WILL THE REAL JESUS PLEASE STAND UP
Series: Joy in Chaos
August 14, 2022
Philippians 2:6-11 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,[a] 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,[b] being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. LISTEN ON MIXLR @ HTTP://MIXLR.COM/PASTORGBCSL Join us on Discord at the Grace Baptist Church Hangout HTTPS://DISCORD.GG/U9YZT9DQ
Who is Jesus Christ?”
A good man …
The Son of God
A Galilean rabbi
A teacher of God’s Law
The Embodiment of God’s Love
A Reincarnated Spirit Master
he Ultimate Revolutionary
The Messiah of Israel
A first-century wise man
A man just like any other man
King of Kings
A misunderstood teacher
Lord of the Universe
A deluded religious leader
Son of Man
A fabrication of the early church.
The Many Faces of Jesus
(v. 6) The Eternal Christ Christ in heaven Dignity
(vv. 7-8) The Earthly Christ Christ on earth Humility
(vv. 9-11) The Exalted Christ Christ in heaven Glory
A. What He Was
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped.
John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
B. What He Became
But made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man” (vv. 7-8a).
Christ “made himself nothing.”
He took “the very nature of a servant
He appeared “in human likeness
C. What He Chose
“He humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
D. What He Gained
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”
Here is your choice:
A) You can confess him now with joy as your Lord and Savior,
B) Or, you will someday confess him as Lord in shame and terror.
Let’s summarize what this passage is telling us about Jesus Christ.
What He Was—Fully and Completely God!
What He Became—A man while retaining his deity.
What He Chose—To die a humiliating death on the cross.
What He Gained—The highest place/the greatest name/universal honor.
II. The Incomparable Christ
He and He alone is the Lord.
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