Jesus: Son of God

The Story of Scripture Sermon Series

What does it mean when someone says, “Jesus is the Son of God”? While the meaning of this title may be something that is often taken for granted by many believers, scholars are sometimes divided by this question. For some, the phrase is simply equivalent to “the Messiah”. In other words, it is merely referring to an anointed person with a special relationship to God. However, the author of Hebrews 1 connects the phrase to something much greater and meaningful. He states that Jesus is fully God. His reasoning is based on Psalm 2:

For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

   “Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire.”

But of the Son he says,

   “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of    

     your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has    

     anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

10 And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed.
But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”

Based on this passage, it is clear that Jesus being called the Son of God means that Jesus not only has a special relationship with God, but he is God!! This truth means that when our faith in Jesus transforms us and shifts our identity to being in Him, we have a glorious future hope to dwell upon in this life. That comforting future hope is summed up in the words of Revelation 21:3-4:

 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Written to a people that were under great persecution, the words of Revelation remind us that no matter what we face today, because Jesus is God’s Son, and we are in the Son, we will dwell with Him face to face one day! To this hope, one can only agree with the closing of Scripture when it says, “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!”

 

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