Presentation on theme: "Christ and Abraham Is Jesus God?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Christ and Abraham Is Jesus God? “I Am” John 8:52-59Christ and AbrahamIs Jesus God?
2 “I Am” John 8:52-59 Christ and Abraham Abraham put the calling of God firstAbraham: rich and prominent in Ur and HaranHe left all of man’s honor behind to honor God – Genesis 12:1-4True honor comes from GodOnly eternity can reveal real honorHebrews 11:8-10
3 “I Am” John 8:52-59 Christ and Abraham Abraham believed God in spite of circumstancesA “grievous” famineHe and Lot separated (Lot took the best land)Lot was taken captiveFulfilled promise in Eliezer?Romans 4:19-21
4 “I Am” John 8:52-59 Christ and Abraham Abraham placed his hope in the coming of Jesus Christ and rejoiced in that dayGenesis 22 and the sacrifice of IsaacAbraham believed God could raise Isaac from the dead – Hebrews 11:17-19Jehovah Jireh – used by Abraham twiceSecond time was for substitution – Jesus
5 “I Am” John 8:52-59 Is Jesus God? Jesus no longer minces words but claims to be God – Jehovah (I am)Exodus 3:13-14They knew this unspeakable nameThey needed to kill him for his blasphemous claim
6 “I Am” John 8:52-59 Is Jesus God? Jesus had claimed all this before many times and in many waysMark 1:15Luke 17:21 – O.T. prophesies about HimMatthew 5:17His claim of God as His Father – no Jew wouldThe “I am” sayingsJohn 20:28 – ultimate conclusion
7 “I Am” John 8:52-59 Is Jesus God? The reaction of the Jewish leaders was to get rid of Jesus by stoning – blasphemy“The Rock of Ages” done away with by stonesEliminating “The Ancient of Days” from their daysTaking “The Lord of Life” from one’s life
8 “I Am” John 8:52-59 Is Jesus God? Jesus hid Himself from the temple guardsEven though they could not harm Jesus neither could they benefit from HimJesus does not save all men! – Romans 1:24But God saves some anyway! – John 9:1
9 “I Am” John 8:52-59 Application Are you doing what Abraham did? Do you put the calling of God above earthly honors?Do you believe God instead of circumstances?Do you place your hope in the fact that Jesus came to die for you and rejoice in that coming?