Whose Son is HE?
Matthew 22:42

Matthew 22:42 - ...What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?...

Lesson 1: Christ, Whose Son is He? (Pt. 1)

Bro. Joshua Edwards  |  Apr 24, 2024  |  Matthew 22:42  |  Download Audio  |  Youtube

In this message, we embark upon a new topical series of studies looking at the various designations of Christ as "The Son of _______."  Exploration of the scriptures around this phraseological arrangement reveals a number of different perspectives for our understanding and appreciation of who the Christ is as the Son.  These Messianic designations highlight various aspects of who the Christ was to be and what He was chosen to do within the scope of God's master plan for the ages.  Issues of His divinity, humanity, royalty & valiancy are highlighted in the various titles and designations we find assigned to Him.  This first lesson serves as a sampler of these concepts and introduces the upcoming themes and topics that will be examined further as the series develops.

Lesson 2: Christ, Whose Son is He? (Pt. 2)

The Son of God (Pt. 1)

Bro. Joshua Edwards  |  May 1, 2024  |  Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25  |  Download Audio  |  Youtube

In this message, we begin to explore the first designation of Christ as "the Son of God."  There are a number of different aspects to this title in regard to the Christ, for He is the Son of God in connection with a variety of objectives in the program of God.  In this first study, we consider what it means that He is the Son of God by nature of His conception & birth, for in so coming through the virgin's womb, He was "made of a woman" in order to redeem.  There are redemptive reason for His coming in this manner as well as prophetic reasons, and this first study is devoted to looking at some of the basics of His incarnation and what this means to His designation as "the Son of God."

Lesson 3: Christ, Whose Son is He? (Pt. 3)

The Son of God (Pt. 2)

Bro. Joshua Edwards  |  May 8, 2024  |  Rom. 8:14-15, 28-29; Gal. 4:1-7; Exo. 4:22-23; Luk. 4:22-23, 38; Mar. 1:1  |  Download Audio  |  Youtube

In this message, we explore another aspect of the title "the Son of God" in relation to Christ.  Not only was Christ the Son of God by virtue of His supernatural conception in the virgin's womb and birth by the same, but He was and is the Son of God by His election of the Father.  This aspect of the Son of God rests upon what and who He was as a Son to God perfectly carrying out the will of the Father.  This has bearing and relationship to what God chose before the foundation of the world for His dealings with man and what it was ultimately to achieve.  Christ as both the Redeemer of His people and as the overcoming Son does for man and men what we have never succeeded in doing on our own, nor ever could.  This message explores these relationships and highlights what it means that Christ is the Son of God by election.

Lesson 4: Christ, Whose Son is He? (Pt. 4)

The Son of God (Pt. 3)

Bro. Joshua Edwards  |  May 15, 2024  |  Romans 1:4  |  Download Audio  |  Youtube

In this message, we explore the final aspect of consideration in regard to the title of Christ: The Son of God.  This study's focus is in search of what it means that Christ is the Son of God by His resurrection.  There are certain things that were bestowed upon Christ in His resurrection that are noteworthy in connection with what the Son of God designation and what that ultimately means for Him.  He is God incarnate and He is the perfect Son, but only after He was risen from the dead was He declared by the Father to be the Son of God with power.  The understanding of what that power entails is a subject matter of considering along with what that power leads to in terms of His authority and inheritance.  This message skims the surface of these issues and presents Christ as the Son of God for a final time.

Lesson 5: Christ, Whose Son is He? (Pt. 5)

The Son of the Father

Bro. Joshua Edwards  |  May 22, 2024  |  2 John 3  |  Download Audio  |  Youtube

In this message, we move on to another designation of Christ, the Son.  Occurring only once in this particular arrangement, John sets forth the unique expression describing the Lord Jesus Christ as "The Son of the Father."  Clear ties exist taking our minds back to the title of "The Son of God" with respect to His relationship to God as His Father, but none of these touch precisely upon the intent John has in referring to Christ as "The Son of Father."  The doctrinal foundation of such a designation has been laid long before our arrival in 2 John, and thus we must grasp the picture of Christ presented by John in his gospel record and first epistle.  Through reference to select passages in John's former works, we are able to stitch together the tapestry and see the doctrinal underpinnings of what is meant in his reference to Christ under our title thought.  Christ is the Son of the Father and such is the very manifestation of life eternal.

Lesson 6: Christ, Whose Son is He? (Pt. 6)

The Son of the Highest (Pt. 1)

Bro. Joshua Edwards  |  May 29, 2024  |  Luke 1:32Download Audio  |  Youtube

In this message, we consider Christ as "The Son of the Highest."  The concept of "the Highest" or "the Most High" is a concept rich with meaning and one that has a long history and significance to God's creative order.  Understanding what is wrapped in this title has profound impacts as to the whole of God's reconciling purpose with His creation, both in heaven and earth.  In this message, we explore this title a bit and settle on the importance of what it means for Christ to be "the Son of the Highest," destined to be "great" in power to put all things under His feet.

Lesson 7: Christ, Whose Son is He? (Pt. 7)

The Son of the Highest (Pt. 2)

Bro. Joshua Edwards  |  Jun 5, 2024  |  Luke 1:32 |  Download Audio  |  Youtube

In this message, we continue to explore the concepts associated with Christ, the Son of the Highest.  Using the foundation laid down in the last message, we locate various passages that give us more insight into the truth of what is becoming of the Most High and His plan of wisdom to reconcile all things through His Son.  In Him, we find the Faithful & True Word of God, the Alpha & Omega who alone is worthy: Almighty in Power, Only in Wisdom & Glorious in Praise!

Lesson 8: Christ, Whose Son is He? (Pt. 8)

The Son of the Blessed

Bro. Joshua Edwards  |  Jun 12, 2024  |  Mark 14:61Download Audio  |  Youtube

In this message, we explore the concept of blessing and what that means at a fundamental level.  Oftentimes, blessings are equated with physical things of health, wealth, family, friends or other things considered gain.  While there is some legitimacy to this idea, the underlying concept is more basic.  The physician blessings are truly the outflow of the more basic concept of blessing, which is to speak well of someone or something.  This can be bi-directional, for God may bless man, but man also may bless God.  The two are linked together, or at least should be, as we learn from a variety of passages throughout this message.