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Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Jesus: The Son Of God!


Pastor Roger Marcos
Dec. 3, 2017

"Can You Still Be a Christian if You Don't Believe Jesus is the Son of God?" that’s Impossible!

The Holy Word of God, recognized Jesus as the Son of the Living God.

In the New Testament Jesus of Nazareth is referred to as "the Son of God." Jesus, name as a Son of God, it become a controversy concerning Jesus identity.

Matthew 16:13-17

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.

Imagine. Jesus is sitting with His disciples when He asks a question. What are people saying about me? A lot, it turns out. Some said Jesus was really John the Baptist while others argued that He was just one of the many other famous prophets. Jesus looks around the room. “But, what about you? Who do you say I am?”

"Who do people say that I am?" he made the question more personal, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:13-16). When Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God

Peter, uttered the words that became the foundation of the worldwide Christian movement. That in one short sentence is what Christians believe about Jesus. We confess one revolutionary truth-that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of the living God.

When Jesus commended Peter for his affirmation of faith, our Lord said the Father had revealed to Peter that Christ was “the Son of the living God”.

I. The Prophecy Jesus Fulfilled. The purpose of Bible Prophecy is not for us to make a calendar, but to build our character concerning the realization of the prophecy in the new dispensation.

A. Christ Would Be Born of A Virgin.

There are over 300 prophecies in the Old Testament concerning Christ, made at least 400 - 750 years before His birth. Who else could have fulfilled these prophecies?

Matthew seems to write to prove that Jesus was the fulfillment of all messianic prophecy. He records minor events in Jesus’ life and then quotes from the prophets to show that His actions were done to fulfill prophecy. Here are a few examples:

Prophecy: for Christ

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

700 hundred years from Isa. Jer.

Fulfilled: In Christ

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:22-23

B. Christ Would Be Born in Bethlehem.

Prophecy: For Christ

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

The verse clearly speaks of a coming king in Israel, but does it predict the coming of the Messiah? Micah 5:2 makes a couple of predictions. First, the birthplace of this future “ruler of Israel” would be Bethlehem Ephrathah. Since there were two locations known as Bethlehem at the time of Micah’s writing, the addition of Ephrathah is significant. It specifies the Bethlehem in Judah, the portion of Israel in which the capital, Jerusalem, was located. Bethlehem was considered “little,” or insignificant, among the cities of Judah, yet would serve as the birthplace of this future ruler.

Second, the coming ruler of Jewish background was one “whose coming forth is from old, from ancient days.” What else could this refer to other than the Messiah? Only the Messiah fits the description of a ruler in Israel whose origin was from times past. In fact, “from ancient days” is sometimes synonymous with “eternal” (as in Habakkuk 1:12). Only the Jewish Messiah could be a ruler in Israel from eternity past.

Why is this prophecy so amazing? It is amazing because of the long time span between the prophecy and its fulfillment. Micah penned these words before Christ was born. He was guided by the God who knows the end from the beginning

Fulfilled: In Christ

Matthew 2:5-6 5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: 6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel

C. Christ would be “called out of Egypt”.

Prophecy: for Christ

Hosea 11:1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son

Fulfilled: In Christ

Matthew 2:14-15When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I called My Son."


Since Christ is God’s final spokesman, if we neglect His message, we have missed the great salvation “which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,” Hebrews 2:3

Peter believed and responded “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus Died For Us!

My Friend No One Will Ever Ever Love You More Than Jesus


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