WORKSHEET 9: KNOWING CHRIST - KNOWING GOD

Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2003

STUDY NINE: JESUS CHRIST - THE OMEGA

Task #1: As a group briefly review the significance of each of the studies so far:
  • 'what are we here for?'
  • Jesus Christ, the Light, shatters the darkness - that in seeing Christ we see God.
  • Jesus Christ, the Truth, identifies the truth and exposes error.
  • Jesus Christ, the Door, in contrast to every false teaching, is the one entry point to knowledge of God and eternal life.
  • Jesus Christ, the Way, is the breaker of the sin-barrier, providing a comprehensive forgiveness that enables us to stand in the presence of God guilt-free and unafraid.
  • Jesus Christ, is the Lord, our Righteousness, in whom law and grace, Sinai and Calvary, are united.
  • Jesus Christ, the Vine, is the source, substance and sustenance of our spiritual life.
  • Jesus Christ, the great I AM, is the absolute, eternal, self-existent LORD, and is himself the comprehensive salvation that he gives.
Tasks #2 to #10: In each of these tasks check out the references, and discuss the implications of Jesus - the Omega, for your relationship with God and with each other, for your perception of God and of yourself, and for your attitude to the religions, attitudes and value systems that we humans have developed for ourselves, and which constantly impact us from within ourselves and from the world.
Task #2: JESUS CHRIST: GOD'S FINAL REVELATION OF HIMSELF
Texts
Implications

John 1:14; 1:18; 12:45; 13:31; 14:7,9; 15:15

2 Corinthians 4:6

Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:2,3;

Colossians 2:9

Hebrews 1:1,2
 
Task #3: JESUS CHRIST: THE FINAL UNVEILING OF GOD'S SECRET PURPOSE
Texts
Implications

Luke 10:23,24

Romans 16:25,26

1 Cor 2:9-10

Ephesians 1:9; 3:3-6

Ephesians 3:9-11

Colossians 1:25-27

1 Peter 1:10-12
 
Task #4: JESUS CHRIST: THE FULFILLMENT OF ALL PROPHETIC WORDS
Texts
Implications

Matthew 5:17; 26:56

Luke 1:70; 18:31;

24:25-27; 24:44-46

John 1:45

Acts 3:18; 3:24; 10:43

13:32; 26:22-23;28:23

Romans 1:2,3

2 Corinthians 1:20
 
Task #5: JESUS CHRIST: THE FULFILLMENT AND THE ULTIMATE REALITY OF ALL OLD TESTAMENT RITUAL AND SYMBOL
Texts
Implications

Re: Cleansing rituals: John 13:10; 15:3; 1 Cor 6:11; Eph 5:25,26; Titus 2:14; 3:5; Revelation 1:5; 7:14

Re: Priestly rituals: Heb 2:17; 4:14; 6:20; 7:24, 26,28; 8:1,2; 9:11, 25; 10:12,21,22

Re: the Ritual of Sacrifice: Mat 20:28; Rom 3:25; Gal 1:4; 2:20; Eph 5:2; 1Tim 2:6; Heb 9:26, 28; 10:10,12,14,17,18; 1Pet 2:24;

1 John 2:2; 4:10

Re: the Ritual Feasts and Days: 1Cor 5:7;

Col 2:16,17

 
Task #6: JESUS CHRIST: THE FULFILMENT OF THE LAW AND THE END OF THE LAW
Texts
Implications

Matthew 3:15; 5:17

Romans 3:21,22; 3:26; 8:3,4; 10:4

Galatians 3:23-25

Philippians 3:8,9

Hebrews 10:1

 
Task #7: JESUS CHRIST: THE ONE WHOSE COMING IS THE CULMINATION OF HISTORY
Texts
Implications

Mark 1:15

John 12:23

John 12:27

Acts 2:17

Galatians 4:4

Hebrews 1:2

Hebrews 9:26

 
Task #8: JESUS CHRIST: THE ULTIMATE MANIFESTATION OF THE GLORY OF GOD
Texts
Implications

Matthew 15:31 KJV

John 1:14; 2:11; 12:28; 13:31,32; 17:1,4

2 Cor 1:20, 4:6

Philippians 2:11

Revelation 1:5,6
 
Task #9: JESUS CHRIST: THE ULTIMATE GLORY OF MAN
Texts
Implications

Romans 5:1,2; 8:18

2 Cor 3:18

Ephesians 1:12; 3:21

Philippians 1:11

Colossians 1:27

1 Thess 2:12

2 Thess 2:14

Hebrews 2:10

1 Peter 4:11; 5:10

 
Task #10: JESUS CHRIST: THE GOAL/PURPOSE/FULNESS OF HUMAN LIFE
Texts
Implications

Mark 9:34,35

John 6:35; 10:10; 12:25,26

Romans 6:11,13; 7:4

1 Corinthians 10:31

Ephesians 6:7

Philippians 1:21

Col 1:16,17; 2:10; 3:17,23,24