CHRIST IS ETERNAL
Christ existed before everything. John 1:1 says of Jesus, “In the >> 1 <<, and the Word was with >> 2 <<, and the Word was >> 3 <<.” Christ has always existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit as God.
Christ is the creator of all humanity. In John 1:3 we read that Jesus, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit, together created mankind.
Christ is the Savior of the world. John 3:17 says “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be >> 4 << through him.”
CHRIST BECAME INCARNATE
Christ became man and lived as a man. Philippians 2:7 says, “but emptied >> 5 <<, by taking the form of a servant, being found in human >> 6 <<.”
Christ revealed the Father. John 1:18 says, “No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made Him >> 7 <<.”
CHRIST WAS SURRENDERED
He died on the cross. Philippians 2:8 says of Jesus, “And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of >> 8 <<, even >> 9 << on a >> 10 <<.” He took our place, and died on the cross to save us.
He was separated from the Father when punished for our sins. This is a mystery! When he bore all our sins on the cross, the Bible states in Mark 15:34 that Jesus cried out “My God, my God, why have you >> 11 << me?”
However, by his death, Jesus opened to us the way to get to God!
CHRIST IS EXALTED
He arose! Acts 2:32 (NIV) says, “God has >> 12 << this Jesus to >> 13 <<, and we are all witnesses of it.” God raised Jesus from the dead, as proof his sacrifice was fully accepted.
He is the only way to God. 1 Timothy 2:5 says, “For there is one God, and there is one >> 14 << between God and men, the man >> 15 <<.”
He is the giver of Life. Jesus said in John 14:19 “Because I live, you also will >> 16 <<.”
CHRIST THE COMING KING
Read Philippians 2:9-11 and note the following . . .
Jesus came first as a weak baby. He was despised and rejected. When He comes again, He will come with great power and glory!
How has this lesson changed your understanding of Jesus Christ?
Express in prayer what you thank Jesus the most for.
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