Text: John 1:1-14
Introduction: There has never been any man who walked on the face of this earth like Jesus Christ. He is God who became man. John 1:1-14.
There is no name like His
“9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father..”
All begins and ends with Him
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
WHAT JESUS DID FOR US
No man has done more for the human race than Jesus Christ has.
Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
He saves by His blood;
1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
Heals by His stripes,
1 Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”
Exodus 15:26 “And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”
Delivers by being the truth;
John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Supplies through His riches
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
I I Can Do All Things Through Christ Which Strengthenth Me
And protects through His superior fighting ability.
Philippians 2:9-11 “9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Psalm 24:7-10 “7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.”
WHAT HE EXPECTS FROM US
He expects certain things from us in return. He expects us to have faith in Him, submit to Him, Obey Him, win souls and follow them up until they become established and to watch and pray.
1. Prayer can determine who is chosen and who is not for a particular position. Although merit and hard work are vital criteria for being chosen to occupy a vacancy at the top, however, prayer can produce mercy, which can reorganise the situation in one’s favour-
Zechariah 1:17 “The angel also told me to proclaim: “The Lord Almighty says that his cities will be prosperous again and that he will once again help Jerusalem and claim the city as his own.”
Matthew 20:16 “ So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.”
2. Not only will prayer determine who is chosen, it also determines what we inherit or possess. How a need is met can be determined by the type of prayer that is made- Psalm 47:4 “He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved”
Prayer is heaven’s currency for purchasing your blessings. The blessing you take from heaven’s store house will depend on how much you paid in prayer.
Conclusion: Pray until your joy is full (John 16:24)
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!