The Incarnation of Jesus - Part 1
Incarnation – In Flesh
I. The Testimony to the Incarnation
4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son,
made of a woman, made under the law,
III. The Reality of the Incarnation
6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
A. John 17:5 - And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the
glory which I had with thee before the world was.
B. Isaiah 53 - Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the
2) For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root
out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and
when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should
3) He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and
acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from
him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4) Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet
we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for
our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
6) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one
to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us
7) He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his
mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a
before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8) He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall
declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of
the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9) And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in
his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any
deceit in his mouth.
10) Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to
grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he
shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure
of the Lord shall
prosper in his hand.
11) He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied:
by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many;
for he shall bear their iniquities.
12) Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he
shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath
poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with
the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made
intercession for the transgressors.
C. 2 Corinthians 8:9 - For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that,
though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor,
that ye through his poverty might be rich.
D. John 4:34 – Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that
sent me, and to finish his work.
IV. The Necessity of the Incarnation