The Incarnation of Jesus - Part 2
I. The Testimony to the Incarnation
II. The Intensity of the Incarnation
III. The Reality of the Incarnation
Philippians 2:6,7 “made Himself of no reputation” = emptied
A. John 17:5 – He gave up His glory
B. Isaiah 53 – He gave up His honor
C. 2 Corinthians 8:9 – He gave up His riches
D. John 4:34 – He gave up independent exercise of His will
IV. The Necessity of the Incarnation
A. To reveal God
7) If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and
from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8) Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth
9) Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet
hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen
the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
10) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?
the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the
Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works' sake.
B. To Provide an example
1 John 2:6
6) He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.
C. To redeem us
1 Peter 1:18-19
18) Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain
conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19) But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:
D. To fulfill prophecy
31) And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring
forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32) He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father
33) And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of
his kingdom there shall be no end.
E. To destroy Satan’s works
1 John 3:8
8) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil
sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of
God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of
F. To be sympathetic
14) Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is
passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold
fast our profession.
15) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched
with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points
tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16) Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time
G. To be Judge
22) For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all
judgment unto the Son:
27) And hath given him authority to execute judgment
also, because he is the Son of man.
H. To demonstrate the highest form of love.
1 John 3:16
16) Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid
down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our
lives for the brethren.
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