Anglican Church Sunday School Manual For February 16, 2020 :- His Oneness with God the Father
Sexagesima Sunday February 16,
THEME: IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
SUB-THEME: Jesus Christ (4)
TOPIC: His Oneness with God the Father
MEMORY VERSE: John 10:30 “I and My Father are one.”
TEXTS: John 10:25-30; 17:22
Aim: To explain this statement of Jesus, “I and the Father are one”, and its implication in
His redemptive mission.
INTRODUCTION: Isaiah predicted: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The
virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel”. (Isaiah
7:14; Matt.1:20-23). Even though Christ would be born a human son, yet He would be
divine in nature at the same time ( ). In the New Testament, Isaiah 9:6 Jesus declared, “I
and the Father are one”. In this study we shall attempt to unravel this mystery of Christ
being divine, and the implication it has in Christ’s redemptive work on earth.
1. Explain the meaning of the phrase, “I and the Father are one” in your own words.
2. Why did Jesus make the extra effort to explain the exact nature of His being in John
10:30? See John 10:24
3. How did the Jews understand the declaration of Jesus? John 10:31-33
4. Would Jesus have been able to save humanity in His state of divinity if He hadn’t been
fully human? ReadPhil.2:5-11; Heb.2:14-18 and Discuss
CONCLUSION: How could the one who is fully God take up the nature of mortal man? Yet,
that was what He voluntarily did in order to save sinful humanity and to bring us to glory.
It is the marvel of God’s salvation plan. However, to the person who believes, it simply
means the same being; one in essence and nature, one in authority and power, and not
one barely in will and affection, but one in concord or consent.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Whoever is not saved by Christ will perish eternally
2020 Bible Study Outline