Mysteries of the Incarnation : No 1


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When did God decide to become man... and why? What does the incarnation say about God... and us that spaks to us today.

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Mysteries of the Incarnation : No 1

  1. 1. HE CAME FOR US The Mysteries of the IncarnationFriday, December 14, 12 1
  2. 2. When Can I Go? The Longing SaviorFriday, December 14, 12 2
  3. 3. Jesus WasWaiting... ❖ To rescue us from eternal damnation ❖ To fulfill His prophesied destiny as Messiah ❖ To destroy the works of the devil ❖ To show the world the Father’s love and Kingdom ❖ To begin “The last days” countdown before He returns to end all evil, end time and begin reigning with His saints!Friday, December 14, 12 3
  4. 4. Daddy Promised.. ❖ “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will crush your head, and you will strike His heel." ( Gen. 3:15) ❖ “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Is. 7:14) (Matt 1:23) ❖ For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Is. 9:6)Friday, December 14, 12 4
  5. 5. When Did God Decide? And What Does That Mean for Us?Friday, December 14, 12 5
  6. 6. WHEN DID GOD DECIDE TO SEND JESUS Eph 1:4-6: For He [Father] chose us in Him [Father] before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His [Father] sight. In love, He [Father]predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His [Father’s] pleasure and will—to the praise of His [Father’s) glorious grace, which He [Father]has freely given us in the One [Jesus] He [Father] loves.Friday, December 14, 12 6
  7. 7. WHEN DID GOD DECIDE TO SEND JESUS Rev. 13:8: “All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.”Friday, December 14, 12 7
  8. 8. IF THAT IS TRUE, THEN... God knew He would have to wait 10-20K years before sending Jesus while the humans persistently defied Him God had to be very motivated to adopt us as His children if He created us knowing that we would break His heart with rebellion for thousands of years. God valued us so much, it was worth it to Him. His plans for us in heaven are so important that He was willing to do all that to make sure He got us home.Friday, December 14, 12 8
  9. 9. WHY THE INCARNATION? Why would the Creator become a creature to save creatures? Wasn’t there another way to bring the New Covenant? What does it say about God and us that would require God to become flesh and blood? God’s love is greater than we could ever imagine Our bondage to sin blinded us so stronglyFriday, December 14, 12 9
  10. 10. One Example Why God Had to Become One of Us.Friday, December 14, 12 10
  11. 11. Motilone Indians (Bari) ❖ Stone-age culture ❖ Fearsome killers ❖ Worshipped other gods ❖ Hated white men ❖ Hard to find in jungleFriday, December 14, 12 11
  12. 12. God Put These Stories in Motilone Legends... ❖ A man with yellow hair would come and tell them how to get over the horizon after death. ❖ God would come out of a banana stalk that a prophet would bring. ❖ A man had to become an ant to help the ants build a home for themselves.Friday, December 14, 12 12
  13. 13. “Christ in You...” (Col. 1:27) ❖ God became a human to reach humans with the Gospel ❖ “Just as the Father sent me, I am sending you.” ( John 20:21) ❖ God now lives in humans to finish His work ❖ The Incarnation continues in us. We are Jesus “with skin on” to all we meet. “Christ in us, the hope of glory. (Col.1:27)Friday, December 14, 12 13
  14. 14. Prayer TimeFriday, December 14, 12 14
  15. 15. Love One AnotherFriday, December 14, 12 15