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Essentials: Timeless truths for truth-less times 7/10/14 Pastor Josh Thompson Harvest
Josh is telling about a owns who
stole a can of peaches and then joked about stealing a can of peas.
What if God was one of us? 2000
years ago you actually could of said that if you were sitting next to Jesus.
He healed the sick and raised the
dead yet wept for his friends.
Jesus doesn't leave us any room,
he was very specific. He is the Messiah.
Jesus is God.
Jesus is Man.
Jesus is Savior.
1. Jesus as God
John 1:1-6 NIV
 In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in
the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was
made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of
all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not
overcome it.  There was a man sent from God whose name was John.
John 1:14 NIV
 The Word became flesh and
made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and
only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus was and is God, John who
wrote this was a great friend of Jesus. In the text it says John laid his head
on Jesus' chest.
Colossians 1:15-20 NIV
 The Son is the image of the
invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For in him all things were
created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones
or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him
and for him.  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the
firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the
supremacy.  For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or
things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Believing Jesus is God is an
essential doctrine of Christianity.
Jesus is either lying and crazy
or he is God. His statements are that big.
2. Jesus as Man
Philippians 2:5-8 NIV
 In your relationships with
one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very
nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own
advantage;  rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a
servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a
man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death---even death on a cross!
Jesus possessed the divine
attributes of God and decided not to as a human.
As He hung on the cross He chose
not to use any powers but to endure.
He came as a servant. If you want
to be like Jesus then you could start there.
Problem is, everyone wants to be
a servant until they are treated like one.
Is it humbling to you that God
came from heaven and cleaned peoples feet.
He experienced all the things we
He created all the things we love
and experienced those things as we have.
Why did our God come here like
1. He was tempted:
Hebrews 4:14-16 NIV
 Therefore, since we have a
great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us
hold firmly to the faith we profess.  For we do not have a high priest who
is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been
tempted in every way, just as we are---yet he did not sin.  Let us then
approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy
and find grace to help us in our time of need.
He was tempted and tested in all
ways. Probably more than any of us ever have or will be. The devil himself
tempted Jesus, yet Jesus rebuked him with scripture.
Matthew 4:4 NIV
 Jesus answered, “It is
written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from
the mouth of God.’ ”
Jesus combated pleasures of the
Memorize scripture and quote it
Hebrews 2:18 NIV
 Because he himself suffered
when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Why is sin bad? Sin destroys your
1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
 No temptation has overtaken
you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you
be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also
provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Jesus went through trials, pain
He took the wrath of all of ours
on as he was in the cross.
Hebrews 12:2-3 NIV
 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the
pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the
cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not
grow weary and lose heart.
Cast your burden on Jesus and he
will give you rest.
Jesus took the cross, do you
think he can take your burden?
3. Jesus is Savior
Matthew 1:21 NIV
 She will give birth to a
son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people
from their sins.”
1 Timothy 1:15 NIV
 Here is a trustworthy saying
that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save
sinners---of whom I am the worst.
We all need Jesus.
The worst sin to Pastor Josh is
to say that you don't need Jesus as much someone else. To think someone else
needs Jesus more than you is a huge mistake.
Emmanuel: God with us
If someone sinned against you
many times what would you do to them? If you were the judge what would you do
to them. Jesus came down from his judges seat and freed you from all the sins
you have done against him.
Romans 5:8 NIV
 But God demonstrates his own
love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus came to pay for our sins
and get us into heaven.