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Summary: Jesus reflects the one who gave Him God the Father God’s gift of His Son reflects knowledge of our needs the gift of Jesus is of a nature and quality that will hold its value as time goes on

** Jesus reflects the one who gave Him

__God the Father

** God’s gift of His Son reflects knowledge of our needs

** the gift of Jesus is of a nature and quality that will hold its value as time goes on

** Jesus was God in the flesh

** How would know that Jesus was God?

__John 10:30-38

__Matthew 16:13-17

__Mark 14:61-64

__John 14:6

** would He force people to believe in Him?

__John 6:2

__Mark 3:7-12

**what about those who refuse to believe that He was God?

__Luke 23:34

**what about those who believed; who followed Him?

__Matthew 21:22

__Acts 16:31

__John 3:16-18

**what would God in the flesh expect from them(disciples/followers)?

__Mark 16:15-16

__Acts 13:47

__Matthew 28:19-20

__Acts 20:24

__ Matthew 5:15-16

__Romans 1:16

** what if they failed?

__Philippians 4:13

__Philippians 4:6-7

__Hebrews 4:16

__Romans *;28

__Philippians 4:19

__Hebrews 13:6

**John 1:1-2

__Genesis 1:1

**Proverbs 30:5-6

__Isaiah 40:7-8

__John 1:14

** John is not telling us of the beginning of the world

__but that before the universe existed Jesus Christ was

** John 1:18

__”no has ever seen God ”__means that our knowledge of God did not come from any man but from our Lord Jesus

** God has no beginning and no end

__therefore, God is eternal

__ Isaiah 44:6

__man, in this world has nothing to explain the concept of existence without “time, space, and matter”

** “God is spirit” __John 14:24

__He exists outside of the universe

__ we exist in time, but God our creator exists outside the limits of time, space and matter

__ this is not the truth we can understand therefore we accept it without understanding it

__it is called Faith

** John 17:1-5

__Jesus is eternal as is God the Father

** when Jesus was born it was not His beginning

__His birth was His “incarnation”

__” incarnation” __the embodiment of God the Son in human form

** Jesus was fully man and fully God

** Philippians 2:6-11

** John 1:3

__Jesus is the source of life

__ not just physical, and natural life but also spiritual life

** John 1:4

__John 6:35; 47

** John 1:5

__” understood” __in Greek is translated “apprehend” or “lay hold of”

** John 1:6-9

__ Matthew 3:1-6

__this explains the spiritual nature of the coming of the Messiah and His kingdom

__ John 3:17 (John 1:5)

__ John 3:19

** John 1:10-13

__Acts 17:28

__Ephesians 1:4-6

__Jesus is life and gives life to those who will accept it

__it is not by works, it is by faith

** John 3:5-8

__John 1:14-15

** Jesus lived a sinless life

__He took the punishment that we deserve

** Gold is used to describe fire and fire represents the presence of God

__yellow symbolizes faith and glory of God

** Colossians 1:15 and Colossians 2:9

__Jesus Christ is not only to God, He is God

__Jesus not only reflects God, He reveals God

** Jesus had to work

__ He was a carpenter, or contractor which means Jesus had t face all the challenges of any human being running a business

__He had to be an in-law, He had to face challenges as a brother in-law to the wives of His brothers

(Mark 6:3)

__Jesus had to live without a Father

__Jesus’s Father died early in His life

__Jesus had to take care of His widowed mother

** Truth__knowledge of things as they are, as they were, and as they are to come

__Jesus was born into the humblest of circumstance and walked the dusty roads without a place to lay His head

__ Isaiah 53:2

** Jesus got tired (John 4:6)

**Jesus thirsts (John 19:28)

**Jesus suffered temptations

**the devil tempted our Lord with emotions

__ill-temper

__impatience

__envy

__unkindness

__hatred

**although He was moved with emotions there was essential difference between His expression of them and ours

__Jesus emotions were always under control

** in the midst of misunderstanding He was patient

__in times of opposition, He maintained His dignity

**John 3:34

**when our savior shall appear

__” we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2)

**Jesus is the only begotten Son of God in the flesh

__chosen to be “the way, the truth, and life” (John 14:6)

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