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1 Irony: Spirit God Becomes Human Flesh December 15, 2013

2 A Picture of Irony


4 Biblical Proof of God Becoming Human Flesh 1)Matthew 1:22 – “Immanuel” – God with us. 2)Luke 1:32 – “Son of the Most High” 3)John 1:1 – “The Word was God” 4)John 1:14 – “The Word became flesh”

5 Two Incomprehensible Christmas Truths 1)The baby in the Christmas story, Jesus Christ, was God himself – fully God. 2)The baby in the Christmas story, Jesus Christ -God himself, was a human baby– fully human.

6 Ironies of the Incarnation 1) It is ironic that at the peak of Greek culture – God would choose to enter into the world in human flesh.

7 Ironies of the Incarnation 2) It is ironic that God the Creator would become like his creation in order to reveal himself to his creation.

8 Ironies of the Incarnation 3) It is ironic that the all-knowing, Almighty God would become a helpless human baby and in so doing demonstrate his greatness.

9 Ironies of the Incarnation 4) It is ironic that God would write a redemptive story in which God would come to humanity rather than making humanity come to God.

10 Ironies of the Incarnation 5) It is ironic that heaven would have to come to earth in order for those on earth to spend eternity in heaven.

11 Ironies of the Incarnation 6) It is ironic that the invisible Spirit God would give humanity the greatest revelation of God himself – by becoming human flesh.

12 Hebrews 1:1-3 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.

13 Hebrews 1:3-5 After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, -today I have begotten you”?

14 Hebrews 1:5-6 Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”? 6 And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God's angels worship him.”

15 Colossians 1:15-17 [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by [Jesus] all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through [Jesus] and for [Jesus]. 17 And [Jesus] is before all things, and in [Jesus] all things hold together.

16 Colossians 1:18-20 18 And [Jesus] is the head of the body, the church. [Jesus] is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything [Jesus] might be preeminent. 19 For in [Jesus] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through [Jesus] to reconcile to [Jesus] all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

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