Isa.43:3, 10-11 Isa.41:4
2 Pet.1:1 Rev.22:12-16
2. Creator 5. King of Kings, Lord of Lords
Isa.40:28 1 Tim.6:15
Isa.42:5 Rev. 17:14
Col.1:16 Deut.10:17, Ps.136:2-3
3. Shepherd 6. Glory and Honor
Ps.23:1 Isa.42:8; 48:11
Ps.80:1 Mat.28:19 (“name”=honor)
f. Jesus claimed to have God's authority
a. to forgive sins c. to save
b. to judge d. to speak truth
Jn.5:22, 27 Isa.43:12
Gen.18:25 Jn.5:19, 24, 25; Mat.7:24-29