Jesus of Nazareth Son of Joseph

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These notes accompany the sermon found here.

Jesus was fully human

  • See also Matt. 16:27, 28; Matt. 18:11; Matt. 20:28, 30, 31; Matt. 21:9; Matt. 26:2, 26–28, 36–45 Mark 14:34, 42. Matt. 26:64; Mark 2:28; Mark 9:9, 12; Mark 10:33, 45; Mark 14:21, 62; Luke 2:11–14; Luke 5:24; Luke 17:22, 24; Luke 18:31; Luke 19:10; Luke 21:36; Luke 22:48, 69; John 1:14; John 5:27; John 12:34; John 13:31; Acts 7:56; Acts 17:31; Gal. 4:4; Phil. 2:7, 8; 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 2:9, 10, 14–18; Heb. 10:12; 1 John 4:2, 3; 2 John 7; Rev. 1:13; Rev. 14:14.
  • Prophecies concerning his humanity: Genesis 3:15; Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Psalm 22:22; Isaiah 7:14-16, 9:6, 11:1, 49:1, 49:5; Daniel 7:13; 2 Samuel 7:5-17.

Jesus was fully divine

  • See Philippians 2:5-11. Specifically 2:7 which says he “emptied himself.”  What does this mean?
  • “Christ merely surrendered the independent exercise of some of his relative or transitive attributes. He did not surrender the absolute or immanent attributes in any sense; He was always perfectly holy, just, merciful, truthful, and faithful.” — Henry C. Thiessen
  • He took on human nature, Philippians 2:7-8:
    • taking the form of a servant
    • being born in the likeness of men
    • being found in humans form
    • humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
  • See sermons on the “Logos the Preexistent Word” and “The Only Son.” More about this when we get to “Son of God.”

What the humanity of Jesus means to me

  • He can sympathize with me. John 15:13-15, 20:17; Hebrews 2:18, 4:14-5:2.
  • He can represent me to the father. John 17; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7, 9.
  • He can save me. John 3:17, 5:34, 10:9, 12:47; Acts 2:21; Genesis 2:16-17; Hebrews 7:25, 9:28;
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