Christ the God-Man Part 2


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This is the second in a three part series on looking at the person of Christ and the difference it makes that He was completely God and man.

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Christ the God-Man Part 2

  1. 1. Christ: the God-Man A study on the divinity and humanity of Christ and the difference it makes for us as His followers.
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>The New Testament does not address this issue [Christ's humanity] directly. Apart from 1 John, this does not seem to be a disputed point. The problem in the first century was the messianic identity and the deity of Christ, not his humanity. In fact, it is the ordinariness of his humanity which is used to reject the messianic and divine claims (e.g. Mark 6:2-4; John 6:42; 7:27-28) The challenge to his humanity seems to have come more from those who claimed to be his follower and who wanted to “protect” his deity than from his opponents. </li></ul><ul><li>Glenn Kreider, Trinitarianism </li></ul>
  3. 3. Growth and Development <ul><li>Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 1:18 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Growth and Development <ul><li>But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law… </li></ul><ul><li>Galatians 4:4 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Growth and Development <ul><li>The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him….And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 2:39-52 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Growth and Development
  7. 7. Growth and Development <ul><li>When Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there. He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.” And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 13:53-58 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Growth and Development <ul><li>“ Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?” And they took offense at Him. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 6:3 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Claims to be a Man <ul><li>But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. </li></ul><ul><li>John 8:40 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Claims to be a Man <ul><li>“ See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 24:39 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Claims to be a Man <ul><li>They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; and He took it and ate it before them. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 24:42-43 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 4:2 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” </li></ul><ul><li>John 19:28 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>… and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. </li></ul><ul><li>John 4:6 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 9:36 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household. </li></ul><ul><li>John 19:26-27 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>“ Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.” </li></ul><ul><li>John 12:27 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.” </li></ul><ul><li>John 13:21 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.” </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 10:21 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>“ Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 7:6 </li></ul><ul><li>“ You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!“ </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 23:24 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>And He asked them, “What are you discussing with them?” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 9:16 </li></ul>
  22. 22. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>The Body of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 27:57-60 </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 15:43-46 </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 23:50-53 </li></ul><ul><li>John 19:31-34, 40 </li></ul>
  23. 23. Characteristics of Humanity <ul><li>Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’ ” </li></ul><ul><li>John 20:17 </li></ul>
  24. 24. Followers’ Claims <ul><li>What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life… </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 1:1 </li></ul>
  25. 25. Followers’ Claims <ul><li>And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:38 </li></ul>
  26. 26. Followers’ Claims <ul><li>For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. </li></ul><ul><li>2 John 7 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Next week <ul><li>Impact for His Followers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read Phillipians 2:5-7 </li></ul></ul></ul>