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Jesus is fully God & fully human Vital question – What is Jesus like? – Mt.16:13-16 1. Jesus is fully human a. A physical body like ours a. A physical.

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1 Jesus is fully God & fully human Vital question – What is Jesus like? – Mt.16: Jesus is fully human a. A physical body like ours a. A physical body like ours - birth, growth, hunger, thirst, tiredness, death – Lk.2:40,52; Mt.4:2; John4:6,7 - birth, growth, hunger, thirst, tiredness, death – Lk.2:40,52; Mt.4:2; John4:6,7 - people saw, heard, touched him – - people saw, heard, touched him – 1 John 1:1-3 1 John 1:1-3

2 Jesus – fully human b. A mind like ours – learning, limitations, observing – Lk.2:40,46,47,52; Mk.13:32; Mt.6:26-30 b. A mind like ours – learning, limitations, observing – Lk.2:40,46,47,52; Mk.13:32; Mt.6:26-30 c. Emotions – joy, contentment, sorrow, anger, anguish – John 11:35; 2:13-16 c. Emotions – joy, contentment, sorrow, anger, anguish – John 11:35; 2:13-16 d. A will – Jesus was faced with choices, some difficult, painful ones d. A will – Jesus was faced with choices, some difficult, painful ones

3 Jesus will - choices 1. Faced temptations – Lk.4:1-13 a. Strong physical desires – v.3,4 a. Strong physical desires – v.3,4 Choice – What I feel like or What Gods will is cf. Israel – Dt.8:3 b. Cost of following Gods will – v.5-8 b. Cost of following Gods will – v.5-8 The path to glory is via the Cross c. Trusting not testing God – v.9-12 c. Trusting not testing God – v.9-12 cf. Dan.3:17,18 cf. Dan.3:17,18

4 The will of Jesus 2. He practised spiritual disciplines a. Prayer – Mk.1:35; Lk.6:12; Mk.14:32-42 a. Prayer – Mk.1:35; Lk.6:12; Mk.14:32-42 b. Read/memorized the Bible – Mt.4:4-10 b. Read/memorized the Bible – Mt.4:4-10 c. Worshipped at synagogue/temple – Lk.4:16; John 7:10; Mt.26:17,30 c. Worshipped at synagogue/temple – Lk.4:16; John 7:10; Mt.26:17,30 Jesus had a full, thorough apprenticeship in human experience – Heb.2:10

5 2. Jesus is fully divine – Jesus pointed to it a. His authority – teaching & forgiving sin – Mt.5; John 14:6; Mk.2:5-7; Lk.23:43 b. His unique relationship with his Father John 5:19-27; 10:28-31; 14:8,9; Mt.11:27 c. He is the divine Son of Man – Dan.7:13,14; Mt.26:63-66 d. He receives worship – Mt.14:33; John 9:36-38; 20:28

6 2. Jesus is fully divine – the N.T. writers taught it a. Eternal existence –John1:1,2; Col.1:16,17 b. The creator – John1:3; Col.1:16; Heb.1:2 c. He perfectly reflects God – Col.1:15; 2:9 Heb.1:3; John 1:14 d. He is the ascended Lord – Col.1:15-20; Phil.2:9-11

7 3. Jesus is the perfect Mediator – 1Tim.2:5; Phil.2:6-11; John1:14; Heb.1,2 a. The conquering Saviour – Heb.2: As man – perfect representative/sacrifice 1. As man – perfect representative/sacrifice Heb.10:10-12 Heb.10: As God – capable of achieving a perfect salvation for the world – Acts 20:28; 1John 2:2 2. As God – capable of achieving a perfect salvation for the world – Acts 20:28; 1John 2:2 b. The sympathetic helper 1. As man – inside knowledge – Heb. 2:18: 4:15,16; 7:25 1. As man – inside knowledge – Heb. 2:18: 4:15,16; 7:25 2. As God – can strengthen & carry –Is. 46:3,4 2. As God – can strengthen & carry –Is. 46:3,4

8 Jesus the perfect Mediator c. The great King 1. As man – Jesus restores our exalted calling to rule over creation & guarantees resurrection & glory 1. As man – Jesus restores our exalted calling to rule over creation & guarantees resurrection & glory 2. As God – Jesus is Lord – Mt. 28:18; Phil.2: As God – Jesus is Lord – Mt. 28:18; Phil.2:9-11 We can live with confidence now & in the future


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