God Enfleshed: Offensive and Glorious

God Becomes A Baby

Simple and Profound: Immanuel

Matt. 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Is. 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.

Is. 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be on his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Jesus has always been God’s Son. The manger is when God becomes a baby in our history.

Col. 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Hebrews 1:3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

V.14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

V.18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.

Jesus is fully man and fully God.

Immanuel – “God with us” Offensive and Glorious.

Colossians 1:16-17 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through him and for him. (17)And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

All the names of God are in Jesus’ name Immanuel, God with us.

  • Elohim – “Creator/Mighty & Strong” (Gen.17:7; Jer. 31:33)

Colossians 1:16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through him and for him.

  • Adonai – “Master/Lord” (Gen. 15:2)

Luke 6:46 Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I tell you?

  • El Shaddai – “Almighty One” (Gen.49:24)

Rev. 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

  • El Elyon – “Most High” (Ps. 139:19)

1 Peter 3:22 … who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

  • Jehovah – “Lord/I am” (Duet. 6:4; Ex. 3:14)

John 8:56-58 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad. (57)So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have seen Abraham?” (58)Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”

  • Raah – “shepherd” (Ps. 23:1)

John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.

  • Nissi – “banner/victory” (Ex. 17:15)

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

  • Sabaoth – “hosts” (Is.1:24)

Matt. 26:53 Do you think I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?

  • Rophi – “Healer” (Ex.15:26)

Matt. 9:35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.

  • Shalom – “Peace” (Judges 6:24)

Jn. 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

  • Jireh – “Provider” (Gen.22:14)

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.

  • Shammah – “Every present Light” ( Ez. 48:35)

John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

 

Philippians 2:5-11 Type out on overhead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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