Summary: This sermon takes a closer look at Jesus and hopefully a new perspective on who He was.
Jesus, the Portrait of God!
Museum of Art
University of Missouri
Portrait art work
Tells you something about the person
So how do you know God?
You look at His portrait
Jesus is the portrait of God’s love and grace!
Love- strong, passionate affection for someone
Always an action in Scripture
1 Co. 13:1-8a
Men, how do you love, in action, your wives?
Acts of service, not just flowers
This love is found everywhere in Scripture
1 Jn. 4:7-10
Mary and Joseph hugged and loved their new son
Did they realize they were holding God’s love?
Jesus is the Portrait of God’s Love!
Mary and Joseph wrapped Jesus in swaddling clothes- Lk. 2:7
They wrapped up God’s grace
What is God’s grace?
Unmerited favor toward men
This means we didn’t deserve what He gave us
It’s like a car accident
We are a wreck waiting to happen
None of us are as good as we think we are
God still reached out to us in our sin
Eph. 2:1-8 (7, 8)
Christ is a gift, you can’t earn Him
Mary and Joseph held God’s grace in their hands!
Jesus is the Portrait of God’s Grace!
Walk through the art gallery of Bethlehem
Look in the stable
Watch the boy grow
Watch His actions and His life
Jesus is the Portrait of God!
The portrait of God’s grace and love!
All that God is was wrapped in those clothes
For a better feel of the flow of this sermon, you can listen online at www.godshere.org.