Flesh and Blood Hath Not Revealed It – Notes/Study Sheet

(Matt 16:16-17)

 

Introduction:

   * Matt. 16:13 – Who do men say I am?

   * Matt. 16:15 –

   * Matt. 16:17 –

   * Jesus’ deity grounded in much more than human opinion.

 

1. Jesus’ Virgin Birth.

   * Matt. 1&2 and Luke 1&2

   * Matt. 1:16 -

   * Matt. 1:18, Luke 1:27 –

   * Conception by power of Holy Spirit –

   * Joseph minded to _________________________________________________.

   * Mary was a ________________________ (Mt. 1:23, Luke 1:27).

   * Mary not yet intimate (Luke 1:34).

   * Luke was a physician (Col. 4:14). He surely would have known impossibility of virgin birth, yet proclaimed it!

 

 

 

 

 

2. Miracles argue in favor of His divine Sonship.

   * Sonship: John 7:32&46 – Jesus spoke uniquely: “Never man spake like this man.”

      - Teaching very authoritative (Matt. 7:29).

      - Christ was the authority, not a mere prophet (Matt. 16:15, Mt. 5:21).

      - Christ’s teaching unusual (Matt. 7:12).

   * Miracles

      - Peter declared Jesus’ i.d. and authority were approved through signs, works, and wonders (Acts 2:22).

      - John 20:30-31 –

   * Miracles purpose was to confirm the Word (Mark 16:17-20, Heb. 2:3&4).

   * Jesus claimed He was from Heaven (Jn. 6:48-50) & Son of God (Mk. 14:62). Signs proved His claims.

   * Matt. 12:22-30: Even Jesus enemies acknowledged His supernatural feats. (also Acts 4:16)

   *Mark 15:31 –

   * William Barclay –

 

 

 

 

3. Resurrection of Jesus.

   * Resurrection one of the cornerstones of Christian faith (I Cor. 15:4,14-19).

   * Law of excluded middle – something either is or is not. Hence, Jesus was either raised or He wasn’t.

   * If Christ’s body were still in a tomb, then ____________________________________________.

   * He was resurrected! (Acts 2:24, 32, 3:15,26; 4:10,33; 5:30; 10:40; 13:30,33-34; 17:31).

   * Pilate sealed Jesus’ tomb (Mt. 27:62-65).

   * Gravesite property of Jewish official –

   * Three possibilities what happened to Christ’s body:

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   * Truth – Jesus died and rose again!

                                                                                                                                    R.W. McAlister 2/22/09 a.m.