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The Glory of the Son of God

April 24, 2011 Pastor: John Fonville

Scripture: John 11:1–11:44

The Glory of the Son of God

 

Text: John 11:1-44

 

Introduction:

 

Lesson:

 

I. The glory of the Son of God is revealed in His purpose. vv. 1-4

 

II. The glory of the Son of God is revealed in His Love. vv. 5-6

 

III. The glory of the Son of God is revealed in His obedience. vv. 7-16

 

A.       Jesus’ announcement, vv. 7-8

 

B.       Jesus’ Answer, vv. 9-10

 

C.       Jesus’ mission, vv. 11-13

 

“…if Christ is not my Substitute, I still occupy the place of a condemned sinner. If my sins and my guilt are not transferred to Him, if He did not take them upon Himself, then surely they remain with me. If He did not deal with my sins, I must face their consequences. If my penalty was not borne by Him, it still hangs over me. There is no other possibility,"" (Leon Morris, The Cross in the NT, p. 410).

 

IV. The glory of the Son of God is revealed in His Declaration. vv. 17-27

 

V. The glory of the Son of God is revealed in His Outrage. vv. 28-33

 

VI. The glory of the Son of god is revealed in His Grief. vv. 34-37

 

“having clothed Himself with our flesh, of His own accord clothed Himself also with human feelings, so that He did not differ at all from His brethren, sin only excepted. In this way we detract nothing from the glory of Christ, when we say that it was a voluntary submission, by which He was brought to resemble us in the feelings of the soul…in this respect He proved Himself to be our brother, in order to assure us, that we have a Mediator, who willingly pardons our infirmities, and who is ready to assist those infirmities which He has experienced in Himself” (John Calvin, Calvin’s Commentaries, vol. 17, p. 440).

 

VII. The glory of the Son of God is revealed in His Prayer. vv. 38-42

 

VIII. The glory of the Son of God is revealed in His Authority. vv. 43-44

 

Conclusion:

 

“Do you believe this?”