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Scriptures for December 21 2008

December 21, 2008, by Rob, category blog

sermon_player_christmas Once again the sermon today had many Scripture references and I want to make them all available to you. Today we looked at the Incarnation, how God came to us in Jesus, fully God, fully man, to build a bridge across the gap that separates us from Him. So, here you go.

But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.”(Ex 33:20, NLT)

For at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.(1 Ti 6:15-16, NLT)

No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.(Jn 1:18, NLT)

For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.(Col 2:9, NLT)

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.(Jn 1:14, NLT)

No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.(Jn 1:18, NLT)

Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.(2 Co 4:4, NLT)

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’ ”(Mt 1:23, NLT)

The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.(Ro 8:3, NLT)

Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.(Col 1:22, NLT)

Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.(Heb 2:18, NLT)

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.(Heb 4:15, NLT)

And he is able to deal gently with ignorant and wayward people because he himself is subject to the same weaknesses.(Heb 5:2, NLT)

While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God. Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.(Heb 5:7-8, NLT)

Still, everyone died—from the time of Adam to the time of Moses—even those who did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did. Now Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come. But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.(Ro 5:14-15, NLT)

For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.(1 Ti 2:5-6, NLT)

That is why Christ did not honor himself by assuming he could become High Priest. No, he was chosen by God, who said to him, “You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.” And in another passage God said to him, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.” While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God. Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him.(Heb 5:5-9, NLT)

Also, here’s a link to a pdf file if you want to print them out. [Incarnation_Scriptures.pdf].

So, what do you think ?

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