Last weekend we learned that names are important in Scripture and that they often signify character, either of God, or of aspirations of what a child will become. This weekend we will focus on the name “Mighty God”
JESUS IS _________________
Where does Scripture say this?
John 1:1; 5:23; 10:30; 12:44-45; 14:9; 20:28; 1 John 5:20; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:8
Why is this important (John 3:36)?
JESUS IS THE _________________
How has His power been revealed?
What difference does it make?
2 Corinthians 13:4; Ephesians 1:19-20
JESUS POWER IS ________________ TODAY
What are implications of Jesus’ power for us?
Philippians 1:6; 4:13; Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 4:19
How can we draw on his power?
Romans 4:20-21; 2 Chronicles 16:9
Main Idea: Jesus Christ is our mighty God and exercises His power today.
Review the names of Christ and praise him with your group as you begin the study:
- He is our Wonderful Counselor – Jesus is our ultimate King.
- He is our Mighty God – Jesus is our strong and powerful Lord and Savior.
- He is our Everlasting Father – Jesus lovingly oversees every dimension of life.
- He is our Prince of Peace – Jesus creates a society of peace in our troubled times.
Where in the Bible do we see that Jesus is truly “God”? Read the following verses out loud with your group. Write a brief summary of you learn. Why not commit them to memory so you are prepared if someone asks you about it?
- John 5:23; 10:30; 12:44-45; 14:9; 20:28
- John 1:1; 20:28; 1 John 5:20
- Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:8
Why is it important that Jesus is both God and man? Read 1 John 4:1-3 for an answer.
Not only is Jesus God, He has the same power as God the Father. Read five ways that His power is revealed in Scripture.
- His birth (Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2)
- Creation (John 1:3; Hebrews 1:1-3)
- History (Micah 5:2; Luke 24:27)
- Miracles, especially the resurrection (John 10:18).
Why is it important to have an accurate view of who Jesus Christ is (2 Cor. 13:4 & Eph. 1:19-20)?
What are the implications of Christ being the true God? Of those mentioned in the message, which grabbed your attention? Which was most encouraging for your circumstances this Christmas?
How do we appropriate the “power” of Jesus? Scripture says that faith activates, or helps us draw on God’s power (Romans 4:1-25). For Abraham, and us, faith means waiting (Romans 4:18-21). What part does prayer play in drawing on God’s power? Do you know how to pray?
Assignment: Jim Nordman shared how Christ the mighty God transformed his life. How will this study of Christ as mighty God change your prayer life this Christmas? What “outrageous” prayer requests will you bring to our Lord? Share these with your group and pray together.
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