WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT THE PERSON OF CHRIST

Mt. 16:13-16

Today, we are looking for the soon return of our God and Savior Jesus Christ (Tit. 2:13-14).

In this lesson we find another great mystery—the INCARNATION.  The “INCARNATION” is God taking on human flesh and becoming a man (Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:7).

THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST

I. GOD BECAME MAN

A. Jesus Christ partook of human nature (Rom. 8:3).

B. Jesus Christ is called man.

- “Behold the man!”(Jn. 19:5).

C. Jesus Christ had a human birth.

1. This was a miraculous birth (Isa. 7:14; Mt. 1:23).

2. The virgin birth is essential to the Christian faith and our salvation (Jn. 1:14; I Tim. 3:16).

D. Jesus Christ had human attributes and limitations.

1. His body matured just like any other person (Lk. 2:52).

2. He became hungry (Mt. 4:2).

3. His body became fatigued (Jn. 4:6).

4. He thirsted as He hung on the cross (Jn. 19:28).

5. He was subject to death.

a. He actually died for all that would be saved (Heb. 2:9).

b. He broke the power of death (Heb. 2:14).

E. Jesus Christ was subject to human temptations (Heb. 2:18).

- Though He was tempted, yet He remained SINLESS (Heb. 4:15).

F. He is still a Man (I Tim. 2:5-6).

II. JESUS CHRIST BECAME MAN THAT HE MIGHT DIE (Phil. 2:5-8).

A. This is seen in His name “JESUS,” which means “Jehovah Our Salvation(Mt. 1:21).

B. In this we see:

1. There is no salvation without atonement for sin.

2. Man cannot atone for himself.

3. God alone can make atonement for sin.

4. God cannot die.

5. God had to become a man to die and make sufficient atonement.

6. The God-Man had to rise from the dead to reveal the sufficiency of His atonement (Rom. 4:25; I Cor. 15:14, 20-22).

CONCLUSION

1. In JESUS we see Jehovah becoming a man in humiliation to go to the cross and there pay the infinite price for man’s sin, thus providing salvation to man.

2. He is “Jehovah Our Salvation” and there is no salvation in any other (Acts 4:12; I Jn. 2:1-6).