- How does John 5:39 connect to Lordship prophecies about Jesus?
- What encouraged you about the results of the research Kevin mentioned?
- What is the significance of the Son being “given”? (Isaiah 9:6)
- How is the announcement of the angel (Luke 1) connected to Isaiah’s prophecy?
- What does the name “Immanuel” mean? How is that name an encouragement to you in this season?
- How is John 1:14 a description of the Lordship of Christ?
- How does Psalm 72:1 connect to Jesus? Who is being addressed in this Psalm?
- What does Micah 5:2 say about the origins of Jesus?
- What does Jesus say about His identity in John 8 in his conversation with the Pharisees?
- What do Colossians 1:15-19 have to do with the Lordship and identity of Jesus?
- What does Hebrews 13:8 say about Jesus’ identity? How is this verse an encouragement to you in the midst of uncertain times?
- How is the identity of Jesus connected to our contentment?
- How can you embrace and emphasize the gift of Jesus this Christmas?
- What might it look like for you to emphasize Jesus this season in a new way?
- How might you respond to this quote in the light of our conversation about the Lordship prophecies fulfilled in Jesus?
“I read the words and ponder them, but most of all I look at Jesus and try to understand His life, when I want to know the fullest truth regarding God. And when thus I look at Him, what do I learn? First of all, the true divinity of Christ Himself. I cannot doubt what is His own conception of His own personality. Through everything He does, through everything He says, there shines the quiet, intense radiance of conscious Godhood. Again, I say, it is not a word or two which He utters, though He does say things which make known His self-consciousness, but it is a certain sense of originalness, of being, as it were, behind the processes of things, and one with the real source of things,—this is what has impressed mankind in Jesus, and been the real power of their often puzzled but never abandoned faith in His Divinity. He has appeared to men, in some way, as He appears to us today, to be not merely the channel but the fountain of Love and Wisdom and Power, of Pity and Inspiration and Hope… The wonderful thing about this sense of Divinity as it appears in Jesus is its naturalness, the absence of surprise or of any feeling of violence.”
… Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), Life and letters of Phillips Brooks, v. III, Alexander V. G. Allen, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1901, p. 104-105