Jesus Christ came on a rescue mission to save us. He came to live the life that we couldn’t and die the death we should. Because of this wonderful news, Christians get to live lives redeemed by Jesus to reflect His glory to the world. We will teach on the doctrine of Incarnation.
Gen 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel.”
Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.” So this was something people were to be looking for. “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bears a son, and shall call his name Immanuel”
Chalcedonian Creed in 451 AD: Hypostatic Union-Jesus is one person with two natures.
The humanity, the divinity – fully man, fully God joined together in the person of Jesus Christ.
John 10:30-33:“I and the Father are one. Again, they picked up stones to stone him. But Jesus said to them, ‘I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?’‘We are not stoning you for any of these,’ replied the Jews, ‘but for blasphemy because you, a mere man, claim to be God.’”
There is no right knowledge of God apart from the person of Jesus Christ.
John 1:16 “And from his fullness we have all received grace upon grace.”
God came as the man Jesus Christ to give grace up grace – unmerited favor, unmerited love.
“Christ added to himself which he was not, he did not lose what he was.” - St. Augustine
The name of Jesus is what we should absolutely live for.
It is our hope, our goal, and our joy to live in such a way that the name of Jesus is made much of.
Jesus. Changes. Everything.