The Supremacy of Jesus Christ – Pt. 1

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Sermon Outline:

1. The Preeminence of Christ (v. 31)
2. The Eternality of Christ (v. 32)
3. The Immutability of Christ (v. 33)
4. The Sufficiency of Christ (v. 34)
5. The Sovereignty of Christ (v. 35)
6. The Faithfulness of Christ (v. 36)

Sermon Text:

John 3:31-36

31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 33 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Sermon Notes

The Supremacy of Jesus Christ:
Consider This:
17:1-5 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

There is no one else like Him. He has brought us from:

  • Error to truth
  • Alienation to reconciliation
  • Enemies to brethren
  • Judgment to mercy
  • Disobedience to discipleship
  • Uncleanness to repentance
  • Lust of the flesh to walking in the Spirit
  • Carnality of the mind to the mind of Christ
  • The old man to the new man
  • From fools to wise
  • From works to grace
  • Darkness to light
  • Death to life
  • Sin to righteousness
  • Wrath to peace

So when we speak of supremacy, it means that Jesus is divinely other, eternally greater, and as Lord loftier than we are:

  • He is God, we are man;
  • He is awesome, we are jejune;
  • He is holy, we are sinful;
  • He is eternal, we are created;
  • He is omnipotent; we are craven;
  • He is omniscient, we are stunted in our thinking;
  • He is omnipresent, we are finite—bound by space and time;
  • He is solitary, we are dependent;
  • He is immutable, we vacillate;
  • He is perfect, we are fallible;
  • He is the Potter, we are the clay;
  • He is love, we are self-seeking;
  • He is forgiving, we are revengeful;
  • He is Sovereign, and we are not.