God the Son
God the Son - Jesus
Who is Jesus?
He is God. John 8:58 He is the Father’s only Son. John 3:16 He is the image of Invisible God. Colossians 1:15
Where is Jesus?
He is in heaven at right hand of the Father. Mark 16:19, 1 Peter 3:22
What is Jesus?
He is both God and man.
How is Jesus both God and man - incarnate?
“Remaining what he was, he became what he was not.”
He has a human body. Hebrews 2:14
He has a human soul. Matthew 26:38, Hebrews 2:17-18, Galatians 4:4
He is conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary. Why is this important? Because sin entered all of mankind through Adam, we are born already sinners. Therefore, an immaculate conception - clean conception - was the only way for Jesus to come to earth as man without becoming sinful. Luke 1:31-35
He stayed Holy like God the Father by remaining without sin. Hebrews 7:26
What does Jesus do?
He is the Word in the flesh. Christ completed the need for prophets by revealing to us - through his word - the will of God for our salvation. John 1:14, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Acts 3:22, John 1:18, 1 Peter 1:11, Colossians 2:3
He is the mediator between God and Man. Christ completed the need for priests by offering up a perfect sacrifice to satisfy divine justice. He reconcile us to God. And, He is making continual intercession for us. 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Samuel 2:35, Hebrews 8:1, Hebrews 2:17, Hebrews 7:25
He is the Redeemer and Conqueror. Christ completed the need for a king in ruling and defending us and in conquering our enemies. Colossians 1:13, 2 Samuel 7:12-16, Matthew 1:1, Luke 1:33, John 18:36-37
|Original Man||Knowledge of God||Righteousness||Holiness|
|Man after the Fall||Ignorant - needed prophets||Guilty - needed priests||Sinful - needed kings|
|Israel - God’s chosen people||Moses and other prophets||Aaron and other priests||David and other kings / judges|
|Jesus Christ||The Word||The Sacrifice||King of Kings|
|Conversion||Knowledge of Law and gospel is revealed||Feeling the need of a sacrifice and sufficiency of it||Willfully cease being a slave of sin and submit to Christ the King|
|Church||Word of God is taught||Sacraments of baptism and communion||Proper exercise of discipline|
Why is it important Jesus be both God and man?
We need savior who is able to reach us and to reach God. This, Christ alone can do. He can do this because He is God and man, in two distinct natures, yet one person forever.
Why is the incarnation of Christ an act of love?
Humiliation - born into the lowly condition of a man from the majesty of God. He had to submit to the law. He suffered miseries. He experienced the wrath of the Father. He accepted the curse of death. He remained under the power of death, for a time. Luke 2:7, Galatians 4:4, Isaiah 53:3, Mathew 27:46, Philippians 2:8, 1 Corinthians 15:4
What do we learn about Jesus in the Old Testament?
The entire Bible is about Jesus. It should change the way we read the Old Testament. We should always be looking at the offices of Prophet, Priest, King as a representation of Jesus to come or a representation of our need for Jesus to come.
What are some of Christ’s present activities on behalf of his Church?
He is preparing a place for us. John 14:3
He intercedes for us. Hebrews 7:25
He continues to fight our enemies. 1 Corinthians 15:25-26