Apples of Gold
Radio Script for September 29, 2010
“Jesus is the Son of God”
Hello, I’m Doug Apple…with Apples of Gold.
Jesus is the Son of God.
Do you believe that? Is that your personal “confession”?
It’s an important confession, according to First John 4:15 – “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”
When it comes to biblical Christianity, this is not a disputed doctrine based on a few vague verses. This is a core belief, and it’s found throughout the New Testament.
Let’s take a look at some of the verses that declare Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
Let’s start with the birth of Jesus. It was pointed out several times that He was no ordinary baby, but that He was, indeed, the Son of God.
Galatians 4:4 says, “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman…”
That woman was Mary. An angel spoke to Mary in Luke chapter one and said, “You will be with child and give birth to a Son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.” The angel continued, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”
Romans 8:3 says that God sent His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh.
Jesus grew to be a man, and when He was baptized a voice from heaven declared, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)
When Satan tempted Jesus he tried to incite Him with this phrase, “If thou be the Son of God…” (Matthew 4:3, 6)
Mark 3:11 says that when evil spirits saw Him, they fell down before Him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.”
In Mark 5:7 a demon possessed man cried out, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?”
It wasn’t just demoniacs who called Him the Son of God. John the Baptist said, “I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God.” (John 1:34)
Nathaniel said, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” (John 1:49)
When Jesus calmed the wind, the men in the boat worshipped Him and said, “Truly you are the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:33)
Simon Peter told Jesus, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)
Martha said, “I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.” (John 11:27)
At the transfiguration, in Matthew 17:5 a voice came out of a bright cloud and said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”
When Jesus was on trial, this was a key question. Matthew 26 records the high priest saying, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” Jesus replied, “Yes, it is as you say.”
In John 19:7 the Jews said, “We have a law, and according to that law He must die, because He claimed to be the Son of God.”
When Jesus was on the cross, His enemies said things like, “Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:40)
When He died, a Roman centurion said, “Truly this man was the Son of God.” (Mark 15:39)
Romans 5:10 says, “…we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son…”
First John 4:10 says that God loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
First John 1:7 says that the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
His bloodshed and death were part of the plan, but that was not the end. Romans 1:4 says that Jesus was “declared to be the Son of God with power…by the resurrection from the dead…”
After His resurrection and ascension, the word continued to spread that He was the Son of God. Saul had his experience on the road to Damascus, and what did he do? Acts 9:20 says that he “at once began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.”
Many others preached Jesus as the Son of God, including Silas and Timothy. (Second Corinthians 1:19)
Philip preached to the Ethiopian eunuch who then declared, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” (Acts 8:37)
John 5:23 says that all men should honor the Son, just as they honor the Father who sent Him.
John also wrote, “And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ…” And he said that by believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, we may have life through His name. (First John 3:23, John 20:31)
God has called us into fellowship with His Son, His only begotten Son that He sent into the world. (First Corinthians 1:9, John 4:9)
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life…” (John 3:36)
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
Hebrews 1 says that God made the universe through His Son, and appointed His Son heir of all things. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory, it says, and the exact representation of His being. Verse 3 says, “After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”
And First Thessalonians 1:10 says, “…to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead – Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”
This is a core belief. This is a foundational truth and our common confession.
That Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
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May God bless you today! With Apples of Gold…I’m Doug Apple.
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