July 31, 2010

Aug. 1 '10 - Jesus, The Son Of God by Elder Burdette Thomas

Today we would like to take our study from the book of John Chapter 1. John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

From the very beginning of time, Jesus has been on the scene. He, Jesus, was in the beginning when God created all things. He was God’s Son then and He still is today. Later in time He came to this world in the form of a baby, which we will get too a little later.

When you go back and study the word of God we will find that in Geneses 1:3, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” So we find that the Word was with God in the creation. Every time God spoke that was Jesus, His Son, because the word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:3, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Every thing in this world at the beginning was made by Him and for Him.

If only people could work together today as the Father and Son worked together in the creation. There would be a lot more things done if we could work together. There are people in this world that don’t believe in the trinity or three in the God head. They don’t believe in the three. These are three distinct individuals working together as one. These individuals are known as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We find all of them in the creation of the world. Geneses1:2, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” One thing we know is that the Spirit of God brings life.

Geneses 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fwol of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” You see He was even in the making of man. God loved His Son, but He also loved mankind.

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Now we find that not only was Jesus, the Son of God in heaven, He also was when He walked the face of this world. John 1:11, “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” So the Word came to earth in the form of a baby.

Luke 1:30-31, “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.” We find Mary conceived by the Holy Ghost coming upon her and the power of the Highest over shadowing her. The child was born and walked the earth among men. We know that Jesus is God’s Son because Jesus came to John the Baptist to be baptized of him in the river Jordon.

Matthew 3:16-17, “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heaven were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

God spoke pertaining to his Son. We read in Luke Chapter 9 that Peter, James and John went with Jesus upon a mountain, and there He was transfigured before their eyes. Peter was so happy that he wanted to build alters there in honor of those he saw. Luke 9:35, “And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.” I have been preaching for 25 years. I have heard about God and Jesus and I have preached about them. Like the words in a song, “There are not enough words enough notes in the music to tell the story of all the Savior has done.” I trust that this devotion will bless your heart. May God bless you.

Yours in Christ
Elder Burdette Thomas

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