Jesus Is God
A. W. Tozer once said, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." How we think about God determines how we respond to him. In this lesson, we talk about the implications of Christianity’s Core Message: Jesus is God.
22 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.” 31 Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, 32 but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” 33 “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in our Law, ‘I have said you are “gods?”’”
Practice The Way of Jesus:
At the heart of this text: Jesus Christ is saying he is God and the Pharisees don’t believe Him. What do you believe about Jesus? And what would it look like to have Jesus as your God? This week, consider what it would look like to defer and submit to Jesus.
Read for further study:
"God Has a Name" by John Mark Comer
"Awe of God: The Astounding Way a Healthy Fear
of God Transforms Your Life" by John Bevere