INTRODUCTION: We can readily see several things surrounding our Lord Jesus.
Yet, as we look at what it was all done for you and I.
Those of us who were Lost. I was last now I am found.
We were all blind to spiritualness at one time or another. However, some who profess Christ are still blind to the service required of them.
In our verse a phrase is used “…the mystery of godliness…” and it appears we are sorta left in dark concerning this phrase. In actuality, defining it is not required; it is another title for our Lord and Saviour Jesus. He is our “Amazing Grace.”
In this verse we find six things which define Him
I. HE WAS MANIFESTED
A. In The Flesh (Made Man)
1. Becoming Man
i. He experienced us
a. All our trials
ii. He was visible to us (Manifested)
B. To Take Away Our Sins
1. So we could see Him
i. Then knowing He is the Messiah
C. He Became Man
1. To destroy the devil
II. JESUS WAS JUSTIFIED IN THE SPIRIT
A. The Holy Spirit
1. Justified = is to vindicate= To defend; to justify; to
support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure
B. The Holy Spirit Gave Jesus The Power
1. To do mighty works
2. Works beyond our wildest dreams
C. The Holy Spirit Raised Jesus
1. As our Messiah
2. Defining Jesus sacrifice as
i. Acceptable to God
III. HE WAS SEEN OF ANGELS
A. Heavenly Beings
1. They were involved in:
i. The preparation of Jesus’ birth
ii. His birth
iii. His trials
iv. His temptations
v. His resurrection
vi. His ascension
B. These Angels
1. Saw All That Happened To Jesus
C. These Angels
1. Were not:
iii. Figments of imagination
2. They were:
IV. JESUS PREACHED TO THE GENTILES
A. To All Nations of The World
1. Jesus came for us
i. To teach via the Holy Spirit
ii. To lead the lost to Him
V. CHRIST [Was] BELIEVED ON
A. Many Believed He Was The Messiah
1. Because they believed
i. They were given everlasting life
2. They saw Him and believed
VI. JESUS ASCENDED TO HIS FATHER
A. He was received of God
1. He is:
i. Our Supreme Majesty
ii. Our LORD of lords
iii. Our King of kings
CONCLUSION: Here we have seen this “…the mystery of godliness…” defined as our Saviour.
Some would say that this could apply to others, such as the disciples. Not all six, maybe one , two or three, but not all six.
So the “…mystery…” is solved. We have seen in this simple, single verse, a summary of Christ’s life.
What would the summary of your life read like? We have heard several times about the date on our tombstone, for example my Fathers tombstone reads, 1922-1951. We know the dates define our birth and our death. What does the “DASH” represent for you? Is yours a life of serving God, being obedient or is it a sinful, bitter hateful life avoiding the obedience toward God. The choice is yours.