SONS OF GOD
By Pastor George Duke
John 1:16 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name
I-Who are the true Sons of God
A-Adam and Eve were sons of God
B-The Angels were the sons of God
C-Jesus Christ was the Son of God
D-What defined them as a son of God?
1-All of them were directly created by God
2-Adam and Eve were created by God enjoyed Paradise and had close relationship with God
3-Sin caused them to be cast out and bring forth after their own kind
II-Angels were created by God
A-The difference between Man and Angels
1-Man was just a little lower than the Angels
B-Both could fall
C-Angels that fell were also judged and cast down
III-Jesus Christ was created by God
A-God is Spirit Jesus was theTempleGodcreated to manifest himself in
B-God was in Christ
2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
C-Man had been created in the likeness of Jesus Christ
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
D-The Man Christ Jesus will sit on the Throne of God
IV-Man is not a son of God
A-All mankind come from Adam and Eve
B-Man is brought forth after their own kind
C-Born in sin shaped in Iniquity Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
D-Can man overcome his natural birth?
V-Jesus Said he must be born again to become a son of God
A-Jesus and Nicodemus
John 3: 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
B-Peter was given the keys for the new birth
Matt 16:19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
C-Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”