Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
ON VIDEO [Sunday sermon-Verses from Church Unlimited- Mass]
.One meal only
.Is psalms 2 a Messianic prophecy?
.’Heathen for your inheritance’
.Times of reformation [in the 1st century]
.New Wine into New Wine-skins
.A story about prison wine
.Word made flesh
.When Jesus became God? [my critique of the higher critics]
.Song from the Mass
.The magisterial reformers
1Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
TEACHING [Past posts below]
Today I spoke on the verses from the Mass and Church Unlimited- the theme was the deity of Christ and the New Covenant [as well as church history and a few other subjects].
The reading from the Mass [John 1] showed us the deity of Christ [meaning Christ being God in the flesh] and the calling of John the Baptist-
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
John was the last and greatest Prophet- in the line of Old Testament prophets [I know the debate- but won’t do it now].
In John 1 we see him introducing Jesus- bringing in the Messiah, as the forerunner John was simply a messenger-
John 1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
And we see the reality of the New Birth- not a natural birth- but a spiritual one- Born of God-
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
I also refuted the teaching [from the higher critics] that the doctrine of Jesus being God was a later development in the history of the church.
The writings from the New testament state the early belief among Christians that Jesus was indeed God in the flesh-
Here is another verse that shows us this-
1Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. [Some sites see the rest here https://ello.co/ccoutreach87/post/5ivfd0ndm3lcjn7vyiptbg ]
Which just happened to be one of the verses from the Sunday Mass.