12/01/2022 Wednesday
BIBLE BASICS
Review of God the Father
Who represents God the Father to children?
Their human father
What is the false teaching called “Universalism”?
Everyone is a child of God and will go to heaven
When did God’s Father/Son relationship begin?
In eternity past
What does Only Begotten mean?
Only one of its kind
Today, who does God call His sons?
All true believers
Name one the Father’s qualities
GOD the SON
His Person
Overview
▰ In this lesson, we are going to examine the PERSON of Jesus Christ, God the Son.
▰ The title “Christ” means anointed One.
▻ In John 1:41 this title is linked with the Messiah of the O.T.
▰ We will be studying the Deity, Humanity and Kenosis of Christ.
▻ Note: No one knows what Jesus looked like. Based on 1 Corinthians 11:14-15, this common picture of Jesus with long hair cannot be accurate.
The Deity of Christ
▰ When we talk about the deity of Christ, we are talking about the fact that He is God.
▻ Scriptures called Him God (Matt 1:23; Hebrews 1:8; 1John 5:20, Isaiah 9:6).
▻ John called Him God (John 1:1).
▻ Paul says he is the “very form of God” (Phil 2:6).
▻ In Titus we read that He is our great God and Saviour (Titus 2:13).
The Deity of Christ
▻ He did works that only God can do, including creating, sustaining, raising the dead, and judging (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:3; John 5:25; John
5:27).
▻ He accepted worship from men (Matthew 14:33)
▻ He accepted worship from angels (Hebrews 1:6).
▻ He is eternal and unchangeable, even as God (Hebrews 13:8).
▻ In addressing the Father, He speaks of the glory which He had with Him “before the world was” (John 17:5).
The Deity of Christ
▻ He is referred to as Jehovah (Rom 10:13 ~ Joel 2:32).
▻ Someday all men will bow to him as Jehovah God (Phil 2:10 ~ Isa 45:21-23).
The Humanity of Christ
▰ Jesus was born of a woman (Galatians 4:4)
▰ He experienced life as a human being (Luke 2:52).
▰ He was called a man (1Timothy 2:5)
▰ His disciple John described his humanity (1John 1:1).
▰ He had the experiences of a human. Herrick
▻ He got hungry (Matthew 4:2); He got thirsty (John 19:28); He got tired (John 4:6); He knew sorrow and distress (John 11:35)
▻ He died as a man (Hebrews 2:14-15).
The Humanity of Christ
▰ Though human, Jesus was sinless
▻ (2Corinthians 5:21) Christ knew no sin
▻ (Hebrews 4:15) Christ was without sin
▻ (1Peter 2:22) Christ did no sin
▻ (1John 3:5) In Christ is no sin
The Incarnation of Christ
▰ Jesus was born into the human race of a virgin
▻ The Holy Spirit supernaturally placed Christ in Mary’s womb (Luke 1:35). This was NOT Christ’s beginning. He is the eternal God.
▻ Jesus had no human father and Mary His mother was a virgin when he was born (Luke 1:34; Mat 1:25).
▻ Jesus Christ was the God-man (1Timothy 3:16).
▻ We call the birth of Jesus His incarnation (John 1:14). The fact that He humbly gave up the use of some of his attributes while in human flesh is called the
Kenosis of Christ, (Philippians 2:7).
Review of God the Son
What do we mean by the deity of Christ?
Jesus Christ is God
What evidence do we have that Christ was God?
Called God, worshipped, did works of God (creation, miracles), claimed to be eternal, called Jehovah in the O.T.
What evidence do we have that Christ was Human?
Born, lived, human needs, called a man by contemporaries
Why is the virgin birth important?
Deity, incarnation, Kenosis, sinlessness, God-man
Deity, incarnation, Kenosis, sinlessness, God-man
Let’s get practical!
▰ What difference would it make if Jesus was just a god?
▰ How does Christ’s Kenosis challenge our daily life?