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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Only Begotten Son
    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.
    John 3:16
    Jesus is the Only Begotten Son, an Old Testament title declaring that He was eternally generated from the Father. The Father said to Jesus, “You are my Son, begotten throughout eternity” (author's translation of Psalm 2:7). This does not mean that the Son was begotten at an event in eternity past; rather, it describes the eternal relationship of the Son to the Father. Both the Father and Jesus are equally eternal and equally God, but they have separate personalities. They are equal in nature. Jesus was not begotten at a time in the past, because that would mean the Son is not eternal. But the Father has eternally loved Jesus; and because the Father loved you and the world, He sent Jesus to die for your sins. When you receive Jesus as the Only Begotten Son, you have also believed in the Father.
    Jesus, I worship You just as I worship the Father. You are both God, and I come into Your presence with thanksgiving for all You’ve done for me.
    When you receive Jesus as Savior, you become a child of God (Romans 8:14-16). The Father has only One Son who could die for the world, and because of that sacrificial death, the Father now has many sons and daughters. You are a member of the family.
    Jesus, I worship You as the Only Begotten Son. I praise You as the second Person of the Godhead. I thank You for coming into the world to die for my sins. Amen.
    Go Deeper: John 3:9-20
    Jesus is The Only Begotten Son of the Father.