Jesus Is Truth
Posted by Karah
Thank God for the ability to meet with Him and study His Word so you may walk in truth. Ask Him to teach you as you dig into Scripture today.
Throughout history, the church has faced a number of false teachings, many centered around Jesus, His role, and His incarnation. Think about the misconceptions about Jesus people have today. Circle all that apply and list a few of your own.
Just a teacher.
One of many ways to God.
Not that important.
Wasn’t really resurrected.
Just a historical figure.
Not who He says He is.
So, what does the truth of Jesus’ incarnation have to do with fighting false teaching? Read 1 John 4:1-6 in your Bible.
“This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.” —1 John 4:2
What does this verse teach you about how to separate correct teaching from false teaching? Write it in your own words below.
Now, read 2 John 1:7.
“Many deceivers have gone out into the world; they do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh.” —2 John 1:7
What message did John say “deceivers” carry into the world? Explain.
All week, you’ve studied Scripture about the incarnation—that Jesus became flesh and lived among us. Think through these questions:
Why do you think John emphasizes that belief in the incarnation is a way you can know if someone is speaking by the Spirit of God?
Why would denying the incarnation be detrimental to the gospel?
Listen carefully to the messages you hear about Jesus today. Whether from discussions at school, things you hear on the radio, or messages from a teacher at church, what do they teach about Jesus? Consider: Does this message affirm that Jesus was God in flesh? Or is it some false message?
Behind the Story
The core of the Christian message is that Jesus—fully God and fully human—lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins. Any teaching that denies this truth is not true Christianity. Be careful to pay attention to the claims people make about Jesus.
The truth of the incarnation helps us to identify and counter false teaching.
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