12/23, AM, A Powerful mystery
Bible Text: 1Tim. 3:16; Luke 1 and 2; Matthew 2 | Preacher: Pastor Bruce Carlson | Series: Magnify the Lord |
The Incarnation Defined.
The word “incarnation” mean in the flesh and means the act whereby the eternal Son of God took to himself an additional nature, humanity, through the virgin birth. The result is that Christ remains forever unblemished deity, which he has had from eternity past; but he possesses true, sinless humanity in one Person forever.
a. God took on a human body.
i. joh1:14, Gal 4:4-5, 1Jn 4:2, Rom 8:3, 1Pe 3:18, Isa 9:6
b. God experienced human realities.
i. Emotional traits, Mental traits, spiritual traits.
2. The Incarnation detailed.
a. Incarnation occurres upon the Holy Spirit miracle upon Mary.
b. The Virgin birth.
c. The union of God and man.
d. 2 Co 5:19, Php 2:7, Heb 1:3, Joh 6:35
3. The Incarnation Determined. 1 Peter. 1:18-21
a. Reveal the Father. John 14:8-11
b. Do God`s will. Heb 10:5-9
c. Fulfill prophecy. Luke 4:17-21
d. Become our High Priest Heb 7:24-28
e. Become our example 1 Peter 2:21-23
f. Die for our sins. 1 Peter 3:18
g. Fulfill all righteousness. Matt. 3:15
h. Reconcile the world. 2 cor. 5:18-21