Summary: The Only Begotten Son

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“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

1. The greatest verse:

For God The greatest Being

So The greatest degree

Loved The greatest affection

The world The greatest object of affection

That He gave The greatest act

His only The greatest treasure

Begotten The greatest relationship

Son The greatest gift

That whosoever The greatest invitation

Believes The greatest trust

In Him The greatest object of faith

Should not perish The greatest deliverance

But have The greatest promise

Life The greatest blessing

2. Jesus is equal with the Father and Holy Spirit in nature, separated in person, and submissive in duties.


“You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12).

1. Jesus existed for eternity, but “became flesh” as a baby (John 1:14).

2. What does a baby need?

a. Mother

b. Food

c. Care

d. Learn

e. Exercise

f. Relationship

g. But his greatest need is love – will you give it to him?


“But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: ‘Let all the angels of God worship Him’” (Heb. 1:6).

1. Mary and Joseph had no children before Jesus, Mary was a virgin.

2. A mother can give more love and care to the first, no competition.

3. Perfect to be your Savior, “And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him” (Luke 2:40).

4. First born to every creature, i.e., He gave life to every thing.

5. First born to enter Heaven (Col. 1:18).

6. Because Jesus is first born, He gives you the life of Heaven (Gal. 2:20).


“The parents brought in (to the Temple) the child Jesus” (Luke 2:27). “And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him” (Luke 2:40).

1. God sent Jesus as a babe to grow into full manhood.

2. His parents had to teach Him everything, to talk, walk, motor skills, numbers, etc.

3. His childhood is a model for our growth. “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52).

a. Mental

b. Physical

c. Spirited

d. Social


“Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? And they were offended at Him” (Mark 6:3).

1. As the Son of Mary, Jesus received her physical Jewish heritage.

2. As virgin born, Jesus was born without a sin nature, and lived a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21). He was the unblemished Lamb substituted for your sin.

3. Jesus was not the only child of Mary and Joseph, He had brothers and sisters.


“Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote -- Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph’” (John 1:45).

1. Jesus was not raised in the home of a single mother. He had the advantages of a male example, mentoring, counsel, etc.

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