Gabriel: Jesus is the Son of God
Luke 1:35; 2:49
Luke 1:35 says, And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
Jesus is, indeed, the Son of God. How does that apply to our lives? What difference does this great truth mean to us?
There are three observations: Jesus speaks of God as the Father, the Bible speaks of Jesus as God’s Son, and Jesus refers to Himself as THE Son.
I. Jesus Speaks of God as the Father
Matthew 11:27a says, All things have been handed over to me by my Father,
Matthew 5:16 says, In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
II. The Bible Speaks of Jesus as God’s Son
These two points go together. The Son of God is the first announcement made from heaven. Luke 1:35b says, therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
Matthew 3:17, at the baptism of Jesus, says, and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
You come to the temptations of Jesus, and what is the focus of the first one? The devil, who knows who Jesus is, wants to create some kind of doubt in the mind of Jesus. Matthew 4:3 says, And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”
This was the first charge brought against Jesus. The Son of God was brought to the High Priest, where Luke 22:70 says, So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.”
III. Jesus Refers to Himself as THE Son
Matthew 11:27b says, no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
The Bible refers to Jesus as the only Son. John 1:14 says, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus makes this clear in John 17:5, And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
Then, John 1:14 says, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
A. As you see love in the Son of God, you will trust Him.
John 3:16 tells us of the measure of the love of God. How much does God love you? Does He love you? He loves you so much that He gave His one and only Son. The Father’s giving of the Son is His supreme proof of love for you.
B. As you see authority in the Son of God, you will obey Him.
Remember at the transfiguration, a voice from heaven comes. Luke 9:35 says, And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”
Matthew 8:27 says, And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” What is wrong with our human nature that we find it so difficult to do the same?
In a world where so little is under your control, think of the peace that could be yours if your life was really in the hand of the one who says, in Matthew 28:18, And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Whatever comes into your life, proclaim that you live under the authority of the Son of God! Nothing happens in heaven or on earth without Him present.
C. As you see the power of the Son of God, you will have hope in Him.
Paul says in Romans 1:4, and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.
John 20:31 says, but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
When you believe in the Son of God, you have life. You have eternal life. Receive His eternal life today.