North Anderson Baptist Church
Jesus Is Yahweh (God)
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  • North Anderson Baptist Church
    2308 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621, United States
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Jesus is Yahweh. This is the Hebrew word for God. In Hebrew it literally means self existent, eternal God.
1. Yahweh is creator alone

The introduction to this passage starts by saying “in the beginning was the Word”, this is the same introduction as Genesis 1:1 “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” The Word in these 3 verses is doing the creating. Verse 3 says “all things were made through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. The Word created everything. Now who exactly is the Word? That is the most important thing in this text. In verse 14 of John 1 tells us. It says “the Word became flesh”. This is Jesus Christ. Jesus is the one who became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus is the Word. He spoke and everything came into existence. He created ALL things! Not only did He create all things, but John tells us that Jesus was in fact God. He wasn’t created by God but was God. He was with God in the beginning. In Isaiah 44:24 it says Yahweh stretched out the heavens and the earth alone. Yahweh is the Agent of creation!
Cults use this scripture to try and tell others that Jesus was created. Paul is writing this letter to the church of Colossae to address to them about the Supremacy of Christ. Colossae was teaching that Jesus was just another created being from God. New Testament scholar D.A. Carson wrote “They may have spoken of Christ in warm terms, but in the last resort they saw him as a created being and therefore he is less than God”.

But Paul is making it very clear that Jesus is the eternal God who created all things! Look in verse 15, the image in Greek means icon, and icon is used to show an object that is shaped to resemble the form or appearance of something. Paul tells us that he IS the form of God.

Romans 9:5 says “The ancestors are theirs and from them, by physical descent came the Messiah who is God over all, praised forever, Amen!”

Verse 16 talks about Jesus being the firstborn. This word can be used to describe someone as literally firstborn from a family. I am the firstborn of my immediate family. But Paul is talking about the preeminence of Christ. Firstborn in Greek means Prōtotokos and that word literally means preeminent. Psalms 89:27 says “I will make him my firstborn. Greatest of the Kings of the Earth
Jesus is supreme/preeminent over creation because...
1. Everything was made by Him
2. Everything was made for Him
3. He existed before creation
4. He holds all things together
It is a mystery to scientists that the Nucleus of Atoms hold together. In our brain they’re held together by an electromagnetic force, and those are positive forces. But Paul tells us that Jesus is holding ALL things together!
Jesus Prophesied as Yahweh in the Flesh
Jesus is the ALMIGHTY GOD! Turn to Jesus and LIVE a full life! The call is to turn from your sins and to put full trust and faith in Jesus Christ the eternal God!

Invitation

Dear friend if you are reading this by way of the internet please know that you are loved and cared for. If you have no relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son, then I invite you to trust Him by faith and receive Him as your personal Savior. Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sin of everyone in the world that they may have eternal life. All of us have sinned and all are guilty before Almighty God who made us to have fellowship with Him. But sin broke that ability to have a relationship and Jesus has restored the possibility to know God personally through His sacrifice. Please know that if you will seek God and turn from your sin and pray He will respond with His love and give to you a personal relationship through your belief in His Son and the sacrifice He made just for you. He will call for a change in your life too. He wants you to follow Him, not the world, not your own desires, but to follow Jesus. That brings a life change when you turn from sin and self and by faith believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. There is no Savior without Him being Lord of your life. Your willingness to change by following Him daily in your life will be the proof of your faith. When life throws its curves your way and you have found yourself broken by others or by the world let us introduce you to the only One who can help you…Jesus! You can write or call the office and we will follow up by contacting you. Office phone number is 864-225-2575 and the website address is www.northandersonbaptist.com and the physical address is 2308 N. Main St., Anderson, SC 29621. Dear friend if you are a believer and you have been touched by the Lord and you would like to talk to someone at the church just contact us in one of the ways you see above. If you are a believer and would like to talk about the church and your interest in being a part, please call and we can set up an appointment for you and get to know you. It would be a great pleasure to share our Lord’s love with you. This is a loving church and you are important to us, so please let us know what we can do for you in the Lord.

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