(note: I misspoke twice in video...I meant to say that Jesus as fully man was divine/God man...I said flesh was divine. His flesh was all human with no divinity as divinity cannot die. I also left "baptism" out of Acts 2:38...)
Christology: The Humanity of Christ .
Introduction: Identity is important!
Instructor: Rev. Chris Harris
Theme of the Scriptures: Flesh and Spirit
-The Jews had no concept of Trinity. (Deut. 6:4)
-What is the first commandment?
Mark 12:28 (KJV) 28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
When we come across passages that seem to show the Father and the Son as two separate persons, we should think of it as the Spirit and the flesh:
The Father that dwelleth in me…. (John 14:10)
SOME VERSES THAT BEAR OUT THIS THEME:
1 Peter 3:18 (KJV) 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
2 Corinthians 13:4 (KJV)
4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
Romans 1:3 (KJV) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Romans 1:4 (KJV) 4 And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Revelation 22:16 (KJV)
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and orning star.
As a man Jesus… As God, He… 2.
-Prayed. -Answered prayer-Hungered. -Fed the multitudes
-Thirsted. -Gave living water
-Grew weary. -Gave rest
-Was tempted by the devil. -Cast out devils
-He died. -Raised his own body from the dead
-Did not know all things. -Knew all things
-slept in the boat. -calmed the storm with three words
It is vitally important that we believe He was both:
1 John 4:1 (KJV) 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
John 8:24 (KJV) 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.
HE IS THE GOD-MAN:
THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN:
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
A mediator is one who steps between two parties to make reconciliation.
A Holy God, and sinful man
The mediator could not be God, and it couldn’t be a sinful man.
It had to be a perfect man: Represents God to men -Represents men to God 3.
The Son of God:
God the Father is a biblical term for the eternal Spirit of God.
“God the Son” or “Eternal Son” are not biblical terms
“God the Son” equates the flesh of Jesus with deity alone
Implies that the Son is eternal
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
Foreordain, Greek; to foreknow, to predesinate
His creation started with the incarnation in mind:
John 1;1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Word, “logos”, was the thought or plan of God. (not a separate person)
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Hebrews 1:1-2 God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets.
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son
By ; Greek word “en”
Same word used to: say of Mary, that which is conceived in her
Jesus was born in Bethlehem
Jesus was baptized in Jordan
(my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased)
Whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.
By; Greek word “dia”
Through, the ground or reason by which something is or is not done.
………………………...He created man with the incarnation in mind:
Rom. 5:14 Adam, “who is the figure of him that was to come.
(same Greek word as “pattern” used in Heb. 8:5,“as Moses was admonished of God when he was about .to make the tabernacle:
for See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the “pattern” shewed to thee in the mount.)
Jesus is our New Testament tabernacle pattern!
The man, Christ Jesus, is what God envisions for man to be.
That’s why we shouldn’t compare ourselves among ourselves.
To be like Jesus Christ is the ultimate goal!
1 Peter 2:21 (KJV)
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
TOUCHED WITH THE FEELING OF OUR INFIRMITIES:
Hebrews 4:15 (KJV) 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.
How can Jesus be the Father and the Son?
How can he be a root and a branch?
How can he be a lily and a rose?
How can he be a lion and a lamb?
He is a rock and a river.
He is the good shepherd and the door to the sheepfold.
He is the scapegoat, the sin offering, and the high priest.
He is King of kings and the righteous servant.
He is the cornerstone, the foundation, the builder, and the inhabitant of the church.