The Son of God - Your Daily Forward Devotional

The Son of God


March 16


Read Matthew 3:16-17 (ESV)

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were open to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”



Why is it important for Jesus to be the Son of God?


My kids and I like to discuss how Jesus was fully God and fully man. But we admit that this truth blows our minds. Our finite minds can have a difficult time grasping infinite truth. But the Bible is clear that Jesus is a member of the Trinity. Jesus is God the Son.


When the angel, Gabriel, came to Mary, he announced: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). Before Jesus was even born, the angel declared Him to be God’s own Son.


But Gabriel wasn’t the only one to declare this truth about Jesus. As John the Baptist was baptizing crowds of people, Jesus came to be baptized as well. When Jesus came up out of the water, God Himself broke through the heavens and spoke in an audible voice to all who were gathered on the shore. In a rare moment, we see a picture of the complete Trinity. God the Father speaking, Jesus the Son there in the flesh, and the Holy Spirit descending as a dove. And what does God the Father say? “This is my beloved Son.”


In his Gospel, John talks about how Jesus was with God in the beginning and that He is the Creator of all things. But He left heaven and came into the world. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).


John began to close his Gospel reinforcing that truth. He even said that it was his purpose for writing it. In John 20:31, he said: “but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”


Friends, Jesus is the Son of God! In His name there is life—eternal and abundant.



Jesus, I believe that You are the only Son of God and in Your name, I have everlasting life. To You be glory, majesty, and honor! Amen.


~ Pastor Nat Crawford



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Thanks for this devotional.
Holy Spirit just as You descended upon Jesus at His baptism, so descend upon me today and all who believe in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Thank You Lord for your wonderful love, and thank You Lord for everlasting life. I give You honor and praise, every day of my life. You are awesome.
I believe that Jesus is God almighty, praise our lord savior Jesus Christ. Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah !!! Change is coming. Amen 🙏❤️🙏
Jesus is God's son.
Jesus Christ is God Almighty!
Heavenly Father each new day You open my eyes I say Good Morning Jesus, what a beautiful morning a brand new day Praise be The Glory and Honor in The Father, Son, and Holly Spirit, our one True God Jesus Christ. Father each day I pray that You would Bless me/us Your children to become more like You and less like us. In all things Father to lead with Your Love as You lead the way. Father that You would Bless me/us to Love and see one another as You Love and see us. Though Father not always easy You never fail to let me/us know when we are not leading with Your Love and doing as You would do. I Praise and Thank Lord for being The only Promise keeper and for Your Faithfulness, Forgiveness and Mercy's and Grace made New each morning. In Jesus name Amen
Pastor Nat Thank You I been waiting for you to speak on this. However something funny to I opened the email it took me to a devotional from January 20, 2020. I read comments and would like to know if Dallas ever did reach back out to You as well another young lady who has a twin sister but was finding herself being very hostile to her dad and sister daily. Keep keeping on in Jesus name Pastor Nat.
LaVerne "confused" These scriptures tells us as Pastor Nat read out. That Jesus is The Son of God. That John The Baptist told prior when batizing everyone that God is The creator of all thing, who left Heaven came to earth as "Jesus". Jesus walked up to John to be Batized, John said Father it is I who You should be batizing. Jesus said no my child you Batized me for cleaning all sin of my children. As John Batized Jesus that moment, God from Heaven spoke, Jesus being baptized, The White Dove flying above. God The Father, Jesus being bat, The Dove The Holly Spirit as "One". Meaning The Holly Trinity is The Father, Son, Holly Spirit as "One". Jesus Christ our Savior King Creator is God who took human form for those at that moment to see. Jesus Christ is God. I pray this helps if not reply and I'll answer the best I can from God's Word and Truth. As well you can here leave as message for Pastor Nat and he will reply to you. May God Bless you as you read His Word. In Jesus name Amen
Ain’t Nobody Like My Jesus Philippians 1:6 Jeremiah 29:11 J N 2/18/11 CHORUS G F9 Em7 C D G Aint’ nobody like my Jesus, Aint’ nobody like my Lord G F9 Em7 C D G Aint’ nobody like my Jesus, Aint’ nobody like my King VERSE G Em7 F9 G Em7 F9 Reached down, raised me up, new life in me, directs my way Am Am7 Am Am7 Bm Bm7 Bm Bm7 Am Am7 Am Am7 Bm Bm7 Bm Bm7 Under His wing where I, learn to soar, accomplish what God, has in store Am Am7 Am Am7 Bm Bm7 Bm Bm7 C D On my Father’s, path for me, being fashioned for His glory! CHORUS G F9 Em7 C D G Aint’ nobody like my Jesus, Aint’ nobody like my Lord G F9 Em7 C D G Aint’ nobody like my Jesus, Aint’ nobody like my King VERSE G Em7 F9 G Em7 F9 Work in progress, now incomplete, being formed, one day His masterpiece Am Am7 Am Am7 Bm Bm7 Bm Bm7 Am Am7 Am Am7 Bm Bm7 Bm Bm7 He sees me now how I will be, living with Him throughout eternity Am Am7 Am Am7 Bm Bm7 Bm Bm7 C D E A perfect son, by His hands, a finished work of The Great I AM! CHORUS ^ ENDING A G9 F#m7 D E A Aint’ nobody like my Jesus, Aint’ nobody like my Lord A G9 F#m7 D E A Aint’ nobody like my Jesus, Aint’ nobody like my King
Amen and Amen
Thank God for giving us another beautiful day and thank you pastor Nat for the devotional Amen
Amen thank you Jesus.
I believer that Jesus and god is one
As a friend of mine is fond of saying, “... when you open your eyes each morning, recommit yourself to live like you were just baptized by the Spirit!” Lord Jesus, help me live this day by Your Light, Truth, and Word...Amen!
Jesus, because of You, I am forgiven of my sins, I have a chance at eternal life with You, God the Father. I am grateful for Your sacrifice and grace. In Your name I pray Amen.
Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Amen. Thank you Father your love for me, us, there is no greater Love.
Thank God for His Son, our wonderful Savior.
Amen! 🙏🏼❤
Thank you God for your Son!🙏🏽💐
Glory be to God. Truth...Yes and Amen, by the grace and help of God.
Jesus we love you!!!!
Jesus please help us 🙏🙏🙏
If you believe in your heart that Jesus died for your sins and confess with your mouth the Jesus is Lord than you will be saved. Jesus said when you see me you see the Father for the Father and I are one! What an amazing God. Holy Spirit help me to believe, trust and obey you today for your glory Jesus my Lord. Amen