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The Mystery of Godliness

The Mystery of Godliness

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The Mystery of Godliness

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  1. The Mystery of Godliness • And without controversy • great is the mystery of godliness: • God was manifested in the flesh, • Justified in the Spirit, • Seen by angels, • Preached among the Gentiles, • Believed on in the world, • Received up in glory. • - 1 Timothy 3:16

  2. The Mystery of Godliness • Allow the “mystery of godliness” • to motivate you • Gratitude for salvation • Faithful service

  3. The Mystery of Godliness God Was Manifested In The Flesh Deity & humanity in One, Mt. 1:23; Jn. 1:1, 14

  4. The Mystery of Godliness God Was Manifested In The Flesh • Why did He come in the flesh? • Comfort, Heb. 2:17, 18 • Example, Heb. 4:15; 1 Pt. 2:21-24 • Sacrifice, Heb. 2:9; Titus 3:4, 5

  5. The Mystery of Godliness Justified In The Spirit • At His baptism, Mt. 3:16; Jn. 1:29-34 • At His resurrection • Death thought to end His influence, Jn. 11:47-50 • Only solidified it, Rom. 1:3, 4

  6. The Mystery of Godliness Seen By Angels • Common view: angelic beings saw Him • Appeared to Mary & Joseph, Lk. 1; Mt. 1 • Birth, Lk. 2:8-15 • Temptation, Mt. 4:11 • Garden, Lk. 22:42, 43 • Arrest, Mt. 26:53 • Tomb, Mt. 28:2-6 • Ascension, Acts 1:9-11

  7. The Mystery of Godliness Seen By Angels • Alternate view: messengers • Angel: “messenger, envoy…” (Thayer). • Messenger: John, Mt. 11:10 • Envoy: Ambassadors, 2 Cor. 5:20 • Seen by “angels,” 1 Jn. 1:1-3; 2 Pt. 2:16-18; 1 Cor. 15:3-8 • Witnesses, Lk. 24:46-48

  8. The Mystery of Godliness Preached Among The Gentiles Preaching commanded, Mk. 16:15, 16

  9. The Mystery of Godliness Preached Among The Gentiles • Command fulfilled by “angels” • Peter, Acts 10 • Paul, Acts 13-28

  10. The Mystery of Godliness Believed On In The World Evidence convicted men, Acts 1:8; 2:22-37

  11. The Mystery of Godliness Believed On In The World Belief led to obedience, Acts 2:38-41; 6:7; 10:47, 48

  12. The Mystery of Godliness Received Up In Glory Christ raised to sit on David’s throne, Acts 2:29-33

  13. The Mystery of Godliness Received Up In Glory • Raised to sit at the Father’s right hand, Heb. 1:1-4 • Reigning as Lord of lords, 1 Tim. 6:15 • Until He returns, 1 Cor. 15:22-28

  14. The Mystery of Godliness • And without controversy • great is the mystery of godliness: • God was manifested in the flesh, • Justified in the Spirit, • Seen by angels, • Preached among the Gentiles, • Believed on in the world, • Received up in glory. • - 1 Timothy 3:16