Passages ~ Old Covenant: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall becalled Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The EverlastingFather, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgmentand with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of theLord of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7).
New Covenant: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
Significance ~ God has ONLY ONE Son of His own! Believers are adopted into His family. “Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Galatians 4:3-7).
the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!
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