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Jesus Only!

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Jesus Only!
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(b) And when they had mmlifted up their eyes,
The speaker is asserting that some agent performed some action relative to a main statement; all background statements precede a foregrounded main statement in a discourse.
b they saw no
The speaker is describing someone or something undergoing or being affected by an action or event.
man,
c save Jesus only.
Background-Action — The speaker is asserting that some agent performed some action relative to a main statement; all background statements precede a foregrounded main statement in a discourse
Experience — The speaker is describing someone or something undergoing or being affected by an action or event.
Supplied — This text is provided by the translation and has no equivalent in the original language.
Qualification — The speaker is limiting or restricting some claim.
Introduction
A. Transfiguration , Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured (experience) before them. 3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. 4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
B. Peter’s blunder, And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good(
Affirmation — The speaker is asserting that something is true.
Mark Keaton, The Lexham Propositional Outlines Glossary (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).
Condition — The speaker is providing a logical assumption upon which an implication rests; a condition will always be superordinate or subordinate to its implication (if the implication is stated).
Mark Keaton, The Lexham Propositional Outlines Glossary (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).
) for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
C. God’s revelation. For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. 7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.
I. Jesus Only—As Our Saviour.
A. We are saved only by the grace of God.
grace
The unmerited favour of God, made known through Jesus Christ, and expressed supremely in the redemption and full forgiveness of sinners through faith in Jesus Christ.
B. The blood of Christ made the condition.
blood
The symbol of life, which thus plays an especially important role in the sacrificial system of the OT. The shedding of the blood of a sacrificial animal represents the giving up of its life. The “blood of Christ” refers to Jesus Christ’s obedient giving of his life, in order to achieve redemption and forgiveness.
C. Christ having paid the price, proclaims the terms of pardon.
1. Believe on Jesus as the Son of God.
believers
Those who have faith in God. After Pentecost, the term came to be used specifically to refer to Christians, that is, to those who believe and trust in God, as he has made himself known through Jesus Christ. The NT stresses that Jesus Christ brings the faith of OT believers to perfection and to its proper fulfilment.
2. Repent; turn from sin to God.
repentance
A change of mind leading to a change of action. It involves a sincere turning from sin to serve God and includes sorrow for, and confession of, sin and where possible restitution. At points, Scripture refers to God changing his plans in response to events.
3. Confess Christ publicly.
confession, of Jesus Christ
A public declaration of faith in Jesus Christ, acknowledging both his divinity and his lordship. Without such, salvation is impossible.
4. Be baptized, “buried with him in baptism.”
baptism
A washing with water, which symbolises the cleansing of believers from the stain and dirt of sin through the grace of God. Jesus Christ submitted to baptism as an example to believers. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, baptism is linked with union with the risen Jesus Christ.
baptism, practice of
Baptism is associated with repenting of sin, believing the gospel message and becoming a member of Christ’s body.
5. Be faithful to the end.
faithfulness
Commitment to a relationship with God or fellow human beings; seen in that loyalty, devotion and service which is a reflection of God’s own faithfulness. Scripture points to the faithfulness of Jesus Christ as an example for believers.
II. Jesus Only—As Our Example.
A. People have a tendency to follow heroes. Who is your hero?
B. People often meet defeat in fighting life’s battles. Who is your fighting in this life?
C. Jesus only completed the toil of life perfectly. (completely; fully; adequately: This will suit my purpose perfectly.)
D. “Follow me,” said Jesus.The life of faith
following Jesus Christ
The NT provides examples of individuals who followed Jesus Christ and of the implications of this decision for their lives.
E. “Follow me as I follow Christ,” said Paul.The first verse of this chapter seems properly to be the close to the last. The apostle not only preached such doctrine as they ought to believe, but led such a life as they ought to live. Yet Christ being our perfect example, the actions and conduct of men, as related in the Scriptures, should be followed only so far as they are like to his.
III. Jesus Only—As Our Lord.
A. His lordship ((often initial capital letter) a term of respect used when speaking of or to certain noblemen (usually preceded by his or your ).
the state or dignity of a lord.
the authority or power of a lord.
the domain of a lord.
British, (often initial capital letter) a term of respect used when speaking of or to judges (usually preceded by his or your ).)is over all else.
1. Nature’s testimony.
a. In creation.
creation
The created order, established as a sovereign decision on the part of God. The creation is dependent upon and under the authority of its Creator. Scripture affirms the role of both Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in the work of creation.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
b. In natural law.(a principle or body of laws considered as derived from nature, right reason, or religion and as ethically binding in human society.)
law
The God-given regulation of the life of the people of God in relationship with him. As the command of God, it enables and gives shape to the relationship between God and human beings on the one hand, and between fellow human beings on the other.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
c. In miracles.
miracles
Events that are totally out of the ordinary and that cannot be adequately explained on the basis of natural occurrences, such as those associated with the ministry of Jesus Christ. They are seen as evidence of the presence and power of God in the world or as demonstrating authority on the part of one of his servants.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
miracles, nature of
Miracles may be performed directly by God or through a human agent. Those recorded in Scripture include healing, raising the dead, miracles of nature and the casting out of demons.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
miracles, responses to
Miracles often depend upon faith on the part of those who will benefit from them. Human responses to miracles take various forms. Some respond in faith and obedience, whilst others are confirmed in their unbelief and rebellion
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
Jesus Christ, miracles of
Supernatural acts of Jesus Christ, revealing and confirming his Messianic credentials, and the coming of God’s kingdom. The miracles of Christ are to be seen as an integral part of his ministry.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
2. Angels at His bidding.
angels
Spiritual beings who assist God, especially in his work of salvation, conveying his word to human beings and attending to the needs of God’s people.
This set of themes consists of the following:
4111 angels, as God’s servants
angels, as God’s servants
Angels have specific yet limited roles to play in declaring God’s will and purposes for humanity.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
4112 angels, as God’s messengers
angels, as God’s messengers
Spiritual messengers with the special role of making known God’s work of salvation.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
4113 angels, as agents of God’s judgment
angels, as agents of God’s judgment
Spiritual beings who assist God in carrying out his judgments. Angels will be especially active when Jesus Christ returns for the last judgment
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
4114 angels, and praise of God
angels, and praise of God
Spiritual beings who praise God in a manner that is beyond human capacity.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
4115 angel, of the Lord
angel of the Lord
A title given to those angelic servants of God who are given specific tasks in furthering God’s purposes among humanity. These tasks include the giving of revelations, guidance, encouragement, warnings and the execution of judgment on those who oppose God’s purposes.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
4116 angels, opposed to God
angels, opposed to God
Spiritual beings who fell with Satan. They are under God’s judgment and are subject to the authority of believers.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
3. Saved men and women in heaven. Theology. to deliver from the power and consequences of sin. to deliver (one's soul) from sin and its consequences;"
B. Jesus is the Head of the church.
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God’s people
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The church as the people of God
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church, the
The community of faithful believers, of whom Jesus Christ is the head, called out from the world to serve God down the ages. Scripture emphasises that the church is the body of Christ whose members are intended to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Scriptural understanding of the church is corporate, rather than solitary or individual.
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
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Jesus Christ, head of the church
Jesus Christ rules and governs his people and directs them towards the fulfilment of God’s purposes. All power and authority within the church derive from Jesus Christ as the head.
Jesus Christ rules the universe in the interest of the church
See also ;
All power and authority within the church derive from Jesus Christ as the head
Jesus Christ is recognised as head of the church See also ;
Within the church Jesus Christ alone rules with authority See also ;
The church owes obedience to its head See also ,; ;
All human authority in the church derives from its head See also
Jesus Christ is the cornerstone and builder of the church
See also ; ; ;
Jesus Christ’s role as head of the church
He loves the church See also ; ,;
He cares for the church See also ,; ;
He provides for the growth of the church See also
He prays for the church ; ;
He judges the church See also ; ;
He will present the church blameless before God See also ; ;
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
C. Divided allegiance is impossible: God, work of We must choose our Lord.
blessing
Spiritual and material benefits given by God to be enjoyed. Blessing the name of God is also the appropriate response of believers to all that God has done for them.
God is the source of all blessing
See also
At creation he blessed humans with fertility and authority over the earth
The disobedience of Adam and Eve caused God to remove his blessing
See also
After the flood God renewed his promise of blessing to Noah See also ; ;
The blessings promised to Abraham
The blessings included descendants and nationhood See also ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
The blessings included land See also ; ; ; ;
The promises of blessing to Abraham were fulfilled in Jesus Christ
See also ;
Blessings promised to Israel
Blessings of fruitfulness and prosperity See also ; ; ; ,
Blessings of good health and long life See also ;
Blessings of peace and victory over enemies See also ; ; ;
The promise of being blessed by future restoration See also ; ;
The conditions of God’s blessings
Fear of the Lord brings blessing See also ; ; ;
Obedience to the Lord brings blessing See also ;
To bless God is to worship and adore him
See also ;
People may bless one another in the name of the Lord
There is a close link between blessing and prayer. See also ; ; ; ; ;
Martin H. Manser, Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies (London: Martin Manser, 2009).
Conclusion
As we hear the voice of God proclaiming, “This is my beloved Son, hear ye him,” let us, recovering from sluggish sleep and all that would blind our vision, lift up our eyes and see no one “save Jesus only.”
Burris Butler, Evangelistic Sermon Outlines, Sermon Outline Series (Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 1962), 51–52.
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