A.  His dual nature: Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:6-7.

B.  His human traits: Hunger – Matt. 4:2; Agony – Matt. 26:38; Slept – Matt. 8:24; Knowledge limited – Mk. 11:13; Human mother – Lk. 1:31; Anger – Jn. 2:15-16; Weary – Jn. 4:6; Calls Himself a man – Jn. 8:40; Wept – Jn. 11:33, 35; Thirsty – Jn. 19:28; Tempted – Heb. 2:18; Body – 1 Jn. 4:2-3; Soul – Matt. 26:38; Spirit – Jn. 13:31.

Normal development: Lk. 2:40, 51-52 (Mental, Physical, Spiritual, Social).

C.  Three parts to Christ’s work:

  1. Prophet – one who reveals things of God to man, the giving of true knowledge (Lk. 13:33; Deut. 18:15, 18 with Acts 3:22-23; Jn. 1:18; 5:43; 8:42; Col. 2:19; 1 Jn. 5:20; Heb. 1:1-3).
  2. Priest – one who removes the guilt of sin from us and provides for us true holiness and righteousness (Eph. 5:2; Heb. 3:1; 4:14; 7:17, 25-27; 9:11-15, 25-28; 10:11-14; 1 Jn. 2:1).
  3. King – a ruler, over all things (Lk. 1:32-33; 19:37-38; Jn. 18:37; Eph. 1:20-22; Heb. 2:8; 1 Tim. 6:14-15).

D.  Related purposes of His Incarnation.

  1. To confirm God’s promises and fulfill prophecy (Lk. 4:16-20; Rom. 15:8-9).
  2. To fulfill the Law and the Prophets (Matt. 5:17; Lk. 24:27).
  3. To minister to (serve) people and provide sacrifice and redemption for and from sin (Matt. 20:28; Jn. 12:27; Heb. 9:26b; 1 Pet. 1:18-19).
  4. For being judged (by men, Gk. “krima”, Jn. 9:39).
  5. To call sinners to Himself (Matt. 9:13; 1 Tim. 1:15).
  6. To save the world, not judge it at this time (Gk. “krino”, Jn. 12:47-48).
  7. To give abundant life (Jn. 10:10).
  8. To give an example of holy living (1 Pet. 2:21).
  9. To do the will of God (Jn. 4:34).
  10. To cast fire on the earth (Lk. 12:49).
  11. To divide people (Matt. 10:34-35).

E.  Points to and is the Way to God.

  1. Matt. 11:27 – All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
  2. John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.’
  3. Acts 4:12 – And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.
  4. 1 Tim. 2:5 – For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

F.  Seven “I Am’s”.

  1. John 6:35, “the Bread of Life”.
  2. John 8:12; 9:5, “the Light of the world”.
  3. John 10:9, “the Door”.
  4. John 10:11, 14, “the good Shepherd”.
  5. John 11:25-26, “the Resurrection and the Life”.
  6. John 14:6, “the Way, and the Truth, and the Life”.
  7. John 15:1, “the Vine”.

G.  The Son of Man.

The title used about 80 times in the New Testament (almost exclusively in the Gospels) was Christ’s own almost universal designation for Himself, and its primary significance is of His humanity. In this He was drawing near to those whom He spoke and to whom He was ministering. It also stresses His unique Manhood, from heaven it’s His racial name as the representative Man-perfect (1 Cor. 15:47).

 

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