“…why do you call it blasphemy when I say, ‘I am the Son of God’? After all, the Father set me apart and sent me into the world.” (John 10:36)
Origins: The Old Testament concept is that a son uniquely reflects the likeness or sameness of nature and equality of being as his father
Meaning: Being the Son of God means to possess the nature of, and display the qualities of God. Jesus is the one, only-begotten Son, co-equal, co-eternal with the Father (Colossians 2:9)
Usage: Jesus showed His deity by forgiving sins, healing the sick, raising the dead, exercising control over nature and demons, and rising from the dead Himself
Application: Jesus forgives sin and secures salvation for all who believe (Colossians 1:13-14). Believe in Him, be forgiven, and be saved.
Jesus forgives the sins of His followers (1 John 2:1-2). If you have sinned, confess and ask Him to forgive, cleanse, and restore.
Jesus heals sickness (John 5:1-17). When sick ask Him to heal you.
Through Jesus we have victory over the Devil (1 John 3:8). Resist the Devil. Stand firm.
As sons of God we are to reflect the character of our Heavenly Father and live in obedience to Him (Ephesians 5:1). Can others see the family likeness in you?
Because He rose from the dead Jesus will resurrect and reward believers (John 5:19-30). Live today with eternity’s values in view.