Philippians 2:5-8 He is Good

Series: Rejoice

August 04, 2019
Ritchie Johnson

Slide: In a way it's almost easier for me to contemplate throwing out all of Christianity than it is to keeping Christianity and adapting it in these different ways. Slide: I guess if we can with one generation make that radical a shift with the Bible, who's to say that another generation can't completely shift the Bible to, you know, to justify something that we would all think is horrendous? It starts to just be silly putty. Slide: Kenosis theory – Jesus gave up some or all of his divine attributes (ex: omniscience, omnipotence) as a man. He laid down His deity to take up humanity. Slide: How did Jesus empty Himself? Took the form of a bond-servant Made in the likeness of men Humbled Himself to death on a cross Slide: Mark 13:31 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 32 "But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father [alone.] Slide: Col 2:9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, Slide: Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday and today and forever. (Immutability) Slide: Matt 26:53 "Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? Slide: Conclusion: Jesus was fully God and fully man. He practiced the power of submission. He chose not to exercise His deity at times in His humility and obedience to God’s plan. Slide: So why does this all really matter anyway: The demotion of Christ leads to the deification of man. To deny the deity of Christ cheapens the grace of God. Slide: Heb 1:1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

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