Father-Son Relationship (Part 3)
The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ
Given 16-Jul-05; Sermon #729; 70 minutes
By Mr. John W. Ritenbaugh
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Description:John Ritenbaugh reiterates that even though the Father and the Son work as one, they are distinctive Beings with separate functions. The Father is the source of all power, while the Son serves as the sole Mediator and the channel through which we interface with the Father. Through the Son (the Image, reflecting the Father's character and mind), we see the Father's power and wisdom. Jesus Christ is unique, serving as the divine link between God and man, intervening and negotiating on behalf of frail man with the full knowledge of the Father's mind and will. The ultimate goal of humanity is to know the Father and the Son, learning to live as they do. Only Christ has been composed of both divine and human natures, serving as Firstborn (having pre-eminence) of a special creation'one in which we are involved due to our calling. Hebrews 1-9 define His uniqueness as the Mediator (High Priest) between God and man, exalted over the angels, but nevertheless submissive to the Father.
Topics:Abundant life Angelic beings Angels Character Christ the mediator Christ as the Son of God Creator Daughters of Jerusalem Demon's testimony Elohim Emmanuel Equality with God Father Firstborn of every creature Genealogy of Christ God of the Old Testament God-kind God with us God of Creation God Humility Image of the Invisible God Immanuel Image Inscrutability of the Father Israel of God Jesus Christ Knowledge of God Logos Light (of the world) Melchizedek Negotiator Only begotten Son Pre-eminence Primacy Prostontheon Satan Pre-existence of God Reconciliation Sacrificing humility Son of God Son of the Living God Son of man Son Submissiveness of Christ Superiority of Christ over the angels Spiritual pre-existence Testimony of demons Uniqueness of Jesus Christ Yahweh