John Jonelis

Immanuel

The name from the prophet Isaiah means,  “God with us.”

 

Before Time

Gen.1:1 – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Jesus—John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

Creator

Psalm 33:6 – By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

Jesus—Col. 1:15-16 – He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.

 

 Alpha & Omega

Rev. 21:5 – He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

Jesus—Rev. 22:13 – I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

 

I AM

Ex. 3:13 – Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”  14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

Jesus—John 8:56-59 – Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.” 57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” the Jews said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!” 58 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”  59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

 

Almighty

Gen. 17:1 – When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.

Jesus—Rev. 1:8 – “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

 

 
Judge

Joel 3:1 – ‘In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.

Jesus—Acts 17:31 – For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.
John 5:22 – Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son.

 

Walking on Water

Job 9:8 – He [God] alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

Jesus—John 6:16-19 – When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake,  17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.  18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.  19 When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified.

 

Forgiver

Micah 7:18 – Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Jesus—Mark 2:5-11 – When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,  7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”  8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things?  9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’?  10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralytic,  11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”

 

God and Jesus are ONE

John 10:27 – My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.  30 I and the Father are one.”

 

Taken from a sermon by Pastor Jon Rees.  Contact him at  jrees@efccl.org

 

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