Lesson 13

The Mystery of Godliness

Courtesy of Pastor Ken LeBrun

1. Jesus referred to Himself as whom?

John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

2. How did the apostle John in his gospel introduce Jesus?

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God.

3. What dwells in Jesus?

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

4. What is Jesus to His Father?

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

5. How long has Jesus been around?

Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

6. What names are given to Jesus?

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7. What did Thomas call Jesus?

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

8. What is the meaning of the name Emmanuel?

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

9. What is, without controversy, the great mystery of godliness?

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14.

10. Jesus took upon Himself what nature?

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

“God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” “Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren.” Romans 8:3; Hebrews 2:17.

11. He took the human nature of whose seed?

Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

“Made of the seed of David according to the flesh.” Romans 1:3.

12. Did Jesus have to face the infirmities and fierce temptations which come to us?

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

“Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.” Hebrews 5:2.

“For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” Hebrews 2:18.

“And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.” John 2:25.

13. What was one of the things He had to endure?

Hebrews 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

14. How did He handle personal abuse?

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

15. In His personal life, how much room did Jesus leave for Satan?

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

16. What thought did Jesus say will cheer us in the midst of tribulation?

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

17. At the culmination of a life of victory, what did Jesus do?

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

“Christ died for our sins.”1 Corinthians 15:3.

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:5-8.

18. What did He say on the cross which reveals an even greater anguish He had to endure?

Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21.

19. Christ did all this for us who are what type of people?

Romans 5:7, 8 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

20. What was the whole purpose of His life on earth?

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

For an inspiring prophecy of Christ’s mission, read Isaiah 53

In the Light of God's Word...

I understand that Jesus went through all that I experience and much more, yet without sin, so that I might be freed from sin.

I desire for my life to be compelled by love for Christ who went through so much for me.

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