The Deity of Christ – John 1:1-4

Give me three synonyms for “deity”

Is there a difference between saying that Jesus is divine and declaring that Jesus is deity?

In the days when Jesus of Nazareth ministered on earth, was He recognized as deity?

What percentage of the Jewish population considered Jesus to be divine?

What percentage of modern Americans would say that Jesus is divine?

How many of those people understand the deity of Christ?

Does the Bible teach the divinity of Christ Jesus?

Do you accept the divinity of Christ Jesus?

Are you prepared to declare or to teach that Jesus is divine?

Divine names are given of Jesus Christ.

Does the Bible ever directly say “Jesus Christ is God?”

John 1:1 says that “the Word was God.”

What verse in this chapter proves or indicates that “the Word” is Christ? (Verse 29; 32, 10, 7; 14; 34)

What verse says “Thy throne, O God, is for ever” and how does that prove Christ’s deity?

What was the Apostle Thomas’ testimony of Christ’s deity? (“You are the one,” “Christ is God,” “My Lord and my God,” “the Messiah is divine” or “God has said that you are God.”)

Where is that verse in the Bible?

In the context of that verse, or anywhere else, did Jesus correct Thomas in regard to this statement?

Paul made a statement declaring Christ’s deity which is debated by some; what did he say? (“You are the one,” “Christ is God,” “God blessed for ever,” “the Messiah is divine” or “God has said that you are God.”)

Why is I John 5:20 not found in a lot of modern translations of the Bible? (Because it is a lie; because it is in italics; because it is true; because it declares the deity of Jesus Christ)

Does the Bible ever directly say that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

From what you have read in the Bible, would you say that the Apostle John was a son of God? Paul?

In what way was Jesus the Son of God?

In which verse do we read that demons called Jesus the Son of God? (Matthew 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; Luke 1:35; Luke 4:41)

In which verse do we read of an angel of God calling Jesus the Son of God? (Matthew 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; Luke 1:35; Luke 4:41)

In which verse do we read of Jesus’ disciples calling Jesus the Son of God? (Matthew 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; Luke 1:35; Luke 4:41)

In the context of what verse do we read of Jesus rebuking angels or people or demons for calling Him the Son of God? (Matthew 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; Luke 1:35; Luke 4:41)

Are there other verses in the Synoptic Gospels which speak of Christ as the Son of God?

Does Jesus ever call Himself the Son of God?

Why was Lazarus sick? (Bad living; blasphemy; Satanic attack, for the glory of God; that the Son of God might be glorified)

Mark 12:6 is in the midst of a parable, but what does it teach about the Sonship of Christ? (The vinedresser had a wife; he was rich; God had only one son; he didn’t like his servants.)

Why did the Jews want to kill Jesus in John 5:18? (He had judged them; He blasphemed; He said that He was the Son of God; He made Himself equal to God)

In how many different ways does Jesus have brethren?

Jesus is called “Lord.”

Can the word “lord” mean anything less than God?

What does the word “Lord” mean in Luke 2:11?

Why couldn’t the Pharisees answer Christ’s question in Matthew 22:41-46? (Ignorance; unbelief; stubbornness; embarrassment)

What did Ananias mean when he said “Lord” in Acts 9:17? (Boss, Creator, Spirit, Christ, God)

What does “Alpha & Omega” mean when applied to Christ? (Eternality, Greekness, completeness, deity)

Of Whom does Revelation 1:8 primarily speak? (God; God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Spirit)

When someone worships something other than God what is it called? (Confusion, error, worship, idolatry)

Who specifically commanded people not to worship a creature (Peter, Apostle John, Cornelius, Paul)

What happened to Herod when he accepted people’s worship? (Promotion, raise in pay, judgment, death)

What happened to Jesus when He accepted the disciples’ worship (Matthew 14:33)? (Got food, got tired, got sick, received honor)

Was Thomas judged for what he said in John 20:28?

Who does Jesus tell us in John 5:23 & 24 demands our worship of Christ? (Satan; God, Christ; Apostles)

Christ possess attributes and qualities of God.

Which of these verses indicate that Christ is pre-existent? (Gen. 1:1; Psalm 1:1; John 1:1; Rev. 1:1; I John 1:1)

What is the meaning of the name “Jehovah”? (God; Elohim; I am that I am; Jesus)

What did Jesus say about Himself in John 8:58?

What inference should we make about that statement? (Jesus is God; Jesus is Jehovah; Jesus knows)

Were you in existence before the world existed? Was Christ?

What verse says that Christ has life-giving authority? (John 1:1; John 1:4; John 17:5; I John 1:11; John 5:21)

Which of these verses ascribe resurrection power to Christ? (John 6:39, 40, 54; 11:25).

What verse teaches that Christ is immutable? (Heb. 1:1; Heb. 1:8; Heb. 4:8; Heb. 13:8)

Of what does the Godhead include? (Trinity, Triunity, divine power, life)

If Col 2:9 is true, what does that mean about Christ?

Which of these scriptures teach that Christ is the Creator? (John 1:3; Col. 1:15; John 1:3; Heb.1:1-2)

Did the Creator create the universe and then walk away to let it run on its own?

Scripture? (John 1:1; John 1:14; Col. 1;:17; Heb. 1:3)

Of all the sin in this world how much of it has been sin against you?

Have people ever sinned against you?

Against whom is all sin?

Do you have the right to forgive people who have hurt you? Can you forgive their sin?

Who alone has the right to forgive all sin?

What is the difference between declaring forgiveness and forgiving?

What did Jesus say in Luke 7:48 (Have a nice day, Merry Christmas; Bon voyage, Thy sins are forgiven)

Unto whom has all judgment been given?

Who has given that judgment away?

Which verse teaches that Christ is omnipotent? (Matthew 8:18; 18:18; 28:18; 38:18)

What evidence is there that Christ has authority over nature?

What evidence is there that Christ has authority over demons?

Which verse shows us that Christ doesn’t know all things? (John 2:24-25; John 16:30; John 4:16-19; Mark 2:8)

What attribute of God is declared in Matthew 18:20? (Omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence)

How does II Corinthians 13:14 teach the deity of Christ? (He is omniscient, omnipresent, one with the Father; is united with the rest of the Trinity)

How does the “Baptismal formula” indicate the deity of Christ?

What is eternal life according to John 17:3? (Not dying; receiving grace; knowing God & Christ, faith)

In which verse does Jesus claim to be one with the Father? (John 1:1; John 10:30; John 17:1; John 17:3)

Who does Paul pray might comfort our hearts in II Thessalonians 2:16-17? (God the Father and Son; Holy Spirit, angels, mother)

In Luke 2:41-52, Christ as a young man indicated that He knew that He was special. How? (He was smart; He knew His Father; He disobeyed His parents; He shamed the priests and rabbis)

What specific thing was Satan attacking when he tempted Christ? (His humanity, His weakness; His hunger; His relationship to the Father)

Was Moses a great servant of God? Was the Law which Moses gave to Israel important? Divine?

What was the relationship of the Sermon on the Mount to that of Moses’ Law?

What is the relationship of Christ to Moses?

Is there any evidence at all that Jesus Christ is divine?