Casting aside apologetics for a short time, I felt a great need to go back and study the central point of the Christian faith: the God-man, Jesus. It isn’t enough, though, to merely label Jesus as the One with two natures as described in the label “God-man”, but perhaps there are not words enough which could simply show the significance of Jesus in both the church and world itself. He is the “God-man”, yes, but He is the integral part of the plan for this fallen creation before the creation of the world. He is the Redeemer, the incarnate Word who, before the incarnation, was in the beginning with God and still is both with God and God Himself (Jn 1:1; 3:16). He is the judge (Jn 5:16-30), but also the One who intercedes (He 7:11-28) for us.
Truly, there are not enough words to fully describe Jesus and what He means in the heart of the believer, but as I live through my days, it has become easy for the focus to diverge slightly on to temporal needs or wants. So this study is, first, an expression of worship and, second, an exhortation to all who would read through it and meditate with me on the Scripture. Aside from part one, which is submitted today, each of the following parts will be submitted the following Sundays thereafter. Please stay tuned and click the links to go directly to each of the sections as they arrive:
Part I: A Foreshadowing
Part III: For the Sun Stopped Shining
Part IV: A Living Hope