|1. Christ's SUPREMACY: He is God OVER us.|
"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him; and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being." (John 1:1-3)
Romans 9:5--"Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen."
Colossians 1:16-18--"For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him."
|2. Christ's ADVOCACY: He is God FOR Us|
"In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it." (John 1:4-5)
Romans 8:31--"What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us"?
John 3:16-17--"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him"
Romans 5:8--"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us"
|3. Christ's HUMILITY: He is God WITH us.|
"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
Matthew 1:21-23--"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins."
Phillippians 2:7--"but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness."
|4. Christ's POTENTIALITY: He is God IN and THROUGH us.|
John 1:10-13--"He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God---children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."
Colossians 1:25-27--"I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."
Galatians 4:19--"My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,"
2Corinthians 5:20--"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God."