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1 Beyond A Reasonable Faith
#4: Knowing God Through Christ

2 Knowledge Of God Is Through Christ
With God from the beginning John 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.

3 Who Is God’s Exact Representation
Hebrews 1:3 --And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.

4 He Is The Only Begotten John 1:14,18 --And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth…. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

5 God’s Own Honored Son Matthew 3:17 -- …and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”

6 No One Knows God Like Jesus
Matthew 11:27 -- All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

7 Jesus Reveals God To Us 1 John 5:20 -- And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

8 He Always Did God’s Will
John 4:34 -- Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

9 He Spoke What God Told Him
John 8:26 -- I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.”

10 …Precisely What God Told Him
John 12:50 --  I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”

11 He Showed The Father John 14:9 -- Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

12 Anointed and Appointed By God
  Psalm 2:6 – But as for Me, I have installed My King upon Zion, My holy mountain. Psalm 45:7 – You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy above Your fellows.

13 God Lives In Us Through Him
Through confession and belief Romans 10:7-9 – Or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ That is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart: -- that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved….”

14 1 John 4:15 – Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

15 Through His Indwelling Spirit
Acts 2:38 --Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

16 Such Knowledge Leads To Life
John 11:25-26 – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?


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