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The Divinity of Christ Chapter 6 Part 3-4 Theology 1 – Mr. Perrotti
Prayer Saint Peter said in his epistle that our bodies are the temple for God, especially the Holy Spirit. As Catholics we are called to let His light shine through at all time, and remember that through His grace we will all be one in His Kingdom. The last Part of Chapter 6 show’s many ways how Jesus was God. His Divinity is clear in the Gospels and all He said. Let us reflect today on all that He has and will do for those of us who choose to be like Him; Christ Like! m m
Jesus Spoke about His Divinity In addition to the evidence of how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecy, Jesus himself gave testimony about who he was, The Son of God. The Old Testament prophets describe many details about the coming Messiah. Isaiah,Zechariah and Ezekiel all spoke of the coming of the Messiah.
Messianic Promise Rooted in the Old Testament, the Hebrews waited for their Messiah King. Jesus fulfills their prophecy with remarkable accuracy. On every account, the divine credentials of Jesus are established. Remember the New Testament fulfilled the Old Testament.
The Prophets Had it Right! The life of Jesus follows the pattern predicted by the prophets. Jesus came from the family heritage they specified. His miracles—deeds that cannot be explained by ordinary human intervention— verify that he is the Son of God. Even his passion and death fulfill what the prophets predicted about the Messiah.
Jesus Made Predictions! Jesus, too, made prophecies about his own future that came to pass. He predicted that he would be betrayed by one disciple and denied by another. He also predicted his own suffering and death. When he raise Lazarus He referred to Himself as the Resurrection and the Life!
What did Jesus say about Himself? Very often, Jesus spoke of himself as the Son of Man. In the Old Testament, this title is often a humble reference to a human being, as distinct from God. Jesus attaches this title to proclamations about his unique relationship with God, and his return in glory at the end of the world. com com
Jesus as The Son of God Jesus’ use of the title is in line with its use in the Book of Daniel, in which the Son of Man is a supernatural figure who will come to serve as the judge of all humanity. Jesus may have been emphasizing that he was human like us, but also divine and sent by God. John calls Him the “Logos” Son of God made flesh.
The Suffering Servant of God Jesus identified himself with the prophecy of Isaiah 52: :12 about the Suffering Servant. He proclaimed himself as the one who would suffer and die so that all people might have abundant life. He would rise again in glory to save all mankind.
Jesus as Messiah In the synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus read the scripture passage predicting that the Messiah would come to bring about God’s justice and mercy: “…He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”
Jesus fulfilled the Scripture When he finished reading, Jesus rolled up the scroll and said, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” Was He the messiah they expected? How would they react to what he had said! In the end he was not welcome in His own hometown!
The Apostles See Jesus as God! When Jesus asked the apostles who they thought he was, and Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God,” Jesus responded, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father”—verifying Peter’s conclusion about Jesus’ divine identity
Jesus Demonstrated His Divinity In addition to his words, Jesus showed his divinity by what he did. All the Gospels proclaim that Jesus performed miracles. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church points out, these miracles, or “signs” strengthen faith in the One who does the Father’s works—they bear witness that he is the Son of God. w.com w.com
Book of Signs –His Miracles Jesus could have cured the sick with a whispered word or even a glance, but he used his physical touch to convey healing. When he cured the man born blind, he spat on the ground, made a paste with the clay and his saliva and smeared it on the man’s eyes. He then told him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam.
His Greatest Miracle The greatest miracle of all was Jesus’ own Resurrection from the dead. No one before or since has raised anyone from the dead the way Jesus did—and Jesus’ own Resurrection is the crowning truth of our faith. The value of Christianity rests on the truth of Christ’s Resurrection.
Some chose not to believe! The scribes and Pharisees were so prejudiced against Jesus that they refused to believe he had cured the man born blind. They were like people today who deny Jesus’ miracles; – ultimately denying God’s power to intervene on earth, – and denying that God became man in Jesus Christ. – Save me o Lord –Psalm 69 m m
Jesus also demonstrated his divine nature by forgiving sins. In curing the paralyzed man at Capernaum, Jesus showed that he had power to heal our inner brokenness—our sinfulness—as well as our physical brokenness. When Jesus claimed to be able to forgive sins, however, his opponents accused him of blasphemy, calling Himself God!
Jesus the Man, was not afraid to be God! It was the charge of blasphemy at his trial that ultimately led to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. The leaders of Israel could not believe that an ordinary man could claim to do all that Jesus claimed. But Jesus was no ordinary man. It all begins….. T4O4.com T4O4.com