SESSION 3, PART 2 – CHRISTOLOGY: NATURE OF THE INCARNATION

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of Christ’s incarnation.
  • Discuss Jesus’ role as our Prophet, Priest and King.

The Incarnation Defined

• The Word became flesh John 1:14

• God sent forth His Son, born of a woman Galatians 4:4

• He emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant and coming in the likeness

of men. Philippians 2:5-8

• He became a little lower than the angels Hebrews 2:9

• God the Son existed from eternity past, but at a point in time, He became a man.

o In becoming man, Jesus maintained His Godhood.

o He is 100% man and 100% God 100% of the time.

The Necessity of the Incarnation:

It was ordained by God____ – He said it would happen.

• Genesis 3:15

• Isaiah 9:6

• Isaiah 7:14

• Micah 5:2

• Psalm 16:8-10

• Daniel 9:24-26

• Zechariah 14:9

The incarnation reveals the  Father____.

• Matthew 6:9

• John 1:18

• John 14:9

• John 16:27

• Matthew 6:8

• Matthew 5:45

The incarnation made it possible for Christ to die for our sins____.

• Matthew 6:9

• John 1:18

• John 14:9

• John 16:27

• Matthew 6:8

• Matthew 5:45

Christ paid the penalty for sin

• Isaiah 53:6

• Hebrews 926

• Mark 10:45

• Hebrews 2:9

• 1 John 3:5

• 2 Corinthians 5:21

The incarnation allows Christ to serve as our High Priest____.

• Hebrews 5:1-4

• Hebrews 2:10

• Hebrews 2:17

• “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without

sin.” Hebrews 4:15

Christ came to defeat_____ Satan.

• 1 John 3:8

• Hebrews 2:14

• John 12:31

• John 14:30

• Revelation 20:10

The incarnation demonstrates to us a holy life________.

• Matthew 11:29

• 1 Peter 2:21

• 1 John 2:6

• But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the

Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory,

just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18

Christ came to prepare us for His return________.

• Matthew 24:29-31

• Hebrews 9:28

• Romans 8:18-25

• Revelation 5:6

In Summary, God the Son became a man so He could serve as …

• Our Prophet________ – because we need to be delivered from our ignorance of

sin.

• Our Priest________ – because we need someone who can appear on our behalf

in the presence of God. (He is the Mediator.)

• Our King because He makes us citizens of the Kingdom over which He rules.