Summary: We are doing a summer series called "SIGNS" teaching our fundamental truths, using road signs as visual aid’s. This message is on the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
ONE WAY “The Deity of Christ”
by Pastor Donny Granberry
This morning we covered the One True God and tonight we want to take a look at “The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Christ being “Deity” simply means that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.
There are several things that clarify how we know for certain that Jesus was truly deity.
John 1: 1-5, 10-15 NIV
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God- 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’"
There are several things that establish His deity.
1. His Virgin Birth
Matthew 1:23-25 NIV
The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"-which means, "God with us."
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Luke 1:31-35 NIV
You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
God went against the natural to do the supernatural.
Before this time, you always had to bring a sacrifice for sin.
That sacrifice had to be slain and blood was sprinkled on the altar.
This institution began in Egypt, the blood had to be placed over the door post and frame and when He saw the blood, there would be no loss of life.
The sacrificial offering was carried on into the Wilderness Tent of Meeting, and on into the Temple.
Now God is starting a new covenant with man, but the blood sacrifice remained.
God said that, “Without the shedding of blood, there was no remission of sin.”
From the very beginning of God’s covenant with man, the sacrifice was always a part of God’s creation.
This time would be different; Deity would be joined together with humanity.
God and man joined together. = Relationship.
His virgin birth establishes divinity, also…
2. His Sinless Life
Hebrews 7:26 NIV
Such a high priest meets our need-one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
1 Peter 2:22 NIV
22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
• Christ lived a sinless life, not because it was easy since he was God-Man.
• He lived a sinless life he faced no challenges
• He lived a sinless life not because He was never tempted
Christ lived a sinless life because he chose to.
He had a divine purpose; He was here by divine appointment with a divine destiny.
He was on an assignment from the Father and He decided that He was not going to fail.
His deity is established through His virgin birth, sinless life, and…
3. His Miracles
Acts 2:22 NIV
"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.